Spring Destinations to Awaken Your Body and Soul
POSTED BY Mavy | April 7, 2015
Label: Asia, Beach Holidays, Flights, North America, Travel Tips
The Springtime vacation week, or “Spring Break” as it’s called in the US, comes at the right time between the frosty cold winters and the scorching summer heat. Winters around the world are depressing: snow, blizzards, storms, rains, Seasonal Affective Disorder and less daylight wreak havoc on your mental and physical health.
But, no more!
With the winters gone by and the sun starting to shine brightly again, now is the perfect time to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Skim through our suggestions for some refreshing holidays this spring: whether it’s yoga or chilling on the beach, we have it all covered below.
In the past few decades, Goa has been a huge tourist delight. A wide stretch of beaches from Palolem to Baga, Colva and Calangute offer you panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, the palm groves and fishing coves. Most beaches have resorts with spas where you could stroll about and laze around. Besides the beachside, Goa is also famous for its Dudhsagar waterfalls, flea markets that sell colourful trinkets and Indian handicrafts, the Basilica of Bom Jesus cathedral and the Aguada Fort.
Kerala, a place about ten hours away by train from Goa, is the house of yoga retreats India is famous for. From temples to Ayurveda, from meditation and spiritual hymn lessons, Kerala is the ultimate soul-searching retreat.
We strongly recommend a spring break to India and we’re sure you’ll come back with your physical and creative energies replenished.
Los Angeles, home to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, has a lot more to offer than Disneyland and Universal Studios. Come here to enjoy a plethora of rejuvenating spots for a perfectly idyllic spring break. Which other city in the world has white sand beaches and miles of tranquil hiking right within the city limits?
Beaches like Redondo, Hermosa, and Venice are awesome places for sunbathing and people-watching. We assure you, basking in the Californian sunshine is all you need to re-lift your spirit and energies after a dreary winter.
If trekking and hiking interest you, check out the Runyon Canyon trail, Griffith Observatory Trail and the Kenneth Hahn Park trail to enjoy splendid views of the LA skyline! Also, check out the Beverly Hot Springs Spa, the only natural mineral thermal springs in Los Angeles!
What are you waiting for? Book your flights to Los Angeles soon and enjoy your spring break in this captivating city.
Manila, a breathtaking city in the Philippines, has everything it takes to be a trendy travel destination but thanks to a flawed PR machine, this city never gets its due.
Along with its magnificent skyscrapers and trendy malls, Manila has managed to retain some of its rich history and culture in its old-style buildings inspired by a mix of Arabic-Spanish-American-Chinese architecture. A quiet stroll along Manila Bay could be your ultimate cultural retreat in the city. Catch the dazzling sunset at Baywalk, attend a religious Christian service at the Greenbelt Chapel and delve into Filipino art and history by visiting one of the many museums.
Conclude your visit by heading to the Arrosceros Forest Park for some quietude amidst the rice plantations. For those of you who’d like to venture out, we recommend heading to Corregidor Island for bird watching, beautiful views of the oceans and a peaceful day of connecting with nature. Consider visiting the scenic Taal Lake and Mount Batulao to conclude your trip to Manila and return with renewed vigor.
Thanks to the thawing relations between Cuba and the rest of the world, Havana is the hottest new travel destination of 2015. Springtime is the best time to take cultural trips to Havana, when the temperatures aren’t too high. Besides the outstanding beaches, Havana sports a classic Latino culture and style with Cuban cigars, classic cars from the 1950s that look like they’re falling apart, but still manage to run and the casas (room shares) in the city.
While here, do not forget to sample the local cuisine, explore the historic Old Havana neighbourhood, the Cathedral of San Christobel, the Malecon (Havana’s water front), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and other landmarks. Havana is escapism at its best!
Despite its proximity to the US, Havana still remains an exotic Latin destination. But then, the commercialisation of Cuba has already begun, with resorts and modern day food chains and amenities springing up everywhere. You might want to explore Havana now before it turns out into yet another fast paced “American city”.
You could go around the world trying to find meditation resorts, beaches with mind-boggling views, natural retreats and cultural experiences or you could save yourself the trouble and just book cheap flights to Bali for your family and friends!
Bali has everything it takes to be your one stop springtime destination for soul-searching in 2015. Its award winning meditation and yoga camps are popular around the world. Jari Menari, a massage therapy, is a well-known stress buster. With beautiful rainforests, volcanoes, temples, shrines, dances and a vibrant cultural scene, Bali is our pick for your spring break 2015.
Have fun! Make sure you tell us your stories and experiences in the comments section below.