Self-care is a common term seen online these days, but there’s no one correct way to practice it. For some, 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 a lot of outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, or 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 relax with a highly-rated yoga retreat at Sewall House. With lots of options for lodging–including campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, and resorts–you can choose one that’s best for your needs, but you might just decide to stick around. With lots of recreational activities, low-crime areas, and historic locations, Maine has a lot to offer its residents.
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, but finding great tickets can sometimes be tricky. Utilize an online discount ticket seller to find tickets for the Yankees; most give you the option to filter available seats by price, date, and rating. Some sellers even use state-of-the-art tech to give you a 360-degree view of Yankee Stadium from a particular seat so you can make sure it’s the right one before you buy.
If you’re thinking of something a little more out-of-the-way, Sedona has a lot to offer. A great city for artists and creators, it’s a beautiful place with magical views. Not only that, it 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 2022 opportunities. We look forward to seeing you!