Everybody wants to Eat, Pray, Love (a beginner’s guide to travelling for mind, body and soul)

It’s become the manifesto for people yearning to do something different with their lives. Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ (which tells the story of her journey through Italy, India and Bali to cure herself of depression and feed a hunger to lead a more spiritual life) has encouraged…

Beaches to Brag About: Corners of Coastline that Deserve to be Seen

Sand…sun…sea; the checklist to the perfect summer break. The trouble with settling on which beach to choose is that usually everyone else has discovered it as well. If you prefer your slice of sandy heaven to come without being sandwiched in by the sun lounger crowds, plan a beach break…

Never Smile at a Crocodile: 5 Places to get Way too Up-Close and Personal with Nature

Lunch with Jaws: Diving with Sharks, South Africa There’s nothing quite like a dinner invite when you feel like part of the meal rather than a fellow guest. As fascinating as it is terrifying, you’ll get about as near to the teeth of a Great White as possible as you’re…

5 Quirky Bathing Experiences

A plain old soak in the tub is now officially passé. Here are just five of the many weird and wonderful places around the world which put more zing in your bath time. Hamam scrub-down: Istanbul, Turkey You haven’t been to Turkey until you’ve experienced the hamam (or Turkish bath)…