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By Abbie Kozolchyk – Original Article You might guess that the words “wellness” and “retreat” see a lot of Google action right around January 1. And you’d be right. But they get even more play weeks after you’ve resolved that this—yes, this!—is going to be the year you live your well-est life. One reasonable explanation: Like...
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By Amy Tara Koch – Original Article Header Photo: On Escape to Shape’s trip to Cartagena, Colombia, guests enjoy activities like circuit training and dance classes, all designed to keep visitors fit and in touch with the local culture. Photo: Tim Freccia. For fitness enthusiasts who also love traveling to far-flung locales, a new breed of...
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Original Article Here are two of our favorite things: Traveling and giving back. On their own, both endeavors expand our minds, open our hearts and send positive energy out into the universe, but together they are even more impactful. Which is why we try to combine them whenever we can, but let’s be honest: It’s...
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Rajasthan
By Veronique Lo, Original Article Discover the mystical charm of Rajasthan from October 29 to November 7 on a journey with Escape to Shape. Ideal for first-time visitors to India, the trip will explore Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Agra, incorporating experiences that combine the sights, sounds, flavors and scents of this spiritual land. Yoga and meditation sessions...
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By Meg McGuire – Original Article Some vacations can derail your health, wellness and fitness routines, but they provide the cultural experiences you seek through incredible food and sightseeing. Escape to Shape puts you right in the thick of authentic encounters and delivers a true sense of place while keeping you fit and eating healthy. Founded by husband-and-wife...
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By Alex Kuczynski – Original Article I tend to put on weight when I travel for pleasure. It is rude, after all, to refuse a plate of homemade pasticcio in Istanbul, or sweet, cheesy kanafeh in Lebanon. I once spent a week in India trying (and failing) to avoid my various hosts’ rich curries and...
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By Erica Gragg, For Charlotte’s Book – Original Article The benefits of both common and exotic spices have been sung for centuries, and lately, have become more and more mainstream. Who amongst us hasn’t heard about the healing properties of cayenne, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger, for example? I too am often singing their praises, especially after...
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By Selfish The Podcast – Original Article Being interested in self-care, one day I stumbled across Erica Gragg and her company Escape To Shape. A self-proclaimed gypsetters, Erica believes in a sophisticated yet down-to-earth way of living- blending traveling, local flavors, experiences and entertainment with balance & wellness. Her company creates a unique travel itinerary that...
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By Erica Gragg – Original Article Luang Prabang, where the Mekong meets the Nam Khan. Photos by Erica Gragg. Upstaged by its popular neighbors Thailand and Vietnam, Laos is every bit as beautiful and relatively untouched. We’re turning our attention to Luang Prabang, a sleepy river town full of natural beauty and Indochine charm. Our...
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By Nikhita Mahtani – Original Article 1. Surf Yoga Beer, Hudson Valley, New York, August 11-13 Surf Yoga Beer believes wellness should be accessible, and not too rigid—that’s where the “beer” aspect of the company’s name comes in. The brainchild of SoulCycle instructor Mantas Zvinas, SYB boasts retreats around the world. Future destinations include Nicaragua and Cuba,...
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