8 incredible travel destinations and experiences for 2019
More than two times more travellers use Pinterest than online travel agency sites and for 2019, they’re using Pinterest to dream up new ways to travel. From destinations off the beaten path to unusual modes of transportation and restorative hot springs, nothing is off the cards in 2019.
Inspired? Discover these incredible travel destinations and experiences which are what the world’s most well-travelled people are dreaming of in 2019.
FIND YOUR ZEN
The Salt Caves in Santa Barbara is the largest man-made underground crystal salt cave in North America. Covered from floor to ceiling in Himalayan Salt, the air in the cave is infused with micro-particles of salt and minerals, absorbed naturally through the skin and said to help open up the lungs. Guests can choose from a range of treatments and activities inside the cave, including Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga Nidra; our idea of total bliss. santabarbaraca.com
SWEAT YOUR HEART OUT
Head to West Hollywood for an alternative workout class at the Shape House, an ‘urban sweat lodge’ where visitors are able to watch Netflix for an hour, yes, really, while wrapped in a big heated blanket. During the sweat session, the heart receives a workout said to be similar to that of a ten-mile run burning between 800-1,600 calories. Following the cleanse, receive a vitamin injection to rehydrate and infuse your body post workout with vitamins. visitwesthollywood.com
SCOTCH AND STRETCH
The Agua Serena Spa in the Indian Wells Hyatt Regency Resort offers a private stretch and breathing class to stimulate blood flow and flexibility while exploring complex tastes and smells of whisky, the definition of #balance. The class lasts for approximately two hours as groups share four single malt and blended Scotch whiskies to enhance the senses. At the end of the session visitors can choose from a selection of premium, imported cigars, naturally. visitgreaterpalmsprings.com
IONIC FOOT DETOX
The Amala Detox Lounge in downtown Sonora takes wellness treatments to a whole new level with their ionic foot detox. Similar to a magnet, the foot detox pulls the toxins out of your body through your feet. Unconvinced? The lounge also provides offers infrared sauna treatments. visittuolumne.com
80 miles north of Los Angeles lies the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. This historic luxury resort sits in a valley said to be an energetic hotspot, or ‘vortex,’ holding mystical powers. Though there is little evidence of this, the pink glow cast on the surrounding mountains at sunset certainly aids belief in the Ojai vortex.
Head to Meditation Mount with sweeping views of Ojai Valley, for sunrise and full-moon yoga and experience Kuyam, a treatment that combines the therapeutic effects of intense dry heat, self-applied desert clays and inhalation therapy. ojaivalleyinn.com
LIVE LIKE A MONK
Achieve a more profound sense of self in 2019 through a stay at Shasta Abbey. This Buddhist monastery welcomes outsiders into its beautiful, sacred space, located on a 16-acre forest near the base of Mount Shasta, and offer several styles of retreat from a three-day Introductory Retreat to Week-Long, and even Extended Stays. The three-day Introductory Retreat encourages visitors to try Soto Zen through guided meditation, Dharma talks, and mindfulness, with the opportunity for private spiritual counselling. visitcalifornia.com
Founded in humble Corvallis, 90 minutes southwest of Portland, Goat Yoga has become a viral phenomenon. During this hour-long vinyasa class, friendly goats hop on your back, nuzzle your legs or even try to throw off your balance. Stick around after class for a meet-and-greet with affectionate twins Preston and Quincy and six more pygmy and full-sized goats. travelportland.com
Experience the hillsides and redwood forests of Sonoma County via horseback in 2019. Combine happy animals with stunning open range, vistas, cliffs and beaches, and you’re in for a one-of-a-kind encounter. There are ocean view, trail, and dazzling sunset rides, all as relaxing or exhilarating as your experience level allows. sonomacounty.com