As we begin to understand our health and what makes our body happy, vacation or any kind of travel can present some unavoidable challenges. That’s why when I’m looking to reset and replenish myself, I choose energizing vacation destinations. So while relaxing by a pool in the hot sun for days with bottomless mimosas may sound enticing to some, I can guarantee that it will most certainly leave you in need of another vacation to recover.
It’s important to note that wellness on vacation doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Personally, I love to indulge in food I don’t typically eat, or have an occasional cocktail, but it’s all about moderation. So when I want to eat clean food, be in nature, be active, and most of all, relax, I go to one of my three favorite wellness-approved vacation destinations.
Sedona is a place that’s well worth the trip whether you’re lucky enough to live close by or if you’re coming from far away. Energetically, this is the most activated vortex in the world. We all have a field of energy and when we are in a place that’s in alignment with that energy it’s extremely healing.
- Hiking the red rocks, there are low and high-intensity hikes perfect for any fitness level
- Meditation and prayer
- Moon and sungazing
- Disconnect from devices
- This is an amazing location for healers and energy workers—I always do a massage at Enchantment!
- Mariposa: Latin-inspired cuisine with a stunning view of the red rocks. All of the food and drinks are absolutely amazing.
- Mii Amo Cafe: This is a farm-to-table style restaurant that’s located at Enchantment spa. They use organic, locally sourced, delicious, ingredients. It’s truly one of my favorites!
Rocky Point or Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Whenever I’m in need of an ocean getaway, I love going to Rocky Point on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It’s just a few hours from our home and it’s so worth it. The ocean is incredibly cleansing, and not only are the beaches astoundingly beautiful, but there is so much to do here. We buy our produce beforehand and rent a condo so we can cook our own plant-based meals. When I want to indulge in a cocktail, I use clean, clear alcohol like vodka or gin, with lots of herbs and soda water.
- Swimming in the ocean at Encanto Beach
- Yoga on the beach
- Floating in the ocean—healing for not only your mind but also your nervous system and the salt is incredible for your body and skin
- Beach walks morning and night
- Cooking—here’s a link to my favorite refreshing and cleansing cabbage salad
Staycation At Home
Going away can be stressful, between the planning and packing, I often prefer to do a staycation instead and spend the weekend at home. I like to stock up on fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies, turn off all of my devices, and take the weekend to relax without any obligations. I cannot stress enough how important it is that your home is always a sanctuary of comfort. Feng shui is key to creating this, I also suggest investing in quality, cozy bedding, and organizing your space so that your home is always a relaxing place you look forward to.
- Trying new recipes and cooking things we don’t typically make like paleo and gluten-free pizza
- When we’re not in the mood to cook, we order in from Flower Child
- Long walks morning and evening
- Swim and sit by the pool
- Find a good book—currently reading “Toxic: Heal Your Body From Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness” by Neil Nathan.
It’s important that when we take a break from our daily routine, we make an intentional effort to replenish our mind, body, and soul. Wellness, while we travel, is just as important as wellness in our day to day lives, and if you can incorporate just a few of the tips I’ve shared, it will make your transition from vacation back into your everyday routine that much easier.