Travel itself can be a source of many things, one of which is health and wellbeing. So if you can plan a vacation that not only takes you away from the everyday, but also offers adventure, relaxation or even a mix of both, then it’s time to pack your bags.
If you’re like me and love the outdoors, to be active and try new things, then we have the perfect list for you, and not only that, these trips are all sure to help improve your overall health, and maybe even a bit more.
Join professional photographer and outdoor journalist, Jess McGlothlin on a Frontiers fly fishing, photography and cultural tour. At El Pescador Resort, a world-class fly fishing lodge on Ambergris Cay, fish for bonefish, permit, and tarpon. At Copal Tree Lodge, an organic farm and 12,000-acre nature reserve, enjoy local food, culture and jungle adventures.
Explore the cities of Kyoto and Nara by bicycle before riding to Mount Yoshino, renowned for its cherry blossoms. On this Grasshopper Adventures trip, visit Mount Koya, a deeply sacred place central to the Shingon sect of Buddhism and World Heritage Site, overnight at a monastic centre, and pray with monks.
Horseback riding, zip-lining, target shooting, ATVing, and roping cattle are just a few of the activities at Wyoming’s 27,000-acre Red Reflet Ranch. Farm-to-table cuisine, an extensive wine collection, and private chalets add a luxurious twist to this active cowboy retreat at Red Reflet Ranch.
Enjoy sunrise and sunset meditation and yoga sessions with incredible views across the wildlife-filled plains to Mt Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak. The Frontiers International Travel package includes internal flights, the yoga program, accommodations at ol Donyo Lodge, meals, drinks and activities.
Experience a yoga tour in the Provence region of France featuring several of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. The Ride & Seek trip offers cycling options to suit all skill levels and daily yoga practice in the morning and afternoon. It also provides opportunities for more experienced cyclists to push themselves on extra loops which include the “giant” of Provence – Mont Ventoux.
Tourissimo is offering a chef-led bike tour of Piedmont where guests will learn about the Slow Food movement at the University of Gastronomic Science in Pollenzo, dine at an array of Michelin-starred restaurants, hunt truffles, overnight at 4-star Albergo dell´Agenzia (former estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy), and cycle 140-miles past ancient castles and hidden hilltop hamlets.
Experience the incredible sights, sounds and smells of India from the seat of a bike on TDA Global Cycling’s Hippie Trail tour. Pedal past the enormous Taj Mahal, marvel at the “Pink City” of Jaipur and “Blue City” of Jodhpur, explore the metropolis of Mumbai and enjoy the pristine beaches of the Konkan Coast.
At the end of South America, explore Chile’s majestic Dientes de Navarino massif on the world’s southernmost trekking circuit with Adventure Life. Hike among jagged peaks, through forests and valleys, and alongside lakes and rivers, taking in stunning views across the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn.
Ride over the Continental Divide on Glacier National Park’s famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore neighbouring Waterton Lakes National Park on a new tour with Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations. Along the way, rest your legs at grand lodges like Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world, and Glacier Park Lodge, with Douglas fir logs towering over the lobby.
A stay in a luxury tent at Collective Yellowstone at Moonlight Basin offers the opportunity to go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, paddle boarding, kayaking and more on 8,000 acres outside Big Sky, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park. Afterwards, in-tent massages and farm-to-table dining are available.
From glamping to bike rides in India, I’ll assume you now have thoughts of your next adventure swirling through your head, it’s ok, the traveller in me wants to take all 10 starting tomorrow, but, until that happens, a boy can dream.