Category Archives: Travel

Tale of an Istanbul Naked Hammam Experience

14th June 2021

I read so many Turkish naked hammam horror stories online from other travel bloggers that my curiosity got sufficiently piqued: I just had to volunteer myself on the naked altar of the body scrub sacrifice for the greater good of this blog (I know, tough…) – a rather painful and awkward experience by many if not all accounts, and see what this Turkish hammam nude experience was all about.

Planning an Ayahuasca Retreat? My 2021 recommendations

11th June 2021

So you’ve decided you want to embrace ancient Shamanic plant medicines by heading to an Ayahuasca retreat but don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Deciding to take the plunge into your first Ayahuasca retreat is a pretty big deal, and deciding which retreat to go to is an even bigger one. Some will say let the medicine call you, you’ll know when the time is right — and I have to agree. You’ll have many questions, I’m sure. I certainly did. What can I expect on an Ayahuasca retreat? Where can I find the best retreats? How do I choose the right Ayahuasca retreat for me?

Best Yoga Retreat 2021: My Top Pick

4th June 2021

Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2021” roundup post, cause, boy don’t we all need a bit of hope for the new year! This is a collection of best yoga retreats 2021 I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting — there are retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad, to more affordable yoga retreat near me and you — because that may well be as far as we can go.

The problem with Kuta Lombok

27th April 2021

I arrived in Kuta Lombok Indonesia full of expectations, after hearing so many tales of unspoiled paradise from friends and trusted acquaintances. When I go somewhere I’m this hyped up about, reality doesn’t always match the expectations: it happened in the Perhentian Islands, it happened in Hawaii and it nearly happened in Koh Phangan. Unfortunately, it also happened in Kuta Lombok.

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I stuck around for a few days to explore the surrounding areas with a scooter, in search of the magic I’d heard so much about.

The Best 2021 Retreats for Couples

13th April 2021

Couples who travel together stay together – as the old saying goes. Although I’m not quite a prime example of that myself. So how about going on retreats for couples together?

Not only does a couple holiday allow you to create some amazing memories with your other half, but it also helps to increase communication, trust and intimacy in a relationship. Especially if the trip you’re taking is a specialised retreat for couples.

Yoga Retreat Costa Rica: Where to go

14th March 2021

The mystical Central American nation of Costa Rica is a place of stunning and lush jungle scenery, jaw-dropping beaches and an altogether welcoming country where you can lose yourself in the mists of ancient time and find yourself all over again. Your true deep self. And if you decide to embark on a yoga retreat Costa Rica has it all.

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Can you go to the Blue Lagoon Naked? And other Weird Questions.

21st January 2021

If you’ve been reading my articles about spas around the world, you might have noticed an emerging pattern. If you haven’t — newsflash: I seem to have taken a liking to getting buck naked in public. I mean, who doesn’t? Right? Righhhhhhttttt? Anyone? Well, ok, fine. Today, for a change, let me tell you about this one time in Iceland when I did not in fact get naked at the spa. It does happen, sometimes. But can you go to the Blue Lagoon naked? What is wrong with you, you perverts!

Vegan Europe 2021: my top 10 Destinations

8th January 2021

Today, I wanted to talk about my top 10 vegan Europe travel destinations for the year.

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Europe is a magnet for travellers from all over the world, and for vegans, it definitely deserves the title of meat-free mecca continent-wide. The same is also true for travellers and those on vacation who just want to eat healthier, and do their bit for the environment and animal compassion. We don’t all have to tuck into steaks all the time, and you too can embark on a travel odyssey as part of your exploration of the mighty continent of the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe. Being a vegan in Europe is definitely easy!