We sat down with Gina Cornejo - yoga instructor extraordinaire for our Retreat to Spain trip which is focused in the Camino region - to delve into her knowledge and experiences of the Camino de Santiago. Her multiple trips and hikes along different routes of the Camino have given her a wonderful insight in to the region, the history, and most importantly the feeling of what it’s like to explore this pilgrim’s path.
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to think gifts for those people special to us in life. Many of the traveler us world, however, are less keen on expensive “things” and would rather receive functional items, or better yet the gift of an experience! Here are 12 of the best gifts for travelers to consider this season:
It’s the time of year where the weather shifts, the days shorten, and there’s a natural inclination to turn inward toward friends & family and life comforts. Whether you’re on the road this season or taking a break before next year’s travels, now is the perfect time to practice the gratitude the travel teaches us.
We are a huge fan of self-care when traveling: mind, body, spirit. And after all those plane rides, backpacks, and explorations urban and jungle alike, the physical body can't help but take a hit. We tapped in to massage therapist Autumn Elias - an avid traveler herself - for why she sees massage as an integral part of any vacation.
In preparation for our yoga retreat this spring to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, we took time to chat with our Angelena & Adam, our two fantastic instructors. Their carefully crafted theme - Embracing Expansiveness - is as much an inward pursuit as it is outward. Read on for more insight and get ready for a retreat of a lifetime!
When we first came across Peaceful Fruits we knew we’d come across something special: A brand whose roots are the Amazon and whose branches reach all the way up to North America. Peaceful Fruits makes travel friendly fruit snacks that are hand-made in the USA with sustainably sourced açai from the Amazon to support rainforest conservation, community impact and fair wage opportunities. This is why Peaceful Fruits is a perfect fit as our Ecuador trip sponsor, and we tracked down the founder, Evan Delahanty, to learn more.
Like many wonderful connections in life, they frequently seem to happen serendipitously. Meeting our yoga instructor, Gigi Mao, was just that. We were in search of a specific instructor for our yoga and surf retreat in Nicaragua who could lead our intimate group in a journey of mindfulness, while also being fun! We knew right away: this was the one.