Keep quiet: can a silent retreat in Bali really soothe the soul?

Beautiful views, meditative walks and delicious food may create the perfect mood for a mindful break – but our writer discovers that being in the moment is hard work. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former YugoslaviaContinue reading “Keep quiet: can a silent retreat in Bali really soothe the soul?”

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. These choices – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxing

10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gîtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove hard to leave