Traveling the world can be thrilling, exciting, and adventurous. But it doesn’t always have to be about heart-in-your-mouth experiences and adrenaline-packed challenges. Sometimes, travel can be about relaxing, about self-discovery, and about treating yourself right.
Hitting the road to take care of yourself and indulge in a little wellness tourism can be the ultimate antidote to the daily grind of the 9-5.
So if a little self-care, reflection, and deep breathing sounds like a good idea, why not pack your bags and set off for one of these amazing wellness destinations.[spacer height=”20px”]
Lithia Springs Resort & Wine Garden, Oregon
Oregon is a wonderful wellness destination, all natural beauty and wide-open skies. The Lithia Springs Resort is a brilliant way to take a breath, relax, and practice a little self-compassion. You’ll do some classic mindfulness work, as well as a few sessions immersing yourself in the gorgeous natural sulfur springs of the resort. More active visitors may like to explore the local off-road trails, on foot or by bicycle. And there’s no self-denial or aestheticism to be found, with your days ending with a delicious glass of locally-made Applegate Valley wine in the gorgeous surrounds of the aptly named wine garden.[spacer height=”20px”]
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden, Germany
The spas of Baden-Baden are world-famous, and have been a health tourism destination for centuries. The lush landscape of the Black Forest mountains makes the perfect backdrop for this delightful hotel and spa, which has a history stretching back nearly a century and a half! Enjoy the luxurious grounds, head out for spa and thermal bath treatments in Baden-Baden itself, and enjoy exquisite fine dining in the on-site restaurant after a hard day of total relaxation.[spacer height=”20px”]
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
The Douro Valley in Portugal is one of Europe’s hidden gems, a stunning landscape of undulating hills, pretty medieval towns, and picturesque vineyards. Six Senses offers a beautiful and brilliant spa retreat in the confines of a 19th century historic house, offering a selection of wellness sessions including yoga, detox, meditation, and an array of spa treatments. The on-site restaurant serves up mouthwatering and healthy meals, made exclusively with locally-sourced ingredients, while the surrounding countryside offers endless opportunities for exploration. Finally, you can end your days with a glass of delicious Douro wine, the perfect way to complete your self-care.[spacer height=”20px”]
Impact Retreat, Topanga, California
Sometimes you really need a full, holistic, comprehensive transformation. For this, nothing beats a classic Californian mountain retreat, and The Impact Retreat’s Mindful Minimalism offering in Topanga is one of the best. The space is mindblowing, a minimalist construction of slick glass and steel that perches precariously on the peak of a mountain, seemingly lighter than air. Your own personal mindfulness coach will take you through an intense regime covering mind, body, and soul, ending up with a more centered, healthier, and more mindful you. They’ll even dive deep into your personal styling, helping you present this transformation to the world in a more reflective and authentic way.[spacer height=”20px”]
An AquaClass Cruise in Oceania
The open ocean can be an incredibly tranquil place to indulge in self-care, so consider a last minute cruise for your next wellness vacation. Celebrity Cruises offers an AquaClass ticket, providing access to a huge array of spa treatments and wellness perks, as well as entrance to Blu, the health-conscious restaurant aboard all of their ships. Book a berth on Solstice and enjoy this mindful and totally zen experience with the stunning landscapes of Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania as the backdrop, and add in mud baths, hot springs, and other exciting excursions guaranteed to put your mind and body at ease.
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