Find Your Everyday Wellness...

...In far off lands, at home and everywhere in between.

Get Kids Talking With Three Good Things

If you ask my daughter to tell you about our month long trip to Italy several years ago, she would launch into a second by second accounting – of being locked in a bathroom on the island of Murano. If you asked her if she enjoyed her trip to Riviera Maya for Spring...

Stay Organized No Matter Where You Are

Last week, I posted an update to my Facebook wall….sharing my progress on a mindless afternoon activity of putting all the school holidays, early dismissals and teacher workdays on my calendar (instead of working on my never ending to-do list). The comments on...

Take a Luxury Wellness Retreat at the Lodge at Glendorn

At first glance – skeet-shooting, fly fishing, kayaking and hiking might not sound like ingredients for a luxury retreat much less a luxury wellness retreat. Or at least, my suburban-city-loving self would not have associated luxury with activities that remind me of...

When My Travel Bucket List Becomes Real with the Grand Teton Half

Love it or hate it, I found myself on Facebook at the right place, right time. What I assume must have been a sponsored post came into my feed – and was so compelling that not only did I click – but I made a decision in that moment to commit to making it a reality....

A Guide to Stay on Track with Marathon Training While Traveling

Marathon training feels like a second job. Hydration, nutrition and training regimens take center stage – sometimes above all else during a training season. But if you are anything like me, a love of travel can get in the way of long runs and routines. So the question...

How I Learned to Love Skeet Shooting

“Track it. Blast it. Follow through.” Could shooting a bright orange clay target – zipping through the sky really be that easy? And? What was a suburban mom and wife with no interest in guns doing at a trap and skeet range? How does one go from not...

Why I Travel: To Experience Firsts

In many ways, this has been a summer of firsts. Actually – the pattern of firsts started when the clocked struck 12:01 am on the first of the year. Firsts that could only occur outside of the quiet and safe walls of our home. Firsts that involved pushing beyond my...

Where to Hike in Virginia: Whiteoak Canyon Trail

Trekking poles, bottles of water and hydration units, day packs and picnic lunches and snack. You would have thought we were departing to hike Mount Everest. Our mission: a half-day hike on Whiteoak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park with waterfall views, a...

 

Meet Elena

Elena Sonnino Wellness Travel Writer

Elena spent twelve years teaching children to chase their dreams before finally taking her own advice. She writes about finding everyday wellness in life in far off lands, at home – and everywhere in between. Elena is passionate about finding the silver lining even on the rainiest of days from her perch in the Washington DC suburbs.  Read more about Elena  or see where else Elena’s work has appeared .

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