Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

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. 16. Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand Thailand is much more than the beaches and cluster of islands that it has become known for. Further inland and off-the-beaten track is a plethora of lush landscapes, … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

Mother Nature Reclaims: Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor in Cambodia, one of the largest ancient structures in the world, is also one of the best examples of how Mother Nature reclaims her sacred sites. Sacred sites refer to an area of land deemed especially sacred to Mother Nature and her indigenous lifeforms. Many architectural constructions, namely places of worship, have been built on sacred sites around the world, the ancient city of … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Angkor, Cambodia

Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

There’s no place like home, so when an advert to take on Melin Llynnon windmill on the island of Anglesey came up, top patisserie chef Richard Holt gave it his all and is now the proud owner of the last working flour mill in Wales. The 26-year-old Anglesey-native – who has worked as head pastry chef at Marcus Wareing’s 2 Michelin Star The Gilbert Scott … Continue reading Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Islands’ voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Next April, the Faroe Islands, nestled halfway between Iceland and Norway, will again temporarily close, for one weekend only, to tourists except for 100 volunteer visitors who are willing to work on projects that maintain the islands and help to preserve nature. It follows the success of the Faroe Islands’ first-ever voluntourism weekend held earlier this year. The islands, under the Closed for Maintenance campaign … Continue reading Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Islands’ voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is a gorgeous coastal town in the south-west of Italy, synonymous with citrus groves, dramatic cliffs and deep valleys. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento also serves as a gateway to the historical ruins of Pompeii in one direction and the stunning Amalfi Coast towards the west. It is also where you’ll find another historical, albeit lesser known site, known as Il Vallone dei … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa, Richmond, South Africa

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. 15. Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa, Richmond, South Africa The African wilderness is a place of serenity, harmony and balance where Mother Nature remains largely untouched and her animal kingdom roam freely. Duma Manzi … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa, Richmond, South Africa

What is Slow Travel?

You may be familiar with the Slow Food movement, which aims to preserve regional cuisine, local farming, communal meals, and traditional food preparation methods. In a similar vein, Slow Travel is essentially a mindset that encourages authentic experiences and emphasises connections to local people, the environment, cultures, food and music. A mindful approach to travel, Slow Travel encourages travellers to focus on quality over quantity, … Continue reading What is Slow Travel?

Go Native America: Tours of America by Indigenous guides give true insight of the land and its peoples

Anyone visiting North America and wanting to get a real insight into the country’s true culture and history would do well to check out Go Native America. One of the largest tour companies in America that specialises in Native American cultural tours, Go Native America offer visitors a unique way to learn about and experience Native American culture with Indigenous guides. Specialising in fair trade, … Continue reading Go Native America: Tours of America by Indigenous guides give true insight of the land and its peoples

Avebury and Silbury Hill: Exploring a henge and a hill in England’s Wiltshire

The UK and neighbouring Ireland are islands steeped in magick and history. That awareness is growing for me on a daily basis as I continue to embrace this side of the planet that is presently home. That said, this knowing becomes particularly heightened for me around the Solstice time, especially Summer Solstice, when the desire to head to the ‘Henge, as it were, becomes most … Continue reading Avebury and Silbury Hill: Exploring a henge and a hill in England’s Wiltshire

The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Cities around the world are making good use of disused space and filling it with nature. Paris’s Promenade Plantée is the world’s first elevated park, built on the former Vincennes railway line. Stretching 2.9 miles, Promenade Plantée runs from just east of the Place de la Bastille through the 12th arrondissement to the Peripherique highway. The elevated park features an array of trees, plants and … Continue reading The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France