Category Archives Balanced Travel

People live longer in Blue Zones like Okinawa, Japan

Ever wondered what it takes to live longer? Certain populations around the world dedicate their lifestyles to doing just that. Known as “Blue Zones,” these communities have some of the healthiest people who live the longest. They focus on values that reinforce healthy behaviors, like taking time to de-stress and spending time with their families. These Blue Zones are found…

Thalassotherapy Forte Village

You know that sense of rejuvenation you feel after a weekend at the beach? Most people attribute it to time spent with loved ones in the sun, away from the stresses of daily life. But according to science, there’s actually another reason why you leave the shore feeling like a brand new person: the ocean. You may be familiar with…

More and more, people who love to travel are looking for ways to continue to see the world while giving back to the communities they’re traveling to. They’re looking for something more inspiring and rewarding than you’re run-of-the-mill vacation on a beach or sightseeing. One way travelers with the urge to give back during their travels can do so is…

Algarve South

While traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and widens our perspectives, wellness travel allows us to learn a new set of rules to help build and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Wellness programs can be more or less intensive but there are certainly fewer distractions and temptations than at home, we can get professional advice and guidance,…

Machu Picchu

We are constantly running – rushing to get the kids to school on time, sitting in traffic to get to the office, stressing out over bottom lines and deadlines at work, racing home to get kids to all of their extracurricular activities and putting dinner on the table. Once you finally get into bed at night, you pass out as…

Couple travel

Wanna re-ignite the romance in your relationship? Or are you wondering if the guy you’re dating is truly the one? To boost your relationship or put it to the test, try this: Go on a trip together. A recent study discovered that 79 percent of couples that traveled together said the trip had a positive impact on their relationship. Psychologists…

If you love the outdoors but hate the idea of sleeping in a stuffy tent, living off of burgers and hot dogs, and “showering” with wet naps every day, you may be interested in this alternative option to camping: Glamping. What’s glamping you ask? Glamping, otherwise known as glorious camping, is a luxury version of the traditional camp experience. For…

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