Travel beats - our online travel magazine
The team at Eats & Retreats couldn't agree more, which is why our website not only lists some of the most diverse and appealing villas and apartments in the world, but also includes in-depth, insider guides and articles on all the destinations we offer.
The writers in our Travel Beats section come from a wide range of backgrounds, and between them have traversed the globe several times over in search of new experiences and inspirations. Some of the contributors are based in the countries they describe, others write as they travel, providing insights into new locations, tastes and adventures in their own style, with honest appraisals, an eye for detail, and plenty of tips to help you decide if a particular continent, country or location is the best place to choose for your next villa holiday.
A genuine feel
Unlike traditional online magazines painting pages with poetic descriptions and touched up photos, at Eats & Retreats we prefer a more dynamic, comprehensive approach and our Travel Beats are therefore written to give you a genuine feel for the places featured on our signature site.
Our destination guides include top 5 'bucket list' choices that provide a quick reference to the highlights of a particular country, city or island escape. More intense feature articles then go into more detail, focusing on a range of attractions, culinary experiences, activities and cultural sights in each country, city, town or beach resort. Each story is written from a personal perspective with observations, suggestions and honest criticism, all designed to give our visitors a rounded perspective and help them make informed choices when planning their villa holiday.
Eats & Retreats travel beats provide fascinating insights that go far beyond the usual sales speak otjer wise so common. The concept is as much a modern online travel magazine as it is a functional web resource. Our writers are not afraid to "say it how it is", and we firmly believe their opinions and observations add depth and interest that will inspire people to visit many of the places in the articles and experience them first hand.
Explore the world
The Travel Beats are a constant work in progress, with new features on new destinations added to the archives all the time. This means you can explore the world, research your favourite places and holiday pursuits in detail, then make informed holiday plans well beyond simply choosing the perfect villa or apartment to stay in. Travel beats open the globe to you at home so you can match your trip to your personal desires and aspirations and "travel to your own beat".
Eats & Retreats - Travel to your own beat
- A Taste for Tapas
Distinctive Spanish flavours offer something special on a trip to the real Spain
- Active Lombok
There's plenty more than sand and swaying palms to keep energetic visitors occupied on Bali and Lombok
- 3 ski resorts in the Swiss Alps
Come winter or summer, Europe's most sophisticated slopes are the place to be "scene".
- Top 5 to-dos in Mexico's Riviera Maya
The range of attractions makes planning a harmonious holiday easy.
- Koh Samui Midnight Run
The first of its kind, The Koh Samui Reggae Pub Charity Midnight Run.
- Natural Wonders on Hawai
Nature goes well beyond typical in the 50th state.
- Eat your way round Crete
Despite the tourist traps, food adventures in Greece still abound.
- 5 Croatian islands
Only around 5 percent Croatia's islands are inhabited, making for a whole lot to explore.
- Hot and Wet
Discovering Costa Rica during the rainy season and discovering hot springs at La Fortuna
- When In Rome
In the immortal words (or thereabouts) of Shakespeare, a fountain by any other name is still a fountain.
- Surfs Up on Bali
Year round breaks and professional guides to catch the perfect wave.
- Songkran Sensation
If you're travelling to Thailand in April, be prepared for the Songkran water festival.
- I do...to underwater love
A wedding service like no other, Trang celebrates its 17th underwater wedding ceremony.
- Head for the hills
4 picturesque villages in the Alpes-Maritimes department, southeastern France
- Young at heart
The magic of Malta entices families for fun packed summer madness.
- The Riviera Revisited
For an inquisitive soul, Nice stands out a cultural gem surrounded by sea and sand.
- Of Gods and Men
Gods of men or men of gods? An attempt to find the difference in Greece.
- Cool Dogs Hot Steam
Enjoy the perfect combination in Canada's scenic mountains
- Samui International Bike Week
Biking fever grips Samui with over a 1000 bikers heading to take part in this annual event.
- The Spirit Of Malta
The Maltese archipelago offers treasures by the sea.