Coco Ocean Resort & Spa is the most luxurious hotel in The Gambia. Whether visiting for the day to enjoy its excellent (and very reasonably priced) spa and restaurant or enjoying a longer stay, it is the perfect place for relaxing and escaping the hustle and bustle of The Gambia.
Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset
Winner “Best Value Hotel” for the Condenast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023, The Eastbury is an elegant, luxury hotel with a wonderfully quirky spa with a great range of accommodation options.
What to wear cold water swimming
It's December. The air temperature is 6°C and the water is about 10°C. I'm swimming in the sea under a clear blue sky, enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face. Although the cold water stings my legs and arms, being in the sea is bliss. It's invigorating and...
7 unique thermal spas around the world
People have been enjoying the benefits of thermal spas, bathing in the water from natural hot springs, across the globe for thousands of years. Floating in the mineral-rich water as steam rises up around you is a pleasure I'd highly recommend. One of my first...
The benefits and risks of cold water swimming (and why I love the Bluetit Chill Swimmers)
Earlier this year I started swimming with a local group of cold water swimmers known as the Bluetits. I’m hooked! But what are the benefits (and risks) of cold water swimming?
Austria’s Vulkanland | Chocolate, wine, and thermal waters
Millions of years ago Vulkanland in Styria, southern Austria was moulded by powerful, volcanic events. Today, it is a tranquil Arcadia where you're more likely to find wine or even chocolate flowing (as opposed to lava) amongst the rolling hillsides and dense forests....
The ultimate spa weekend at Foxhills Country Club, Surrey
Picture a historic stately home set in 400 acres in the Surrey countryside. Roaring fires, wood panelling, an outdoor hot tub and fluffy robes and slippers, not to mention cocktails to die for. Foxhills Country Club & Resort was the perfect location for my spa weekend with the girls.
Make it a Red Letter Day with an experience gift this Christmas
Most of us have far too many ‘things’ in our lives, so this Christmas why not give an experience gift instead from Red Letter Days. I opted for a luxury spa day but what would your ultimate experience gift be?
How we planned our eco-friendly honeymoon
From finding the right hotel to embracing the local culture, here are my top tips for enjoying an eco-friendly honeymoon.
Park House Hotel and Spa, a well kept Sussex secret
The Park House Hotel and Spa is an absolute gem, tucked away in beautiful Sussex. The stunning restaurant, fabulous spa and grounds make it well worth a visit.
Get off the beaten path and unwind in The Gambia
From yoga on the beach to drifting along the river in a pirogue or canoe, get off the beaten path and unwind in The Gambia.
A memorable night glamping by Lake Bled
Glamping by Lake Bled at the foot of the Julian Alps, in cosy wooden huts, each with their own hot tub. The perfect setting for a romantic break for two and my favourite place to stay in Slovenia.
Finding my Nirvana in Mallorca
Earlier this year I spent a wonderful weekend in Mallorca, an island that I love. My visit this time may have only been brief but it was a real treat staying at what I now consider to be the best spa hotel in Mallorca, if not the whole of Spain, Hotel BonSol. A gem of...
Things to do on a girl’s getaway to Brighton, East Sussex
There are plenty of great things to do in Brighton on a girl’s getaway or day out, from strolling along the lovely seafront and shopping in The Lanes to a luxurious spa treatment followed by an indulgent afternoon tea.