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Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

If you want to get away from it all, with plenty of sun, surf and savasanas thrown in, there’s nowhere quite like Soul&Surf – one of Kerala’s first surf and yoga retreats. It was set up by intrepid Brits Ed & Sofie Templeton, who gave […]

Review: Eagle’s Palace Hotel & Spa, Halkidiki

Review: Eagle’s Palace Hotel & Spa, Halkidiki

Want to enjoy Greece without the crowds? head to Halkidiki in northern Greece. If you’ve been watching Simon Reeve’s Greece on TV the past few weeks, then you’ll have realised quite how many surprises lay in store for travellers. One of these is the world heritage […]

Living like a local on a Sorrento lemon farm

Living like a local on a Sorrento lemon farm

Famous for its production of protected lemons (like no lemons you have ever tasted), and the region’s most sought-after export, limoncello, Sorrento is a haven for foodies looking to sample a slice of the slow life. The best way to live la dolce vita is to live life like a local on a traditional lemon farm. I was invited to stay at Il GiardinoVigliano in Sorrento, […]

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

There’s no better spa destination in the UK than Bath, which has been a hotspot for R&R for over a thousand years, thanks to its series of natural springs and their health-benefiting properties. The first spa developments were founded by the Romans in AD 70 […]

Sunday Spa: Middle Piccadilly, Dorset

Sunday Spa: Middle Piccadilly, Dorset

There are times in life when you need to get away from the daily grind, turn off your mobile and just breathe. Middle Piccadilly – a countryside retreat and spa in Dorset – is for those times. A rural health retreat-cum-spa, Middle Piccadilly is located […]

Review: Les Jardins du Marais

Review: Les Jardins du Marais

The Marais district, literally translated as ‘the marsh’, is certainly one of the trendiest areas of the French capital. But with boutique hotels at every corner, it’s difficult to know where to stay in The Marais. Les Jardins du Marais hotel is located in this […]

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

Review: Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

As I made my way through emerald-green countryside, the rugged Blue Stack Mountains in the distance lit up in a glorious golden glow as the sun punched through the misty clouds above, I could see straight away why Donegal is one of the most popular […]

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Review: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Tucked away off a quiet country road, Gilpin Hotel immediately gives the impression of a hidden hideaway and I soon realised what sets it apart. The hotel may be high-end, but it’s also family run and retains a sense of homeliness and warmth; especially when it […]

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

Review: 42 The Calls, Leeds

The boutique hotel 42 The Calls – a converted 18th century corn mill on the banks of the River Aire – is situated in the winding, cobbled streets of The Calls, once the heart of the industrial revolution in Leeds. The building was saved from […]

Sunday Spa: Lausanne Palace

Sunday Spa: Lausanne Palace

Booking a spa break in Lausanne Switzerland might be the best retreat you could ask for! With its collection of luxurious spa hotels, spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the snow-capped Alps beyond and proximity to Geneva Airport, it’s hard to find a better spa […]

Sunday Spa: The Chelsea Day Spa King’s Road

Sunday Spa: The Chelsea Day Spa King’s Road

I am always in search of ‘The Facials Mecca’: a haven for people (like me) who are slightly addicted to the facials experience; where we will not be judged, mocked or shunned. Just pampered, treated and given aid for those giant pores, fine lines and […]

Sunday Spa: The Spa Dolphin Square

Sunday Spa: The Spa Dolphin Square

I’ve never been to Morocco, nor have I ever had a back massage that put me into a deep, dreamy sleep. But at The Spa at Dolphin Square, I experienced both in one blissful hour of exotic relaxation and pampering. Albeit a little difficult to find […]