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Zen-Fullness Retreats

Enrichment of Mind, Body & Soul, Wellness Luxury Getaways

We all long for a time-out, and sometimes one vacation is not enough. While there are various travel opportunities to fulfill that urge to pack our suitcases and head out, one that has been left in the shadows for a long time is Wellness Travel. Of late, it has started to garner attention given that anxiety, stress, and fear are constant companions in our lives.

As an avid traveler, I often get asked, “What is wellness travel and who needs it?” I’m sure that’s a thought on many readers’ minds. After all, isn’t a “regular” vacation good enough to relax and forget the brunt of life we live day in and day out? The answer, surprisingly, lies somewhere in between.

The Wellness Tourism Association defines Wellness Travel as: Travel that allows the traveler to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase one's sense of wellbeing. These are not mere lounging by the beach sipping margaritas getaways, though some retreats do offer that as well.  This kind of travel is more for the enrichment of your “self”. True self-care is key, and while you get to experience all the luxuries of a vacation, these retreats offer more. From personal or group sessions with nutritionists and fitness experts, to yoga and organic cuisines, coupled with nature walks and sports, the purpose is to fulfill the time you spend in a truly relaxing setting. People are indulging in them to get closer to attaining nirvana.

All such retreats have a basic context of nurturing your mind, body and soul, and discovering a sense of total tranquility. There are two world-renowned resorts known for such attention to detail. The Zoetry Wellness Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning haven located in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and in Jamaica. The Greek word “Zoë” means “life” and “poetry” means “artful creation,” which inspired them to refer to their ultra-luxurious resorts as “Art of Life®.”

While there, dine on healthy cuisine, learn new techniques and recipes in cooking classes, and work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Be sure to also indulge in the luxurious spa, take part in yoga, and go on excursions to enjoy novel cultural experiences.

Closer to home, the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts are spread out across Massachusetts, Arizona, Nevada and California. They have a team of integrative physicians, nutritionists, fitness pros and mind-body experts to inspire and guide all those looking to expand their minds to a fresh new day, every day. Their outdoor adventures, fitness classes and tranquil environments make the experience everlasting.

Contact Nish Verma, Travel Advisor and Wellness Travel Specialist, at 908-517-1107 for more information on wellness experiences globally.