Find Your Everyday Wellness...

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

Finding My Drishti on Longboat Key

There we stood, nine strangers forming a circle on the sand. Palm to palm, onlookers must have wondered what we were doing. I pressed my left sole firmly into the inside of my right knee, trying to hold a steady tree pose as my legs quaked from the previous day where...

3 Reasons to Plan a Ski Trip to Durango Mountain Resort

Family wellness travel comes in all forms… from emotional bonding to taking on adventures or activities that challenge the mind and body. Although hiking ranks at the top of my spring, summer and fall wellness adventures – family ski trips are my preferred...

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...

 

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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