Before we delve into the mind-blowing images, it’s important to familiarize yourself with a concept: Blue Zones. These are regions of the world where people are happier and healthier, enabling them to live for many years. The term was coined by National Geographic researcher Dan Buettner, who sought out places where people live to be 100 years old, as he recounts in his book “Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer From The People Who’Ve Lived The Longest.”
These Blue Zones, marked with blue circles on a map, include Okinawa in Japan, Ikaria in Greece, the province of Ogliastra in Sardinia, Italy, Loma Linda in the United States, and the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.
Each of these locations offers an Airbnb home, allowing visitors to experience the lifestyle and eating habits that contribute to the longevity of the local residents. For example, in Japan, there is a higher consumption of healthy fats, while all these destinations promote intense physical activity in short bursts.
The demand for vacations that reveal anti-aging secrets has been so high that in the first half of 2023, there were over 30,000 stays in Blue Zones. Will your next trip be the one to join the statistics?
Which of these destination images will you choose to uncover the secrets to a (almost) eternal life?