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What is slow travel and how can I embrace it?

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Slow travel is a trend growing in popularity. It’s where we travel to a destination at our leisure, while immersing ourselves in the landscape and culture. If we reflect on the holidays of early 20th century Britain, Victorians would travel to the coast via slow train or horse-drawn carriage, often stopping several times along the … 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. Is there an animal you’d like to watch; like a rare bird, nocturnal creature, or an insect? Make a start by observing what’s in your garden. This Garden Wildlife Week (from 6th June), take a wander to watch the wildlife who live … Read more

Tips for Travelling with People with Dementia

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Travelling with dementia is challenging, especially if you’re the primary caregiver of someone living with dementia. We want to share how you can make a holiday happen this Dementia Action Awareness Week.    Holidays don’t just have a positive impact on the well-being of people with dementia. They’re good for everyone’s health and mental wellbeing. … Read more

6 Reasons why a holiday can boost your mental wellbeing

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Our mental wellbeing is something we’ve grown to focus upon and look after, since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Since then, more of us have made an effort to enhance our mental health every day. At Free Spirit, we enjoy lunchtime walks on beautiful grounds. It helps us to admire nature, enhance our moods … Read more

Free Spirit’s Top Tips for Travelling with Asthma

Travelling with asthma shouldn’t hold you back from your travel dreams. Although there’s no cure, the symptoms of this common lung condition can be managed. Over 8 million people living with asthma lead active lives across the UK. Plus, going on a relaxing holiday not only reduces the symptoms of stress it can keep asthma … Read more

How winter snow sports can benefit your health

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Do you fancy trying a new winter sport? See yourself as an adventurer in the snow this winter? Give one a go and reap the health benefits at the same time. For instance, aside from general fitness and muscular benefits, did you know that skiing can improve our mental dexterity because winter sports are classed … Read more

Top Outdoor Activities to Enhance your Health on Holiday

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Outdoor activities are a great way to beat the January blues and keep active. Are you familiar with Red January or Red Together? Since 2016, the community’s aim has been to inspire people to ‘move every day, to beat the winter blues away’, while encouraging everyone to enhance their mental health by simply adding more … Read more

Free Spirit’s Guide to Forest Bathing and Leaf Peeping

Forest bathing and leaf-peeping are ways we can embrace the changing of the seasons and autumn. Or as John Keats called it the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’.  Although Keats was famous for his musings while immersing himself in nature, the origins of forest bathing actually come from somewhere else… Forest Bathing What is … Read more

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