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.
Stop saying that Summer is over! Kids are finally back in school, beaches are at long last quiet, it’s time to plan a yoga retreat Europe vacation! I know many of you (including myself) often look towards South-East Asia or South America for a retreat, but when the budget is tight and the time is short, there’s no need to go too far afield, as there are amazing options for a retreat in Europe. And while some countries may seem more appropriate than others for a relaxing yoga retreat Europe holiday because of their proximity to beaches or nature, I’ve found that there are fantastic options literally everywhere!
If you are traveling from America to Europe, then taking Iceland self drive tours is a brilliant idea, as it is pretty much smacked in the middle and it is honestly one of the most fascinating countries I have ever been too. Icelandair understood that and is now offering up to a seven-day layover at no additional cost on many trans-Atlantic routes. Once you’re in Iceland, because of the poor public transport system outside of Reykjavik, there are two ways to explore all the things to do in Iceland: either by A – joining a group tour (and you may have read that it isn’t exactly my thing…) or B – by renting a car and doing your self drive Iceland trip like a big adult baby.
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 what is eco travel, how my eco travel practices are and how much more environmentally sustainable they could be.
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 as part of a two day London itinerary.
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.
Since I have been blabbering about vegan Asam laksa non-stop for about a month straight, I thought it would be appropriate to provide you with a vegetarian Asam laksa recipe at long last. Asam laksa is a mix of Malay and Chinese cuisine, a noodle soup that is traditionally made with fish. It is widely available in Malaysia, Singapore and in some parts of Indonesia.
If you’re a traveller, now is a hard time for you. Unless you live under a rock, you probably know the coronavirus travel Europe situation is dire, and anywhere else is pretty much out of the picture. Even travelling domestically is a challenge. If you have plans, you may wonder if you should stick to them, postpone them, or what? Let’s talk about travelling and COVID-19.