What is wellness travel? It means something different to everyone but this week Elena Sonnino joins us to share not only some of her favorite wellness retreats, but also how to bring wellness travel into all your trips.
ON THE PODCAST
00:25 – What Tamara and Kim Think about Wellness Travel
11:56 – Talking with Elena
13:20 – Difference between a vacation and a trip
19:26 – Taking a wellness trip for yourself
22:25 – Learning to surf
26:30 – Getting away on Your Own
28:24 – Why take a solo trip?
30:00 – Trips going outside of expectations
35:25 – Adding in wellness to your family vacation
39:11 – Getting the rest of your family into the wellness of your trip
42:53 – Getting kids involved in planning
44:50 – Elena’s favorite travel gear
50:06 – Tip of the Week
ABOUT ELENA SONNINO
Elena Sonnino is a Martha Beck certified life coach and RYT 200 yogini. She guides clients to create a more purpose-filled life – one led by intention, not expectation. She specializes in helping women learn to embrace their own epic belly flops with a smile on their face and gratitude in their hearts. Learn more about Elena and explore how to create the life you really crave with her free 5-day email course to find more purpose.
WELLNESS TRAVEL IDEAS
WELLNESS TRAVEL TIPS
- Falling is okay! If you are only focused on the outcome, you are going to miss all the little things in between. Learning to surf brought everything Elena has gone through in life full circle. Surfing may not be for you but something out there could do the same for you, so don’t miss out on the little things! It’s not all about the destination!
- The first question to ask yourself when planning that solo trip/time is, why is it that you need to get away? Is it just because you need to reset, because you need sleep… Pick your destination and design your itinerary depending on this answer, so that your trip will fit with that purpose.
- Don’t get caught up in checking things off your list! Fully embrace what’s around you, instead of getting stuck in your expectations. Expect the unexpected!
- Allowing for downtime in your trip can go a long way with how the rest of you trip will go.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Elena’s travel ‘uniform’ is a pair of Athleta pants and shirts, both short sleeve and long sleeve. She always has a scarf as one of her layers. She is also very much a carry on only girl, and her choice of luggage is Eagle Creek.
TIP OF THE WEEK
You can use Amazon Locker to ship things to yourself when you are trying to travel light. This helps you avoid hotel package handling fees. You can ship to one of these and pick it up wherever you are!
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