Everyday Wellness Travel Inspiration...

...In far-flung places and in your own backyard.

Go Abroad: Why Study Abroad is for Everyone #StudyAbroadBecause

If you ask someone who has studied abroad to describe their experience, chances are good they will launch into a long (and colorful) explantation of why their experience changed their lives. I can relate. I studied abroad – multiple times actually. Starting in 8th...

6 Ways to Banish Stress and Find your Everyday Wellness

To say that stress can impact our daily lives would be a gross understatement. While stress is a natural condition – too much stress raises our cortisol levels (primary stress hormone) and causes a domino effect in the body from our immune systems to the digestive...

In Search of a Personal Best Marathon

I was snuggled in my window seat, overlooking a sea of white clouds. Flying across the country is not a new experience for me, but on this flight towards San Antonio, my mission was unlike any other. To run a marathon. Except that even running 26.2 miles, one after...

What is wellness travel?

What is wellness travel exactly?  I get this question a lot….and the truth is that for me, wellness travel probably means something different than it might for others. Yes, wellness travel involves retreats and spas. But that is only a small fraction of what...

Wine and Dine at ENO Wine Bar for Passports with Purpose

There are several things that make me happy in this world. Great wine and cheese are definitely near the top of the list. But…as lovely as it is to spend an evening with friends or loved ones enjoying the bouquet of a great glass of vino –  my heart goes pitter...

I might be obsessed with True Food Kitchen

An herb garden outside the entrance – on a busy town center street – is the first clue that a meal at True Food Kitchen will be unlike any other. A possible 45-minute wait at 6 pm on a Sunday night in the suburbs of Washington DC reveals the second clue that you are...

Off the Beaten Path in Philadelphia: Fitler Square

“Ready, set, go!” a young mother encouraged her daughter whose brown hair spilled out underneath a bright yellow helmet.  Without any pedals, the  energetic speed racer was determined to beat her own record of traversing Fitler Square in under 23 seconds....

Paint Your Own Wellness on Longboat Key

The feeling started when I sat under the turquoise blue umbrellas whose color was a perfect compliment to the aqua pool and bright skies overhead. The boom of a passing helicopter was replaced by calypso music, the hum of conversations and the clinking of ice cubes as...

 

Meet Elena

Elena Sonnino LiveDoGrow

Elena spent twelve years teaching children to chase their dreams before finally taking her own advice. Elena writes about finding everyday wellness in far-flung lands and your own backyard. 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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Escape to the Lodge at Glendorn

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