Travel is good for your Health and Soul

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Vista Bella Hotel

Traveling is one of the best things you can do for your health.  It helps to relax and disconnect from the daily grind and stress.  It helps your physical and mental health. It is great for the soul. There are no limits when it comes to traveling, except for what you can afford. You can sight-see around some of your most dreamed about countries or choose exotic adventures. Go by rails, car, or even by boat. There are just so many options, and they will all help you in ways that you have never imagined. It is time to start planning your itinerary and book that dream trip, start enjoying life.

One of our favorite trips, was our 2016 Summer Vacation travels to the Mediterranean. We visited a beautiful municipality by the name of Roses, in Costa Brava, Spain.  We booked our stay in an amazing hotel, Vista Bella. Even the name is beautiful, in Spanish it means, "beautiful view"

We were lucky to have scored an ocean front magnificent suite.

 

Vista Bella Hotel Suite
Our Suite in Vista Bella Hotel, Roses, Spain

We had a wonderful view to The Pirata Club, a beach club which had champagne flowing and music playing most of the day. We can see the boats pulling up and people getting off ready to have a great time.

spain, roses spain

 

  1. los piratas spain

 

 

While staying in this beautiful town, we learned there was a water park near by, we decided to venture out the following day to Aqua Brava. It was a great way to spend the day.

 

  • aqua brava roses spain, spain water park

After leaving the water park we decided to hit a local Lebanese restaurant. We found El Barroco en Cadaques, Spain. We loved everything about it. From the entrance to the sweet owner whom taught my son the correct way of drinking tea, it was memorable.

 

THe barroco, lebanese resraurant, roses spainlebanese tea, lebanese cuisine, the barroco, spain roses

We took the rest of week to explore and have a taste of the Spanish culture. One of our favorite treats was Jamon Pata Negra, also known as Jamon Iberico. It is a delicious cured ham made in Spain and made by Black Iberian Pigs. We are not normally pork eaters but one simply doesn't visit Spain, and leave without eating Pata Negra!

 

Spain Jamon Pata Negra
Jamon Pata Negra

 

Of course, another must is La Paella Valenciana! A rich rice dish made with delicious seafood. There are many variations to this dish. My favorite is the Paella de Marisco, which is the seafood one.

 

paella de marisco, paella seafood
Seafood Paella

We did stay active during our trip by hiking, walking, swimming and visiting the gym daily.

 

Hiking in Costa Brava, Spain
Hiking in Costa Brava, Spain

 

 

 

Our next stop is Italy, visit us next week for our trip highlights! Adios!

 

selfie in Vista Bella Hotel
Selfie in Costa Brava, Spain

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34 Comments

  • Kristi @ Way Beyond The Norm

    Posted 2018-06-29 4:10 pm

    Look like you had a fun visit. That hotel room is amazing!

  • Shana Bergsma

    Posted 2018-06-30 11:06 am

    I fully agree. Travelling is the perfect escape to destress, appreciate the world and put everything into perspective.

  • Bibi on Board

    Posted 2018-06-30 1:32 pm

    I totally agree with you – traveling causes enthusiasm and releases endorphines. Gives much power to do more activities and increases self-confidence due to widening your horizons. The only limit can be the finanses, but in this case there are also solutions 🙂 If you’re single, you can always find some voluntaries or student/working programmes. There’re cheap tickets. People with friends all around the world usually don’t pay for the accommodation. I’m only afraid of hitch-hiking 😉

    Can’t wait for your article from Italy! I’ve been there a few times and I didn’t get bored at all. Beautiful landscapes, great food, warm people… What else can we want? 🙂

  • Ecat85

    Posted 2018-07-04 2:26 am

    This looks like so much fun!

  • A.J. Sefton

    Posted 2018-07-05 8:03 am

    Travelling is a wonderful stress reliever, I agree. I have visited Spain but much prefer Italy, so looking forward to your next post. I also use my trips and holidays to carry out research for my books. Eating and drinking also counts as research! The gym – not so much. Looks like you had the perfect holiday for you.

  • Balogun Owomide

    Posted 2018-07-05 9:06 am

    Now that’s what I call a too day. Lovely photos BTW!

  • Food Opium

    Posted 2018-07-05 9:32 am

    HI I fully agree, travelling gives you lot of benefits, refreshes you from the boredom of life and it also gives you chance to meet the life in different plain or existence. Thanks for such an post.

  • thefemalefactor

    Posted 2018-07-05 1:51 pm

    Spain is a fabulous country! I’ve not visited Costa Brava but it looks gorgeous. That ham and paella are calling my name! I’ll habe to add this to my travel list.

