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Healing Hearts through Wellness Retreats

Our owner and trip leader, Jessica Van Antwerp recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Dirobi Health Show, a podcast that features the latest in nutrition, exercise, and dietary supplements. Guests include world record holders, documentary…
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How Travel Can Open Your Life to Growth

Jessica Van Antwerp is the owner and CEO of Integral Travel, providing wellness retreats and education to teach people how to unlock the natural healing capacity of their bodies while connecting with others and the planet. She recently…
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Actionable Tips for Looking and Feeling Your Best Post-Pandemic

This article was written by Cheryl Conklin, guest blogger for Integral Travel and founder of Wellness Central.  As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, the world is starting to consider what the ‘new normal’ will look like after the pandemic.…
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The Power of Retreat

I'm fresh back from a weekend retreat with my spiritual community, cultivating Unconditional Love. Even though it was only two days, I feel profoundly different. I was able to really leave behind my bottomless to-do list, my worries, and…

The one place only YOU can travel

If you're reading this blog, you must, like me, love travel. The siren song of far-off destinations pulls at the corners of our minds. We yearn for the exotic flavors of foreign cuisines, the colorful contrast of other cultures, and the feeling…
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What is a Wellness Retreat?

As I'm spreading the word about the upcoming Thailand retreat, I keep getting asked the same question: "What is a wellness retreat?" Wikipedia defines it as "travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical,…
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How do you want to feel?

Happy new year! As I'm looking deep into the eyes of 2018, I'm imagining the great contributions we at Integral Travel can make to answer that question with our Wellness Retreats. Last week a lady from Boston called saying she wanted to…
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In the Middle of Nowhere

Dean, our guide, had his fishing pole but not the snorkel, mask, or spear gun he usually brings for catching dinner in one of the seven waterfall pools. Next time he said we would bring hammocks, build a fire, cook fish and spend the night.…
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The Most Memorable Moment of My Trip to Southern Thailand

My favorite memory from this trip is an image from the classroom at Jungle Yoga. It is the end of our journey, and we are all sitting together in a circle discussing something. The overwhelming feeling is that we are all one, and our smiles…
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I am Free

I knew that starting the Northern Thailand trip with 4 days of mediation was going to be a wonderful way for me to form intentions for my journey, contemplate what it had taken to get there, become more aware of my surroundings, thoughts, and…