Author Archive for Katie Chown

The luxury of self-catering

The luxury of self-catering

In a nutshell, self-catering is ‘the action of staying in accommodation with facilities to cook one’s own meals’, but have you ever thought about this way of holidaying as a luxury? No? Then you’ll want to read on – from more freedom and total privacy to oodles of space, it offers so much more than […]

The luxury of solitude

The luxury of solitude

Disconnect to reconnect. That’s the essence of the luxury holidays that garner my attention. The luxury of space to do things, the luxury of time to yourself, the luxury of solitude – to remember what makes you, you. That’s the ultimate luxury holiday in my mind. Alone time to reset my mindset and get the […]

The luxury of time

The luxury of time

Time. A phenomenon as yet undecided, undeciphered, unreal. It exists as both a concept and a reality. Many physicists, mathematicians and philosophers have tried to unravel it, hypothesizing and postulating till the cows come home. But it remains an elusive illusion. “Time – nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once” – Physics Nobel […]

The luxury of space

The luxury of space

I read an article in National Geographic once, about the innate reflex of personal space, how clever it is that our minds can imagine where objects are in our vicinity without them even being in sight. It talked about how our environment affects our stress levels, making us more or less effective at work or […]

Glamping has evolved

Glamping has evolved

Glamping; one of those made-up words that goes viral and suddenly everyone and their neighbour seems to have been glamorous camping. It started on festival grounds, where money was to be made from VIP sections that kept you clear of most of the muddy crowds. And then it went a bit more mainstream, with bunting […]