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Have you ever flown across the ocean for more than eight hours on a flight? It’s exhausting no matter where the destination is, time zones are crossed and it takes a toll on us.
During your flight, move around on the plane. Exercise your legs from time to time, this will help prevent cramping. Remaining active also revitalises and refreshes your body, wards off stiffness which can ease the symptoms of jet lag.
If you want to beat the lag on your next US trip, why not add a stopover in the health and wellness haven, Santa Monica, and try these invigorating remedies that are bound to fix your sleeping patterns:
Breathe in fresh sea air as you cycle along the beachfront on the world famous Santa Monica bike path and let the California sunshine awaken your sleepy self. Stop in at local eateries as you cycle along the path to Venice Beach and finish with a refreshing dip in the ocean at sunset.
Invigorate the mind and body by flooding yourself with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that cleanse, heal and nourish all at once. Give your body the produce it deserves; from sautéed spinach with organic eggs to fresh organic blueberry pancakes drizzled with Mona Vie açai blend. You can even opt for a dash of chlorophyll in your water as an added boost of energy!
Boasting a full menu of massage, cleansing facials, acupuncture and healing therapies, this intimate spa nestled within the luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows will give your skin and body the loving it needs after travelling.
Enjoy a retreat at this historic millionaire’s playground. Take a swim in the original mansion pool, get active with beach volleyball or stand up paddle boarding, tour the Marion Davies Guest House, or little ones can take advantage of the playground and splash pad water feature! Refuel with a bite to eat at the Back on the Beach café and enjoy a beer or wine as you people watch from your beachfront vantage point.
No trip to Santa Monica is complete without a visit to the iconic ferris wheel and roller coaster atop of Santa Monica Pier, or having your photo taken at the famous sign which marks the end of Route 66. Make a day of it and enjoy the sunset with fish and chips at the end of the pier.
Have you done a little R&R in Santa Monica while travelling the US? Share your experience in the comments section below…
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