Wander magazine, one of the first publications in the world to focus exclusively on wellness travel, released its inaugural issue in stunning fashion.
The digital-first publication debuted this summer with an over 65-page issue that packs rich and valuable content related to wellness travel, all in an amazing design. It is a truly enjoyable read that inspires one to travel for one’s wellbeing. From culinary and wellness adventures, to wellness trends, to ideas for weekend getaways or unique adventures, Wander’s debut issue is not only a remarkable success, but serves as a testament to rise of wellness travel.
Wander’s success is its focus on wellness, which allows it to share more unique and healthy experiences with travelers. This sort of curated travel advice is very rich, with a focus on wellbeing and travel for the mind, body, and soul. Wander is a digital travel publication that separates itself from the norm by approaching travel as experiential and as a path to wellness. The publication’s contributors, which include industry professionals, wellness and travel brands, and other thought-leaders, share experiences that no longer require travelers to “take a vacation from their vacation.” They accomplish this by telling stories.
Some of our personal favorites from the inaugural Summer issue include:
- A series on Healthy and Relaxing Escapes with a look at Banff, Alberta, Pacific Rim, British Columbia, and Southern Georgian Bay, Ontario (page 20)
- Patagonia on Foot by Mark Stanton (page 40)
- A guide to yoga retreats (page 50)
- And finally, an overview of the top ten wellness trends of 2015 by our very own EcoWanderlust Founder (page 10).
Make sure to read the first issue of Wander on their website or directly on Issu. The digital publication on Issu is mobile-friendly and makes for a great reading experience on a tablet. Also make sure to subscribe to their newsletter for exclusive offers, contests, and to be notified when the latest edition releases.
Wander Editor Kristina Smith introduces the new magazine in an introductory letter titled Welcome to Wander:
“Wander is about more than just your typical vacation. Vacations have turned into little more than quick breaks from our always-connected lives, and often have us coming home feeling more drained than when we left. How often have you heard the expression: “I need a vacation from my vacation?”
It has to be about living well: feeding your mind, body and soul so you can be your happiest, most authentic self. And travel is one of the best ways to shake off the cobwebs, immerse yourself in new surroundings, and feel true joy.
Wellness and active travel is about connection, relaxation, rejuvenation, inspiration and motivation. We understand that—and we’re not alone. So, we turned to experts and leaders in the community to help us tell great stories about wellness travel; people who share our values.
The partners featured in this issue are thought-leaders in the industry: The Culinary Adventure Co. is Canada’s “Best Rated” culinary adventure provider, and it has an award-winning culinary experience to fit everyone’s palate.
Nita Lake Lodge, a fresh take on classic Whistler luxury, is nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC and is known for its genuine, personal service.
And Pravassa, a company on the forefront of the wellness travel movement, offers complete life experiences created using their five-tenet wellness philosophy. They focus on healthy, experiential journeys that grant you the space to find your path to wellness.
From wellness trends and culinary adventures, to wellness getaway weekend ideas in the most beautiful regions in Canada and far-flung adventures in Bali and Patagonia, we hope you feel inspired to travel for your wellbeing.”
– Kristina Smith, Editor, Wander Magazine
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