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Where to Go Solo for a Wellness Vacation

Travel with yourself to a healthier you

Thanks to Anne Dimon from TraveltoWellness for contributing this post to GoGirlfriend. We're a community-based travel blog and we welcome submissions from everyone. Whether you're a budget-baller or a first class only kinda traveler, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our Writer's Guidelines and learn how you can share your travel advice, stories and adventures!

While it's lovely to travel with family, friends or a significant other, occasionally we need a little Me Time. A solo getaway can be planned, for instance, to kick start a healthier regime, to get up close to nature, for rest and relaxation, to learn how to eat and cook more nutritiously, or to simply take "time out" to reconnect with Self.

Here are five wellness-themed destinations Anne Dimon has personally visited:

Desert destination

Red mountain Resort and SpaRed Mountain Resort & Spa in Utah's Mojave Desert offers it all - from spa, to food, daily fitness classes, wellness sessions and fabulous hiking for all levels of fitness. For guests travelling solo, there's also a communal table sometimes hosted by one of the on-staff wellness professionals.

For more information, visit Red Mountain Resort & Spa or join their communities on Facebook and Twitter. (Please note, you must be in the US to view their Facebook page).

Arts community

Oaks at Ojai[Sadly destroyed in the 2017 California fires} Opened in 1979 and one of the original health and wellness spas, The Oaks at Ojai in Ojai, California is housed in a Spanish Mission-inspired building that is a reflection of this unique town, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. There's a community feel here and solos will find they are in good company.

For more information, visit The Oaks at Ojai or join their community on Twitter.

Oceanfront Front

Body Holiday ResortOn the island of St. Lucia, near the capital of Castries, the Body Holiday at Le Sport opened in the mid-80s with the focus on health and wellness and the philosophy prevails. A full service on-site spa, healthful food choices at all restaurants and, making it easy for solos to socialize (if and when you want), plenty of daily fitness activities. www.thebodyholiday.com

For more information, visit the Body Holiday or join their communities on Facebook and Twitter.

Hiking Focus

Coastal Trek ResortSurrounded by nature, Coastal Trek on Vancouver Island offers a number of structured health and wellness programs that revolve around hiking, yoga, food and relaxation. There is no full service spa here but you can book a massage and having nature at your door is, in itself, therapeutic.

For more information, visit Costal Trek Resort or join their community on Facebook.

Spiritual Feel

Mii Amo at the Enchantment ResortPerhaps it is the Sedona vortexes and the surrounding dramatic red rock formations that help create an undeniable spiritual feel  at Mii Amo at Enchantment Resort. A full service spa, a variety of daily fitness and wellness activities and an on-site cafe with a community table are just a few features.  www.miiamo.com

For more information, visit Miiamo or join their communities on Facebook and Twitter.

About Anne Dimon

Anne DimonOften referred to as Canada's Spa Queen, publisher/editor of TraveltoWellness.com, Anne Dimon is a long time travel writer and industry journalist writing, over the years, for print publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. Anne also consults to the hospitality/spa industries on the "guest experience." 

She also walks the wellness talk. Committed to healthy eating and fitness she has hiked Mt. Kenya, trekked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and kayaked in the Gulf Islands of B.C. Anne is also a runner completing her 3rd half-marathon.  Follow Anne on Twitter or join her community on Facebook.

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