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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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Wellness On the Go: Tips for Staying Active

Staying active and healthy can be a challenge while on the road, especially because traveling usually involves long periods of sitting and limited access to a kitchen. Even if you aren’t in route to a wellness retreat like Travaasa, you can still make an effort to maintain healthy habits away from home and your normal…

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Culture Meets Wellness: Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconuts have been woven into Hawaiian culture since the very beginning. Found across the islands and other tropic and subtropic regions of the world, coconuts have been used for centuries for their versatility and health benefits. They grow on trees rooted in sandy soil that can grow up to 30 meters high and require an abundant amount of…

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Travaasa Pool Duel: May The Best Pool Win

August is Dive Month at Travaasa and the perfect time to choose sides. Well, sort of. If you had to pick, which pool would you rather dive into this summer? Would it be Austin’s incredible infinity pool? Or heavenly Hana’s seaside oasis? Either way, you can’t go wrong. Vote for your favorite pool and be entered to…

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October Is Harvest Month At Travaasa

The autumn season is always a highly anticipated time of year as the hot summer months dwindle away and eventually transition into crisp, refreshing fall days. Travaasa celebrates Harvest Month each October, relishing in the year’s experiences up to now and preparing our minds and bodies for the final months ahead. From fitness activities to seasonal culinary favorites, Harvest Month is one…

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Cultural Wanderings: Wānanalua Canoeing in Hana

Paddle into Maui’s ancient past with a maritime adventure aboard Travaasa Hana’s Wānanalua Outrigger Canoes. Expert guides Mapuana Kalaniopio-Cook and Jerry Ziemer teach the basics of canoeing during a paddling tour of Hana Bay. The four-person, custom-made canoes provide an interesting twist on a full body workout and offer a perfect activity for groups and individuals to discover secluded beaches, bays and…

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