Vacations for the Soul: 6 Transformative Destinations for Inner Peace
More than just massages and yoga-we've got six destinations to heal your soul and refresh your spirit.
Travel is one of the best ways to soothe, heal, and refresh your soul. Any destination can be a life-changing experience in its own way, but there are certain places that are world-renowned for their ability to make you feel like a more blissed-out, rejuvenated, enlightened version of yourself.
Of course, we are all unique, which means we all soothe our souls in different ways. One person might find healing in a five-star resort with an award-winning wellness center, and someone else might reach enlightenment dancing at 3 a.m. on the beach at a full moon party. Whatever your preference, there’s bound to be something that calls to you on our list of top six travel destinations for a soul vacation.
Pamper Yourself in Tulum
If your idea of a spiritual awakening needs to include upscale accommodations and stunning beaches, then head to Tulum, Mexico. Boutique hotels, premium shopping, meditations, sound baths, yoga, healthy food options catering to all diets, and did we mention the jaw-dropping beaches? There are even Mayan temple ruins nearby if you like the idea of getting out into nature after all that pampering.
Skip “Eat” and “Pray” and go Straight to “Love” in Bali
Admit it, we’ve all daydreamed about doing Eat, Pray, Love. Want to skip straight to the “love” part of the equation? Are you longing for tranquility and peace? Then, your next destination needs to be Bali. Ancient spiritual practices, a huge array of treatments and activities, beautiful natural surroundings, rustic charm, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet make Bali the perfect place to experience soul healing.
Go “Woo-Woo” in Glastonbury
Ever been curious about magic, past lives, crystals, or tarot cards? If so, the ancient isle of Avalon awaits you – better known as Glastonbury in the U.K. This quirky town in the English countryside caters to all forms of spirituality, from Druids to Catholics, Buddhists to witches. The colorful high street boasts a dizzying selection of magic shops, and the local wellness centers offer everything from crystal therapy to hot stone massage. Feeling active? Climb Glastonbury Tor, one of the most photographed landmarks in the U.K., rumored to be the final resting place of King Arthur.
Follow the Beatles to Rishikesh
Known as “the yoga capital of the world,” Rishikesh in India is the destination for you if your idea of soul healing calls for yoga and lots of it. Visitors from all around the world come to Rishikesh for its broad selection of yoga centers and wellness retreats. The Beatles even visited in 1968! Stay in an ashram for the full spiritual philosophy of yoga, or stick with one of the many yoga centers if you prefer to focus on the physical aspect of yoga.
Find Balance in Ibiza
While the name “Ibiza” might make you think of parties and Spring Break, this Spanish island has a long history of spirituality and wellness. Ibiza has long been a favorite destination for artists, writers, musicians, and bohemians of all sorts. Visit Es Vedrá, a landmark steeped in legends of goddesses and healing, enjoy a stay at one of the many wellness retreats, and then dance until the sun comes up at a beach party. Life is about balance, after all.
Meet Yourself on the Camino de Santiago
Have you always wanted to go on a pilgrimage? To just walk for days, only your thoughts for company? Well, you can, and it’s easier than you’d think. The legendary Camino de Santiago in Spain draws people of all ages (and fitness levels) year-round and is lined with hostels and B&Bs that cater to the Camino crowd. How you approach it is up to you. Do a little at a time, or spend a few months and walk the full route. Walk by yourself, or join a group. You’re guaranteed to meet new parts of yourself on this unforgettable journey.
Healing, wellness, enlightenment, nourishment for the soul – whatever you choose to call it, travel is one of the best ways to soothe your soul and refresh your spirit. If you’d like help planning your next soul vacation, get in touch with us to make your healing dreams come true!