Caroline Sylger Jones
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Caroline Sylger Jones is an author and freelance journalist who has been writing about spas, retreats and healthy holidays since the late 1990s. She travels the world reviewing them for newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Tatler and Elle, and is the author of Body & Soul Escapes and Body & Soul Escapes: Britain & Ireland (Footprint Books).

Caroline is also the editor of healthy travel website, which features honest, in-depth reviews of spas, retreats, yoga breaks and healthy holidays written by journalists and offers advice to help people find the right wellbeing break for them. She runs The Retreat Consultancy as well, a service to help new retreats start out or improve what they offer.

Caroline lives in Devon in England with her husband and daughter where she reads novels, enjoys live music gigs, goes for coastal walks and tries not to overdose on green tea between trips.

Entries by Caroline Sylger Jones

What's It Really Like on a 10 Day Silent Retreat in Thailand?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 July 2015 | (13:09)

2015-07-07-1436266562-8088731-BuddhaBangkokCarolineSylgerJones.jpg Laughing buddha © Caroline Sylger Jones

I haven't spoken a word in eight days. From my agonizing half-lotus position in the meditation hall, I watch William the English monk draw finger-circles on the table in front of him. 'Life is an uncomfortable...

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New Year Wellbeing Holidays 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2014 | (10:45)

Want to wake up on New Year's Day feeling fantastic? Here's my pick of health spas, yoga holidays and wellbeing breaks that will help you start 2015 with a clear head.


Stretch yourself out with Destination Yoga in Spain

Running from...

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Sea Air and Simplicity in St Mawes, Cornwall

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2014 | (16:27)

Caroline puts her feet up at Dreamcatchers in St Mawes © Caroline Sylger Jones

Going somewhere that reminds you of a happy time can help you destress

An unassuming seaside village on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes reminds me of...

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Three Retreats to Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2014 | (11:57)

Got a niggling feeling that something isn't quite right? Most people who go on an intensive retreat do too. It might be your job, your health, your relationship, your stress levels... Whatever you feel like changing, here's my pick of three retreats that have helped others turn their lives around.

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Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2014 | (12:44)

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping...

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