Self-care is a common term seen online these days, but there’s no single correct way to practice it.
For some people, it’s important to focus on physical health and feeling good, while others find joy in making sure their mental health is in tip-top shape. Traveling is a great way to work on both aspects of your wellness, and certain locations are better than others when you want to get away and hit the reset button. Whether you’re looking to arrange a road trip with lots of fun stops or a calm getaway that will allow you to forget your worries for a bit, there are lots of options. Here are four of the best.
Island Falls, Maine
If you’re looking for a trip that allows for plenty of outdoor activities like golf, fishing, and kayaking, Island Falls is the perfect spot. This tiny, historic town provides charming, scenic spots and plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the day. Or you can spend your days relaxing and practicing yoga at Sewall House. Only about 45 minutes from beautiful Baxter State Park, considered one of the best state parks in the USA. With lots of recreational activities, low crime rates, and historic locations, Island Falls, Maine, has a lot to offer.
New York City
Looking for something a little more fast-paced? New York City has everything, from a wide variety of theaters and museums to major shopping districts. It’s also a foodie’s paradise, offering tons of restaurants with amazing menus. Like Maine, New York is full of history that can be felt as you walk down the street, making it the perfect spot to recharge and soak up some culture whether you’re visiting or thinking of moving in. Sports fans adore NYC, one of the top-rated sports cities in the world.
If you want something a little more out-of-the-way, Sedona might be a good choice. A great city for artists and creators, Sedona is a beautiful place with magical views, and it also provides sun for about 300 days per year, making it the perfect destination for those who want to get outside and make a connection with nature. Want to focus on all aspects of self-care? Head to one of Sedona’s many spas or seek out a spiritual healer so you can work on yourself during the trip. Thinking of making a move? Located two hours north of Phoenix and two hours south of the Grand Canyon, Sedona is in a great spot if you don’t want to be too isolated.
Estes Park, Colorado
Want more snow than sun? Estes Park offers cold-weather activities of all kinds, and you can choose between going off on your own to ski or taking a guided tour of the town. Not only is this a great town for people who love the outdoors, but it’s also perfect for photographers and artists as well as it provides scenic views at every turn. It’s also home to The Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King’s novel The Shining and is a great place for writers to find their muse. When you’re ready to get away from the noise of the city and enjoy a quiet retreat, Estes Park is waiting.
Taking a trip that will benefit your mind, body, and soul can help you heal from trauma, reduce stress and anxiety, and allow you to recharge and refresh. Do some research on travel costs to each destination you’re interested in, as these differ across the country.
Are you looking for a unique retreat experience? Check out Sewall House today to find out more about our opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!