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Spa Holidays in Austria

Many people take a holiday to relax and get away from it all, and few vacations are as relaxing as those that are spent at a spa resort. Austria has long been the destination of choice for travelers who are looking for a decadent spa experience. That’s probably because the people who design spas in the country have made it their business to provide singular experiences in luxurious surroundings.

Many spas in Austria excel at giving guests treatments that are unique, innovative and stimulating. Spending a few days at one of these resorts may be enough to transform your outlook on life. Click here to read more »

The Soothing Spas of Whistler, British Columbia

Whether you’re hitting the slopes, walking a trail, or just visiting for some rest and relaxation, you’ll enjoy the amenities at one of Whistler’s many spas. Stay in one of the luxurious hotels in the area offering spa treatments, or you can venture out of your accommodations for some pampering.

 Soothing Spas of Whistler

Avello Spa – whistlerspa.com

Westin Resort and Spa
The Avello Spa and Health Club in the Westin Resort offers the widest variety of treatments available at any spa in Canada.

Hydrotherapy treatments are performed in imported Bouvier hydrotubs and Vichy showers, and manicures and pedicures are performed while you relax in Italian-made chairs.

Clear your senses in the Eucalyptus steam room, or work out in the state-of-the-art health club before surrendering to a massage and heavenly milk bath.

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The Top 5 Hotels in Styria, Austria

Styria 2016

Much of Styria is relatively unknown to foreign tourists. That is why, several charming mysteries are being incorporated within the said area. Styria is a region of mountains, of valleys, rushing streams, lush green meadows, forests and of course – castles.

Its North is a typical Alpine, with rugged peaks and glorious mountain flowers. Its South, on the other hand, offers soft climate and gentle outlines of the rather lower mountain ranges of Graz.

Eggenberg Castle 2016

Another magnificent site to see is the Eggenberg Castle, which stands majestically in a fine park on the city’s fringe. Its murals and resplendent baroque rooms are main tourist favourite. Click here to read more »

Exploring Australia’s Top Hotels

Australia is inundated with backpackers every year from all over the globe and many of them are gap
year students from the UK and other European countries. But Australia doesn’t just appeal to the
young looking for adventure and experience; Australia is a popular destination for many people of all
ages and backgrounds who may be looking to visit family or enjoy a prolonged break. Here we will
take a look at a few of the best hotels from all territories in Australia. Click here to read more »

Visiting Byron Bay Australia

Byron Bay is an iconic Australian Destination. It beautifully combines the natural serene surroundings with an eclectic mix of activities making it the perfect holiday destination. From Yoga, Shopping, Clubbing, Dining, Surfing, Bush walks, Sky Diving, cocktails & cinemas you will always find something interesting to do in this coastal town of New South Wales.

With a subtropical climate, the perfect time to visit Byron Bay is from Dec to Jan as well as the Easter long weekend for the infamous Blues and Roots Festival www.bluesfest.com.au

Visiting Byron Bay

 

PAMPER

Overhaul Hair Spa

Holidays are the perfect excuse to take the time out of your busy life to pamper yourself. Claire from Overhaul Hair Spa will take care of everything for you! I can walk in from a year in the jungle and I’ll walk out feeling like a princess!

Marvell St. Byron Bay

P. 02 6680 8801

Byron bay

Light house National Park walk

A must do when visiting Byron Bay is to walk up to the light house.  With breathtaking views, the walk along the cliff edge is simply amazing. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Whales in winter and in the summer you are sure to see dolphins, Manta rays, eagles or turtles.

www.byronbayeguide.com/lighthouse.php

Shopping

Markets

The Byron Shire has great local markets that occur mostly on a Sunday with food, live music, entertainment, clothing as well as arts and crafts. A must do! If Byron Bay doesn’t have a market on while you’re visiting, rent a car hire and check out the surrounding areas. Not only are they beautiful but they are also easy to navigate around.

www.byron-bay.com/byronbay/market.html

The main streets of Byron Bay are great for shopping! Just take a wonder around and you will be amazed at what you will find.

ACCOMMODATION

The Villas of Byron

If you’re really looking for a weekend getaway of absolute bliss The Villas of Byron will slip you away to an oasis paradise. With each villa containing their own private heated pool and spa set, you will never want to leave!

www.thevillasofbyron.com.au

P.  02 6685 6746

A. 19-23 Gordon St. Byron Bay NSW 2481

ENTERTAINMENT

The Beach Hotel hosts a number of great live music acts. Keep your eyes open for any gigs by THE GRAINS, they are a surf culture group that play epic tunes. You’ll be humming their beats for days! While you’re there hit up the dance floor where it will undoubtedly be shaking!

www.beachhotel.com.au

A. Bay St, Byron Bay

P. 02 6685 6402

The Grains : www.facebook.com/thegrains

Byron Bay sunset

FOOD

Pass Café

The Pass Café is iconic and delicious! It has the best location in all of NSW, on the beach surrounded by national park.  With gourmet burgers, chips, salads, juices, smoothies, coffees and sweet treats it has the works!

P: 02 6685 6074

Soul Bowl

A healthy and tasty concept! Soul Bowl has a delicious selection of salads, sweet potato spuds, wraps and soups. Make sure you try the town favourite, the Spuddy Gonzalez. Located at the main beach in town just in front of the Surf Life Savers Club, enjoy your meal in the café or take it down to the park or beach for some beautiful views.

14 Bay St, Byron Bay

P.   02 6685 5252

Chameleon

Containing a varied menu with fresh local produce, Chameleon is the best way to taste what the local town has to offer. Their divine pizza deserts are worth treating yourself and their Sangria goes down well after a day at the beach!

109 Johnson St, Byron Bay

P.   02 6680 7798

Savvy

This teppenyaki cocktail bar cooks up beautiful modern Asian cuisine. Their cocktails are the best in Byron Bay and are shaken up with a smile by their eclectic staff.

9 Fletcher Street, Bryon Bay

P.   02 6685 7856

 Byron Bay
copyright: Zoe Bosco Photography

SURFING

Byron Bay is renowned for its easy waves, making it perfect for those who want to give surfing a try. Mojo Surf offers surf lessons for beginners, so you don’t have to watch everyone else have all the fun!

www.mojosurf.com

T. 02 6639 5100

For those who want to join in the activities head to Bay Beach Hire. Their lovely staff will organise boards or bikes for you to make use of your beautiful surroundings.

1800 089 699

How to get to Byron Bay

Virgin Blue & Jetstar both fly to Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast) or Ballina airport. Both airports are similar distances from Byron Bay.  For those who don’t want to hire a car for your visit, you can simply arrange transfers from the airport to the door of your accommodation.

www.jetstar.com.au

www.virginblue.com.au

Transport from Airport to Byron Bay

P. 02 6685 7447

www.byronbayshuttle.com.au

This article is provided by Amy Camilleri

7 Best Places to Travel to in Bali

Millions of tourists visit Bali as it is filled with beautiful landscapes – hills, mountains, coastlines, and white sandy beaches. Every year, many people choose to spend their holidays in Bali, as it is a great destination for all ages. Visitors can enjoy luxurious Bali holidays on this fascinating island. There are many captivating attractions to visit when having holidays to Bali: Click here to read more »

Styria – Austria’s Natural Spa Capital

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Styria can be your own piece of paradise. This Austrian corner offers wonders which can strengthen and invigorate the mind, body and soul with fresh energy. Between the enchanting scenery of the wine region and the unspoilt nature of the Dachstein glacier, there is also an abundance of spa havens for its visitors! With all of these great things, Styria is truly an insider’s tip for pleasure holidays. Click here to read more »