CURATED WELLNESS RETREATS WITH TRAVEL SOULY
We love the big city! But we can all use some time away.
“There are so many women who have the desire to travel, but they don’t have anyone to join them, and they are too afraid to go alone. I want to create a comfortable environment for women to get out there and see the world with their own eyes.”
Hey ladies! Travel Souly takes the stress out of planning fulfilling solo trips all around the globe.
Wellvyl event coordinator, Rachel was able to learn a little more about Travel Souly founder, Kelly Bates:
RT: In a couple of sentences tell us a little about yourself?
KB: I have the most difficulty writing about myself, probably why I’m still single. Anyone want to do me a solid and write my dating profile? In all seriousness, whatever I write now is going to sound like a dating profile. So, here we go… I am a genuinely happy person, and I exude positive energy. I hardly have any fears and go after what I want with sheer determination. Traveling is my passion, and nothing makes me happier. I am an adventurous soul, and I continuously add to my bucket list as I cross things off. Snowboarding is a fun hobby of mine. I love surfing even though I’m not that great at it. I have been practicing yoga for about 15 years, and it’s my saving grace. You can find me at Y7 most nights. Slightly obsessed! I value my dignity and integrity, and I’m thankful for being raised properly. I am an open book, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. I enjoy a healthy lifestyle, long walks on the beach, beautiful sunsets, and I want to cuddle with every animal I see.
What made you decide to create Travel Souly retreats?
I decided to create these trips because I know there are so many women who truly have the desire to travel, but for whatever reason, they don’t have a travel companion and they are too afraid to travel alone. Therefore, I wanted to create a comfortable environment in which women can surround themselves with like-minded individuals while exploring fabulous destinations. I decided to bring fitness and wellness into the mix because I believe it’s simply food for the soul.
What makes Travel Souly retreats different?
Travel Souly provides group travel exclusively for solo female travelers with an emphasis on healing the soul through the spirit of adventure. A full itinerary is planned, and it includes tours, fitness classes, massages, adventures, and pure relaxation. Each traveler will stay in her own room in either a 4-star or 5-star hotel. None of this ‘sharing a room with a stranger’ nonsense. We are adults, we have the means to travel, and we should splurge a little bit on ourselves. As the travel leader, I act as the glue that brings the travelers together, while keeping the vibe positive. We are all on our individual journeys and no matter what our situation may be, our energy is shared with those around us. It’s quite powerful and uplifting, and I want each traveler to have the best experience. I want her to return home feeling like she could rule the world.
Why do you think it’s important to take a break?
Breaks are beyond important! I promise you will have a mental breakdown if you do not learn how to take a break. I believe we must disconnect and recharge in order to be our best selves. We need to love ourselves and practice self-care. We need to make space for gratitude and reflection. We need to let go of any stress and negative emotions. We need to clear our minds of everything, so we can make room for the things that actually matter. We need to allow ourselves to breathe. None of this is possible without taking a break.
What kind of healthy fun shit can people do on your trips?
We do all kinds of healthy fun shit! Obviously, it depends on the trip, but yoga, other fitness classes. Hiking, biking, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, cooking classes, spa days, meeting with healers, watching the sunset while taking a long walk on the beach and cuddling with a wild animal.
Where can we find more information and book trips with Travel Souly?
Visit Travel Souly website and follow us on Instagram @travelsoulyllc
Check out the next Travel Souly retreats here:
NAPLES, FL – October 2018
BALI – December 2018
AUSTRALIA – January 2019
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