Female First: Things to Do By The Sea In Winter

Call me strange (many do) but I prefer going to the coast in the winter. Here in Norfolk we’re pretty lucky to live just a stone’s throw from a plethora of beach options, and then there is neighbouring Suffolk too. Even if you don’t live close to the sea, a drive to your nearest coastal […]

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A Buddhist Silent Retreat in Northern India

For less than £100, you can spend 10 days on a meditation retreat in Northern India at the Tushita Institute, located a short distance from the Dalia Lama’s residence in Dharamsala. This was by far the most beneficial thing I’ve ever done for my mind and soul. In 2013, I spent five months travelling around […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Malta

Although I was born and raised in the East of England, and with ancestral roots in both Scotland and Sicily, more often than not I feel the most connected to my Maltese heritage. So with holiday-booking season upon us, it feels like a good time to share with you my insider’s guide to the beautiful island of Malta. With over […]

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Cley Windmill: A romantic break for 3

Every child, teenager and adult dreams of exploring a windmill. So when Roots and Toots was invited to stay in a converted 18th century windmill in the village of Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk, I knew this would be the perfect first mini-break for our newly formed little family. Although I must admit, I was feeling […]

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Part 2 – Jerte Valley: Land of the Picotas

Valle del Jerte – or the Jerte Valley as it’s known in English – is a playground for nature lovers. If you’re looking to avoid the tourist trail and explore untapped Spain, you’ll discover the essence of the country in this picturesque location, which is a two and a half-hour drive from Madrid on some of Europe’s […]

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Lucid Dreaming on Holy Isle

Length: 4 nights Course Leader: Charlie Morley Cost: £308 single room, £264 twin each, £232 dorm. All inclusive rate. If like me you’re fascinated by dreams, then this weekend trip to the Holy Isle is perfect for you. It takes place once a year, usually in the spring, sometimes in the early summer. Spaces are […]

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