Author Archive for Joanne McFarlane

Joanne McFarlane is the Director of Soul Sanctuaries, a leading luxury wellness travel company. Launched in 2012, the company specialises in exclusive healthy holidays and authentic healing journeys across Asia. Formerly an Advertising Director in London, Joanne moved to Asia and spent over a decade on her own wellness journey, before launching Soul Sanctuaries to help others live with more balance, joy, and self-fulfilment.

The best private travel experiences in Asia

The best private travel experiences in Asia

When luxury travel to Asia soon returns, there are those of us with the budget and the desire for a private travel experience. Whether flying via private jet, chartering a private yacht, or renting a luxury private villa, the demand for seamless and exclusive travel is on the rise. Asia is well suited for this […]

5 of Asia's best luxury fitness retreats

5 of Asia’s best luxury fitness retreats

Let’s imagine a world where we can travel again freely and enjoy everything that a destination offers. Now think about your body overhaul to get back on that fitness track. Combining a well-deserved luxury break with finding your fittest self is going to be so popular once international borders re-open. Asia is perfectly placed to […]

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

5 amazing holistic healing retreats in Asia

Over the last year, we’ve seen our physical and emotional selves suffer. We were isolated from family and friends, lost our health and wellness routines, and our grounding in life. As we begin to think about future travel adventures, how can we address the healing process and destress at the same time? Asia offers the […]

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

When we think of beautiful temples in Asia, the Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or perhaps Borobudur in Java might spring to mind. Asia is full of stunning places of worship, reflecting Hinduism, Buddhism and other spiritual practices. Here, we take you on a journey of some of Asia’s lesser-known temples. Kailasa […]

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Have you been feeling isolated and lonely in lockdown? Recent times have emphasized how important human connection is. Left with only yourself for company, have you deepened your connection with yourself or binged on the latest boxsets? As travel resumes, long-anticipated adventures await and what better way to reconnect with friends and family than a […]

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that health is wealth. Taking good care of ourselves both physically and emotionally during these challenging times is essential. Yet, when travel resumes, is a simple beach holiday really going to be enough? Immune boosting retreats Immunity is the body’s innate ability to fight off disease. […]

11 ways to travel well in 2021

11 ways to travel well in 2021

As we slowly re-emerge from almost a year of little adventure, what will travel look like in 2021 and how can we travel well? In the first part of this article, we look at what you can do pre and during travel to ensure you’re feeling calm and fresh on arrival. The latter explores what […]