Wellness Travel - All's Well

All's Well

Mel Stewart, Manager
Burnside, NS

 “Whether it’s a spiritual retreat, a spa escape, a luxurious beach getaway or a high-octane physical adventure, wellness travel takes multiple forms. At the end of the day, it’s all about experiencing those journeys that give you a new lease on life.”

As world travelers who see globetrotting as a way of life, Maritime Travel advisors are all too tuned into the transformative energy that each journey yields. “Travel in general—and wellness travel in particular—is all about exploring and discovering new ways of experiencing the world, while giving you a new lease on life,” says Sue Chisholm, world traveler and Manager, Maritime Travel, Surrey, BC. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re enjoying a Caribbean beach getaway, a rigorous hike along the ancient Incan trails of Peru, or a spiritual awakening during a secular pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.” 

Vacations have always been synonymous with re-charging your batteries and restoring energy, but today’s wellness travel trend has taken that concept to the next level. From educational and spiritual-themed river cruises to Balinese spa retreats and fitness adventures, travel companies offer a wide diversity of transformative journeys. Here’s Mel’s inside scoop on just three of them.

All’s Well: 8-Day Colors of Provence with AmaWaterways
Travel Style: Wellness

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Spend three nights in Paris before going to Lyon, France’s culinary capital. Savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. This itinerary with AmaWaterways offers a transformative journey that nourishes your mind, body and spirit through immersive wellness activities. With the guidance of a Wellness Host you will have the opportunity to participate in group fitness classes such as resistance band stretching, cardio and dance, based on each individual host’s expertise.

All’s Well: 7-Day Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley with G Adventures
Travel Style: Wellness/Active

Feel energy flow through your body with every step taken over the hallowed grounds of Peru. Your seven-day journey begins in the aptly named Sacred Valley with a taste of local food, before a stand-up paddleboard takes you across pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks. Each day has the chance for new discoveries with available yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the one-day Inca Trail Hike.

All’s Well: Active Discovery on the Rhine — 8-day cruise with Avalon Waterways
Travel Style: Wellness

This exciting 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Rhine in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. At each stop you’ll choose your activity — get some exercise on a biking or hiking activity, discover an off-the-beaten track site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity.

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