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Free Spirit Explores the Benefits of Walking

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The benefits of walking may appear small. However, in the long term, they can enhance a healthy lifestyle and provide you with a happier life. As it’s National Walking Month this (and each) May, we thought we’d share the different ways that you can enjoy a walk. From immersing yourself in nature, long-distance walks within … Read more

Top Cycling Holidays in Attractive UK Holiday Destinations

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Cycling holidays allow you to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face while giving you the freedom to discover new cycle routes within attractive, natural surroundings. Cycling is also a great way to exercise and can help you bounce back from an illness or injury. Your mental health is sure … Read more

Free Spirits Guide to Wildlife Watching in the UK

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Wildlife watching provides an opportunity to sit back and immerse ourselves in nature. There may be an animal you want to watch; like a rare bird, a nocturnal creature, or an insect; or you want to spend more time observing what’s in your garden, local park, or nature reserve. Either way, to help you start … Read more

Dee and Graham’s Free Spirit Journey Continues…

You may remember Dee and Graham’s adventures, which we first wrote about in November 2017. In October 2014, Dee was diagnosed with a rare disease called Neuroendocrine Cancer. The diagnosis put a complete halt on the couples travel plans for 2015 (they were forced to cancel eight overseas holidays). However, with two infusions of some … Read more

Winter Cruises for Free Spirits with Medical Conditions

Winter cruises can be a good choice of holiday if you travel with a medical condition or disability. Both you and your family will benefit because fewer crowds can lead to a more personalised service. For you to enjoy the winter sun we have looked at winter cruise destinations for warm cruises in December, January … Read more

Why it’s vital to declare mental health conditions on your travel insurance

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Mental health conditions are extremely common. In fact, if you haven’t experienced a condition such as depression or anxiety yourself, chances are you know someone who has – approximately 25 per cent of the UK population will deal with a mental health problem each year, according to the charity Mind. The pace and pressure of … Read more

Tips for Travelling with People with Dementia

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Dementia is an umbrella term that describes cerebral (brain) conditions that cause a progressive loss of brain function. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, other types include vascular dementia and mixed dementia. All forms of the condition cause confusion, memory loss and problems with speech and comprehension. The Alzheimer’s Society states that … Read more

What vaccinations do I need when travelling abroad?

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Vaccinations prevent us from getting potentially harmful diseases by exposing our immune systems to a tiny amount of the virus or bacteria that causes them. Our bodies then produce the antibodies needed to fight off the disease, giving us a level of natural protection. Because of the diseases that you may come into contact with … Read more

Tips for travelling with Arthritis

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An extremely common condition, arthritis affects a huge number of people. Arthritis Research UK estimates that 17.8 million people in the UK live with a form of musculoskeletal condition, including arthritis in all its forms. This equates to nearly 30 per cent of the population.  Arthritis is one of the most common conditions we provide … Read more

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