It can be hard to completely switch off from the stress and responsibility of modern life. With emails, texts, calls, and the lure of social networks competing for our attention, sometimes the best possible solution is to take yourself far, far away, to somewhere you can forget your daily routines and completely cut yourself off from all forms of communication. You’ll come back feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and full of energy.
Let the healing waters of Aix-les-Bains wash away your troubles. This age-old cure is still a very popular option for a European break in the sunshine of the South of France. Aix-les-Bains nestles in the foothills of the beautiful Alps, and – between relaxing spa treatments – what could be better to clear your head than invigorating walks and great lungfuls of fresh mountain air?
For the ultimate relaxation, find your inner balance with a yoga retreat in India. Rishikesh is a renowned centre for yoga, hosting an annual yoga festival. Stay at a hotel in nearby Dehra Dun (45 km away) for some comfort and pampering between mediation sessions.
If you want to get away from it all with an indulgent holiday in a hot climate, complete with palm trees and cocktails at sunset, book yourself in for a stay at a hotel in Denpasar, the main city on the island of Bali, Indonesia. You’ll be a short hop away from the most stunning beaches, and yet will have all the convenience of a capital city at your fingertips, complete with restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
For a completely different experience, there’s nothing quite like an African safari holiday. Stay in a hotel in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and feel the cool ocean breeze as well as the tropical African heat. Then, prepare to set off on a safari trip into the wilderness of the national parks. After getting up close and personal with nature you’re bound to come back with a different perspective.
Discover a region of Brazil that’s off the tourist trail and which offers a window onto a variety of different types of landscapes and terrain. It’s the starting point for an exploration of the cerrado, an area of tropical savannah, or the astonishing pantanal wetlands, the ideal place to spot wildlife including jaguars. Stay in Cuiabá and you’ll be perfectly situated to set off on a journey of discovery in the Amazonian rainforest.