Beach in Jordan

Three Countries Where You Can Pamper Yourself

A third of your life will be spent working. That’s 90,000 hours of meetings, paperwork, and stress on top of all the hardships you went through in school. Don’t you think that you need a break? How can a trip to a different country at least once in your life hurt, right?

When you decide to visit a foreign country to relax and enjoy, you need to look for quiet countries. Why? Because the last thing you need is another place full of bustling streets and busy people. With that in mind, you should visit these three places:

Jordan

If you’ve gone on LDS Jordan trips, then you already know that Jordan is one of the best places for spiritual discovery and healing. It’s home to some of the most historic, sacred sites, like the Al-Khazneh in Petra, the Temple of Artemis in Jerash, and Kerak Castle.

However, aside from helping you become in touch with your spiritual side, Jordan can also offer a relaxing time. For starters, the Dead Sea is a natural spa on its own. The mud that comes from the Dead Sea is an excellent exfoliant packed with numerous health benefits.

The magnesium in the nutrient-rich waters of the Dead Sea helps fight skin ailments, like psoriasis and acne. Moreover, an hour a day can improve your skin by as much as 80%! Now that’s not a bad deal, huh? Afterward, you can visit the Ma’in Hot Springs for an extension of your pampering. It’s not too far from the Dead Sea.

Seychelles

This is an archipelago in the African continent with 115 islands and numerous nature reserves. Now, you already know that when there are islands, there are beaches. And when there are beaches, there are even more things that you can do to relax and pamper yourself.

Some of the activities that you can enjoy include massages from any of their many spas, diving, and boat trips. You can also watch the Moutia and Sega traditional dances performed in most of the hotels in the islands.

Speaking of islands, Mahe island is the entry point to Seychelles and is also the largest, busiest island. From there, you can visit other islands like Praslin, La Digue, St. Pierre, and more. Now, these might all sound amazing, but if you’re planning on visiting Seychelles, you should also know some of their most important policies.

This country has strict protected area policies to preserve their animals, and it’s for a good reason. Aside from their friendly locals, it’s home to vulnerable and endangered animals, like the giant Aldabra tortoises, Paradise flycatcher birds, and Moominia snails. So if you also love saving animals besides getting pampered, then you should visit Seychelles.

Bolivia

If you’re looking for one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, you’ll probably come across Bolivia’s famous Salar de Uyuni. It’s a prehistoric lake that dried up into a white desert-like salt expanse and rock formations. However, while the salt desert is a prime attraction in Bolivia, the country also has numerous spots where you can just get lost and indulge.

Your relaxation trip will not be complete without visiting a resort or a spa. So you’ll be glad to know that there are a lot of hot springs in Bolivia, like Miraflores, Tarapaya, and Laguna Verde. These hot springs have an abundance of minerals, including magnesium, limestone, iron, and sulfur.

Moreover, bathing in these natural hot springs is believed to treat arthritis, nervous disorders, gout, and more. There is, however, no in-depth study to back these claims yet. So be sure to consult your doctor before trying alternative therapy or medicine.

Book That Trip. You Deserve It

2 camels in Petra, Jordan

While going to a different country for pampering sounds a tad luxurious, there’s nothing more relaxing than visiting a country where nobody knows you. Remember that it’s not about the money you spend; it’s about collecting memories from different parts of the world.