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My Ideal Traveling > Blog > What is a wellness holiday and how to choose your destination?

We talk more and more about wellness holidays, but what is a wellness retreat? Those who think it’s a simple weekend in the Spa, will be surprised to find instead a vast array of options. For My Ideal Traveling, a wellness holiday is a holiday during which, in addition to resting and discovering new destinations, you take care of yourself, physically and mentally and emotionally, to rediscover a sense of general well-being.
But what is a healing holiday? According to the Wellness Tourism Association, a wellness trip is a “trip that enables the traveler to maintain, enhance, or initiate a healthy lifestyle and sustain or enhance their sense of well-being.”

But for every traveler there is a different journey, so it is important to identify which type of wellness travel is best for you.

Are you looking for an active holiday to keep your body moving? Would you like to go on a walking holiday on the coast of Portugal or a cycling holiday or would you prefer a yoga retreat by the sea or why not a sailing yoga retreat in the summer?
Or maybe you’re thinking of going far away and doing a yoga retreat in India, maybe a yoga retreat in Rishikesh, in the heart of yoga. Or why not a yoga retreat in Koh Samui, a splendid small island in Thailand where it is possible to practice yoga and meditation up to 5 hours a day, with different practices of your choice.

Or are you instead thinking of a completely relaxing holiday with lots of Ayurvedic treatments? Then we recommend a real Ayurvedic treatment. Our selection of Ayurveda centers in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali but also Ayurvedic centers in Europe, will allow you to choose the most suitable formula for you.

First step, therefore, identify well what type of wellness traveler you would like to be. Looking for adventure and an active, outdoor life, or more interested in spiritual research, meditation? Or do you want to learn a healthy lifestyle with Ayurvedic cures?
What type of accommodation do you imagine? A large resort or a small intimate family resort?
Do you want to connect with others or disconnect from busy life?

What destination do you dream of? Close or far? What budget do you have?

Whenever you want to leave, now is certainly the right time to start planning your wellness holiday or your Ayurvedic journey.

My Ideal Traveling is ready to help you with planning!

My Ideal Traveling

“I have often found myself with a goodbye to make, a suitcase to prepare, a radical change to deal with and a new dimension to find. Managing changes in work, life and prospects have led me to my most authentic metamorphosis: to make a profession of the travel experience.

I  wanted to offer a choice of wellbeing paths, itineraries as evolutionary routes, to relax, disconnect the mind, but above all to learn to eat properly, to get moving, and to feel the value and importance of being at one with nature. Traveling is not only advancing, or embarking on a journey, it’s also a way to reach one’s center and direct oneself towards the other, diversity. This is where our true inner wealth is born“.
Monica Bevacqua, My Ideal Traveling founder

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