‘Spice Voyages’ tours for connoisseurs
specialise in just-off-the-beaten-track-experiences with more than a dash of luxe.
I live between Bali, Perth, India, Morocco - & now Sri Lanka - so a Spice Voyage promises authenticity in unforgettable locations.
Discover the arts, cuisine and cultures of destinations whose rich cultures have drawn traders and travellers for two millennia along the Spice Routes from North Africa to Asia.
My next small group tour to Morocco is planned for Oct. '21 or May / October'22, depending on travel conditions. Please let me know if you're interested to know more, and do check the travel blogs here for stories from the last two tours in 2019.
We are currently positioned for courses in
mid-2021, but will likely postpone to 2022
Imagine cocooning yourself for a week by the sea, where all you have to think about is floating from yoga to painting to a massage or food or a swim ...
Unleash your creative potential
with professional artists, writers and yoga teachers in this seaside location.
With everything provided, all you need bring is your intention!
The retreats take place by the sea at Villa Nilaya and will be re-scheduled to coincide with travel advisory news from Australia and Indonesia, so register your interest now to be kept up to date with our news
Guests describe Villa Nilaya as 'a paradise of pleasure' that 'takes your breath away'.
You can call it your Bali 'home from home'.
take a look around with our new video tour!
We are operating throughout 2020 and have been welcoming guests every day since the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.
Absolute beachfront, direct beach access and fantastic snorkeling, a haven of tranquility just far enough from the maddening crowds to offer seclusion without being remote.
Let our chefs and masseuses spoil you with affordable, laid-back luxury for body and soul, with delicious food and stylish sea-side living
I'm currently tucked away by the Negombo lagoon on the south west coast of this beautiful island; these 'covid months' have been an opportunity to learn more about this culture, to write, make art and to thoughtfully plan my next tours and retreats
where to next ?
A small group tour to my favourite destinations here in Sri Lanka is tentatively planned for November 2021
BALI Painting +Yoga, Writing Retreats, June-July 2022
MOROCCO New Imperial Sea to Sahara Tour, 2021/2
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I live to share my love of people, travel, art, writing, and photography.
These are the pursuits which keep me in love with life.
Here on my site you'll discover more about my in-depth, small-group tours in Morocco, stunning art and yoga retreats in Bali, plus stories from my most recent travels in Morocco, India, Spain and here, Sri Lanka.
2020 is the centenary of the publication of one of my favourite travel guidebooks In Morocco by Edith Wharton, where she begins:
"The dream that I had so long dreamed of surpassed my dream"
... what's your travel dream ?
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