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November Is Stop Month At Travaasa

Between prepping for the holiday season and wrapping up Q4 with a bang at the office, November may very well be one of the busiest months of the year. It seems like everywhere you turn during the holiday season there is another table filled with baked goods and delicious cocktails, from office parties to family…

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Thirsty Thursday: Austin 76

Who doesn’t love watching the summer sun dip below the horizon while enjoying a refreshing happy hour cocktail after a long day of work? We know how that feels. Start your Labor Day weekend a day early with this signature recipe from the “desk” of Travaasa Austin’s master mixologist, Shawn Lejun. Austin 76 1.5 oz Waterloo…

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Dive Month Spotlight: Our Favorite Hana Beaches

As Dive Month comes to a close, don’t miss some of our favorite Hana watering holes to enjoy swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, nature walks and everything in between.  Here are just a few of our top picks for don’t-miss beach adventures: Wainapanapa Beach Maui’s famous Black Sand Beach is located in Wainapanapa State Park…

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More Daily Flights = More ‘You’ Time in Hana

Which would you prefer: a twenty minute flight or a two hour drive? Decisions. Decisions. Start your vacation sooner and skip the drive-time with the addition of another daily flight from Kahului to Hana. As of August 11, 2014, Mokulele Airlines will now offer three daily flights to Hana, making it even more convenient to reach Travaasa Hana…

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The Daily Juice: Get Moving

Produce-packed and deliciously nutritious, the juicing trend has taken the world of health and wellness by storm for its convenient approach to clean eating. Juicing is a great way to detox the body and prevent disease while getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Travaasa offers hands-on, experiential Juicing 2.0 classes in both Austin and…

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Uncooked: Benefits of Raw Foods

Eating food in its original state is simply a return to the way we were intended to eat. Raw food diets are based on the idea that the most healthy food for the body is uncooked. While the benefits of raw foods are plentiful, a well-balanced diet is key. You don’t have to adopt an exclusively raw food…

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Aromatherapy & Meditation: The Science Of Scent

Travaasa Austin’s Spa Director, Maggie Wagner, offers her advice on adding an aromatherapy element to your meditation practice. Aromatics and essential oils have been an integral part of Eastern and Western spiritual practices for centuries as an added element of sensory stimulation that can guide you into a deeper state of consciousness. Meditation is proven to slow down the…

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The Patient Path To A Masterpiece Of Flavor

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure has taken him through Piedmont, Veneto, Verona, Emilia Romagna,  Reggio Emilia, Abruzzo, and Montalcino. Here is his final excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his time in Banfi.  When John Mariani Sr. started Banfi Wine imports in 1919, I…

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