A year spent in home quarantine baking banana bread and catching up on Netflix leaves us jonesing for a new lease on our wellness plan. Shake up your health routine with a change of scenery, healthy outdoor adventure, nourishing organic foods and uniquely inspiring and life-affirming experiences.
- Bend, Oregon
Though this high desert oasis has a reputation for microbrews, do not be fooled. Bend is an incredible destination for fishing, hiking, golf, mountain biking, rock climbing, yoga and more. With a lively local food scene offering vegan and organic options, and myriad options for fitness and recreation, a visit here is a wise investment in your wellness plan.
- Orcas Island, Washington
Nothing quite compares to the pristine views of Puget Sound from Orcas Island. Known for its quiet farms, slow pace and epic whale watching, securing a vacation rental for a week will soothe mind, body and soul. A hike up Mount Constitution followed by a healthy “seed to table” meal from Doe Bay Café is guaranteed to leave you dreaming of island life for years to come.
- Austin, Texas
With a vibrant organic and vegan food scene and an unlimited number of fitness options, Austin brings a little excitement to your wellness travel. Jump on the Colorado River for kayaking and stand-up paddling, then catch some live music to round out your wellness experience in this colorful and unique locale. This wacky city is all about having fun while being healthy.
- San Francisco, California
With beautiful landscapes, nearly unlimited options for yoga, meditation and fitness, and a healthy food scene, the Bay Area offers a rich travel experience that will rejuvenate and inspire. Walking, biking, hiking and sailing are just a few of the outdoor options to take advantage of in this beautiful region.
- Ojai, California
Nestled 75 miles north of Los Angeles in a picturesque valley, Ojai is brimming with healthy food, arts and culture, crystal shops and opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, rock climb, golf and play tennis. Join a yoga class, browse the outdoor shelves at Bart’s Books, then enjoy a plant-based meal at Hip Vgn. You will never want to leave.
- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
This charming historic town on the Piscataqua River boasts an abundance of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, golf, fishing, sailing, whale watching and sunset cruises. With an impressive array of healthy food options, a colorful history and careful attention to COVID-19 safety protocols, this unique family-friendly spot makes healthy travel fun.
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe has been attracting tourists with its mix of native culture and modern art, striking 7,000-ft Rocky Mountain vistas and Spanish Colonial charm for literally hundreds of years. Add a visit to an Ayurvedic wellness center, along with an abundant array of legendary organic restaurants, and you’ve got yourself a dose of rejuvenation unlike any other.
- Kauai, Hawaii
Known as "The Garden Isle," Kauai’s lush and stunning landscape hosts vast tropical rainforests, jaw-dropping mountains and sparkling beaches. Surfing, yoga, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling and kayaking provide a vast array of outdoor activities, and healthy, fresh food abounds. Give yourself at least a week to explore this largely undeveloped and breathtaking island to restore body and spirit.
- Burlington, Vermont
Biking, skiing, skating, fishing, hiking and sailing are just a few of the many outdoor activities the Burlington area has to offer. In summer, visit the vast array of native foods and farm-fresh produce offered at the Burlington Farmers Market. Burlington is a vibrant city offering a rich arts community, an abundance of organic and healthy food options and stunning views of Lake Champlain.
- Sedona, Arizona
Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of National Forest land, breathtaking red rock formations and evergreen vegetation, Sedona is the land of hope, renewal and healing. Sedona boasts an abundance of well-trained and compassionate healers, vortex meditation sites and spectacular outdoor recreation, hosting a life-transforming wellness opportunity that must be experienced to be believed.