Travel Hack to double your leave and wellness in 2017

Banish those back to work blues as you feed your wanderlust with this year’s holiday planning with twice the dose of wellness.

Solo travellers can cross off your travel bucket list whilst achieving your health goals as you enjoy 34 days off work by booking just 17 days of leave around this year’s public holidays. Grab your diary as Health and Fitness Travel gives you the ultimate wellness travel hacker to maximise your time off, from Australia Day, Easter, Anzac Day up until Christmas Day and New Year!

Australia Day Travel Inspo: Australia or Bali

Take 2 days off for a 4 day holiday

Book leave: 25 and 27 January

Public holiday: 26 January

Your holiday: 25 to 28 January

Where to go: Twelve Apostles Walk

There’s nothing more fitting than celebrating Australia Day in the motherland. Experience the iconic Twelve Apostles Walk, a 56-kilometre hike over 4 days through the last half of the coastal trail of the Great Ocean Walk. Definitely one for the books, challenge your cardiovascular fitness as you traverse the terrain to explore the vibrant and diverse flora and fauna of the region and learn about the rich history of land and sea.

Or COMO Uma Ubud Lifestyle Retreat

Want to luxuriate in an overseas holiday instead? We have the perfect alternative—as they say, ‘Bali is always a good idea!’ With a relatively easy flight time, Bali is a good bet in spending your limited holiday time. Health and Fitness Travel has a 3-night stay at COMO Uma Ubud with their exclusive Lifestyle Retreat program. Choose how you spend your break from finding your calm with yoga and luxury spa treatments to exploring Bali on a cultural discovery experience.

Easter Weekend to ANZAC Day: Vietnam or St. Lucia

Take 8 days off for a 16 day holiday

Book leave: 18 to 21, 24, and 26 to 28 April

Public holidays: 14, 17, 25 April

Your holiday: 14 to 29 April

Where to go: Discover Recover Vietnam

Experience a cultural adventure on a tailor-made holiday with the Vietnam Discover Recover program. Discover its diverse landscape, from the meandering Mekong Delta in the south, to the spectacular Ha Long Bay in the north. Tour the cities by Vespa, hiking in the national park, countryside cycling, culinary adventures, floating markets, historic war museums or the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Recover on a wellness retreat where you can indulge in spa treatments and recharge with holistic activities such as yoga and meditation.

Or The BodyHoliday BodyScience

Head over to St Lucia in the Caribbean for The BodyHoliday’s BodyScience program. A holiday made just for you, benefit from DNA testing, comprehensive body analysis and a bespoke wellness plan using your unique genetic information. Depending on your health goals, know the right exercises and healthy food options that best suit you. Return home recharged with ample time to relax at home and recover from any jetlag before returning to work.

Christmas Break: India or Switzerland

Take 7 days off for a 14 day holiday

Book leave: 27 to 29 December and 2 to 5 January

Public holidays: 25 to 26 December and 1 January

Your holiday: 23 December to 5 January

Where to go: Atmantan Wellness Resort

Escape the Christmas frenzy and fly to the stillness of northern India for a fit and healthy Christmas at Atmantan Wellness Resort. Give yourself the gift of well-being as you swap holiday binge eating with Health and Fitness Travel’s exclusive Fusion Fitness program, where you can combine mindfulness, cardio, strength training and relaxation in one bespoke package.

Or The Alpina Gstaad

Fly to the Swiss Alps for a white Christmas at the luxurious five-star property the Alpina Gstaad. Home to one of the largest and most luxurious ski areas in Europe, you will have access to several ski areas offering plenty of skiing for beginners and experts alike. Adding wellness to the mix, pamper yourself in the beautiful Six Senses spa where you have a choice of 60 relaxing spa treatments.


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