By admin on 10/24/2013
Blue Zones: How Visiting (and Learning from) the World's Longest Living Areas Can Improve Your Life

To the average traveler, Loma Linda, a small city in Southern California; Okinawa, a group of warm islands to the south of Japan, and Sardinia, a well-known island off the coast of Italy, have relatively little in common. Aside from their year-round warm climates and laid back way of life, the different destinations are rarely grouped together, and for the most part, it's for good reason.

But these destinations share a unique characteristic – one that makes them highly desirable vacation and retirement destinations for much of the population. Unlike the world's big cities, where stress is an issue and work-based lifestyles push many people towards poor health, these three destinations are considered 'blue zones' – locations with the highest concentration of long-living people.

By admin on 9/13/2012
How to Enjoy Your Greek Island Holiday on Under 30 Euros a DayWhen it comes to idyllic surroundings, fantastic beaches and superb hospitality, in the summer months the Greek islands offer many of the top destinations in Europe. Of course, Greece itself has been in the news a lot for its economic problems, and like the country, many of us who visit there for our annual summer holidays are looking for ways to tighten our belts. Happily, because the Greek islands made their name as a top destination for holidaymakers from around Europe by offering affordable package holidays back when these were a new thing, there is a strong tradition of businesses here offering great value for tourists. This means that as well as being able to get very cheap flight and accommodation packages, you can also manage to have a really good time without spending a huge amount while you are there.