Author Archives: Amélie

A Month On Canada’s Raw West Coast

13th February 2017

Canada has never been a country that has shied away from its wildness. It’s unapologetically untamed and the perfect place for adventure, a bit like Iceland. Temperatures here are frighteningly low in the winter, but regularly go above 70 in the summer, thanks to a warm Pacific breeze.

If you go there, you have to go for at least a month, usually longer. The reason is that the place is just so big. Western Canada is about the same size as the whole of Europe, and so there’s plenty to explore and do.

Jerusalem Travel – My Top Ten Things to Do

12th February 2017

dome of the rock

Israel has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, and last November I finally got to tick it off. Unfortunately, it was just a brief week-long stint in Jerusalem thanks to the wonderful iTravelJerusalem and the #TBEXJLM press trip. What a week though! I met an inspiring group of travel bloggers, and got to explore Jerusalem. A blend of old and new, and a city where three ancient religions collide and continue to live alongside one another, it’s somewhere quite unlike anywhere else I’ve ever traveled to.

Holiday Muscle and Fitness: Forget Your Worries Not Your Workout

10th February 2017

Building muscle is universally agreed to be a good idea – on that we can all agree. Strong, healthy muscles allow us to move comfortably and take advantage of everything the world has to offer. Without good muscle and core strength, traveling extensively is almost impossible. Getting among the scenery and really taking it in means you need to be up to a long hike.

All things considered, you have to be fit to flit around the world.

Searching For Serenity: Top Five Wellness Retreats In Europe

10th February 2017

We all need to take time for ourselves as people away from the rat races of our jobs, away from the pull of paying bills and sometimes, away from our families. We take care of everything in life from our budgets to our bairns and sometimes we end up at the bottom of the list of care. This is not good, not acceptable and absolutely not sustainable. Around the world, there are yoga and wellness retreats dotted in beautifully peaceful locations that allow us to get back some of our soul serenity. Finding the time to go and visit any one of these retreats is important: your health, your wellbeing, they’re important. Have a look at our pick of the top five wellness retreats in Europe, and give your soul a little peace and care. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to a professional limousine service on the way out. You’re worth it.

Active Mood Boosters For The Winter Blues

6th February 2017

Cold. Bleak. Snowy. Frost. All words that mean Jack Frost has skated his way in and brought winter with him. The cold can really affect some, with Seasonal Affective Disorder quite prevalent in society. Darker mornings and earlier evenings mean that the general post-Christmas mood is rather miserable! Finding things to do to boost the mood can be difficult as without sunlight, there’s little to be done outside the house. You can’t tend to the vegetable garden when the ground is hard with frost. Mental health in the winter is so important and feeling content is necessary for your health. Curling up in front of a warm fire with a good book and deliciously natural vegan hot chocolate is going to make you feel great mentally, but what about physically?

Finding The Right Sport For You

3rd February 2017

If you want to get fit, you may be thinking about joining the gym or buying a workout DVD to do at home. But how do you know which sports to try or what to buy? The fitness industry is expanding rapidly, and there are so many options out there in terms of classes, equipment, and activities.It’s great to have a choice, but it can also make life confusing, especially if you’re a beginner. If you’re hoping to embrace exercise and get in shape, here are some tips to help you find the right sport for you.

Broke In Berlin? Seeing The City Without Spending a Fortune

2nd February 2017

Germany’s historical and fascinating capital is certainly one you should have on your travel bucket list. From the glittering glamor of restaurants, clubs, and parties to the raw and gritty street art workshops to the interesting war history. There really is something for everyone here. If you don’t have a massive budget to work with then no need to fear, there are lots of cheap or even free ways to enjoy the city. Here are are some budget backpacking 101 things to bear in mind when you’re planning your trip.

Want To Stay Fit? Try A New Career!

2nd February 2017

Did you know that sitting in one place for too long is now more damaging than smoking? It’s true so just imagine how many problems you’re causing for your personal health by sitting in an office chair all day. Now, for those of you are stuck behind a desk there’s good news. You can improve the situation by getting into the habit of moving your feet and standing up every twenty minutes or so. You might also want to exercise your arms and fingers in your break to avoid developing chronic pain. Also, if you sit with the right posture, don’t slouch and keep your back straight you can improve the situation. But, if that’s not good enough you may want to think about completely altering your career path. Instead of having a career where you’re sitting down all day, choose one that keeps you active and on the go.

Winter Wonderlands With The Wow-Factor

2nd February 2017

There is just a month of winter left, so that means we will all need to endure the cold temperatures and dark days a little longer. Sure, you could just sit in at home each and everyday feeling down in the dumps, or you could get out there and make the most of this wintry weather. And one great way to do that is to book yourself a trip to one of the world’s many winter wonderlands. Not sure where you should jet off to this February? Here are some of the globe’s best winter wonderlands, where I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing out the rest of this miserable season!

It’s Time To Dust Off That Bikini

1st February 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for travels again. After all, we tend to hide away during the winter months! But now we are already in February, it’s a very good time to start thinking about getting ready for the summer months and your next travel experience. And one thing you need to think about is getting your body in the best shape possible. After all, you want to make sure you are ready to hit the beach. Therefore, here are some easy ways to get your body in good shape so that you can dust off your bikini when it’s time to go to the beach on your travels.