For those who crave adventure
Over the turbulent last year, many of us rekindled our love of fitness, daily walks turning into daily runs and Netflix switched over to online workouts from our living rooms. Suddenly, with holidays on the horizon, we wonder whether lying by the pool may not be our thing. We asked our favourite lifestyle accessories brand, La Pochette, to recommend ideas for active breaks to get your endorphins going.
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Best for Family Fitness
Our pick would be the idyllic setting of the Cotswolds retreat, Lakes By Yoo, its restful lakeside homes set in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside caters for those looking for everything from full energy workouts and calming fresh air activities alike.
Super family friendly, there is something for everyone in the 850 acre gated estate of freshwater lakes and mature woodland including an award winning spa, indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis courts.
The Lakes offers holiday clubs during school holidays for adventurous kids looking to hone their bushcraft in the woodlands to archery, air rifle practice, zip wire and climbing adventures older children.
Naturally, the Lakes setting lends itself to amazing opportunities for fishing, canoeing and paddle boarding with all the equipment you need available for rental. You simply need to slather on your Saltee, load up your waterproof La Pochette wet bag and off you go.
Best for Wild Swimming
Our absolute best find on Insta this year was Kip Hideaways. We were won over by picture after picture of beautiful, under-the radar boutique rentals from our favourite travel influencers.
Self-styled as the destination for ‘Small Places with Soul’ they offer curated edits of affordable independent rentals including a those offering access to Wild Swimming.
Wild swimming – swimming in any natural body of water – has been hailed as an effective treatment for depression by the British Medical Journal as well as giving additional Vitamin D whilst burning up to 350 calories in half an hour. Its inherent breathing patterns and repeated motions offer a relaxing and meditative workout as well as improving cognition and reducing inflammation.
So, take the plunge with a massive range of hideaways near rivers, lakes, lochs, streams and waterfalls. Top tip – decant some of your Sea and Sun Saltee into a refillable travel sized bottle for regular top ups in between dips.
Best for Active Adventures
Lets be honest, its been a while since we went on holiday anywhere. You may be thinking its time for the special trip, the one to celebrate our new-found freedom and finally try that sport you’ve be aching to have a go at?
Studio Wanderwell is a curious and lively travel experience design studio – they are here to help you get the most of your holiday and help you explore your passions or even start news ones.
Fancy surfing in Costa Rica? The team can find you the best beach for beginners and arrange lessons with local experts. Or perhaps a sailing voyage that is perfectly arranged from shore to ship? Whatever the ability, goals and needs of your group, we recommend working with founder Sarah Bentall and team on coordinating the active holiday with a difference.
We also make packing clean and simple with deodorising, antibacterial shoe boxes for dirty trainers and sweat bags for storing sweaty kit safely away in your luggage. All made with our signature La Pochette material with 30-50 recycled plastic bottles in every metre, they are easily washable and quick air drying, ready for your next activity whenever you are.
At La Pochette, we believe organisation is liberation so don’t forget to pack one of our cabin approved clear pouches for those essentials you’ll need at hand during travel such as your Saltee Hands sanitiser, or refreshing Hydrating mist for hotter days.
Don’t forget to take Saltee with you on your next adventure also. With formulations suitable for the whole family, you can protect your skin with ultra-high UVA and UVA suncare for the face and body.
Saltee products are vegan friendly, cruelty free, paraben free, gluten free and oxybenzone free, making them safer for our oceans. Each product has also been dermatologically tested, so it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin and our packaging is made from responsibly sourced materials.