Wellness travel is about putting health & well-being at the center of travel. It's taking time to reclaim what on-the-go lifestyles have put on the back burner, well-being! So, if you want to know how to plan wellness adventures, this is the guide for you.
travel that proactively seeks
to maintain or enhance the
mind, body & spirit. As well as support or increase one's sense of well-being.
Since you are here, I bet you too are looking to travel in ways that are healthier, more authentic and provide stronger connections.
Sometimes people travel with the primary purpose of wellness in mind, like a yoga retreat. Yet, a growing majority of travelers simply wish to incorporate elements of wellness into their travels. This means that wellness travel is for just about everyone.
This wellness travel guide is for those of you who are looking to infuse wellness into your wanderlust travel plans, whether a little or a lot! So you can better explore, immerse, savor & enjoy!
Supporting & enhancing well-being is most effective with intentional planning ahead of time.
Choose locations that suit both your health needs and speak to your intuition.
Seek out activities and experiences that will bring you joy and enhance your health & well-being.
Wellness Travel Planning
The good news is there are simple ways to build as much or as little wellness into every travel adventure- whether a day trip, a weekend getaway, or an extended vacation.
The first step is to be intentional about your goals. As a starting point, ask yourself some wellness planning questions to help determine which area/s of your health need some attention- physical, mental, or social. Then match those to needs to your travel interests as you begin to research & plan.
Starting with intention prepares you for the next step. Which is to seek out & choose destinations, accommodations & activities that support your health & well-being.
With a bit of prioritizing and planning you can build a framework to keep your energy up, stress down and make your travels more enriching & rewarding!
Consider the types of places and amenities that would increase your sense of well-being. And don't forget about the comfort factor!
Choose locations that suit both your health needs and speak to your intuition. Go someplace that you get excited about.
Incorporate activities that enhance your mind, body and spirit. And don't forget to add in activities that you love and enjoy doing.
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Start by asking yourself what kind of environment would be conducive to your health needs & trip goals.
Think about what amenities, services & activities are offered or available in the area.
to support the body look for fitness amenities, pool, proximity to outdoor pursuits, custom sleep experiences & organized wellness programs.
Relax the mind with saunas, spas and locations that offer peace & quiet or are immersed in nature.
And To connect with others try options that have more direct connections with proprietors- B & B, family-run hotels or Homestay.
have trails for walking, hiking &/or biking, active & outdoor pursuits water, as well as rivers, lakes, oceans or thermal baths
parks & green spaces, wildlife experiences, food markets, tours and/or cooking classes & fresh, seasonal & sustainable foods
spaces & places for relaxation, spiritual places (churches, temples or religious monuments) to explore, or courses & workshops for intellectual discovery
All destinations have something to off the wellness minded traveler. So, when planning a trip itinerary, first consider your passions and interests.
Visit somewhere that gets you heart fluttering!
You're re more likely to immerse yourself in travel when the destinations resonate with your personal goals and desires.
Be sure to choose locations that suit both your health needs & speak to your intuition.
Travel offers countless activities & experiences to enrich your health & well-being. Whether you want to relax & unwind, be active, reconnect with nature, or discover fabulous food, there are so many experiences waiting for you. Considering how to enrich the mind, body, & spirit is an easy approach.
FOR THE MIND: Take a local class or workshop, find an activity that pushes you out of your comfort zone, book a digital free experience or peak your intellectual curiosity & try a Context Travel Tour.
FOR THE BODY: Head to the spa, take a walking tour, rent a bike, try a new outdoor pursuit, eat lunch from local food market, or book an immersive food experience with locals through Eatwith or BonAppetour.
FOR THE SPIRIT: Carve out alone time, make a pilgrimage to a place of spiritual significance, experience awe by watching a sunset, or get close to wildlife (birdwatch, snorkel or go boating).
Planning Your Self-Care
If you are traveling solo, then much of your own self-care will already be wrapped-up in your planning.
But, if you are traveling with others, you'll want to take some time to plan out your own self-care.
Click below to visit these T & I resources that will help you maintain your health on the road.
10 Engaging Ways To Practice Self-Care On The Road
Self-Care Travel Guide
Digital Detox Travel Tips
Travel Your Way to Better Well-Being
Travel is so much more than a mere collection of wonderful experiences. It's also about how our lives are enriched by the journey.
Travel helps us to experience joy, connection, & gratitude. It allows us to find change in ourselves.
And perhaps most importantly, it helps us to transform into a better version of ourselves.
And, thank goodness for that!
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Be sure to share this with anyone who would love to build their well-being through travel!
Recharge Your Life: How to Plan a Wellness Day Trip
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