  • Aditi Koranne

    Posted 2018-07-05 4:07 pm

    I agree to the title and truly travel relaxes you from the stressful everyday lives. So travel as much as you can to be happy.

  • Thatsmeonline

    Posted 2018-07-06 2:50 am

    Every time I travel, I feel like I’m reborn. So I totally agree with you! Can’t wait to get on my next trip. 🙂

    Love,
    Claudia
    http://thatsmeonline.net

  • Nidhi Thawal

    Posted 2018-07-06 3:28 am

    I couldn’t agree more on your thoughts about travel. It indeed is a great escape to leave the regular hum drum of our daily lives and rejuvenate ourselves with a quick road trip on weekend, or a long beach vacation in summers. Being a travel blogger myself, I always crusade as to how travel can do the most amazing things to one’s personality.

  • Backpacking Series

    Posted 2018-07-06 4:15 am

    Yes, truly, travel is definitely good for health and soul! Looks like an active fun filled holiday for you.
    Best
    Backpacking Series
    https://www.backpackingseries.com

  • vballangel5

    Posted 2018-07-06 7:12 am

    Travel is definitely great for your soul! I loved your pictures and hope to get to visit there someday. Best of luck on your next journey to Italy!

  • Tushar

    Posted 2018-07-06 12:22 pm

    I love travelling, even though I did not have the opportunity to travel far in the past 10 years. Anyway, good luck with Italy.

  • TheSuperMomLife

    Posted 2018-07-06 9:34 pm

    I love traveling. I wish we could do it more often and to farther away places.

  • Adaezeboltbethel

    Posted 2018-07-07 12:35 am

    Yummy, I am loving those sliced meat. I agree that traveling is good for the health and I think it is a great way of relaxing your busy mind.

  • Aleese Hughes

    Posted 2018-07-07 4:44 pm

    Looks like it was a fun trip! I’m a LITTLE jealous! Haha 😉

  • pujarinimitra

    Posted 2018-07-08 5:10 am

    Love the pictures. Looks like you guys had a great time.

  • Mane

    Posted 2018-07-08 6:13 am

    Amazing photos! I can see you really enjoyed the place with your family. Yes I agree visiting other places once in a while is good for the soul; it refreshes our minds.

  • Team Uy

    Posted 2018-07-08 12:24 pm

    you look like you really enjoyed your vacation. love your pictures

  • Novel Blondes

    Posted 2018-07-08 4:47 pm

    Looks like a great vacation spot, for families or couples. Thanks for sharing!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-12 6:10 pm

      It was a perfect vacation for us!

  • TheKitchenDoc

    Posted 2018-07-08 5:44 pm

    My new year resolution this year was to travel more.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-12 6:10 pm

      That is a perfect resolution!

  • Carissa

    Posted 2018-07-29 1:33 pm

    WOW! Well said and the pictures are wonderful 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Tiffanie Anne

    Posted 2018-08-28 4:04 pm

    Girl, you are so right! I think travel is good for EVERYONE! Our goal is to travel more together, as a couple, and as a family!

  • Joanna

    Posted 2018-09-20 5:53 am

    It looks like you had a lot of fun in your trip to Costa Brava. I live in Spain, in Andalucia, and enjoy scenery like this every day. Indeed it does very good for your health and soul. 🙂

  • Kelly Richardson

    Posted 2018-09-20 1:32 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Spain. I think travelling as a family is so important, especially as a way of bonding.

  • Erica

    Posted 2018-09-20 6:10 pm

    Looks like a great trip, and definitely a healthy break. The water park looked especially fun. I haven’t been to one of these in years!

  • mariellethinks

    Posted 2018-09-21 1:19 am

    Such a beautiful place! Gonna add it to my bucket list:)

  • Prime Beauty Blog (@PrimeBeauty50)

    Posted 2018-09-21 8:41 pm

    My favorite part of travel is getting to enjoy the local food and culture. It’s always fun to explore new surroundings to revive your mind and soul.

  • Sydney | A World in Reach

    Posted 2018-09-24 5:03 pm

    I agree – I think travel is one of the best things we can do! Your vacation looks like it was amazing. I’m hoping to go to Spain next summer so I’ll have to keep Costa Brava in mind!

  • duffelbagspouseacey

    Posted 2018-09-30 2:21 pm

    You are so right. Travel is great for the end, body and soul as long as you don’t overspend or overdo it in other ways like alcohol or not being safe.

  • lauriegannon1

    Posted 2018-10-06 9:14 am

    Traveling is definitely great for the heart and soul. This trip looked like it had the perfect balance of fun and healthy living. The pink champagne looked soooo good. Especially in such a gorgeous setting!

    Also…please pass the jamon!

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