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Six of the best wild trail runs in the UK

Six of the best wild trail runs in the UK ‘Going for a run’ is exhilarating when forests and mountains are the backdrop. Two trail runners pick six stunning routes for beginners from their new book There’s no doubt that running as a pastime is booming; big city marathons report record numbers of entries – London received over 250,000 applications for its 40,000 places in 2018 – and Parkrun interest has soared, from 13 runners in 2004 to over three million globally today. But the focus has always been parks and pavements, with off-road running dominated by cross-country and fell races. Now, more of us are venturing into fields, forests, moors and mountains in search of a wilder kind…

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20 of the best activity holidays in the UK and Europe

20 of the best activity holidays in the UK and Europe Lying by the pool not your thing? We’ve got everything from horse riding to multi-activity beach breaks to get your endorphins going Inntravel has a new three-centre, self-guided walking holiday to Senja, an island sometimes called Norway in miniature, north of the Lofotens. The trip starts with two nights on the smaller island of Sommarøy in the “Arctic Caribbean”, so-called because of its white beaches and azure sea. The next stop is the fishing village of Mefjordvær, for coastal walks and an ascent of Segla, the island’s sail-shaped peak. The final three nights are based in a waterside wooden cabin at Hamn i Senja, on a spit of…

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A vegan yoga retreat in Dracula’s back yard, Romania

A vegan yoga retreat in Dracula’s back yard, Romania In countryside not far from the castle of Vlad the Impaler, an idyllic break offers a gentle route to wellness with five days of yoga and meditation • Away with words: a fiction-writing retreat in Devon It’s early morning in Transylvania and the sun’s shining on a group of yogis making shapes on the wooden veranda at Akasha Wellness Retreat. With pine and beech-covered hills rolling to the horizon, snow-capped mountain peaks and a soundtrack of cow bells and cockerels, it’s an idyllic spot to salute the sun. Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Jane Dunford Tweet

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25 holidays to reboot your life

25 holidays to reboot your life From yoga to surfing to pool therapy, Yorkshire to Sardinia to Poland, find yourself on an amazing retreat Where to go on holiday in 2019 – the hotlist Eva Wiseman visits a traditional ‘wellness island’ reinvented for the 21st-century traveller Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Joanne O’Connor, Eva Wiseman, Genevieve Fox, Séamas O’Reilly and Harriet Green Tweet

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10 of the best yoga holidays in UK and Europe

10 of the best yoga holidays in UK and Europe Beautiful locations and activities such as running or simply hanging out on the beach complement quality yoga teaching at these retreats Combine yoga and Greek sunshine with a holiday on Santorini, the southernmost of the Cyclades islands, staying in whitewashed houses at a boutique hotel with pool outside the village of Oia. There are two daily classes for all levels with warm, encouraging teacher Louise Gillespie-Smith, who balances creative, breath-led flow with gentle, mindful yin. An optional 10-mile hike is included, and guests are also able to enjoy sailing, sea kayaking and wine-tasting if they wish. Louise also leads holidays in the UK and French Alps.• From £795, with…

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10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips

10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips In havens from Inverness to India, readers have discovered their better selves through yoga, meditation and writing courses Dhanakosa, on the banks of beautiful Loch Voil, near Balquhidder in central Scotland, is truly a place to stop, breathe, unwind and take stock. Amid the glorious scenery, you eat delicious, healthy vegetarian meals (and can even take a recipe book home), do yoga, hill walk, learn to meditate or reinvigorate your practice and your life. It’s the perfect place to come if you just want some time out to reset yourself. I’ve come here for the weekend and for a week. They operate on the Buddhist principle of Dana or generosity. You pay…

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Perfect positions: 20 best yoga holidays worldwide

Perfect positions: 20 best yoga holidays worldwide Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, these retreats offer a chance to improve your practice in a beautiful setting Silver Island is special. A 60-acre, off-grid haven, it is covered in olive groves and wild flowers, with pebbled beaches, hidden coves and space for just 10 guests in two stylish, whitewashed traditional houses. American yoga and ayurveda teacher Karuna DiLibero is among the teachers lined up for next year (21-27 April and 28 April-2 May). Two daily classes of yoga and meditation and delicious organic vegetarian cuisine are included. • From £1,160 a week, April to October, silverislandyoga.com Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Jane Dunford Tweet

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Where to travel and do CrossFit

Where to travel and do CrossFit CrossFit has become an essential part of many of our lifestyles. For people who have built this ultra-intense fitness program into their daily routine, keeping it up is a priority — even during vacations. If you want to get away from it all and stay on track with your goals, you’ve got plenty of options. You can head to countries with the most CrossFit gyms, search out cities with elite athletes and strong communities, or even go on a CrossFit-themed vacation. If you’re addicted to CrossFit, here’s where you should travel. Countries with the highest concentration of boxes in the world. Boxes are the no-frills gyms packed with all the equipment CrossFitters need…

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Vacations that help you recharge

Vacations that help you recharge While there is always something to be grateful for, life can sometimes be a mixture of hectic, demanding and down right rough. If you can feel yourself approaching complete depletion, it may be time for a well needed escape to collect and regroup. Or maybe you’re experiencing a period of change or just need for a change of scenery. If so here are seven travel experiences that will help you recharge your batteries — no exhausting, jam-packed itineraries included. 1. Canyon Ranch, various locations in the US Our society tends to glorify the word “busy” and that can inevitably mean burning the candle at both ends. If rest is what you seek, Canyon Ranch…

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Announcing Wander Women: A Yoga + Photography Retreat in Martha’s Vineyard!

Announcing Wander Women: A Yoga + Photography Retreat in Martha’s Vineyard! Looking for an underwater adventure? My Thailand Dive + Yoga retreat in August now has ONE spot remaining. Nab it now, or email me to be added to the waiting list. Today I’m smiling ear to ear — because I’m announcing my second Wander Women Retreat! Planning these retreats and connecting with the chicas who sign The post Announcing Wander Women: A Yoga + Photography Retreat in Martha’s Vineyard! appeared first on Alex In Wanderland. http://www.alexinwanderland.com/feed/Alex In WanderlandWorking and playing around the worldTravel887Alex -geoquono- Tweet

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