As the work computers get re-booted, the kids’ school bags are packed and waiting by the front door and the festive season gets stored away for another year, our bodies and minds are yet to recover from the continuous merriment of Christmas and New Year. But as January rings its sale bell and we begin to fill our diaries with things to look forward to, now is the time to plug in some ‘me time’ and refresh after the recent gorge.
Holidays to the Caribbean can be a great way to inject some much-needed vitamin C, erase the mind of worries and stresses and rejuvenate the body with tantalising fresh, local food. The Dominican Republic is set to be a must see destination for 2013 and it’s no wonder. With tropical rainforests to explore, great water sports and plenty of sunshine, it’s the perfect place to sweat off the Christmas booze, kick start the fitness regime and reap the benefits as your skin soaks up the golden rays.
For a trip of discovery, holidays to Vietnam can offer surprising benefits. Whether you go for laid-back luxury or all-out adventure, there are plenty of ways to experience this fascinating country and return feeling restored and cultured. Head to Hanoi where you’ll find a city of relaxing lakes and parks and elegant architecture or set sail around Halong Bay and take a kayak around its hidden bays.
But for those in need of an escape from city life, Canada’s green, mountainous backdrop provides the perfect backdrop. Holidays to Vancouver will fill your lungs with fresh, crisp air and boost the energy levels as you hike its peaks, ski its mountains and cycle through its stunning landscape. With an ‘outdoorsy’ feel to it, you’re bound to come back refreshed and rearing to go!