Articles by: Lee

Meet Zarqa and Patricia, our yoga and wellness hosts in Sintra, Portugal

Meet Zarqa and Patricia, our yoga and wellness hosts in Sintra, Portugal

Patricia and Zarqa’s yoga retreat happened quite by serendipity. Despite already being fully committed to a life full of health and wellness, it was a chance encounter that led them to the coastal retreat they now call home. Just a stone’s throw from the stunning local beach and Portugal’s famous […]

by December 11, 2018 Our wellbeing instructors, Wellbeing holidays
Join the local Christmas spirit on a health retreat in Thailand

Join the local Christmas spirit on a health retreat in Thailand

Christmas, although one of the most festive times of the year globally, can be a real bummer for our health (the increased cocktail intake and huge quantities of food don’t help!). Holiday parties, family gatherings and the cold weather all stack up against you… However, there is a solution! Whether […]

by November 21, 2018 Wellbeing holidays
Italian cooking | Fritto Misto: Chef Rita’s favourite Christmas recipe

Italian cooking | Fritto Misto: Chef Rita’s favourite Christmas recipe

When I visited Rita on her cookery holiday last year, one of my absolute food highlights was Fritto Misto, lightly fried seafood and vegetables piled high and splashed with lemon. Good Lord! I can still taste it now. As a homebody during the Christmas season, I have only learned from […]

by November 7, 2018 Recipes
Top singles holidays for Christmas and New Year 2018

Top singles holidays for Christmas and New Year 2018

Do you often get to 1st January and feel exhausted wondering Christmas can’t be more relaxing and enjoyable? Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE Christmas but it’s time to make time for yourself and use your holiday time to actually have a holiday. So why not make this Christmas all […]

by October 26, 2018 Singles holidays, Solo travel articles & advice
Guest review: how Kate’s Pilates holiday in France has got her back on the right track

Guest review: how Kate’s Pilates holiday in France has got her back on the right track

Kate found herself in the predicament we all find ourselves in at one point or another – time off work but no one else free to join you on holiday. She was desperate get away and decided to just take the bull by its horns and join a singles holiday. […]

Italian cooking | Chef Oli’s recipe twist on traditional bruschetta toppings

Italian cooking | Chef Oli’s recipe twist on traditional bruschetta toppings

Preparing delicious authentic Italian food doesn’t always have to result in a messy kitchen. Enter bruschetta (pronounced /broos-keh-ta/) – fresh crusty bread topped with fresh ingredients, such as the classic chopped tomato and basil. It’s a favourite of Chef Oli, who loves to share the wonderful simplicity of bruschetta with […]

by October 16, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Guest review: what happened on Dennis’ Swedish home language immersion course

Guest review: what happened on Dennis’ Swedish home language immersion course

With interest in home language immersion programmes growing day by day, there is no doubt that the trend for language immersion holidays is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. But, naturally, they always throw up the same questions and concerns… “What exactly does living and learning with your […]

Famous Shipwreck Bay on the island of Zakynthos

Meet Denia and family, our activity holiday hosts in Zakynthos, Greece

“Antonio and Effie could not have been more attentive than they were. I had a fabulous time with them.” Diane – a solo traveller who has recently returned from our cooking and wine holiday in Greece. Yet another glowing 5 star review for Antonio and Effie’s family who run our […]

by September 20, 2018 Our artists, Our chefs
Guest review: Sue takes the plunge and heads to Nice on her first singles holiday

Guest review: Sue takes the plunge and heads to Nice on her first singles holiday

I very distinctly remember talking to Sue several times over emails and the phone to help her plan her very first solo holiday overseas. With a bit of French already under her belt, Sue was considering a French language holiday but she was so nervous, it was making me nervous […]

Guest review: Pamela gains new creative perspectives on her painting holiday in France

Guest review: Pamela gains new creative perspectives on her painting holiday in France

A lifelong lover of art & advanced painter, as well as painting instructor, Pamela is no stranger to the creative world. However, even teachers sometimes need a change of scenery to regain new perspectives and refreshed approaches. Pamela found this painting and drawing holiday in France while looking for an alternative to […]