Everyday Wellness Travel Inspiration...

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

Rediscovering a Love of Scuba Diving in Cancun

Learning how to scuba dive when I was a teenager, I followed in the footsteps of my dad – an experienced diver – into a sport predicated on breathing and stillness. I remember having a crush on my dive master (whose long blond hair and bronzed body made gave him a...

For Foodies (and runners): Where to Eat in Philadelphia

Do you have a city that makes you wish you lived there every time you visit? Philadelphia is that city for me. Walkable, runnable and livable – this urban wonderland offers everything I love. Plus, the largest city in Pennsylvania plays host to some of the best...

Travel Essentials for Women: Are Tieks Really Worth It?

One of the most important travel essentials for a woman is and will always be – a comfortable pair of shoes. I would argue that a fabulous pair of shoes is an essential whether you travel or not – but especially for female wanderers – a great pair of shoes can...

The Perfect Sunday Brunch in Washington DC

Brunch equals overindulgence, right? Wrong. While it is true, that the idea of Sunday Brunch can conjure images of plates stacked like mountain tops with rich ingredients – partaking in brunch does not have to mean stuffing yourself full…especially if you are...

How I Learned to Love Meditation

I am the woman that even under the hands of a skilled massage therapist has to be reminded to take a deep breath. So when it came to mentions of meditation – I may not have laughed out loud, but the constant chorus of why I should meditate went in one ear and out the...

10 Best Airports for Wellness Infused Layovers

If you are anything like me, you try to book airline travel that involves non-stop flights. The idea of a layover means more time to a final destination, greater potential for delays and an increased likelihood of lost baggage. While all those things are true – there...

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...

 

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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