Explore Baja California Sur

If you are planning a vacation, where the sun is your constant companion and nature the scenery of new memories, visit La Paz. La Paz is the place for nature lovers, especially those looking for aquatic adventures. Walking along the La Paz boardwalk, you will have one of the best views of the Baja California Peninsula. Keep an eye out for the gray whale, which visits the waters off La Paz every year. La Paz is the best place to explore Baja California Sur and all that it has to offer.

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One hour from La Paz is Todos Santos. A place that artists chose to be inspired. Here you will find the Hotel California. Rumor has it, that it inspired the song of the same name by The Eagles.

Costa Baja Resort & Spa is the best-hidden treasure in Mexico and a great place to explore Baja California Sur. A place where the land and sea merge in a way that the rest of the world has never seen. Discover an exclusive place where elegance, hospitality, and privacy combine to create a unique experience.

Hotel Catedral La Paz is part of the historic city center. Sophisticated architecture in a contemporary style. With a special focus on the details, a stay here offers you both excellence and quality.

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One of the typical meeting points for the people of La Paz is the Velasco Garden. Here you can take a break, and enjoy some shade under the trees. Located in the heart of the city, you will find the Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz. Take a tour of the Whale Museum, where you can learn more about the different species that visit La Paz from December to March.

Plan your visit to explore Baja California Sur and La Paz. Reach out to me to get started

An Authentic Mexico Honeymoon

Plan your honeymoon escape to a place where the sun meets the ocean. There are locations in Mexico that are more unique and offer an authentic Mexico honeymoon experience without crowds of tourists. Learn about the culture, enjoy sun-kissed beaches, and experience new adventures by the sea.

Riviera Nayarit

an authentic mexico honeymoon experience

Located north of Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s beach destination with 200 miles of pristine coastline dotted with dozens of seaside coastal towns and pueblos. Enjoy lush rainforest-covered mountain peaks, nature sanctuaries, and golden sand beaches. Learn all about one of the richest cultures in Mexico, the Huichol culture.

Punta Mita

Leave the world behind you. This exclusive and luxurious destination has six miles of virgin Pacific coast beaches, surrounded by rolling green hills. More importantly the Pacific Ocean opens before you, and you will never tire of admiring the endless turquoise blue of the sea.

Enjoy an understated sophisticated stay coupled with relaxation at Casa de Mita. Casa de Mita is located on the beach in Punta Mita where the blue waters of the pacific will be your playground. This intimate hideaway is where romance lives.

Discovering a place means immersing yourself in its culture. Iberostar Selection Playa Mita wants to welcome you into one of the richest cultures in Mexico. Enjoy an all-inclusive experience with the pacific ocean at your feet. Enjoy a drink on the terrace and watch the sun fade below the horizon.

Located on the ocean in the heart of one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches, the W Punta de Mita welcomes you to a remarkable experience. A biosphere reserve and seaside villages known for their crafts are located nearby. 

Escape to Secrets Bahia Mita. Located in Banderas Bay, with golden sand beaches, this adults-only all-inclusive resort combines elegance with natural elements. Enjoy amazing views of the mountains, ocean, and gardens. A romantic honeymoon at Secrets offers you gourmet room service, walks on the beach at sunset, and multiple dining options to choose from. Let romance bloom at Secrets Bahia Mita.

an authentic mexico honeymoon

When dusk falls on the beaches of Sayulita Mexico you will see silhouettes float across the water. Subsequently, watch bodies dive and emerge, facing the sunset while waiting on the next perfect wave. Each evening, these scenes are repeated. Sayulita is a surfer’s paradise and definitely one of Mexico’s more unique destinations. It is a place where you can honeymoon in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Certainly, the complicated world begins to disappear as the warm Mexican sun kisses your skin when you arrive at Hotel Playa Escondido. Celebrate your love in a beachfront room. Take a deep breath of sea air, and you will smile as you look out over the beach and the blue waters beyond. 

This is the first part of a series on authentic Mexico honeymoon destinations. Above all, there is so much beauty to be seen in Mexico, certainly at the beach and beyond. If you are looking for more romantic, and off-the-beaten-path places for a honeymoon in Mexico, I would love to speak with you.

