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The Gion District

One of the most beautiful and mysterious places you can visit in Kyoto

The Gion District

Snapping a picture of these elusive ladies is on the bucket list of every tourist

Gion district is the famous entertainment district in Kyoto, located south of Yasaka Temple. The old style scenery, whether coated in a dust of white snow, or the blazing heat of summer, is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places you can visit in... more »

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Our Top 10 Montenegro experiences for 2015

Our Top 10 Montenegro experiences for 2015

The River Tara is the longest and most beautiful river in Montenegro. Its canyon is world famous being the second deepest in the world after The Grand Canyon!  It is also known throughout Montenegro as 'The Pearl of the Mountains' with ...more »

Getting fighting fit at boot camp

Getting fighting fit at boot camp

My Destination Alicante marketing and sales manager Sharron Godfrey knows first-hand what life is like within the La Vida Boot Camp in Javea. She kept a record of her week at the luxury villa so you can get a feel for what to expect during ...more »

One of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto

One of the most iconic symbols of Kyoto

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 ...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 »

Rote Island east of Bali

Rote Island east of Bali

How would you like to live, or holiday, on a tropical island with a population of just 119,711 in an area of 1,200 km2 (463 sq mi)? That’s about 96 people per km2 or 258 per Sq.mi). Rote, just off the southern tip of Timor Island, ...more »

The Heian jingu shrine

The Heian jingu shrine

Kyoto is filled with ancient temples and shrines, and Heian Jingu is one of the most peaceful and beautiful. Out of all the shrines, this is by far the best one for nature lovers, and those who want to have a relaxing walk through the ...more »

Cenotes

Cenotes

The word, “Cenote” (say-NOH-teh) comes from Mayan dzonot, meaning "well". They are natural pits, or sinkholes, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Mexico's Yucatan peninsula is low and ...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 »

Top Awards for Bali Spas

Top Awards for Bali Spas

The St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali are both  celebrating wins at the 2015 World Luxury Resort Spa Awards.   ~ The St. Regis Bali Resort’s Remède Spa was named the Global Winner ...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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