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Creative travel and wellness holidays: Lonely Planet’s new guide

2019 is the year we truly start to take care of ourselves on our time off, which is why creative travel and wellness holidays are the thing of ‘now’ in the travel industry.

Once upon a time, a vacation meant drinks, lots of food, tours and shopping. But many of us are tiring a little, even on our trips.

Recently, there’s been a shift in the reasons many of us choose to get away – we want to switch off from the pressures of modern-day life.

Why creative travel and wellness holidays?

The new kind of break, the one that will continue to rise as one of the most sought-after in 2019, is the ‘wellness escape’. It’s an enriching life experience – a creative travel or wellness holiday – where we return home feeling great about ourselves.

Wellness has become a booming industry, evidenced by the fact Lonely Planet has just published a gorgeous hard-cover guide on the topic, Wellness Escapes.



Get creative booking your travel this year

The publication presents an inspiring breadth of offerings around the globe.

These include:

  • Yoga retreats (we’ve published a story about a retreat in Turkey if you’re interested)
  • Meditation
  • Fitness and wellness festivals around the world
  • Creativity workshops and personal growth opportunities
  • Health spas and nutrition getaways

Wellness Escapes - Lonely Planets guide to creative travel and wellbeing holidays

Akin to other collectable Lonely Planet guides like Culture Trails and Everyday Adventures (released in 2018, be inspired by those titles here), Wellness Escapes is an item any wanderluster will want on the coffee table.

Wellness Escapes features a worldwide guide on the best, coolest and most energising creative travel, wellness holidays, meditation centres, health spas, fitness events (including LoveFit in the UK) and much more.

It’s a whole lot of love in one delicious book. Be inspired, get creative and healthy now.


Inspired creative travel trends and holiday tips

Creative travel and wellness escapes featured in the January 2019 issue of Get it Magazine

For more on wellness trends and creative travel of 2019, have a read of my feature on the topic published in the January issue of Get it Magazine.


About the author: Sarah Blinco

Writer, editor and digital content manager – find me on social media @sarahblinco PS - if you found this piece helpful, I would be really grateful if you could take a moment to leave a comment below.

16 comments to “Creative travel and wellness holidays: Lonely Planet’s new guide”

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  1. Shamim Badrul Alam - January 20, 2019 at 11:00 am Reply

    Hi Sarah, It’s a great news for the travelers who are interested to maintain wellness of health while on travel. Generally people are intended to enjoy local cuisine on travel what sometimes causes trouble for the people. I believe this new magazine will help a lot to maintain the help.

  2. safaritravelplus - January 20, 2019 at 11:49 am Reply

    wellness travel are becoming more popular as the years go a while back not so many people knew what wellness travel was all about.

  3. Francis - February 4, 2019 at 5:13 am Reply

    Hello Sarah,
    I love this information that you provided. Wellness travel is always my agenda ever since when I was still single. Right now I have children to take care of and they are very young. Reading this article would want me to get into wellness travelling again but i need to schedule it on my own time. Thank for reviving my interest again into wellness travelling.
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  4. Nabeena - March 6, 2019 at 11:29 am Reply

    Hi Sarah, you might also be interested in learning about Soulscape who offer creative expeditions in unique and lesser known locations like Santiniketan in West Bengal and Ladakh in the Himalayas:

  5. Miko - April 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm Reply

    Wellness is very necessary for our life. Thanks for this great post that’s pretty helpful.

  6. Sagar Roy - April 27, 2019 at 4:29 am Reply

    Sarah, it was nice reading your blog. Marvellous work!. Thanks for sharing this useful post.
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  7. Rick - May 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Hi Sarah, thanks for sharing this info. I’d love it if this will be the norm moving forward. Acupuncture and cupping in China, Thai herbal massage in Thailand – yes please!

  8. Iris - July 23, 2020 at 11:51 pm Reply

    I love this concept. It can be so easy to walk around in a tired, dejected stupor and be completely oblivious to your own plight. I hope everyone gets on the wellness holiday train! There’ll be more smiles, more happiness and more productivity!
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