From healthy retreats and solo journeys to holidays which are normally full-on, like skiing and city breaks, our writers show you how to ditch the itinerary, slow down and enjoy the moment
Looking for a place where you can enjoy your own digital detox and a break far from the madding crowd? Try South Shore Cottage (eileanshona.com, from £510 a week for two), the most remote of six cottages on the Scottish island of Eilean Shona. The one-bedroom property is reached by boat, cooking and lighting are by gas, and heating and hot water by wood-burning stove. Water comes from a private spring. Yet you’ll find Egyptian cotton sheets on the bed and a clawfoot bath for gas-lamp-lit soaks.