Take a tiny break and let your imagination run wild with my mini vacation series. Hear the birds, feel the wind: immerse yourself for a minute in completely other day than the one you’re having, somewhere totally different. Instant relaxation. And a new one every Friday.

Video: 1 minute holiday: Talalla Beach, Matara, Sri Lanka

Ahhh, it's getting chilly in the Norther Hemisphere again so I'm dreaming of being back in Sri Lanka. I've not been since 2012 - which is a really long time for me. I usually go every year around my birthday in August. But last year I was fooling about in New York...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Step Tank, Hampi

Now this truly is a wonderful architectural thing - the step tank at Hampi. Yet another reason it's a Unesco heritage site - I really have no idea why it's not as well known as Anchor Watt. There are a few impressive step tanks of this sort of ilk scattered over...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Queen’s Bath, Hampi, Karnataka

So we've been on a bit of a Hampi kick recently - and as it is my favourite place on earth... I'm going to give you a bit more of the joy of the place. This week we're at the Queen's bath. A swimming pool solely for the Queen (as you can tell by the name). Thing is,...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Rickshaw ride at Hampi Bazaar

Remember we took a ride in a rickshaw together back in Bangalore? Well this week, we're bouncing along through the Unesco world heritage site that is Hampi. We're in Hampi Bazaar, and you can see the crowded streets, cows and glimpse of the gopurum of the temple...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: The river at Hampi

So, this week we're sitting under a holy tree next to the river in Hampi, the UNESCO world heritage site (and my fave place in India). You can hear the clang of the bell to wake the idol in the temple, the hum of tourists and pilgrims and the incredibly annoying sound...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Kits Beach Vancouver

A small departure for us in the world of 1 minute holidays (see what I did there with the pun about departure? Ahem). Anyway, moving on - this is our first guest 1 minute holiday. We've seen tiny vacations from staff before, but never from a friend of Rethink. This...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Grapes on the vine

You'll remember I was away on a jolly this week. At a vineyard no less. All very grapey and lovely it was too. I was the guest of the lovely Four Seasons Winery, near Pune in Northern India. I shall share more about how us high rolling bloggers coped without such...

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Video: 1 minute holiday: Brighton Beach, UK

Just a quickie for you today - this is where I was in May last year... and oddly this is also where I will be in May this year. I like the cyclical element to that. It's a tiny bit like Mozart, but more travel based. Now, back to the impending launch of my first...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Mai Khao Beach, Phuket, India

A few people have been asking me what it was like where I was staying last week, so here it is. Rather lovely, as you can see. Mai Khao is a National Park in the north of Phuket Island (which is the largest in Thailand). How so many lovely hotels have been built there...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Trafalgar Square, London

I took this weeks 1 minute holiday in the dark days of February 2013. As you can see, Britain was living up to it's reputation for somewhat rubbish weather. But do check out the glory of the National Gallery - gorgeous, eh? Even on a day this likely to rain. -:--:-...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Oradea, Romania

Now, this is something I've been wanting to do for a while - bring you 1 minute holidays from some of the lovely people that work with Rethink Central. As you know, I'm in India, but perhaps what you don't realise is that most of the team is very far flung as well. We...

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Video : Happy New Year!

Assuming it’s actually become 2014 where you are that is. If not, do hurry up and join us. I suspect 2014, is going to be rather lovely. It's been with us in India for at least 9 hours now and even though it's all new and crispy, it’s settling in rather nicely. At...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Baby turtles to the sea!

Now this weeks video is something very special. I've been saving it as something of a finalé for the year. I was privileged enough to go to a baby turtle sanctuary in Sri Lanka two years back. They allow you to help save baby turtles - olive ridgebacks - by releasing...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Bearing up in Northern Kerala

Last year I took a bit of a jaunt to the delightful Neeleshwar Hermitage, to check it out as a possible venue for a retreat. Gorgeous, eh? There are beautiful cottages, miles of untouched beach, and brilliant Ayurvedic treatments.. but it's down possibly the worst...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Temple carvings at Halebid

Now, this is something special for you this week. Mind you, it's also only 30 seconds long, so I'm doing you out of the whole 1 minute glory. And, it was before I upgraded to my new fancy camera, so it's not terribly high res. But despite all that, I think you'll be...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : That is a beautiful curve – Park Crescent, London

This week we’re at the stunning Nash statement that is Park Terrace at Great Portland Street. As you may know John Nash made a huge contribution to the look of London at the end of the 18th Century. And his work is still visible in many places – all round Regents Street and Regents Park for a start. Across vast swathes of tourist literature, the images that we think of as London, are often his designs. If you know what Buckingham Palace looks like – you’ve seen some of his work.

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Back on Hawah Beach

A few weeks back I was getting nostalgic for Kovalam where I used to live when I first came out to India. So I shared some 1 minute holidays on the beaches right next to my apartment. So get a coffee and pull up a chair to enjoy a tiny little 1 minute holiday in India.

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Video : 1 minute holiday : The Golden Temple, Amritsar

After last weeks damp volcano 1 minute holiday, I thought you deserved something a bit warmer and a bit more Indian. So to continue the theme of what I was doing about this time last year, here's a lovely minute from my trip to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. There are...

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Sunrise at Rethink Central, India

This is a bonus 1 minute holiday. I shot it this morning just after I was woken to the mostly lovely rose coloured light coming through my windows. I often wake at dawn, but I rarely venture onto the roof to view the glory of it all. But today I grabbed my phone and made this rather wobbly little video for you, so you could also share the joy of it all.

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Video : 1 minute holiday : Spring in Amsterdam

Several of you lovely readers asked to see a little more of Amsterdam - and as luck would have it, I made several '1 minute holiday' videos while I was there. This is where I was standing when I shot the 'live your perfect life' video that was up on the Rethink Blog a...

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