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Post-holiday winter blues? 5 ways to enjoy a mind resetting staycation in Gozo
Destination island!

Nicole Parnis

So, Christmas is done and dusted and the new year is in full swing. But after all the hustle and bustle and fun at the fair, you might be left feeling a bit uninspired. Not to worry, as Gozo has so much to offer that you’re bound to ditch those January blues with a long weekend break!

There are plenty of activities to be found on Malta’s sister island online at just the click of a button, whether it be a relaxing weekend of doing as little as possible, to an all-out activities trip! With all the lush greenery and picturesque landscape views Gozo has to offer, you'll be left feeling refreshed and recharged in no time.

Here are just a few ideas if you fancy taking a post-Christmas getaway without breaking the bank. 

1. Spa weekend

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Don't a few hours relaxing in the Spa to escape this bad weather sound nice?

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If you're down for something a little fancy, there are plenty of spa offerings that will leave you and your skin feeling revitalized after the party season. Why not invite your bestie and make a girly weekend of it?

2. Yoga retreat

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So you’ve decided you’re going to practice meditation and mindfulness to combat stress this year...great! Gozo is where it’s at! What better place to get introduced to yoga than in the lush surroundings of our sister isle?

3. Writing break

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As the saying goes, “everyone has a novel in them”, so could 2020 be the year you finally write yours? Why not check yourself in to a shared Airbnb? Who knows, you might meet some seriously interesting new people who would go on to inspire your bestseller!

4. Culture trip

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When was the last time you went up to Gozo and really saw all it had to offer? No, the hedonistic Carnival festivities don’t count! We’re talking about the temples and the Citadel— make the most of your heritage and set aside a weekend to explore and snap away like a true tourist! Both your mind and your ancestors will thank you for it. 

5. Painting vacation

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So this year you’ve decided to let your creativity shine through, and Gozo is the perfect place to make this happen. Keep your eye out for artists’ residencies and plain air painting courses; including ones which allow you to work with natural elements like soil and clay. That should bring you down to earth and in touch with Mother Nature! 

6. Walking booster

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Explore Gozo on a guided hiking tour which will take you to all the best secret spots! Of course, you could go at it alone or with friends, but organised tours usually include a yummy lunch and picnic break, and the chance to meet like minded travellers! 

26th January 2020


Nicole Parnis
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Nicole Parnis
Nicole Parnis is a writer and lifestyle blogger with a passion for music and a penchant for anything retro. She loves nothing more than rummaging for new vinyl records on a Sunday with her chihuahua Frankie.

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