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Cruises are increasingly offering innovative wellness options to health-minded passengers. One example: Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard the ultra-luxurious Regent Seven Seas Explorer. It provides a range of wellness experiences, including yoga sessions on deck, a thermal suite with hot and cold experiences and exclusive body treatments inspired by locations the ship visits.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection provides ample active opportunities such as cycling and hiking. Passengers can even borrow Nordic walking sticks for a brisk stroll. The line offers certified on-board wellness instructors, a fitness center, yoga and exercise classes, and light and vegetarian meal options. Uniworld also offers TRX suspension training, which uses the body’s weight for exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.
Un-Cruise Adventures offers active experiences in nature, such as stand-up paddle boarding (credit: Un-Cruise Adventures)
Un-Cruise Adventures offers active experiences such as core strengthening while kayaking, as well as paddle boarding and snorkeling. An on-board wellness instructor provides massages and conducts yoga and stretching classes.
Travelers these days are looking for vacation options a little closer to home. Well, there’s a big world out there with plenty to embrace and Hot Pink Travel is here to help you see it all.
I’m warming up to the idea of Alaska in the summer. If you’re like me and have been just about everywhere tropical, it may be time for glaciers and whales and a visit to massive Denali National Park. Princess and Holland America offer fantastic cruises of Glacier Bay. Or, book a land experience and add to it with small ship cruising adventures. There’s hiking and mountain biking. You can even book an extended stay in Denali. Is it time to embrace your wild side?
Happy 150th anniversary Canada! To mark the occasion, there will be plenty of special celebrations taking place across the country. We’ve compiled a list of the best reasons to visit Canada in this special anniversary year:
Banff National Park
Whether you relax by Lake Moraine, grab a bite to eat at one of the historical teahouses, or head out on a hike to the forest that’s crowned by the Victoria glacier, a trip to this stuffing region is one if the best reasons to visit Canada.
Set atop the cliffs at a narrowing of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec’s Old Town is rich in charm and stuffed with places to see. Visit the Latin Quarter, the Plains of Abraham (where the Brits to the city from the French), the National Assembly. But whatever you do, make sure to leave time for the Basilica. It also has some of the best eating around. (Just ask Anthony Bourdain)
This English-speaking country is every diver or snorkeler’s dream. Situated on the white-sand Caribbean, Belize is home to the world’s second largest coral reef. The water is warm, the people are amazingly friendly and the BBQ’d lobster is mouth-watering. It’s a compact country, occupying about 9,000 square miles. But don't let its size throw you off. Swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers will discover paradisiacal spots along the barrier reef like Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Great Blue Hole. Wildlife-seekers will marvel at Belize's magnificent jaguars, pumas, howler monkeys, parakeets and keel-billed toucans at the Belize Zoo. And culture hounds will reach new heights exploring impressive Mayan archeological sites like Corozal, Altun Ha and Lamanai. With so much to do, it can be difficult to decide where to begin in Belize. But the logical first step is to grab your bathing suit and just jump in.
Let's embrace new cultures, learn new things and see where we'd like to venture next.