The following travel agents and advisors (listed here in alphabetical order) are members of the Wellness Tourism Association and have met the basic requirement of membership. We believe that any one of them can help you incorporate elements of wellness into your next trip, help you find the “perfect fit” wellness retreat or plan the ideal wellness vacation. Tell them Travel to Wellness sent you.
In the travel industry for the last 18 years working in various capacities including marketing, consulting and travel concierge services, Andrea Dragosits has visit over 33 countries and hundreds of destinations worldwide. She left the corporate world to pursue her dream of sharing wellness travel with others and founded Souljourn Adventure, a wellness travel concierge. Based in Ontario, Canada, Andrea provides consultations to guide and connect travelers and teachers to wellness destinations around the world.
Based in Bronxville, NY, Barbara Nichuals has been President & CEO of Bayside Travel for over 30 years, and has embraced Wellness Travel for the power it has to heal mind, body and spirit. As a dancer, Barbara has found the activity to bring inner peace and well-being. She understands that the path to wellness can look different for each person. To fulfill each client’s individual needs and wants, she actively pursues personalized wellness experiences with the help of countless partnerships. She also runs a yearly writing workshop at the Bereavement Center of Westchester called Healing Words-The Positive Power of Writing.
Based near Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Buffy Robblee started incorporating that lifestyle into her travels over 20 years ago and now shares those experiences with clients looking to book their own wellness vacations with the Travel Agent Next Door. Buffy achieved her Well Being Travel Specialist Designation over five years ago, and has had the pleasure of taking small groups to several destinations including Bali and Maui to participate in yoga/mindfulness retreats, organic farm to table cooking sessions, aromatherapy, spa, cycling, hiking, SUP and kayaking.
Chris Torgerson has been in the travel industry for 20 plus years and is founder and owner of Stone Arch Travel. Chris has a passion for wellness and was instrumental in the design and launch of Travel Leaders’ Select Wellness: a specialty collection for luxury wellness travelers featuring wellness hotels, resorts and retreats around the world. Chris shares her love of wellness and travel with her clients, providing options and designing experiences to meet their objectives.
A computer consultant for 27 years before opening WanderMore Travels in 2017, Dori Cameron has combined a love for travel, with wanting to share wellness concepts with as many people as possible. A health coaching certification led her to specialize in wellness and active travel planning through WanderMore. With an emphasis on group wellness travel options such as retreats, cruises and outdoor activities, Dori is on a mission to help her clients understand that changing just a few things about how you live can change everything about the quality of your life.
Originally from Chicago, Hope Alström is now based in Hamburg, Germany. Over the last 18 years, her passion for travel has taken her to over 35 countries and 100 cities around the world. What began as a personal interest in self-care and environmental awareness, transformed into a wellness travel business. After years of studying holistic nutrition, Hope founded The Lux Wellness Traveller, where she enables her clients to access wellness that transforms their lives and inspires happiness. As she inspires others to live a happier life through travel, she moulds her own path into the world of Wellness Travel.
As a former corporate executive for over 20 years, Jill Radin-Leeds found a passion for wellness travel while juggling career and family and realizing the benefit of taking time for herself. She combined her love of fitness and active adventure travel with Just Spas & Adventures 15 years ago. Evaluating what each client is seeking in an experience, and planning each clients’ travel details for destinations near and far is her specialty. Based on personal knowledge, and with an understanding of what today’s clients are seeking, Jill’s goal is to find the perfect fit by matching the needs and expectations for each client.
As an engineer and marketing professional coming from the world of high tech, Kiron Dhaliwal fully understands workplace stress coupled with a hectic, always-on-the-go lifestyle. Add to this an active family, and practicing self-care became the only way to feel grounded and maintain balance. She melded her love of travel and wellness and founded San Ramon, CA-based Concierge VacationsInc., an independent affiliate of Cadence Travel, a Virtuoso agency. Based on her clients’ intentions, Kiron can help plan both leisure and corporate wellness retreats and vacations.
As the founder of Journeys That Fit, as well as a yoga instructor, hiking-lover and active traveler, Colorado-based Mary Funkhouser designs wellness journeys for affinity groups. It’s a recipe that finds energetic group leaders/business owners who inspire their followers to explore the world with them. Mary’s career in human resources taught her that those who thrive belong to communities that support each other’s purpose and aspirations. The unique combination of affinity groups and wellness travel affords individual enrichment, enhanced through connections made with like-minded people sharing experiences.
As a retired, full time nurse and a part time travel agent for 20 plus years, Shayne Messina found a way to combine her two passions into one as a full time wellness travel advisor and Well- Being Travel Specialist with the belief that travel, truly does heal the body and soul. She is president of Florida-based Sunmasters Elite Travel
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