Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 9. Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal Portugal’s Douro Valley, listed as a world heritage site, is renowned for its picture-perfect landscapes, steep terraced vineyards carved into mountains, and sprawling wilderness. The region is also home … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Natural water park: Termas Cacheuta, Mendoza, Argentina

Termas Cacheuta [Cacheuta Water Park] in the Mendoza province of Argentina is a beautiful natural water park, where geothermal-heated mineral water sourced from just a few metres underground give visitors a warm welcome, amidst the stunning backdrop of the surrounding Andes mountains. A delightful natural water park made from natural stone, Termas Cacheuta features hot springs, thermal pools and streams, water slides, wave pools and winding … Continue reading Natural water park: Termas Cacheuta, Mendoza, Argentina

Epic Retreats: Happy glamping in pop-up hotels in Wales, the Land of Legends

Have a legendary glamping holiday this year in the Land of Legends as Wales celebrates with a series of pop-up hotels offering holidaymakers a unique experience steeped in magic, mysticism and folklore. The pop-up hotels or travel pods have just finished a month-long stint in Wales’ rugged mountain region of Snowdonia. From 10 July to 11 September, the new home for the eight glamping units … Continue reading Epic Retreats: Happy glamping in pop-up hotels in Wales, the Land of Legends

Magnificent blue glow lights up the southern coast of Wales

South Wales-based photographer Alyn Wallace witnessed a magical glow of royal blue transcend upon the sea at Three Cliffs Bay near Swansea. The Breacon Beacons-based landscape and astronomy photographer captured the scene on the night of 18 June, during the waning moon phase. Alyn Wallace described the magical moment as “one of the most incredible experiences” of his life. The glow that lit Three Cliffs Bay … Continue reading Magnificent blue glow lights up the southern coast of Wales

Sustainable Stays: Danta Corcovado Lodge, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is world renowned for its eco lodges and there are plenty to choose from – from the luxury to the eco glamping . If you desire a truly authentic holiday experience in Costa Rica – one where you feel at home immersed in the life, traditions and customs of the locals and the environment – then you may be able to narrow down … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Danta Corcovado Lodge, Costa Rica

The Alpine Coffee Shop: A palm oil-free café at the heart of Snowdonia National Park

The Alpine Coffee Shop, situated at the heart of Snowdonia National Park, is magical and unique for a variety of reasons. It is housed in a complex of Gothic-style stone buildings, which make up the Betws-y-Coed Railway Station, in a quaint village that provides a hospitable entrance to holidaymakers to North Wales’ mountainous and rolling hills region. This quaint cafe, with its welcoming aromas of … Continue reading The Alpine Coffee Shop: A palm oil-free café at the heart of Snowdonia National Park

Sustainable Stays: Magic Ranch El Palmar, Cádiz, Spain

Magic Ranch El Palmar, a beachside retreat that includes two stunning wood cabins, is an idyllic space set in the midst of Andalucia’s surf capital, El Palmar in Cádiz. Spain’s El Palmar – a long, straight stretch of unspoiled, golden-sand beach – is popular with surfers and has a lively nightlife during the summer. In spite of its proximity to the Atlantic shore and the local … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Magic Ranch El Palmar, Cádiz, Spain