The Best Wellness Vacations Across the Globe

More travelers than ever before are looking to recharge, rejuvenate, and recalibrate their bodies, minds, and spirits. Whether it’s mastering mindful meditation, a peaceful Savasana, shedding some quarantine pounds, or simply unplugging from the day-to-day grind. A wellness vacation could be exactly what the doctor (and your travel advisor) ordered! Here are some ideas for the best wellness vacations across the globe.

the best wellness vacations across the globe

Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

This legendary and award-winning wellness retreat boasts its own private stretch of beach in Koh Samui. Thailand itself is believed to hold healing properties. For centuries, Buddhist monks have proclaimed Koh Samui as containing energy that enriches and enlightens their spiritual path. This healing hotel aims to deliver just that.

Programs offered focus on detox, stress, burnout, optimizing fitness, weight control, emotional balance, and yoga. The international set of staff includes naturopaths for optional personalized wellness consultations, personal trainers, nutritionists, and massage therapists. Depending on the program chosen, guests receive treatments integrating both eastern and western elements, medicines, and beliefs. The cuisine at Kamalaya focuses on fresh, tropical, and organic where possible. There are options for vegetarian, vegan, and detox-inspired meals.

the best wellness vacations across the globe

Five elements, Bali, Indonesia

Embracing a holistic approach to wellness, Five elements provides personalized wellness retreats to individuals and couples. Located in a lush tropical setting, their signature program offers an integrated approach. Designed to tune in and realign the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Each program includes morning yoga and healing massages. Depending on the length of your stay, other options may be included. Such as a Balinese fire blessing ritual, guided jungle walk, visiting a holy water spring, guided mindfulness sessions, and more.

the best wellness vacations across the globe

Villa Stephanie at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden, Germany

The town of Baden-Baden in Germany is a well-known escape for many. With a mild climate and natural-occurring hot springs. Visitors to Baden Baden who want to double down on their wellness activities head straight to Villa Stephanie. A 15-room villa set within Brenners Park Hotel, dedicated to health, wellness, fitness, and beauty.

The spa itself spans over 16,000 square feet. It features an enormous 1640 square foot sauna, an indoor swimming pool, plunge pool, private gym, and ladies sauna. Guests have access to personal trainers, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and medical professionals, all in the lap of luxury.

Connected to the spa is Haus Julius. Visitors can opt for additional services such as aesthetics (including stem cell rejuvenation therapies), gynecology, ophthalmology, and dentistry. The hotel even has a laboratory and an institute for preventive medicine. 

While spa services are offered a la carte, many guests commit to a more comprehensive multi-day program. Choosing from Weight Loss, Detox, Stay Fit Stay Healthy, The Kings Way (weight loss and intense detoxification), or Bespoke retreats. As part of these programs, participants receive a full blood panel, ultrasound, body scans, and cancer screenings. Each stay comes with an optional digital detox. Rooms that can be free of ‘e-smog’ (electromagnetic fields from electrical devices).

Golden Door, San Marcos, California, United States

The mother of all spa retreats, the Golden Door. Set on 600-acres of rolling hills and is a mere 40-minute drive from San Diego. A favorite among Hollywood A-listers. It is said that after experiencing their 7-day program you will leave a very different person. The focus is on transforming the mind, body, and spirit. A total reboot is the name of the game (and the goal for every guest). Included are daily spa treatments. Massage, reiki, craniosacral therapy, and watsu) are on the menu. Personal trainers and fitness classes, guided hikes, mindfulness workshops, art classes, and silent meditation walks.

Don’t worry about what to pack, a workout outfit (for daytime) and a Japanese yukata robe (for dinnertime) is provided. An industry leader in bio-intensive farming. The Golden Door’s culinary program delivers guests food that is fresh, sustainably grown, and flavorful. Guests can pick their own veggies. Harvest farm-fresh eggs, or embark on a honeybee tour with the executive chef (and experienced beekeeper). The best part about Golden Door? 100% of their net profits go back into the community, supporting local charities and non-profit initiatives.

These are just a few of the best wellness vacations across the globe. There are others that can be recommended based on your needs.

Do you want to find wellness and get centered through a restorative getaway? I’d love to help you find your zen. Let’s talk!