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One of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto

The incredibly unique Golden Pavilion

One of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto

The Golden Pavilion, a spectacular sight all year round, is particularly beautiful in autumn

One of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji, or The Golden Pavilion. For years it has consistently been one of the top tourist destinations in Japan. If you are coming to Kyoto, make sure to add this ancient temple to your must-see... more »

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Almyra Hotel

Welcome to the wonderful world of Almyra Hotel

Welcome to the wonderful world of Almyra... Commanding a stunning view over the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the beautiful Almyra hotel is modern in design with a clean, minimalistic lines and contemporary luxurious furnishings that ...more »

The amazing 10,000 gates in Kyoto

The amazing 10,000 gates in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari is an image most people are familiar with when they think of Japan, the red "torii" gates have been a symbol of the country for centuries. Set on the mountain Inari, this temple is like no other you will visit on your trip ...more »

Health Safaris Are All The Rage Now

Health Safaris Are All The Rage Now

Choosing a safari itinerary where you can keep in shape is becoming increasingly popular among discerning travelers who don’t want to arrive back home carrying excess baggage.  At least that’s what our clients are constantly telling ...more »

Iceland Off the Beaten Track

Iceland Off the Beaten Track

I’ve lived in Iceland my whole life, and I feel like it doesn’t matter how much I travel around it there are always so many places I have left to explore. So when people come here for a few days and see only the most popular places, ...more »

Škocjan Caves - UNESCO Heritage

Škocjan Caves - UNESCO Heritage

Although we could debate the deep meaning of the quote stated above, we'll use its shallow version to express our excitement about UNESCO protected heritage – The Škocjan Caves. Treasure hunt begins with a short and delightful walk ...more »

My Bali Holiday

My Bali Holiday

Angela Quarrington from Australia contacted My Destination Bali about the itinerary for her trip with daughter Lucy, and we gave her some hints and advice. Here are some of her tips if you intend holidaying in beautiful Bali.   My ...more »

Iceland Self-Drive: The Golden Circle

Iceland Self-Drive: The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is the iconic, most popular Icelandic day tour. It is probably the most touristic thing you could do in Iceland, but there's also a reason why it's popular: There are some unique and amazing things to see/do there. The ...more »

Nyepi Day 2015 in Bali

Nyepi Day 2015 in Bali

If you planned on landing in Bali between Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March this year, you will need to change the date. Bali Ngurah Rai Airport will be closed from 6 a.m. on the 21st until 6 a.m. on 22nd. All of Bali effectively shuts ...more »

Captivated by Vietnam's best Beaches

Captivated by Vietnam's best Beaches

Vietnam is a crowded, bustling and somewhat chaotic country. Its big cities are a magnificent blend of ancient culture, modern development and the type of organized chaos many of us dream of but it’s important to escape this from time to ...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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