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garden, living, alive, health, wellness

Aquaponics and hydroponics: the future of food?

Aquaponics and hydroponics are systems for growing healthy produce in poor soil or small spaces, or through a need to garden at some height off the ground.

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pests, insects, health, wellbeing, chemical

Bug off!

With good planning and maintenance, and a few natural remedies, you won’t need to use poisonous chemicals to get rid of unwanted pests.

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tasmania, southwest, west, bathurst harbour, strahan

Untamed Tasmania

Tasmania’s west and southwest are World Heritage-listed landscapes of rugged peaks, tranquil rivers and mysterious forests. Experience nature at its most awesome.

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India, tiger, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, travel

Tiger tales in India

We join a safari to discover India’s increasingly rare wild tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

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Retreat Articles

India, tiger, Ranthambore, Rajasthan, travel

Tiger tales in India

We join a safari to discover India’s increasingly rare wild tigers in Ranthambore National Park.Read more »

Wollongong, weekend, road trip, adventure, bushwalk

Wollongong in a weekend

Buckle up and head off to the one-time steel centre of Wollongong, where you’ll discover a seaside city with plenty of weekend-friendly treats for your mind, body and spirit.Read more »

whale, shark, minke, dolphin, dusky

10 incredible marine encounters

It's easy to forget that in the ocean’s depths live some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth. Dive on in to meet them in their home surf.Read more »

travel, health, safety, disease, overseas

A guide to healthy travel

Australians are travelling in record numbers but taking fewer health precautions. Here is your guide to how to avoid coming home with unwanted souvenirs.Read more »

India, Nepal, relax, Shirodhara, Ayurveda

India and Nepal: a quest for rest

Is it possible to find rest and relaxation in frenetic India and Nepal? After sampling a suite of traditional therapies, we find some translate while others, well, require a bit of luck.Read more »

vietnam, travel, health, wellness, retreat

A holistic traveller's guide to Vietnam

The cheerful people in the charming nation of Vietnam know a thing or two about respecting their bodies, minds and spirits.Read more »

China, Yunnan, mountains, shangri-la, tibet

Yunnan's magical mountains

Explore the mountains of Yunnan, a tranquil escape and a world away from industrialised modern China.Read more »

tiwi islands, tiwi, northern territory, travel, indigenous

Lost world of the Tiwi Islands

Join as we explore the Tiwi Islands, where we find out that culture, Catholicism, football and art are the things to discover.Read more »

Turkey, travel, Istanbul, God, Sema

A whirlwind quest to Turkey

Turkey’s mystical whirling dervishes are the emblem of Sufism, the inner dimension of Islam. And finding the real thing proves elusive.Read more »



Retreat Reviews

Gawler, Foundation, Set Your Compass, retreat, review

Find your true north

WellBeing attends a three-day Set Your Compass retreat to discover ways to connect with the inner self to find balance and, ultimately, inner bliss.Read more »

solar springs, retreat, bundanoon, NSW, southern

Retreat to Solar Springs

Do you ever feel like you want the world to stop for a few days so you can get off, relax and re-group, ready to face life again? Look no further than Solar Springs Retreat.Read more »

Australia, holiday, family, friendly, destination

10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots

Planning a getaway with your troop in tow? Children will love the excitement and adventure that these 10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots have to offer.Read more »

Canberra, Sydney, NSW, Southern, highlands

Spirit of the Southern Highlands

Retreat to the NSW Southern Highlands to feed body, mind and soul.Read more »

retreat, relax, inner, discovery, self

Yarra Valley: finding inner bliss

WellBeing attends a three-day Set Your Compass retreat to discover ways to connect with the inner self to find balance and, ultimately, inner bliss.Read more »

massage, Thai, traditional, aromatherapy, relaxation

Hot compress massage indulgence

We visit Château Élan Day Spa for a hot compress massage filled with therapeutic essential oils and dried herbs.Read more »

Norway, Viking, Legend, Bergen, fjord

Explore breathtaking Norway

Norway’s stunning shoreline is a dreamy landscape of fjords and glaciers that just may have been created by leisure-loving Viking gods and goddesses.Read more »

The Tops Organic Retreat, Barrington, Tops, national park, world heritage

Straight to the Barrington Tops

A short drive Sydney, the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park is a remote retreat with pristine air, food and water — plus all the comforts.Read more »

Retreat, yoga, meditation, Sydney, spirit

Bliss by the billabong

Two days of yoga, meditation and “me time” is the recipe for relaxation at Billabong Retreat near Sydney.Read more »