2022 Travel Highlights – Retreats, Personal Consulting, & Aimless Wandering

2022 will be remembered as a year spent fully indulging my passion for travel and loving nearly every moment. Because let’s be honest – no one loves flight delays or jet lag, no matter how amazing the destination.

Over the course of 10 months, I spent time in Scotland exploring the magic of Edinburgh and Inverness, passed a glorious weekend sightseeing in Delft and Amsterdam, and visited the Swiss Alpine villages of Bern and Lauterbrunnen.

I also spent a few weeks traveling through my beloved Italy. Revisiting favorite places in Venice, Florence, and Rome while also finding new treasures. I fell in love with the lake and sea views in Lake Como and Monterosso al Mare in the Cinque Terre, saw the Alps from the Italian side in Bolzano and Alpe de Suisi, and explored the magical medieval towns of Sirmione, San Gimignano, and Siena.

Domestically, quick trips to Sedona and Orcas Island were the perfect relaxing getaways from the stress of day-to-day life. Same with my stays at resorts in Palm Springs and Coronado Island.

My lifelong love of travel took on a new light in 2022 following a shift in my professional life to focus on travel consulting and writing. My goal for 2023 is to continue to explore amazing places, both as adventures for myself and as research for my travel consulting clients.

If your 2023 travel plans include western Europe or the western US, I’d love to work with you. My expertise is in partnering with my clients to create unique, custom itineraries. I strive to balance a semi-structured “tourist” experience with intentionally unstructured time for exploration and aimless wandering.

On the group retreats side, our 2023 Rio Wellness events are filling fast!

January’s winter retreat to Cabo San Lucas is sold out. I’m so excited to spend a winter week in Mexico focusing on relaxation, reflection, connection, and fun. Keep an eye on our Instagram page (@rio.wellness) for pics.

Space is still available for our spring retreat to Tuscany that starts April 27, 2023. More information is available on our website www.riowellness.com.

Fall 2023 retreat planning is underway. Details will be posted soon.

I’m so excited for the upcoming year and finding new places to explore. Cheers to a 2023 filled with travel, wellness, peace, and happiness.

~Rio Wellness