Find Your Everyday Wellness...

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

The Traveler’s Guide of Where to Run in Copenhagen

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to lace up my running shoes and go for a run. Seeing a new to me – or favorite destination on foot always helps me understand a place better – as well as giving me an insider’s perspective on daily life wherever...

Do Wellness Programs Work Once You Get Home?

Destination wellness retreats. Weight loss programs and spas. Call it whatever you want,  but as lovely as they are –the real question is: do wellness programs work? Can you really go somewhere, away from the day-to-day routines of home, and expect to take what you...

Adventure and Beauty in Las Marietas

Overlooking the Bay of Banderas from our seats on boat B3 – the fastest boat in the Vallarta Adventures fleet – my eyes squinted to try to make out our final destination. With an average of 1,300 daily visitors, I was one of many excited visitors to Las Marietas, an...

The Silence of Traveling Solo

Silence. The air conditioner that only seconds before, hummed a constant beat suddenly switched off with a sharp click. Without the humming, I could hear my breathing as my legs explored the spacious king size measurements of the hotel room bed. Left alone to think –...

The Traveler’s Guide of Where to Run in Washington DC

When people think of Washington DC – they tend to think of politics, embassies, museums and national landmarks. Some may conjure recollections of fabulous foodie destinations. But for locals, Washington DC offers one more thing: a city made for running. Although there...

A Taste of Beet Risotto at the Lodge at Glendorn

I travel for food. It is true. Part of my love of travel, comes from the chance to sample new flavors, new recipes and new textures. Even though my nutrition patterns have changed and I no longer crave decadent chocolate desserts – being a foodie who travels opens up...

The Traveler’s Guide of Where to Run in Spokane

To treadmill or not to treadmill. That is the question for runners that travel. Although hotel fitness centers offer an easy way to squeeze in a run while traveling – lacing up your running shoes to explore a new city is a great way to re-inspire tired running legs...

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...

 

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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