Healthy Escapes For Summer and Beyond

Gone are the days of going on vacation and having to push your fitness and health regimen to the backseat. Here are three companies that make it easy to put wellness back in the driver’s seat when planning your next getaway.

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Wellthily, an experience-design firm founded by Jennifer Batchelor and Suzie Baleson with a focus on health conscious travelers, has partnered with Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa to curate wellness weekends all summer long. Top fitness instructors and studios like Bari Studio and Y7 Studio Yoga will offer fun fitness classes. If you stay at Gurney’s, you might even get to try out the Wellthily tablet powered by This technology provides you with a curated Hamptons wellness guide complete with discounts and perks, as well as the option to purchase a healthy travel kit and workout apparel from Under Armour and Alo.

Wellthily Image Photo Credit: Owen Hoffman Photography



The Wanderlust Festival is a travelling summer extravaganza that’s a yogi’s dream come true with yoga and meditation classes, motivational speakers, live music, and healthy cuisine. The festivals are held at breathtaking locations around the globe, including Squaw Valley in North Tahoe, California and the Novotel Twin Waters Resort in Queensland, Australia. If you can’t make it to a festival, check out a local Wanderlust 108 event near you. There’s one coming to Brooklyn at the end of the summer!

Wanderlust Photo Credit: Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust Festival

Maderas Village is a boutique beach resort located on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Designed by Founding Partner Matthew “Dickie” Dickenson, this gorgeous resort enables visitors to join a community of creative people who enjoy healthy eating, surfing, and yoga. It’s also the perfect location for a yoga retreat (Sky Ting Yoga has one scheduled for October). At this retreat, expect to practice yoga twice a day in open air, canopied yoga studios; participate in a communal yoga-art therapy session; take surf lessons; lounge on the beach; explore Nicaragua; and enjoy communal organic meals prepared by the in-house chef. |

Maderas Village Photo Credits:

Catamaran – Nicole Hill for Free People

Yoga – Nicole Hill for Free People

People watching on Beach – Jacob Pritchard

Girl with Surfboard – Monroe Alvarez

Front of Main House – Stefan Wigand

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