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Adventures in Wellness

Travel matters, and when harnessed correctly, it will change the world.

With 15+ years of experience and insider knowledge of over 80 countries, Escape To Shape is recognized as an award-winning leader in curating authentic and memorable Adventures In Wellness that combine luxury, sustainability, culture, wellness, fitness, relaxation and the element of the unexpected, in the very best of ways. What sets us apart? Owners Erica and Francesco personally scout, curate, and 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 and artisans, chefs and experiences… all while staying in shape, positively impacting the local economy and meeting new people along the way!

How We Work

We offer two ways to travel. With us, or without us. WITH US means you choose an ESCAPE, sign up and then leave all the details to us. You are sure to experience each culture in an authentic & unique way, with the opportunity to stay fit along the way. WITHOUT US, anything is possible — from the elaborate multi-generational trip to a simple hotel booking & anything in between. Answer a few questions on what you want to see and do, when you want to go, and give us an idea of your budget. We will customize travel just for you.

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, and connecting to others in meaningful ways. It means returning home with a healthy glow, fit and refreshed. Wellness should be sustainable, livable, enjoyable, and 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; and about a deep reconnection with yourself. To truly travel means your heart is both broken and opened, simultaneously.

Sustainable/Responsible Tourism is more accessible than some may think. Each Escape to Shape: Adventure in Wellness helps preserve the environment and/or protect the culture and support the local economy. It was on this foundation that Escape to Shape was born, and as we begin to Escape again, sustainable/responsible tourism will continue to be a top priority — traveling with an awareness of the impact on the environment and the knowledge that our travel dollars can help economies that depend on tourism is not only powerful, but necessary. From working with local guides, to selecting accommodations and destinations that protect the environment, to using refillable water bottles, when you travel with Escape to Shape you travel with a conscience.

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 list AND see how WELLNESS feels? To travel in a small group of interesting and engaged, like-minded people? To leave a positive impact on the local economy and environment? To play and have fun?

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