An illustrated guide to the world and its sacred wonders
Wellness travellers are seeking transformative experiences - wellness is, by nature, a journey and a quest. The concept of transformative travel is about finding experiences through trips that shift perspective and allow digital detoxing, connection with oneself, nature, communities and a sense of the bigger picture in life.
SACRED PLACES is a stunning new coffee table exploration for seekers of unusual and enlightening destinations, for both armchair travelling and as inspiration for future journeys. The book will be particularly focused on experiences, in addition to a full description of the place. For example, plant medicine ceremonies in South America, walking the Camino Way, Stonehenge on the winter solstice, wild swimming in Iceland's sacred hot springs and silent retreats. Entries also introduce the history and geography of the place, significant stories, dates to visit, myths, legends and ceremonies.
Clare is an author, journalist and award-winning editor with considerable experience in consumer magazine publishing. She edited Coast magazine for six years (during which time the title won a PPA Award for magazine of the year and she was nominated for four BSME editor of the year awards), she has also edited the National Trust magazine and Grand Designs magazine. Other titles she has worked for include Tatler, In Style, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Esquire. Currently she is associate editor of The Simple Things magazine, writing and commissioning features on travel, homes and gardens. She combines this with writing books -- The National Trust's Book of the Coast, three guidebooks for the National Trust, and Hidden Villages of Britain for Batsford publishers. Clare has an interest in ancient sites, a love of trees, herbs and gardening, and an enthusiasm for folkore and for keeping the eight solar festivals that led her to druidry, which she continues to practise.