Summer Travel Hell

Sunflowers season is drawing to an end here in the south of France.... Looking back, it seems that summer 2022 has been a season characterised by a variety of travel disasters. Flights, trains, and buses were cancelled at the last moment, bags lost or indefinitely delayed, connections missed, and exhausted passengers were stuck at airports …

Why walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela?

Walking the Camino de Santiago is on many people's bucket lists, but a good number of these people are intimidated by the physical and mental demands of walking the full distance. With this in mind, I created the ReConnect with Yourself, with Nature and with Others retreats to offer you the opportunity to first walk …

ReInvent Yourself Retreats

It seems that since the pandemic, travellers are more demanding than they used to be. In several Facebook groups, owners of self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation here in France have reported that guests are much more difficult and demanding than in previous years. "I’ve been feeling down lately, questioning if I should open the gîte next …

Meraki Morning Routine

How can you make sure that you squeeze every drop of goodness out of this day? #SavoirVivreVignette The simple answer might surprise you: start with an energising, purposeful and meaningful morning routine. The value of a morning routine is that it allows you to start the morning with intention, rather than allowing the day to …

Do Wellness Retreats have a Future?

Let’s talk about wellness retreats, since a good number of you plan to go on a wellness retreat in 2022 and since that is what I (purposefully and passionately) do for a living. What is a wellness retreat? The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as “the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead …