August is here and while the sun may not always be shining in the UK, we wanted to know where you like to go on holiday so we can all dream of warmer climates. From sunny Sorrento to travelling solo and dividing a nation… we knew we could rely on the health bloggers community to share some funny blogger stories ( find out more info on the HBC membership here).
Getting a free upgrade
Have you ever wondered how “those” people always manage to bargain themselves a free upgrade? Amy Meegan admits to telling a little white lie while in Sorrento. After spending a few days sight-seeing in gorgeous Rome (which she would highly recommend to everyone thanks to the beautiful architecture, tourists attractions and Italian cobbled streets), she arrived in Sorrento feeling as though they deserved an extra treat.
I told the hotel is was our anniversary and to celebrate we got a room with a sea view and a balcony and a bottle of Prosecco!
From hotel room upgrades to foodie upgrades, Emma Green cannot talk highly enough of the vegan cruises she has been on while travelling solo. She loves this style of holiday as it allows you to meet loads of like-minded people on board as you eat all your meals together but have the day to explore places on your own.
Companies she recommends include Vegan Travel where she has enjoyed trips to Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain so far.
With veganism on the rise, lots of cities worldwide are embracing a more plant-based approach to travel and cuisine with vegan havens including Barcelona (visit the Instagram-famous Flax & Kale), Melbourne (stop by for a vegan brunch!), Berlin, New York, Tel Aviv and many more. Check out The Happy Cow’s top 10 places to eat vegan in the world.
Travelling Solo? No problemo!
Whatever your dietary preferences, solo travel is on the increase and not only for gap-year seeking enthusiasts. Margarida Vasconcelos is an avid solo traveller and has been travelling alone since 2009. She has visited some amazing places; from China to Peru, Japan to Uganda. She recommends Japan as the safest place she has visited on her own.
The main perk of travelling solo? Not have to compromise!
Although perhaps a vague knowledge of the language is preferable while travelling alone as you can never predict the situations you will find yourself in…
“One of the most surreal things happened to me while travelling was being caught in a road blockade between two small villages in Bolivia. I divided the crowd, some were keen to let me go but others said that not even the president could pass. No other tourist was there, just me and the locals. The negotiations took over an hour but eventually, they allowed me to go through on a motorbike. My driver was on a mission – he left his car behind and grabbed a friend’s motorcycle to take me to my destination. I understand a bit of Spanish so it was quite funny to listen to them discussing my situation!”
Ahead of your summer holidays this year, it may be worth researching where you are going to make sure your break will offer you the best of the best. Whether that be an amazing array of vegan food, a low crime rate, a wealth of tourist attractions or even a few hidden gems to make your trip truly wonderful. If you’re looking for a healthier travel this summer, it’s worth being prepared, packing wisely and even thinking ahead about staying active while abroad! Have fun!
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