The best wellness retreats for 2019

Once, a simple hangover breakfast might have sufficed for a reset on January 1, but not today: The world is moving lightning fast and keeping up doesn’t generally include taking a moment to breathe.

So, it’s no surprise that the retreat trend continues to grow: According to the Global Wellness Institute, worldwide wellness was a $4.2 trillion industry in 2017, with $639 billion dedicated to “wellness tourism.”


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The Upgrade: 4 Apps For Women Who Travel Solo

Solo travel is one of those journeys that can help you discover yourself and change your mindset forever. We believe that every woman should go on a solo adventure at least once, but we’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that it can be scary and challenging for many people. From worries over navigating foreign language barriers to safety and combating loneliness, the experience definitely tests you.

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Travel tips, before you go advice: Why every traveller should have a bucket list

I have a bucket list. I only came up with it a few weeks ago when I wrote a story for Traveller about the idea of a “reverse bucket list” – the things you shouldn’t do – and was asked to also list the experiences I genuinely did want to have before I died.

Until then I’d never really, properly, thought about it. I’ve written about the concept of a bucket list plenty of times. I’ve advised other people to put things on their list that I’ve enjoyed. But I’ve never sat down and thought about the five things I really, really want to achieve in my travelling life.

– Traveller

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The Most Affordable Destinations For Your 2019 World Adventures

As we’ve said many times before: Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. There’s always a way to get someplace new without breaking the bank. Sometimes it’s bidding your time and shopping the flights. Sometimes it’s eating out of grocery stores instead of restaurants. Sometimes it’s couch-surfing your way from city to city. Often it’s a combination of all of the above. One surefire way to assure that you save money is to go to a place that’s already cheap.



10 Ways to Become a More Mindful and Financially Savvy Traveler

How does someone travel successfully in 2019? With social media occupying so much of our time, it’s easy to define a successful trip as one that pulled in all the likes. But while taking advantage of your Instagram-worthy destination isn’t a bad thing, there’s definitely more to an incredible vacation. To get the most out of your travel, you want to experience things you’ve never encountered before. You want to immerse yourself in a new culture, and visit a combination of “must-see” spots and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

– Travel+Leisure

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