Namibia

Botswana

Bhutan

Atacama Chile

Pata gon ia

Nic arag ua

Cartagena

Cam bod ia

Marr a kech

Trancoso Brazil

Sri Lanka

Iceland

Lake Como

Japan

LUANG PRABANG

GALA PA GOS

Biking

Boot Camp

Yoga

MEDI TA TION

HIKING

DESTINATION DINING

SOPHISTICATED & STYLISH CULTURE + WELLNESS TRAVEL FOR THE GYPSETTER TO THE JET-SETTER

With 10+ years of experience & insider knowledge of over 70 countries, Escape To Shape is recognized as a leader in curating authentic & memorable holidays that combine luxury, culture, wellness, fitness & relaxation. What sets us apart? Owners Erica & Francesco personally scout, curate & host each Escape, which means you not only experience the best each country has to offer but you gain insider access to off-the-beaten path cultural gems, designers & artisans, chefs & experiences... all while staying in shape along the way!

Wellness is the new luxury, and to us wellness means taking care of yourself from the inside out; it means enjoying life's gifts, playing in the sand, savoring the sunsets, connecting to others in meaningful ways. It means returning home with a healthy glow, fit & refreshed. Wellness should be sustainable, livable, enjoyable, should make you feel great, healthy, balanced and alive.

Travel means different things to different people. But to us, travel is not simply about visiting another culture. It is about so much more. It is about sharing your gifts with those that have less, even if through just a smile; it is about opening your eyes to the various ways that the world works, beyond your own ideas; it is about true human connection with a person from another culture & about a deep reconnection with yourself. To truly travel means your heart is both broken & opened, simultaneously.

Ready to have your breath taken away? To be touched by a culture and people so deep, so rich, so moving? To cross a destination off your bucket AND ​see how WELLNESS feels?

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We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.

