Articles by: Lee

Your guide to France: what to eat and drink

Your guide to France: what to eat and drink

France is the epitome of food and drink, and you won’t go far without falling in love with something, as every region has a delicious speciality for you to try. And while the recipes may seem complex, it is the amazing, locally sourced, fresh ingredients that are the solid foundation […]

by January 23, 2019 Travel advice
Meet Oli & Flo, the team behind our Italian gastronomic adventures in Tuscany

Meet Oli & Flo, the team behind our Italian gastronomic adventures in Tuscany

Oli & Flo make a great team. Their previous careers and skills have blended perfectly to create everything great holiday hosts need. Add to that their love of food and passion for locally sourced produce and you get the ultimate foodie getaway off the tourist trail in Tuscany. But how […]

by January 16, 2019 Cooking holidays and wine, Our chefs
Meet Mary and Pat, our photography holiday hosts in the Algarve, Portugal

Meet Mary and Pat, our photography holiday hosts in the Algarve, Portugal

Portugal really does have it all – food, history, culture and breathtaking landscapes. And our photography holiday has been created so keen photographers have the opportunity to capture it all. Host Mary and photographer Pat have created a special week by holding the holiday in two locations during the week […]

by January 14, 2019 Creative holidays, Our artists
Your guide to Portugal: what to eat and drink

Your guide to Portugal: what to eat and drink

Portugal has been a cultural hot pot for thousands of years, with Romans, Moors, Catholics, Eastern shipments of spice and Jewish communities all settling over the centuries. Add to that ports and fishing villages, mountains and wild forests, all of this has led to a rich cuisine with dishes based […]

by January 8, 2019 Travel advice
French cooking | Chef Poul’s classic French onion soup recipe

French cooking | Chef Poul’s classic French onion soup recipe

French onion soup is a timeless classic, perfect for vegetarians and cheese lovers alike. The perfect starter for Christmas dinner, or a perfect meal within itself. So you can imagine, I was thrilled when Chef Poul, from our cooking holiday in Brittany, sent over his version for me – it […]

by December 14, 2018 Recipes
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. […]