Cultural awareness has been proven to have a significant impact on mental health, and as such progressively more travellers are seeking a holiday that not only enriches the mind, body and soul, but also actively promotes the discovery of a different culture. By stimulating and refreshing the mind through a mixture of various wellness activities, these tours meet this growing trend, combining the benefits of exercise and invigorating the mind, with new experiences and cultures. From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone. 

Active tours are ideally suited to adventurous travellers who can explore the chosen destination on a range of different energetic activities, in the company of like-minded individuals. Whereas, well-being conscious travellers can unwind and embark on a health journey of self-discovery, delving deeper into the culture of their chosen destination on a wellness tour. Active and Wellness Tours ensure an enriching experience, rejuvenating the mind and body to improve overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 of some of the top active and wellness tours to embark on, ones you’d definitely treasure for a lifetime.

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We all know how addicting smartphones can be, and how much of our daily lives they can consume. In fact, according to a study published by King University, people touch their phones at 2,617 times per day! It can be surprising how much time we actually spend on our phones, and we can actually get fatigued quite easily if we don’t take a break! Our eyes need a rest after spending so many hours each week looking at bright screens, and our minds need a break too! It can be stressful constantly looking at what people are doing on social media and FOMO can have an effect on us, making us feel anxious and depressed when we compare other’s seemingly picture-perfect lives to our own. That’s why it can be extremely beneficial to your health to embark on a technology-free wellness retreat 

Read more: The World’s Top Technology-Free Retreats


In the 21st Century, all tourists seek unique travel experiences, tailored to their needs. But are all travel operators providing sustainable, accessible, and inclusive destinations that allow people to enjoy their holidays without hindrance? There are 13.9 million people living with a disability in the UK. That’s 20% of the population – which means 1 in 5 customers are likely to have a long-term health condition that impacts their day-to-day lives. Championing wellness for everyone, we have extensively researched and put together our accessible travel offering to help travellers make informed decisions about where to go when it comes to booking a wellness holiday that caters for their unique needs. 

Read more: 8 Amazing Ideas for an Accessible Wellness Retreat


What is a wellness incentive break you ask? Well, first of all let’s look at what a wellness incentive actually is shall we? A wellness incentive is a strong emotion or desire that impacts the well-being of an individual and can be present in both internal and external forms of motivation. Wellness incentives are often used by employers to promote wellness within their workplaces, to offer rewards and recognition to their employees as a result of hard work and meeting business goals. 

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Dr. Carlo Barbieri is one of the leading health specialists at Lefay Spa & Resort Lago di Garda, developing their retreats and ensuring each one is an all-encompassing wellness experience. With a background in medicine in multiple Italian cities as well as Beijing, China, we believe Dr. Barbieri is an interesting and unique resource in the medical field. We were fortunate enough to ask him some questions about his background, what his training means for your holiday at Lefay, and much more!  

Read more: An Insight into Alternative Medicine with Dr Carlo Barbieri

It’s no secret that stress can take a hold on all of us from time to time, filling our minds with worries and negative thoughts. However, when stress builds up and maintains itself in our heads long-term, it can become unhealthy and lead to adverse long-term health effects such as mental health and depression. In fact, according to a medical review by The American Institute of Stress, 77% of people have experienced stress that affects their physical health, and 73% of people have experienced stress that affects their mental health. We worked with Dr. Vicente Mera of the SHA Wellness Clinic to learn more about stress and ageing, especially during their anti-ageing retreat. Let’s break down different causes and factors of stress and how they can affect our physical and mental health.

Read more: How Does Stress Age Us?


Though it may seem as if there is no correlation between your love language and where you should spend your wellness holiday, you may just be surprised how much our choices for each respective love language suit your needs. Love is a force that cannot be quantified by science, and neither can your love language. Whether you most prefer giving gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, or physical touch, we’ve got you covered on where you can fall head over heels on holiday!  

Read more: Where You Should Go On Holiday Based on Your Love Language

Thinking about somewhere to travel to this year? Why not explore the UK and experience all the amazing natural beauty and great experiences that are just waiting to be discovered. Take a plunge into the wealth of activities the UK has to offer. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, fitness fanatic or even craving a relaxing spa retreat, there’s plenty for all sorts of people, with all sorts of healthy aspirations! Here we will delve into some of the top UK wellness retreats, where they’re located and what sort-after benefits they can bring you.  

Read more: The Top UK Wellness Retreats to Visit in 2022

With warmer weather on the horizon and fewer barriers to international travel then there have been in the last two years, it's no surprise that everyone's thoughts are turning to where to go on holiday for wellness in 2022. In fact Google searches for 2022 summer holidays are the highest they have been all year! With this in mind, we're taking a look at the best places to visit to attend to all aspects of your wellness this summer.


Read more: 8 of the Best Summer Wellness Retreats for 2022

The daily pressures of work can have a great impact on mood, motivation as well as overall performance in the workplace. In fact, wellness initiatives have been proven to increase the productivity of individuals by around 12%. So, being able to provide employees with social, active escapes can be the perfect opportunity to bond with the people you work with every day, improve mental and physical well-being and most importantly, have fun together! Here we will go through some of the top sports holidays, perfect for competitive teams or afficionados of particular sporting pursuits to embark on together as part of an invaluable bonding and team development experience. 

Read more: From Golf to Goals – Top Sports Holidays for Corporate Teams


Many of us drink alcohol to relax and socialise. Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you drink in moderation and combine it with regular exercise and a healthy diet. However, drinking alcohol excessively or when it can be considered harmful is proven to have many adverse effects on your mental and physical health. Drinking a large amount over a long period of time can cause you to develop a higher tolerance to alcohol, where you may no longer experience the short-term side effects that you might have otherwise. Ultimately, alcohol can present many adverse effects on the body. Here we will discuss these health implications and how this can impact you now, and in the further future. 

Read more: The Effects of Alcohol on Wellness

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