Svarga Loka, Bali: Just for Wellness and Traveling Lovers

The ancient Hindu narrative, the Mahabharata, describes Svarga Loka as the ‘good kingdom’ or a heavenly paradise for the gods. Catering to the discerning needs of wellness travellers, the retreat provides a sacred place to reflect and rejuvenate. With various programs and bespoke monthly themes, it’s an idyllic venue for groups on a pursuit of wellness. Read More

Phuket Cleanse, Thailand: Fitness Activities & Fun

Going to Phuket Cleanse is like coming home to family. Whether travelling with a group, a partner or by yourself, you’ll find a friend in each staff and guest you meet. A sense of tribe shines through the group fitness activities, offering a fun and supportive environment. Read More

Golden Door, Australia: The Ultimate Experience To Chill

Perfect for the fit-fam with a mix of personalities, Golden Door Health Retreat offers activities to suit every health, fitness and holiday goal. Set in the mesmerising wine country of the Hunter Valley, the girls can opt for zen-filled days practising Pilates, yoga and silent meditation, or sweat it out with gym circuits, one-on-one personal training and boxing – it’s entirely up to you (or them). Read More

Discover The Beauty Of Tarka Country

HENRY Williamson’s novel Tarka the Otter, published 90 years ago this August, has inspired a thriving tourism industry in North Devon, helped in part by the creation of the 180-mile Tarka Trail in the 1980s. Tracing Tarka’s journey during the book, the figure-of-eight trail is suitable for walkers and, on some stretches, cyclists. It follows the fictional otter’s footprints along riverbanks and coastlines, and through moors and woodland, all of which Williamson describes vividly, but with minimal sentimentality, from an otter’s-eye view. Read More

Explore The Unforgettably Calm Beauty Of Stoodleigh

TUCKED away above the Exe Valley, Stoodleigh is reached by a winding country lane known locally as ‘The Drive’. This harks back to the time when the road was the immensely long private drive to Stoodleigh Manor. The estate was broken up and sold in 1925 and in 1928 the house was bought by Ravenswood School, which relocated here from Paignton. In 1992 the school closed, though it very much lives on in the memory of its pupils! Stoodleigh Court, as it is known today, now serves as a wedding venue. The walk enjoys wonderful, far-reaching views, but to achieve them there are some mighty ascents-so be prepared. Lovely, wildlife-rich woodland will help take your mind off the tough bits.

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Teignmouth: The Town Of Mosaics

APPROACH Teignmouth by road and you are reminded that this is the “Gem of South Devon”. Always effervescent, the resort has been tickled by a magic wand and now aspires to the title of Devon’s mosaic capital. Varying from dinner plate size to extensive murals, the large collection has become a year-round attraction for visitors, beguiled by mosaic’s unique qualities. Families enjoy a discovery trail leaflet and search out a series of circular plaques highlighting local fish and birds. Read More

Salcombe Harbour Hotel: Luxury In A Stunning Coastal Setting

LITTLE touches can elevate a stay in a hotel to something special and unique. Even if you don’t use the binoculars and blankets which are tucked in a basket for use on your room’s balcony, it makes you feel cared for, just knowing someone has given thought to every detail of your stay. One of the first things I’m told after being shown my room at Salcombe Harbour Hotel is: “The lemon and ice are doing the rounds.” Read More