National Relaxation Day is celebrated on August 15th every year. It’s a holiday for people to take a break from their hectic lives, where people are encourage to engage in activities that not only rest their bodies but their minds too. You could simply take the day off of work or go for a relaxing walk. You could also celebrate it by traveling to some of the world’s most relaxing destinations for total unplugging and recharging.

CNN recently revealed their list of the World’s Most Relaxing Places and we’re thrilled to say that we can send you to 8 amazing destinations that made it to the final.

Ubud

UBud, Bali, Indonesia

Bali’s interior of paddy fields, shrines and distant peaks is a far more relaxing proposition than the more chaotic vibes found around some of the neighbouring beaches. The town of Ubud’s chilled vibe makes it perfect for total relaxation.

Japan

Ise Jingu, Japan

This area is known as “the soul of Japan,” and Ise Jingu is home to a series of Shinto shrines dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. If you’re seeing total relation, then this is definitely the place to visit.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Enter the world Siem Reap and you enter a wonderful haven where you can take things as busy or relaxing as you wish. There are magical sites to see, jungle ruins to explore, trendy cafes to sit and pass the time away and not forgetting the numerous spas which offer some of the best relaxation massages around.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Sipping an ice cold drink by the riverside, it’s hard to find anywhere more serene in this wonderful country. Perfect for the laid back explorer ready to slow the pace down, why not enjoy a traditional boat ride or an afternoon cycle, what ever you choose, Hoi An is the idea place for total relaxation.

Nayara Springs

Nayara Springs, Costa Rica

From lush dense tropical rain forests to cool cloudy mountains to pristine untouched beaches, Costa Rica is not short of relaxation to offer. Why not explore the wildlife, the impressive volcanos or lounge in one of the hot pools. Nayara Springs is definitely a top choice for total relaxation immersion.

Mendoza

Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is the largest wine region in Argentina. Sip your favourite drink as the sun sets behind the peaks of the Andes is hard to imagine a more perfect place to be in than this.

Byron Bay

Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay’s beaches are among the most loved in Australia. Powder white sand, superb swimming and surfing with a chilled laid back vibe. What’s not to love!

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters, East Sussex coast, England

If you get the chance, visit the rolling hills of the South Downs in East Sussex. Just to sit and watch the dramatic coastline is said to be one of the most peaceful places imaginable in the UK and perfect for a weekend to get away and relax.

Let us help to you take relaxation a step further, by planning the entire getaway for you, making the most stressful thing you have to worry about is what to pack!

About Dawn Simone

Dawn SimoneTraveling, meeting people, exploring new places and experiencing different cultures has become part of how I love to live. Join me and experience authentic cultures, traditions and hidden gems not normally known about from an off-the-shelf holiday.

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