Find Your Everyday Wellness...

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

Five Reasons to Getaway to Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

When was the last time you took a one night family getaway? Too often we focus on planning wonderful bucket list adventures to locations around the globe that we forget about how good it can feel to escape – even just for one night.  Jessie Voigts of Wandering...

Visit Sayulita – Where Dreams Are Made

It all started with a vague recollection dating back four years. The concierge at Grand Velas Rivieria Nayarit (a Pacific beach resort in Mexico) –recommended that my husband and I take a walk along the beach to a nearby seaside village that was “cute and...

Where to Hike in Washington DC – The Billy Goat Trail

Fast moving water moving over and around rocks that appear – as if from nowhere. Rocky cliffs whose steep edge are reason to pause – even if just for a second. The hiking trails of Great Falls Maryland, that span the area between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake...

Find Your Zen at the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia

Metallic ceramic tiles reflect rays of sunlight from the windows. Eggplant purple throw pillows on curved couches beckon me.  I start to wonder – Am I in a spa? Or maybe my best friend’s house? Or have I finally found the exact look for my dream home? Walking...

Wellness Inspired Healthy Chocolate Mousse

“Is it anybody’s birthday this week?” There was a hopeful tone to the question that had a surprise treat for anyone that said yes. Apparently, celebrating your birthday during your stay at Mountain Trek health spa and fitness retreat – included not...

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...

 

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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