Category: Travel

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Being a Person of Colour

Being a Person of Colour I never gave much thought before to being a person of colour.  I was born in Canada; my parents were born in Canada and even one of my grandparents was born here.  I was fortunate to grow up in a multicultural community where I did not feel like I was much different from other people.  As a child, I remember racial slurs being used towards…

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Unplugging

Unplugging We recently returned from two weeks in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  What was planned as a working holiday quickly became our very own wellness retreat.  It wasn't until we arrived in Mexico that we realized how exhausted and stressed we both felt.       Throughout our vacation, we worked as planned, but left ample time to relax, reflect and nourish our minds and bodies so we could feel well…

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria My favourite destinations have always been those places that are a little off the beaten path.  My recent trip to Gran Canaria was one of these places.  It seems to be a popular destination for British and German travelers but for those living in the Americas, it is less frequented. Gran Canaria is part of the Canary Islands located off the northwest coast of Africa and is part…

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TICO Regulations for Wellness Retreats

  TICO Regulations for Wellness Retreats The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (“TICO”) regulations can be difficult to navigate if you are considering hosting your own wellness retreat.  A number of wellness professionals in Ontario, who have been hosting retreats, have recently been fined, or in extreme cases, shut down, by TICO for not complying with regulations surrounding “Special Interest Travel”.  Each province in Canada has their own regulations for…

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“Movement” in Movement Travel

"Movement" in Movement Travel It took us several months to choose the name for our new wellness travel company.  We wanted a word that encompassed being active, traveling to different places and embracing new ideas and ways of doing things.  One day, I received a message from Lisa that said, “how about Movement Travel?”  It immediately resonated with me, as it did with her.  That day, Movement Travel, was born.…

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The Global Wellness Industry

The Global Wellness Industry I recently completed my training to become a Certified SELECT Wellness Specialist – Travel Advisor and found global wellness trends fascinating.  Today, people are constantly talking about how the global wellness industry, and specifically wellness tourism, is booming, but what does this really mean? The Global Wellness Institute ("GWI") released its Global Wellness Report at the end of 2018 and have highlighted some of the key…

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How It All Started

How it all started.. We can’t help but believe that everything happens for a reason. We recently realized that a lot of things needed to happen for the two of us to connect and discover we shared the same passion for starting a wellness retreats business. When we first met, we were living in different countries.  I was in London, England and Melanie was in Toronto, Canada.  At the time,…

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Benefits of Using a Travel Advisor

Why Use a Travel Advisor? A few years ago my friend’s husband told me that he was leaving his corporate job to become a luxury travel advisor and my first thought was, isn’t that a dying business? With the abundance of online suppliers and search engines, this was an industry everyone, including myself, assumed would disappear. Surprisingly, the industry is alive and well, and my friend has been extremely successful…

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Serenity in Sedona

Sedona, Arizon, USA We recently visited Sedona and words cannot describe driving around the corner and catching our first glimpse of its famous red rock canyons.  The view was breathtaking and seemed surreal.  Meandering into town along the winding road, we could sense that the pace of life here is slower than the outside world. [ngg src="galleries" ids="15" display="basic_slideshow"] When we got out of the car, the air was cool…

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Staying Active While Traveling

When Movement Travel is on the road either researching new locations or hosting a wellness retreat, we like to maintain a regular fitness routine.  Sometimes we don’t have access to a gym, yoga studio or fitness classes so we created our own workouts for the road which requires very little equipment that can be easily packed, even into carry-on luggage.  Our equipment list includes: Travel yoga mat – The mat…