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Note: All travel is subject to frequently-changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state, and local advisories before scheduling trips. 

If you’re among those looking transform pandemic-inspired activities such as binge-watching and binge-eating into something, well, healthier, you’re certainly not alone. Why not pair pent-up wanderlust with a wellness jump-start?

Whether your goals are centered around fitness, diet, anti-stress or weight-loss—or all of the above—find renewed motivation outside of the home at a wellness resort. These sanctuaries of good health offer an optimal setting to reboot, restore, and renew. They are often in idyllic settings, and come with supportive staff experienced in diverse methodologies to foster wellness of body, mind, and soul. The greatest souvenir that these destinations provide: establishing healthy habits to take back into your day-to-day life.

Here are a few to keep in mind for your post-pandemic wellness getaway, all available on Orbitz.

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Hilton Head Health: Hilton Head Island, SC

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Rated the “No. 1 Health & Wellness Resort in America” by readers of USA Today, Hilton Head Health specializes in helping guests lose weight and find lasting wellness. It’s been in the business long before wellness vacations became trendy, with more than 40 years serving those ready to embrace a lifestyle change. Guests spend each day focused on improving their physical and mental wellbeing with a customized experience that is akin to a choose-you-own-adventure in healthy living. There are more than 20 different classes, lectures, and experiences to pick from daily. Options include guided sunrise walks on the beach, kayaking, cardio boxing, aqua Zumba, stand-up paddle-boarding, guided meditations, beach yoga, healthy cooking demonstrations, evening wellness seminars, and much more. Stays at this resort also include three balanced meals inspired by a Mediterranean diet. Plus, there is a spa for pampering, unwinding, and doing one of the most valuable things for self-restoration: nothing at all.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort: Miami, FL

Tap Florida’s fountain of youth at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. This beachfront property boasts a cutting-edge fitness center with inspiring ocean views and a “wellness concierge” who can customize your stay. Choose from more than 45 fitness classes per week, or opt for one-on-one instruction in the open-air fitness center that includes a two-story rock climbing wall, boasts four pools, and three eateries with health-focused menus. (The bars here even serve organic cocktails.) Pair the physical fitness with some mind-body TLC at the 75,000-square-foot spa, which features a mix of Eastern and Western therapies. Among them: aromatherapy massages, cupping, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, salt flotation gravity therapy, and acupuncture. Carillon Miami is also one of the first locations in the country to offer Jeveau, an anti-aging alternative to Botox.

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Red Mountain Resort: George, UT

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Framed by the vibrant red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort hosts fitness programs and wellness workshops for all ages and abilities. The assortment of health, fitness, nutrition, cooking, stress management, and anti-aging programs are designed for life-enhancing changes to last beyond the resort experience. Go on guided hikes or participate in yoga in Snow Canyon, both offered regularly. After a day of pushing the physical endurance, retreat to the spa, where you might be open to sampling alternative health modalities such as chakra balancing or Shamanic energy healing. Customized programming and adventures to nearby Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks are also available.

Eupepsia Wellness Center: Bland, VA

Set on 256 acres of farm and woodland acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Eupepsia Wellness Center is surrounded by hiking trails that play a big role in the healthy living experience for guests. Peaceful, rejuvenating hikes in nature are encouraged! Personalized retreats are customized to individual needs, with program focuses that include weight management, fitness and recovery, healthy detox, rejuvenating cleanse, and relaxation and de-stressing. The Ayurvedic treatments and fresh farm-to-table meals get rave reviews from former guests.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa:
Tucson, AZ

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Miraval “helps people live their best lives,” according to its mission statement. A luxurious wellness oasis set in the Sonoran Desert foothills, it employs experienced planners to help each guest craft a one-of-a-kind wellness itinerary for the duration of his or her stay. Experiences range from fitness and yoga classes to wellness workshops and outdoor adventures to sound bathing and meditation. A cutting-edge spa and nutritious gourmet meals (plus hands-on culinary classes) are also a part of the overall experience. Miraval, which also has locations in Austin and Massachussetts, fosters an emphasis on spirituality, with a diverse array of onsite experts to serve as guides: Think wellness counselors, psychics, beekeepers, artists, astrologers, nutritionists, yogis, chefs, and fitness gurus.

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Erica Bray

Erica Bray

Erica is a practical free spirit who loves travel, yoga and ice cream. A Northwestern University-trained journalist with more than 15 years of experience straddling digital and broadcast media, Erica can be found doing handstands everywhere she travels -- even risking arrest in some cases. Learn about her at

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