One can have a million different reasons to leave on holiday. It’s almost always a break from your daily routine, sure, yet that doesn’t mean we all go on a city trip with the same intent. Some of us really like to soak in culture when we’re away, visiting as many museums, churches and other historically meaningful hotspots as possible. Others prefer a party trip, ticking of every single ‘must visit’ bar and club on their list, staying awake until 8 in the morning like a true night crawler. And then there are the people who choose to really take a break and relax.
If you’re one of those lucky bastards, you may be interested by a list from the people behind Radical Storage. They took a good look at some of Europe’s most popular city destinations and then tried to figure out which of those score best on the stress-free scale. Of course, you could just look at the cities with the most spas and make up your mind as easily as that. Yet that would be a bit too easy and not very complete. Wellness, after all, isn’t just a matter of spa time.
On the contrary, it’s so much more than that. Wellness depends on how you spend your time, on the mindset you take on. It depends on where you stay, what you eat and how much you look at your phone. It depends on the overall facilities in a certain destination and – believe it or not – on the local population. Because if you’re surrounded by stressed-out folks, it’s rather difficult to take a deep breath yourself. Therefore, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that London was voted the most un-relaxed destination of all. All those businessmen and businesswomen, running around with their phone almost glued to their ear, isn’t exactly the carefree surrounding you’re looking for on a wellness break.
But ok, London was voted the most un-relaxed destination of them all, so where does one have to go to take a break? Well, it turns out Corfu would be your best bet, closely followed by Funchal and Zadar. Take a look at the top ten and get booking!