• What To Pack On A Wellness Vacation

    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 instead. Popping up all over the country, wellness vacations combine mindfulness and activeness, and are perfect to enjoy 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 dressier 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 versatile piece, like this streetwear-inspired one-piece from Free People, is a key foundation garment for any outfit. (Bonus points for having pockets!)

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 of 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 — we can’t get enough of their serene and stylish champagne pink color.

Sunny Essentials

Sun protection is essential in bright, sunny environments. If you plan on sporting casual attire throughout your trip, we recommend capping the look off with a pair of statement sunglasses, such as these Hampton x Sun cuties from designer Garrett Leight. 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 Emma Clarke’s You Are Here: A Mindful Travel Journey. Instead of an overwhelming blank journal to fill in while on 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 at The James NoMad.

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