- Pico Iyer

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Happy Place in San Pedro de Atacama Pueblo. This jewel box of vintage textiles from Chile & Bolivia. Natural fibers, natural dies. Exquisite museum quality rate finds. If you can’t find me, check here first ;) —— #vintage #coolfinds #sanpedrodeatacama #atacama #chile #textiles #naturaldyes #finds #markerdfinds #rarefinds #shopping #atacama #escapetoshape #luxenomad #offthebeatenpath #wanderlust #luxurtytraveladvisor #travel #traveldeeper #traveloften #travelinspiration #travelgram
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
And this, my friends, may appear to be the sun but is actually the full moon as it rises over the desert here in Atacama. Beyond words in person, but alas, the photo will have to do. Breathtaking. And not just because we are at 9000 feet above sea level. —— #instamoment #naturephotography #fullmoon #atacama #chile #explore #breathtakingview #wanderlust #wellnesswanderer #luxenomad #gypsettravel #magical #desertliving #sandunes #fittraveller #wanderlust #travel #travelinspiration #luxurytraveladvisor #moonlight #sunsets #moonshine #moonrise #moonbath #lunarlove
Explora Atacama.
We are often asked “where to next?” Here’s where... scroll to be inspired. WARNING: a serious case of wanderlust is sure to ensue. Thankfully, we have the cure. For those that have little time or patience in planning their own holiday yet want a culture-rich, new friendship-filled, authentic experience then our small-group curated Escapes are just for you. Plus, get in shape or stay in shape along the way! — Sri Lanka- Feb 21-28 Cambodia & Laos March 6-16 Botswana March 24-31 Vietnam- April 7-16 Bhutan- April 21-29 Marrakech- May 12-19 Lake Como- May 27- June 2 Portugal - June 10- 16 Namibia- July 14- 24 Click on link in bio for website and additional details for each destination. — #wanderlust #wanderlust2018 #wheretonext #2018travel #travelgoals #travelinspiration #travelinstyle #escapetoshape #wellnesswanderer #lifewelltravelled #luxenomad #gypsettravel #fittravel #fittraveler #fitnessretreat #bootcamp #hiking #biking #kayaking #yoga #meditation #wellness #culture #authentic #explore #beautifuldestinations
Two hours left to purchase these modern takes on the traditional Colombian mochila. $100 US plus shipping from the US. — #flashsale #escapetoshape #escapetoshop #coolfind #mochila #cartagena #colombia #handmade #local #marketfind #shopping #markets #marketsoftheworld
Cartagena, Bolivar
Mud day! Out of the comfort zone for some but a highlight experience for many! And perhaps that is why- it’s outside of our comfort zone where the magic happens... 💫 yes another reason to travel... — #mudbath #escapetoshape #cartagena #colombia #mudbath #pigpen #playful #magic #comfortzone #travel #getyourglowon #wellnesswanderer #luxurytraveladvisor #luxenomad #gypsettravel #remembertoadventure #travel #traveldeeper #fitnessretreat #wellnessretreats
Cartagena, Bolivar
Another office that does not disappoint....& is sure to inspire anyone’s inner mermaid 🐬 - - - - - #cartagena #privatevilla #villaliving #swimmingpool #mermaid #escapetoshape #colombia #luxenomad #wellnesswanderer #luxurytraveladvisor #traveldeeper
Cartagena, Bolivar
Delicious dinner & company at Restaurant Maria, Cartagena. Full day of fitness & adventures... and now a full stomach :) - - - #cartagena #restaurant #maria #escapetoshape #colombia #delicious #explore #roaming #wellnesswanderer
Maria
First boomerang. Christened by the crystal clear waters of Isla Rosario in Cartagena, Colombia. Salt water, fresh air. And a swim. Bliss. - - - #boomerang #swimming #jumpin #jumping #islarosario #rosarioislands #redhairgirl #redhair #wellnesswanderer #luxurytravel #saltwater #freshair #bliss #escapetoshape #cartagena #colombia
Isla Del El Rosario
Boat day... always such fun. Next stop, private beach club! - - - - - #privateboat #speedboat #caribbean #caribbeanlife #caribbeanstyle #cartagena #escapetoshape #sunshine #wellness #fitness #vacation #vacationmode #colombia #boatday #rosarioislands #baru #getyourglowon #wearsunscreen
Isla Baru, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Just another day, holding up a wall, in Cartagena. Thank goodness we all are so strong & fit! - - - - - #fittraveler #wellnesswanderer #escapetoshape #cartagena #fitness #strongwomen #strength #colombia #getyourglowon #wallwalk #exercise #stretch
Cartagena, Bolivar
And this is us now... Hard Core workout with @teddib1. Welcome to Cartagena crew!! - - - - - #fitness #essentialoils #wellnesswanderer #fittravel #fittraveler #luxenomad #postplaneworkout #jetlagcure #getyourglowon #cartagena #colombia #villaliving #villla #bootcamp #retreat
Cartagena, Bolivar
Yes, I will take some live music with my morning coffee. Muchas gracias Epoca Cafe. Hasta manana! - - - - - #cartagena #livemusic #violinist #escapetoshape #roaming #coffee #cafe #cafesociety #luxurylifestyle #luxurytravel
Weare.epoca
This is us, starting tomorrow... different group, same glorious backdrop in Cartagena, Colombia. I’ll admit, my own fitness program has taken a hit over the past three months thanks to back & hip pain caused by two bulging disks. Aside from walking & physical therapy I have not been able to do much. But now, after a frustrating three month hiatus from all the physical activities I love (yoga, boot camp, Pilates, barre), I get to ease back in. And I could not be more excited to ease back in here @escapetoshape: Cartagena with @teddib1 teaching rockstar fitness classes daily. True, it will take time & patience to get my strength back and stay pain free, but I AM READY! And it’s such a good reminder to practice what I preach & teach others with myself... to ease in, be kind to my body & to be patient. —�— Follow us for #cartagena #travel tips & lots of #fitness #inspiration! —�— #fitness #fitnessmotivation #escapetoshape #cartagena #colombia #travel #traveltips #gypsettravel #luxenomad #wellnesswanderer #fittravel #fittraveler #fortheloveoftravel #luxurytraveladvisor #curated #curatedtravel #wanderlust #readysetjet #bootcamp #yoga #pilates #barre #yogawithaview #fitnesstrainer #vacationinspiration #vacation #getyourglowon
Cartagena, Bolivar
These hats!!!! There are many imitations out there but these are the ones. The sturdy, hand made, unique. Colombian Made authentic hat! The one I’ve been asked to sell off my head countless times. I’ve finally found someone that I trust who can make more than one. And I’m so very happy with the results. Taking orders now while I’m in Colombia so I can ensure the final product. $125 per hat plus shipping from the US. Pompom is removable. One hat, two looks. - - - - - - #escapetoshop #cartagena #coolfind #handmade #pompoms #hats #escapetoshape #tocutetosell #authentic #design #fashion #trends #marketfinds
Cartagena, Bolivar
About last night. Love the new rooms @casalolaluxurycollection . The perfect blend of sleek minimalism and natural elements. Wood, stone, greenery & water. A perfect place to call home until we move into our private villa on Sunday! - - - - - #cartagena #colombia #coolfind #hiphotel #hotelroom #boutiquehotel #escapetoshape #luxurylifestyle #luxenomad #roaming #alwaysscouting #locations #beautifuldestinations #nature #naturalelements #smallbutsleek #luxurytraveladvisor
Hotel Casa Lola Luxury Collection
#repost from @cupofjo . Sadly, #metoo applies to every female, and even some males, out there. Time for courage, for conversation, for change, for awareness and for healing. #enoughisenough
My heart is so very heavy for my beautiful home state and all those that are suffering loss, personally and emotionally... and for the massive destruction of lives, livelihoods and nature. No words... —�— #california #napafires #sonomacounty #healdsburg #inmyheart #californiagirl #cali #prayersforcalifornia #wildfires #firefighters #heroes #heavyheart #prayers
Napa, California
Today was indeed a treat! Spent the afternoon in New Orleans as one of my nieces ‘show & tell’, which turned into an hour of travel stories, geography, history lessons & animal kingdom. Such fun to see their 9 year old minds at work- open, curious, creative & smart! Positive potential in the midst of a chaotic world, which was such a refreshing reminder! Thank you @tiffanygraggre for this wonderful opportunity. —�— #neworleans #education #travel #wanderlust #explore #teaching #history #culture #geography #show&tell #knowledgeispower #reading #positiveimpact #giveback
New Orleans, Louisiana
Halong Bay Vietnam @escapetoshape
Halong Bay
Another highlight of our upcoming Vietnam Escape- kayaking on Halong Bay. A most memorable way to experience the beauty of this magnificent bay! And burn calories along the way! April 7-16. 2018. See website link in bio for details. —� #vietnam #halongbay #remembertoadventure #escapetoshape #kayaking #getyourglowon #fitnessretreat #luxuryfitnessretreat #wellnesswanderer #wellness #travel #traveldeeper #luxurytraveladvisor #gypsettravel #luxenomad #fittraveler #beauty #nature #vacationinstyle #vacationinspiration
Halong Bay

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