What is Wellness Travel?
You might have heard the phrase wellness travel tossed around in casual conversation while discussing upcoming vacation plans with friends or seen the phrase printed on popular travel blogs and magazines. It's also completely possible that reading this post is your first time pouring over the idea of wellness travel. If you're new to the world of wellness travel and wondering how it could fit into your life, you are absolutely in the right place.
I'd love to know: What comes to mind when you think of wellness travel? Do you picture exclusive spa resorts, yoga in the rainforests of Costa Rica, or maybe a solo trip to a remote destination? None of those pictures of wellness travel are incorrect, but to say that they encompass wellness travel as a whole leaves out a world of possibility.
The first (and maybe most important!) thing I want to tell you about wellness travel is that it can be a part of your everyday life, starting right this second. You don't need to travel across the globe, or even out of your hometown, to experience some of the benefits of wellness travel. Traveling for wellness means going on a trip that will change you for the better while you're away. Your goal is to return home mentally, physically, and/or spiritually stronger than when you left.
The size and shape of your adventure doesn't matter, as long as it provides you with a sense of renewal. There are no restrictions or rules about how long your journey should last, how far away from home you must venture, how much money you have to spend on your trip, or what activities you'll enjoy while away. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to traveling for wellness. It's about you, your needs, and what you can do to fulfill them.
Wellness travel is about seeking balance, rather than the typical overindulgence we often experience on vacation. It's about reducing stress and looking after your physical and mental wellbeing. One of the most beautiful things about wellness travel is that is can look exactly how you want and need it to. For some, the best wellness vacations will include a week (or two!) of adventure-fueled physical activities like yoga, paddle boarding, hiking, cycling, or sailing. For others, getting away to a well-designed space or a scenic corner of the world opens doors to stress relief and relaxation, even if it's just for a single afternoon!
What will your first wellness journey look like?