Screw men. Lolol, not really, but just a tiny bit, still. This 2020, all I want is to gather with soul sisters and practice mindfulness away from men in a women’s retreat where I can let my hair down and my inner Wild Woman run free. There’s something extremely empowering and magical with letting your barriers down with other women in a safe space and explore your true potential. Naturally, the most fitting place to do this is in the safe confine of a women’s retreat. So today I wanted to present to you the best women’s retreats in time for 2020.
I picked the island of Crete a little randomly — the flights were cheap, I needed a holiday, it wasn’t awfully far from Berlin, the Chania weather sounded like just what I needed, the gazillion Chania beaches were just the ticket, this little town called Loutro seemed too good to be true, and a Chania car rental cost peanuts. It do be a done deal, I thought. My friend Olga and I decided to wing it a little, flew right into Chania, decided on a cheap Chania airport car rental company, picked one of many affordable Chania hotels for the first three nights, and off we went on a whim.
Are you planning on taking a trip while we’re in the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, then there’s no need to worry because we’ve got you covered.
Yes, we’ve broken up our vacation packing list into 5 different sections, each with its own further sub-list of items.
Take a deep breath before packing and use our handy checklist below to make sure you’re safe and prepared when you leave for your next trip.
Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2020” roundup post. Yoga retreats I have been either visiting or dreaming of visiting, retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad to more affordable ones nearby. What do you think is the best yoga retreat in the world?
As I write this I am preparing to go on my first international trip in a verrrrry long time (thanks coronavirus!). Although taking a forced break from travel for the first half of 2020 has been challenging, in some ways I’m grateful because it has allowed me to reflect on my eco travel practices and how environmentally sustainable they are.
I’ll be honest, I have been putting off curating my weekend in Berlin guide for a while now because… well, I have been a little overwhelmed as there’s just SO much amazing stuff to experience in this city.
But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that whenever I have friends or family planning short breaks to Berlin I recommend different things depending on who they are and what they are interested in — be that culture, clubbing, food, wellness or shopping.
Travel bans are about to loosen up, and many of us will be thinking about how we’re going to spend our holidays soon. For those who are prone to falling foul of wanderlust, Summer 2020 will hopefully bring opportunities to travel and discover new corners of the globe. If you’re in awe of Instagram images, it’s time to start making your travel dreams come true. Don’t be the person who wishes they were on an exotic beach or clambering to the summit of a snow-capped mountain. Be the person who is in the shot. If you’re keen to travel more, making a bucket list is a great idea. Write down all the incredible places you’d like to visit and start ticking off those destinations. Here are some unforgettable experiences you may want to add to your wishlist this Summer.
Cooped up at home the past few months due to social distancing – and feeling just a tad cabin fever-y – has resulted in me becoming an expert at virtual travel and travel journalling. With Google as my partner in crime, I have been planning city breaks, figuring out the best spots for a detox retreat and to go off the grid, and even trawling through my own archives to re-live some of my favourite hotels and beaches. But in all seriousness, lockdown has been taking a real toll on my physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, so when I do actually get to go on my next trip it will be a detox retreat, for complete rest and reset of my body’s systems.
As plant-based diets become increasingly popular, London leads the pack with some of the most innovative vegan food in the world. Join Stasher as we go in search of the best vegan restaurants in London.
Wulf and Lamb
With two locations in the city, Wulf and Lamb offers surprisingly affordable, gourmet vegan fare. The restaurant’s 100% plant-based menu features creative versions of Shepard’s Pie, Thai curry, and a hearty vegan stew. For folks with a healthy appetite, Wulf and Lamb offers economically-priced comfort food like their mammoth veggie burger combo and full vegan brekkie.
If you follow my Instagram, you might have seen that I attempted a no waste challenge last year. Now before I go any further, there’s a reason why I used the word attempted: my no waste month was admittedly less than perfect and there was a fair bit of infringement in the form of deep-set habits executed on autopilot.