Instead of trying to get healthy for a trip, why not use a trip as a way to jump-start a healthier life back home? That’s one of the goals of the Bikini Bootcamp offered at Amansala Eco Chic Resort. Two hours south of crowded Cancun, Amansala offers a much quieter, more secluded version of the white sands and turquoise waters of Mexico’s Caribbean coast than its popular neighbor to the north.
The camp programs boast a mix of structured activities and intentional goal setting with a relaxed atmosphere. Sure, it’s called bootcamp, but it’s noncompetitive and each participant is encouraged to work at his or her own pace. (Yes, we said his. Even though “bikini” is right there in the name, men can do it, too – Amansala even offers specialized co-ed sessions that cater to singles.) Participation in all of the activities is encouraged, but it’s not mandatory; the instructors’ vibes are more spiritual guide than drill sergeant. Journaling, stretching and walking are part of every day’s itinerary, but other activities can vary from high-powered cardio to guided meditation.
You can fly solo, bring a partner or make it a friends’ getaway like Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon did this spring (groups of five or more campers can get a discount). The camps are scheduled to last six days, and the costs (starting at $2,175) include accommodations, classes, excursions, all meals but one (to ensure you get out and taste Tulum), two spa services and a Mayan clay treatment. Best of all, though, instead of post-vacation doldrums, alums say you’ll return home with renewed energy.
If you have kids in the house, you likely already know what a challenge it can be anytime they come into the kitchen. Whether they want to help with a batch of chocolate chip cookies or you’re just trying to make any ol’ dinner, messes — and maybe a few tears — are likely to ensue. Baketivity helps families streamline the kids-in-the-kitchen experience, with baking kits featuring everything you need, as well as easy directions, so you can enjoy more treats and fewer tears. This summer, it has even given its subscription boxes a travel twist, focusing on sweet treats from countries like Sweden, Mexico and Italy.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*
It’s time for a celebration as we announce the winners of our 2022 The Trazees, in their eighth year. Congratulations to all the amazing winners!
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …
Cape Cod’s Chatham Bars Inn partnered with Lexus to offer the Lexus Ultimate Beach Drive Experience. The luxurious off-road beach experience allows guests access to Cape Cod beaches from behind the wheel of a Lexus GX460. Chatham Bars Inn is the only resort on Cape Cod to secure the necessary permits to drive on to some of the area beaches.