There’s no better way to live in the moment and slay life than to embark on an immersive, life-affirming travel journey. As we embrace more meaningful ways to travel, we’ve rounded up five experiences that promise to warm your heart and light your soul. From immersing yourself in an Encanto-themed tour to honoring badass women in history over afternoon tea in Hollywood to riding horseback in Big Sky county, these are trips you won’t forget any time soon.
Enjoy Encanto Adventures in Colombia
We fell in love with Encanto, the Oscar-nominated animated musical filmed in the mountains of Colombia. If, like us, the movie left craving a trip to the South American city to immerse yourself in its charm, culture, and magic — great news. You can now embark on an 8-day tour, inspired by the Madrigal family of Encanto, in Bogotá to see for yourself the colorful landscapes, spot wildlife and visit sites like “Antonio’s room” aka the luxury eco-retreat, Cannúa Lodge, the City of Eternal Spring, the butterfly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Medellín, stroll through Isabella-inspired flower fields, and climb the steep steps to the top of La Piedra for epic views and to dance the night away.
Embrace the Romance of Spring Skiing in Whistler
We’re all about spring skiing. Avid skiers will be delighted to discover the best time to hit the slopes in Whistler, B.C. is March. One of the best ski resorts in the world for alpine and backcountry skiing, Whistler —an easy scenic 90-minute drive from Vancouver— features 80 miles of diverse terrain, and stunning trails for beginners and experts in and around Whistler Olympic Park —home of the 2010 winter games. Take the Lost Lake Park trails that begin and end in town to enjoy apres-ski action and explore the gorgeous chalet-style of downtown Whistler.
Celebrate Trailblazing Women in History in Hollywood
The legendary Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills is also famed afternoon tea, which for March in honor of International Women’s Month has been given an empowerment makeover. In collaboration with Rebel Girls, a brand dedicated to raising a generation of kind, confident, powerful girls by highlighting the inspirational stories of trailblazing women past and present like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Flo-Jo, and Jane Austen. At each of the seatings (Thursday -Sunday) held underneath the crystal chandelier in the lobby Living Room, the afternoon tea features themed finger sandwiches, cakes and décor adorned with colorful illustrations RG is known for. Each guest will also receive a bestselling book in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series including 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World.
Do Desert Detox in Palm Springs
Set deep in the Mojave desert near Palm Springs, the mantra at the Hollywood-style We Care Spa is detox — solid food isn’t served instead the menu includes loads of alkalized lemon water, teas, juices, and broths. To complement the detoxification process, you can also engage in treatments like infrared sauna, digestive release massage, dry body brushing, and colonics. The desert spa —loved by A-listers Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Cameron Diaz— is the vision of Argentinian Susana Lombardi Belen, who opened it in 1986 following a divorce. Her daughter Susan, now heads it up, recently updating the spa’s design with spacious, sleek minimalistic suites that overlook the desert and feature custom circadian light fixtures to help reset your internal sleep clock. Check-in for the week-long program (shorter-stay options are also available) and check out with brighter skin, boosted energy and a clear mind.
Try a Yellowstone Cattle Ranching Moment
We’re all obsessed with Yellowstone, so naturally, our lust for the wild wild west, Montana’s big sky country and cattle-wrangling vacation adventures has also been fuelled. So we’re thrilled that working cattle ranches are welcoming guests to live out their cowboy and cowgirl fantasies. To get on board, book into the 37,000-acre Montana ranch, Paws Up Resort, where you can enjoy horseback trail rides, chuckwagon dinners, and cattle drives across the wide-open range — hundreds of Black Angus cows roam the ranch’s rolling pastures. For a totally immersive experience book into one of the ‘glamping’ tents by the river to sleep under the stars while enjoying luxurious comforts like cushy four-poster beds and dreamy copper soaking tubs.