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Travel and Health: you can have it both ways with a vacation focused on wellness


It’s easy to get off of a routine when you travel.  Indulgences are a lot easier to come by, and in some cases, exercise isn’t it.  Or maybe it’s not even a matter of discipline, but rather the desire to go somewhere with the intent on focusing on your wellness.

In this piece we focus on a few of our favorite partners who are making health and well-being an integral part of their offering:

oceania bathOceania Cruises – Offers a fully integrated wellness retreat at sea:

  • Complimentary yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, aerobics and group fitness classes
  • Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine served in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café
  • Raw juice & smoothie bar+ and extensive vegan menus in The Grand Dining Room
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub® signature treatments
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Private fitness classes and personal training

Oceania goes beyond the ship by offering a truly unique shore excursion series, Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, where guests can choose everything from tai chi in tranquil French gardens to an afternoon amid ancient Italian baths.

ama_bikeAma Waterways

  • AmaWaterways has a dedicated Wellness Host, providing a variety of exercise classes.
  • Onboard healty living lectures
  • Ama ships are equipped with a fleet of bicycles, massage services, whirlpool or swimming pool and a walking track.
  • Locally-sourced ingredients, and gluten-free, low-sodium and vegetarian options are available

Learn more about the Ama Waterways Wellness Program

Seabourn Cruises

Seabourn cruises sets its focus in 2018 on mindful living with two Wellness Cruises with Dr. Andrew Weil. Bound for Alaska and Greece, each voyage will feature engaging experts in the field of integrative medicine:

Alaska: Seabourn Sojourn June 16-28, 2018

Greece/Mediterranean:  Seabourn Odyssey, October 6-20, 2018

“When you travel, exciting things happen to your mind, your body and your spirit. Your mind opens, your imagination and curiosity are aroused,” said Dr. Andrew Weil.

MiravalMiraval Resort & Spa

Re-treat yourself!  Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, AZ, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-rated destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live life in the moment. Since 1995 the property has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destination spas by Travel + Leisure, SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. Read more about  Miraval Resort & Spa

rock creekThe Ranch at Rock Creek

In rugged Montana ranch land southeast of Missoula, lies The Ranch at Rock Creek—a guest ranch that brings together wide open spaces and upscale amenities like never before. Located on over 6,600 acres of lush hay meadows and rolling foothills set off by distant snow-capped peaks, this stunning destination delivers a classic ranch experience in a setting far from the clamor of the big city. It might be just the escape you need to get away from it all!  Read more about The Ranch at Rock Creek.

Whether by land or by sea, we would love to help plan your next dream vacation, in whatever form it comes.  Please contact Town & Country Travel at (805) 495-9888 or email to get started.

Wishing you an abundance of health and happiness in the new year!

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