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Summer Getaways

It’s that time of the year again! Where expats and locals alike leave the country in droves for much needed rest and relaxation (as well as to mentally reboot before coming back to work).

Stumped and wondering where to go? Don’t worry we’ve got you, here’s our list of getaways!

 

For the Adventurer

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or more of a backpacking kind of person, these are my top picks!

 

Mountain trekking in Nepal

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Scuba diving in Australia

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Exploring caves in Borneo

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For the Art and History Buff

If you are into Art and History, there’s a lot of places to choose from. Each country has it’s own history and culture. These are my favourites!

 

Mitte in Berlin, Germany

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Palais de Versailles in France

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Machu Pichu in Peru

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For the Luxurious Soul

There’s nothing better than an island getaway. Surrounded by the sun and ocean along with a private villa, that is true luxury. My top picks are Bali, Bora Bora and the Maldives!

 

Alila Villas in Uluwatu, Bali

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Four Seasons in Bora Bora

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Anantara Kihavah Resort in the Maldives

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- Neha Prasad

Stay Trim On Vacation

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Follow these two simple strategies when planning your next holiday-

1. Work out early

 

Studies have shown that morning exercisers are most likely to stick with their fitness routine. The same rule may apply for exercising on vacation. And don’t worry if you can’t slot in time for your regular-length exercise; a shorter workout, even just 10 or 20 minutes, is better than nothing, especially on vacation, where your main goal is to stave off weight gain.

 

2. Be Active

Even if you can’t fit in a formal workout, you can still toast some calories on active excursions. Go hiking with a pack (to burn about 490 calories in an hour), cycling (to burn about 420 calories) or rock climbing (to burn about 563 calories).  Or locate a tour operator that offers running (or biking) tours of your destination, so you can sweat off vacation goodies while learning about the area.