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5 Travel Spots to Enjoy a Healthy Vacation



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Not all vacations need to offer a smorgasbord of alcohol, calorie heavy cuisine and partying into the early hours at the best local hotspots. These 5 vacation spots offer health conscious travelers the chance to indulge in something a little better for the body and soul.

Sedona, Arizona
This beautiful spot in Arizona is renowned for its wellness and spirituality and considered to be the center of the New Age movement – thanks in part to its location. Sedona is located in a vortex, an area believed to be sacred. Because there is a belief energy can be harnessed in Sedona and transformative healing can take place, you will find many in Sedona meditating, doing yoga, hiking and working with specialised energy healers.

Bali, Indonesia
Bali is home to a sacred spring named Pura Tirta Empul, a sacred spring Balinese people have worshipped at for thousands of years. People travel from across the globe to bathe in its healing waters. Bali is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful tropical beaches, giving tourists a respite from the busy world.

Dharamsala, India
Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is home to Tibetan monasteries and a center for medicine and astrology. It is a popular destination for tourists looking meditate and recharge, thanks to wellness retreats that focus on yoga and holistic health.

Tofino, Canada
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Tofino is home to many wellness retreats but also offers some fantastic outdoor activities perfect for the health conscious traveler. Renowned for its surfing, remote beaches and geothermal pools, Tofino also caters to travelers looking to indulge in healthy, natural cuisine.

Mysore, India
Known as the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore is the perfect location for yoga enthusiasts to gain more knowledge from the masters. Vegan and vegetarian cuisine abounds in Mysore and yoga tourists can sign up to stay at a retreat, or take classes at several of the acclaimed schools that attract people from all over the globe. Mysore is also home to a World Heritage-listed palace and a phenomenal spice bazaar.