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What To Pack On A Wellness Vacation

A beach vacation may be on the top of everyone’s summer wish list, but for a more relaxing respite, opt for a wellness retreat. Popping up all over the country, wellness vacations combine mindfulness and activeness and are able to be enjoyed solo or with a group.

Read on below for a packing list of wellness essentials to ensure a truly recharging getaway. All you have to do now is pack and go.

Stylish Loungewear

One of the best perks of a wellness vacation is not having to worry about dressing up every day. You should bring a few formal pieces for occasions that may pop up such as a welcome dinner, but in between workshops, spa treatments or workout classes, you’ll be donning comfy clothes like t-shirts, yoga pants or an oversized poncho or sweater.  A layering piece, like this Hooded Poncho by Free People, is key as it’s easy to throw over any outfit.

Active Shoes

An active vacation is not the time for a new pair of strappy sandals. While some time may be spent relaxing, the majority will be spent on the move. For hikes or fitness classes, bring a pair sneakers, but if you buy them new make sure to break them in before you go.  Our pick?  The new Air Zoom Pegasus Running Shoe by Nike.

Sunny Essentials

Skin protection is essential in sunny environments.  Due to the casual attire you’ll be sporting throughout the trip, we recommend purchasing a pair of statement sunglasses, such as this pair of cat eye sunglasses from Garrett Leight, a limited edition partnership with LA accessories designer Clare V.  For sunscreen, our favorite is Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense, which features an ultra-lightweight formula with matte finish.

Mindful Reads

Focus on being in the now with You Are Here: A Mindful Travel Journey.  Instead of an overwhelming blank journal to fill in whilom your trip, You Are Here guides you through a rich variety of exercises designed to help you thoroughly be enlightened by your break – no matter how long or short it is.

Ready to get away? We have plenty of healthy amenities to help unwind in both New York and Chicago.

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