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Wellness Guide | Thailand

Wellness Guide | Thailand

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, it routinely makes the top 10 in most visited countries globally. The diverse landscape and warm weather combined with affordability means it’s no surprise that one of the most common reasons to visit is a wellness break.  There are several different aspects to a wellness holiday, the country is home to grand luxurious spa’s resorts, local spas, tourist medical centres, fitness camps, yoga sanctuaries detox retreats and...

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Wellness Guide | Nigeria

For most Nigeria may be a surprise inclusion on this list. The country itself doesn’t make the list of top five most visited African countries let alone the world. However, once you scratch the surface you realise Nigeria is the hidden gem of the wellness holiday scene. Whether you are looking for a serene and rejuvenating massage session, a fitness centre or are visiting for medical tourism, there are numerous luxurious & boutique spas, yoga camps, gyms, hospitals and pharmacies in all...

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Wellness Guide | Japan

Wellness Guide | Japan

Japan is one of Asia’s top wellness destinations. Japanese people have one of the longest life expectancies in the world and this is partly down to emphasis on wellness and health. Nurturing and mindful activities are woven into everyday life, there is a great focus on stress reduction, fitness, spirituality and nutrition.  Here are 5 ways you can experience some of the wellness practices for yourself; Visit an Onsen Onsen is the Japanese name for a volcanic hot spring where you can experience...

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Original Beer Spa Wins the Award for Spa of the Year in Czech Republic

Original Beer Spa Wins the Award for Spa of the Year in Czech Republic

A holiday to Prague wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the very first, original Beer SPA, that can be found in two popular locations. This is a unique experience that will definitely produce some unforgettable memories! This unusual relaxation spa procedure is based on the exclusive use of natural ingredients, materials, and classic Czech medical treatments. Upon entering the fully private chamber, sink inside the hand-made, thousand-litre, whirlpool royal oak tubs filled with the natural...

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Wellness Guide – Czech Republic

Wellness Guide – Czech Republic

You’d expect the Czech Republic’s inclusion in this list solely because to the amazing wellness retreats found all over the countryside. While this did play a key part in our thinking it was actually the advent of the countries beer spas that clinched its place.  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has a reputation for good quality and affordable beer. The Czechs are amongst some of the biggest beer drinkers in the world and now they also like to bathe in it as well. Beers spas are a...

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Volunteer and Travel

Volunteer and Travel

For a lot of us part of the attraction to volunteering is the prospect of travelling and seeing the world. But traditionally when you volunteer you only ever travel to the one place and can explore the surrounding area which may be fine for some but not others. Now however with the advent of social media and digital networking there is a way to travel regularly to new places and continually volunteer. It’s simple, as a volunteer you agree to contribute an amount of time per day to working at...

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Travel Overview – Beirut

Travel Overview – Beirut

Beirut is the vibrant, exciting and modern capital of Lebanon. The city is made up of several districts each with their own unique character, soul and energy. The people are friendly and love welcoming travellers to their city, the nightlife is amongst the best in the Middle East.  Getting in and Getting Around Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport is the countries only international airport and the hub for national carrier Middle East Airlines which is well connected to most major...

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A Trip to the Paradise Called Maldives with Tasmai Dave

A Trip to the Paradise Called Maldives with Tasmai Dave

White sand beaches, lush palms, and crystal clear waters are but a few words that can describe the paradise called Maldives. As a Senior Writer for Travel & Hospitality Awards, I had the opportunity to stay at West Sands on the tiny island of Ukulhas. Clear blue skies and the light mist of the ocean welcomed me as I stepped out of the airport. A short 45-minute ride in a speed boat brought me to Ukulhas. Soft duvets, cozy lighting, and a washroom that seamlessly blended with the tropical...

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Thai Massage | A Global Sensation

Thai Massage | A Global Sensation

The Thai approach to massage is a global sensation, in 2019 was added to the UNESCO cultural heritage of humanity list and is popular with many people all over the world. Practitioners and centres specialising in Thai are amongst the most common nominees for the travel and hospitality awards and come from all corners of the globe. Indeed, winners profiled in this chapter come from far afield as Peru, Germany and Canada. A Thai massage is a traditional practice originating from Thailand and is...

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TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

What is it? Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) basically refers to teaching English to students where English isn’t their first language. TEFL can take place in an English-speaking country or abroad and TEFL teachers don’t necessarily need to be native speakers.  Certification To teach English as foreign language certification is usually required by schools and language institutions. In some countries you won’t be considered unless you are certified. This however isn’t always the...

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