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Traveling with Purpose: Self Care and Wellness Vacations to Take Now

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Whether you’re looking for a way to de-stress, wanting to get back on track with a healthy lifestyle, or simply craving a new type of adventure, a health and self-focused vacation may be just what you need.

The Global Wellness Institute defines “wellness tourism” as travel with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing. For some people, this may look like waking up for the sunrise, drinking a green juice, and hiking all day. For others, it may look like hours of extra sleep, a good book, and luxurious spa services. Whatever self-care means to you, wellness-focused travel is meant to leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and relaxed. We could all use that, couldn’t we?! Get some inspiration for your next wellness trip below!

Fitness retreat

Tired of the same old, same old when it comes to your fitness routine? Trade your home gym for a fitness retreat. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build strength, or simply better your abilities, a vacation focusing on physical wellness can be an extremely rewarding experience. Whatever your exercise of choice, there’s certainly a fitness retreat for you – from Pilates and yoga to hiking and biking to surfing and paddleboarding. These are often located in some of the most picturesque of places, so you’re guaranteed a stunning view while you’re breaking a sweat.

Spiritual getaway

Look inward and focus on yourself with a spiritual getaway. Meditation, a digital detox, and activities aimed at strengthening the relationship between your mind, body, and soul will leave you feeling reinvigorated. This can be a perfect way to restore balance in your life, seek clarity, or simply connect with yourself on a deeper level. Our best advice is to be open-minded – the more open you are to the experience, the better it will be.

Spa experience

Deep tissue massages, detoxifying facials, aromatherapy pedicures — these are just some of the things that often come to mind when someone mentions self-care. If those types of services speak to you, consider a spa-focused vacation. We suggest staying at a resort or a hotel with a spa attached so, between treatments, you can soak in a pool, relax in a steam room, grab a healthy bite to eat, or explore the property by foot. If you only have a free weekend or couple of days, this is the perfect trip for you. Even a quick spa getaway can help relieve months of built-up stress.

Overall wellness retreat

For a completely immersive experience, consider a wellness retreat or resort. Think healthy food prepared on-site; restoring exercise; programs that address stress, anxiety, and more; and quiet time to focus on yourself. The best part is that the experience is often tailored to your unique mental and physical needs. With the help of the expert staff, you quite literally create your perfect trip. A wellness retreat can truly shift your mindset and help you “get away from it all” so you can return transformed – mentally and physically.

Which type of wellness trip sounds right for you? Let us help you plan it. Contact us to start your journey.

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