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Up on the Glacier: Mindfulness in Alaska

Photo by Chris Burkard A Mindful Trek on a Glacier Did you think taking a cruise was a cool way to see Alaska? On a glacier trek 10 miles from Mount Denali, you’ll conquer a part of Alaska few humans have seen. A tanned, bearded snow guide named Nikolai is 50 feet ahead [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

Self-Care for Healers and Caregivers at CIVANA Carefree

CIVANA Carefree: A Restorative Getaway When do we take the time to focus on our own vitality—as caregivers and as healers? How we implement self-care for healers is an important question and one I need to ask myself. It’s been an intense few weeks for me and my family. Lots of assignments at work, a [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

A Return to Ritual: Maui’s Celebration of the Arts

Sacred Ceremonies and Chanting Honor Tradition, Spiritual Healing, and Gratitude at Maui's Celebration of the Arts A line of people make their way to Kapalua’s DT Fleming Beach in the pre-dawn darkness. Despite the silence, there’s a heightened sense of excitement in the air. For some, it’s the first time they’re about to embark on [...]

By | March 4th, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

Relaxation Meets Revelry: A Restorative Honeymoon in Punta de Mita

Laurel House and her husband on their restorative honeymoon in Punta de Mita, Mexico. My idea of a vacation is more of what most might call an adventure trip. I love packing my days with tours, visiting villages, and exploring an area’s culture and people. But when it came to planning my honeymoon, [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Travel|0 Comments

Chores Not Required: A Farm Stay as a Retreat Destination

  Sometimes you just need to get out of town. A change of scenery is a beautiful thing, and spending downtime in an environment you don’t typically find yourself can be especially beneficial. Thoughts of getting away from it all can conjure images of digging your toes into the sand, reading an entire book in [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Catalina: An Island Retreat for Yogis

  As any good yogi will attest, taking a yoga practice on the road brings with it a whole new sense of enlightenment. Yoga retreats in exotic locales abound. The price tag for such a getaway, though, may seem daunting. So when we heard about the one-day Yoga/Hike collaboration between REI and Catalina Island, our [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats, Travel|0 Comments

“I Love You…” Santa Barbara: A Romantic Weekend and the Three Words that Make a Relationship

  We had been dating for several months and it was time to take the next relationship step. The words had been dancing in our minds and even out loud (he let it halfway slip out when saying good night on the phone—that slip let loose released a flood of butterflies in me). We were [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Esalen Update: from Rain to Renewal

View at Esalen; photo by Ira Israel After weeks of rains it was extremely sunny on the south side of the Julia Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur on Sunday, February 12, 2016.  Which made it even more surreal when the California Highway Patrol officer told us that we would probably have to [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

The Make or Break Vacation Date: Getaway with a Potential Partner to Carlsbad

  Private Pool in the Spa Suite at The Spa at Park Hyatt Aviara Sometimes a date over coffee, tea, or even dinner just isn’t enough time to determine if someone is playing games or looking for a forever partner. As a single mom, I have no time to waste and I’m ready [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

How to Choose a Yoga Retreat

A yoga retreat involves connecting with the people on your trip. Photo of Kate Hinkens and Ellette Crawford by David Young-Wolff Once upon a time there was a person referred to as a travel agent. Not only would they book the best routes and times for journeys, they knew exactly what information would [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments