Ker & Downey’s Vanessa Niven traveled to Bali in November for a stay at COMO Shambhala Estate. The holistic health and spa retreat offers a full wellness experience, with programs crafted for each client during their stay including yoga, Ayurveda, visits with a nutritionist, refreshing hydrotherapies, and spa treatments. We recommend a three-night minimum to fully take advantage of the wellness retreat, but even then, you’ll wish you booked your stay for a little longer.
The 2019 Lunar New Year ushers in the Year of the Pig. Characterized as ethical, socially-aware, and lovers of leisure, those influenced by the pig in the Chinese zodiac tend to be drawn to opportunities to give back… and opportunities to lay back. Take travel inspiration from the pig in 2019 with our suggested experiences that complement both sides of the pig’s noble and carefree personality.
With the fast-paced, high-speed life as today’s new norm, it’s no wonder that so many of us feel we just need to get away. One of the best ways to slow your pace and feel a sense of calm is to plan your own wellness retreat journey. Feel immersed in serenity and good health at these wellness retreats around the world, where there is nothing on the agenda except relaxation.
Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo recently returned from a trip to Greece. She shares her wellness journey and her experience on the island of Paros with us. A wellness retreat on the island of Paros with one of my favorite yoga instructors was the source of inspiration for embarking on my recent journey to Greece. Like many travelers, I had always been drawn to Greece for its’ iconic white washed buildings, ancient ruins, alluring mythology, dramatic scenery, and fabulous cuisine. I knew immediately upon confirming my space on the retreat that I could not travel all the way to Greece without […]
Wellness travel is gaining in popularity around the world. Writer Mary Bemis shares where to go to find some of the latest trends in Wellness Travel. With a focus on fitness, luxury spas are raising the bar for guests who want to stay in shape. From dedicating more space to smart new fitness facilities with top-of-the-line equipment, to creative classes for achieving specific goals, to taking it into the great outdoors—more resort and hotel spas are offering serious fitness programs for guests who place a priority on health and wellness. Reboot Your Routine In the ancient port town of Veli […]
A holiday away doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy lifestyle. Ker & Downey’s Jessica Rizzolo just retuned from an enlightening trip to the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain where she spent four days on a unique luxury wellness experience. For many people a healthy lifestyle and vacation do not go hand in hand; but there are a growing number of travelers, like myself, who do not want to “fall off the wagon” while on holiday. Similarly, there are jet setters who are seeking to “jump start” their journey to well-being without giving up the comforts of a luxury […]
Planning a long-haul flight? Wellness maven Mary Bemis shares tips on what you can do before, during, and afterward to avoid the common pitfalls of travel. To see her suggested carry-on items to make your flight more pleasant, check out our Travel Carry-Ons post. As a longtime spa and wellness expert, I travel the globe checking out new spas and indigenous treatments, tracking new trends and lecturing on how to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s important that I’m in the best mental and physical shape possible. Given changing time zones, frequent delays and unexpected overnights in strange hotels due to […]