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.
Trying to get your travel on?
Check out our guides to living well in St. Lucia, London, Ojai, Portland and this dreamy luxe list.
A nice multi-cultural representation for sure….Come on! Really? There are no ethnically diverse people in the world of wellness???
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