Tips for the perfect Day Spa

Tips for the perfect Day Spa

Holidays have always been about relaxation, yet increasingly people are also escaping the rat race to ‘actively’ de-stress. Hotel and resort providers have been quick to take note, offering bespoke wellness treatments which often come in the form of day spa packages. But how to choose the right package for you, and how to ensure you’re getting the best value?

The perfect day spa experience is one based on a person’s individual needs. Everyone is different, and the stresses we experience are likewise the product of our unique daily routines.

Importantly, a good day spa experience should focus not just on the physical ailments we bring along with us on holiday. It should help ease the mental – and dare we say spiritual – niggles that may affect our state of mind and ability to de-stress as part of our break.
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Ancient Hoi An’s traditional Vietnamese food

Ancient Hoi An’s traditional Vietnamese food

UNESCO world heritage listed Hoi An’s restaurants and street side eateries offer a tasty snapshot of traditional Vietnamese food. The town’s ancient feel and languid pace of life seem almost tailor-made for long meals and culinary exploration. For the food-loving traveller, Hoi An should be high on your Southeast Asian to do list.

These are the very best traditional Vietnamese foods in Hoi An.

Com Ga Hoi An

This fluffy, oh-so-chickeny dish is a staple of daily life in Hoi An. Com Ga – or Chicken Rice, as English speakers know it – consists of succulent shredded chicken over a bed of fluffy white rice cooked in chicken stock, often with a hint of turmeric for colour.  The chef sprinkles shredded papaya, spring onions and peppermint on top and adds a side of chilli sauce before serving.

Those looking for a taste of Com Ga Hoi An won’t need to go far – from street side food stalls to upscale Hoi An restaurants, each has their take on the perfect Com Ga combination.
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India’s monsoon the new frontier for travellers seeking the unique

India’s monsoon the new frontier for travellers seeking the unique

It may seem counterintuitive to consider taking a vacation where it’s pouring rain, yet for an increasing number of travellers, this is exactly why they don the dungarees and make their way to the annual monsoon in India.

Instead of sun-drenched beaches and steamy nights (though there’s still plenty of both), travellers are flocking to see rivers of rushing water, spectacular waterfalls, and colourful festivals. Add to that stunning water-scoured views and the irrepressibly friendly nature of Indian folk, and you’ve got a recipe for a very different holiday.

While there are a wealth of different experiences to discover, we’ve selected the very best.

The monsoon in India: Dudhsagar Falls – Goa

Dudhsagar

Come July, the Dudhsagar Falls – located on the Mandovi River on the border of Goa and the neighbouring state of Karnataka – reaches a crescendo as thousands of tonnes of water flow over the falls in a cacophonic cascade.
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Eat your way around Greece

Eat your way around Greece

Food in Greece follows time-worn traditions handed down over generations amid one of the most continually inhabited places on earth. The country’s rich history, close sense of family, and longtime love affair with the sea make for an approach to cuisine that is flavorful, minimally processed, and distinctly its own.

For the food-loving traveller, it’s worth planning a route through Greece that will serve up the very best – and the most iconic – Greek dining experiences.

Food in Greece – Athens and surrounds

Whether it’s down in the Plaka – old Athens- or in the capital’s newest quarters, you’re never far away from some of the very best food in Greece. While the capital inevitably attracts cuisine from across the rest of the country, the city serves up some tasty treats of its own.

Avoid the tourist traps, where bolshy touts try to harang you through sheer force of will to look at their menu, and head to a quiet local taverna for a plate of Keftedes – deep-fried meatballs made from varying ingredients including fish, cheese, lamb and tomatoes.
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Get more out of your Karma membership

Get more out of your Karma membership

With 26 hotels and resorts worldwide a Karma vacation ownership membership is already great value – and we’re always looking to give our members more. That’s why we partner with RCI timeshare, the world’s largest holiday timeshare exchange.

The long-standing partnership allows Karma members to benefit from RCI timeshare’s vast network of affiliate global resorts and hotels – almost 4,500 resorts in 100 countries – and swap Karma membership points for time at resorts outside the Karma group of properties.

Importantly the reverse is also true – Karma receives thousands of guests a year through RCI timeshare’s expanded network, meaning more value for our Fractional owners and investors.

How RCI timeshare works

Through Karma’s vacation ownership program, existing Karma members receive points to use across Karma’s global properties. It’s an attractive and savvy way to add value to the member experience – instead of sharing time and being limited to a single block of it each year, members can utilise their points at multiple properties year round.
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