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Memoirs in Pafos

From a sleepy fishing village to a premier holiday resort

Memoirs in Pafos

In the last 20 years Pafos (Paphos) has seen many changes as it developed from a sleepy fishing village to a premier holiday resort that today hosts such spectacular events as it's annual opera performance -  The Pafos Aphrodite Festival - in the beautiful... more »

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Things to Do on a Budget

Things to Do on a Budget

Many people perceive Phuket with its luxurious and exclusive beachside resorts as well as extravagant activities to do as a stomping ground for the rich and sometimes famous.  For those of us who are not amongst the jet setting and ...more »

The best of Ionian Islands' beaches for 2014

The best of Ionian Islands' beaches for 2014

Many of you have already packed your bags for a magnificent trip to the Greek Islands. You dream of the crystal clear waters, the sandy beaches and all the fun you will have during your ideal summer vacation. Here in Greece we know for ...more »

Summer in Macedonia

Summer in Macedonia

Various attractions and places make Macedonia an attractive destination visited by both tourists and locals during the whole year and a country where you will enjoy warm hospitality. During the summer the temperatures can soar to the high ...more »

Bali Ferry Tariffs Increase

Bali Ferry Tariffs Increase

Sea travel is the principle form of transport for most of Indonesia’s 246,000,000 people. The country is the world's largest archipelago with over 17,000 islands and numerous ports across the islands. Passengers from Bali board ships in ...more »

Mushrooms, Manna, Middle Ages

Mushrooms, Manna, Middle Ages

The Madonie Mountains south of Cefalù are one of the most beautiful areas Sicily has to offer. Rocks, creeks, rare plants, giant holly trees, fairy tale forests, medieval castles, snow in winter, shade in summer, hiking trails, hearty ...more »

Lake Skadar - National Park

Lake Skadar - National Park

The largest lake in the Balkans, its vast waters circled by dramatic karst mountains and packed with wildlife, Lake Skadar is arguably Montenegro’s best kept secret.  Offering 400km2 of protected wilderness to explore, it’s a ...more »

Lombok the New Attraction

Lombok the New Attraction

Lombok is a gem in the Indonesian archipelago situated just 32km East of Bali. It has a rich and colourful background of Sasak, Balinese and Bugis cultures and offers the tourist a mix of verdant tropical backdrops, kilometre upon ...more »

 Sail Raja Ampat 2014

Sail Raja Ampat 2014

The Indonesian seas east of Bali will again host a huge maritime event which this year will be centred around the paradise islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua - Sail Raja Ampat 2014. This follows previous successful events designed to ...more »

Ecuador's Haciendas

Ecuador's Haciendas

One of the best travelling experiences in Ecuador nowadays is to visit one or more of the beautiful  Haciendas which have been converted into luxury and first-class country inns. Most of them are found in Ecuador’s Andean Region and can ...more »

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Retreats and Relaxation Articles

When a gigantic compendium of chocolate truffles won't soothe the perennial pain in your life, it's time to get pampered. No matter where you are in the world, or what type of budget you're on, there's always a little room for some personal relaxation. Whether it's a soothing soak in a Turkish Hammam, a rejuvenating dip in a Sicilian mud bath, a spiritual awakening at a Spanish yoga retreat, or a devilishly indulgent Indian head massage, My Destination have got it covered.

So if you are someone whose body aches to be massaged, buffed, preened or pampered, or simply curious to know what a 'microdermabrasion' or 'hot stone massage' actually entails, have a peruse of the following selection of Retreats and Relaxation articles. Here you should be able to find every type of salubrious, detoxifying, and stress-relieving spa, fitness and wellness programme that you could possible need. And if you don't, well, then there's always the chocolate to turn to...

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