Donna Brooke is the owner of Sunlover Retreat in Tairua and an expert on making the most of a relaxing break.
We are not proposing X-rated activities here, rather some ways that you can make the most of precious time to yourself, escaping the everyday agenda of family and work commitments. Whether it's with your best mate, a group of mates, or solo, grown up timeout can be the best remedy for too busy lives. Good for your soul indeed.
Earth Energies Sanctuary You will be the only guests on this idyllic country estate, from your cabin set high overlooking the organic farm and native bush-clad valley.
How are you today? Most people say “great” or “fine”. But, let’s get a little honest here. Because for the next few minutes, we’re going to all hold hands in a circle of truth.
How am I? Short answer: Fine. Long answer: I’m writing this at 5.02 in the morning on another bloody diet. Like many people in New Zealand, I was hit with the “C” word in 2020. No, not Covid. There was an outbreak of carbohydrates at my place, and it spread like wildfire. Lockdown = love handles.
Experience the unexpected pleasure of a winter weekend spent road tripping around The Coromandel. Mild weather, beaches all to yourself and open, unhurried roads make The Coromandel an ideal spot to escape the crowds and recharge the batteries this winter.
“Bee pollen is a superfood. It’s what the bees feed their babies and is equally good for your skin. It contains everything your body needs to thrive.”
Winter Wellness at Te Moata If you’re looking for the perfect place to get off the grid and away from the hustle and bustle, strip back to simplicity and take yourself...
Thames: A Weekend RetreatAre you in need of a not-far-away weekend getaway? Often overlooked by it’s better known beach-bordered neighbours, you’ll be surprised to discover Thames is a town of...
Carmen Huter Jul 09, 2018 For the full story, check out Carmen's journal, and follow her travels on Instagram: @carmenhuter.
Hello FridayIs there any better feeling than getting in the car on a Friday and driving - just getting away, with nothing but a break in mind? Winter is the most...