Ready, jet set, go. Weekend jaunt or tropical escape, traveling is the quickest way to put us in that wellnessy state of mind. Even when we can’t take off for a month to frolick in the jungle, just the fantasy of ‘butt in sand, coconut in hand’ is enough to provide us with some stress relief. Desk-based vacay, anyone?
We asked around this spring and found out where a few of our fave women in wellness are headed this summer. Their answers blew us away! Get ready for some major travel inspo – these ladies’ passport plans will give you all the summer guidance you need…
Barrett Prendergast, Valleybrink Road | Korakia in Palm Springs is not just for lovers; it is the ultimate in relaxation for a mom’s weekend away. Hanging by the pool, eating fruit kebabs, and reading magazines…what more could we ask for!
Whitney Tingle, Sakara Life | I’m getting married in Tel Aviv this June. After the wedding we’re taking a big group down to the Dead Sea because it is my favorite wellness destination (aside from my and Danielle’s hometown of Sedona!). I love to float around like a Hippo in a big bathtub. And the sunsets are spectacular. When I leave I am relaxed on a whole different level.
Danielle DuBoise, Sakara Life | Currently I’m in Tulum, fresh out of a mud bath and now enjoying a platter of grilled local veggies, handmade pineapple sorbet and the best coconut margarita ever. This place is literally a slice of hippie heaven… Incense, green juice and yoga all beach side, conscious and done with love. I’m staying at Azulik, an eco-hotel that’s electricity free and the only sound you hear at night is the splash of waves hitting your porch (which has a swing and a hot tub). It’s hard to hang on to one’s worries here as this little place is a beautiful reminder that the pleasures in life are always the simplest.
Nitsa Citrine, Sun Potion | I’m excited to take a trip to Japan to shoot Female Artists and Activists (in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kyushu, Nara) with my friend Tasya for a project we are working on called Women With Superpowers. I’ll also be traveling to New York, Mexico City and Oaxaca. If I am lucky, Europe, France and Portugal too. I’m always dreaming of swimming in the Mediterranean!
Kelly LeVeque, Be Well By Kelly | One of my favorite trips this year was New Zealand and Australia. Wellness is made easy there: farm to table restaurants offer gluten free, dairy free, vegan and paleo options. Hiking makes it east to log 15,000 steps a day, suck up fresh oxygen and enjoy pasture raised or wild protein from the farm you passed on your way into town. Australia offered some amazing yoga studios like Humming Puppy, a Schumann Resonance studio thats design and music is actually the frequency of the earth itself and helps to ‘ground’ you through your practice.
Jordan Younger, The Balanced Blonde | In June I am heading to Maui on my yearly family vacation. It feels like a second home to me because the people in Maui are so laid back and the pace of life is so me. I can’t wait for my daily fresh acai bowls, beach yoga, and lots of pool time! I am also headed to Nicaragua, Ojai, Charleston (first time! I need recs!), Napa Valley, Portland, and in early fall I will be headed to Sumya Island, Indonesia.
Geri Hirsch, Because I’m Addicted | Put me on a plane and I’ll go anywhere! I’m dying to go to Paws Up in Montana for an outdoor wellness retreat.