August is the most travelled month of the year - the month all over the world when everybody takes their summer holiday.
Europe is busy and exciting in August, with all the retreat centers welcoming people from across the EU and further afield. The hotspot of Portugal is still a favourite, being affordable and a relaxed picturesque place with wide beaches and a great climate. Spain, with the Canary Islands and Ibiza, part of the Balearic islands, has always been a big attraction and this still reminds the case.
Then there's Italy with it's diverse landscapes and coastlines in the different provinces, which all have their own unique culture and food.
Across the Adriatic sea the islands of Croatiaoffer a feeling of old times, unchanged and beautiful and with a good array of retreats. If you are based in the UK you could look closer to home and try out one of the many long weekend and week-long breaks in the UK.
For those based in the US this summer month offers the opportunity to visit different parts of the country, most popular is the sunshine state of Florida and the Golden state of California. For somewhere different check out what's on offer in the Keystone state of Pennsylvania.
August also happens to be the biggest of all the big months for Bali. There's always lots happening here. From wavey beaches to the luxury resorts in the incredible rainforested center of the island, it's worth reviewing the many different retreat programs available here, from meditation, detox and wellness activities of all types, from fitness to spa pampering.