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The best travel and wellness experiences you can have without actually leaving home

With travel still largely restricted around the world, these wellness experiences allow you to get whisked away to some of the world’s best wellness retreats — from the comfort of your sofa.

Whilst domestic travel has opened up in parts of Asia and Europe, we’re definitely still craving otherworldly experiences that could satisfy our appetites for adventure. Lucky for us, a handful of wellness retreats and tourist attractions have raised the bar of creativity by going digital. We’ve picked some of the most enticing experiences for travel that you could enjoy from the comfort of your bedroom and blanket.

Kickback at Kamalaya 

Nestled on the southeast of the island and tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, Kamalaya is the perfect sanctuary to unwind and seek some peace. Known for their detox, stress, and sleep enhancement retreats, their online and live-stream experiences are also a great way to indulge yourself into zen mode. Kamalaya Koh Samui is offering guided meditations, fitness coaching, nutritional advice, and cooking classes via their live-stream on Facebook and Instagram.

Take a step into Belmond’s world of bliss

While Belmond’s secluded spots might already be in your bucket list, the brand’s initiation to bring us closer to their sanctuary via the digital realm sure makes it even more attractive. From parties, poetry, music, and mindful rituals to even advice on nutrition, be ready to enrich your experience via their IGTV. Belmond experts will be guiding you through the meditation rituals and at-home spa.

Cooking classes in Italy 

There’s a reason why culinary tours in Italy are so popular amongst visitors. Whilst it might be while until we can indulge in cacio e pepe in Rome or bistecca alla Fiorentina in Florence, fortunately, you can still enjoy the fine Italian cooking experience. How? Modena’s famous Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana and Chef Massimo Bottura, has been running a cooking series called Kitchen Quarantine. What’s for dinner?

Deep meditation with Six Senses

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If you’re looking into live meditations and workouts, then Six Senses’ wellness experts could be your new guru. Learn some wellness tips by joining Six Senses Wellness Pioneer Anna Bjurstam every Thursday at 2 pm GMT. Also, are you having trouble sleeping lately? Six Senses is also streaming videos on sleep hacks that could really shed some light. 

Visit the world’s greatest museums

British Museum

If you are an art enthusiast and have a soft spot for artefacts, then it’s time to visit the best museums in the world without a plane ticket. Think about touring through 2,500 museums, galleries, and places around the world because there are plenty of them now offering virtual tours. Simply stroll through London’s British Museum, jump onto New York’s Met, and then experience boutique institutions like the Pera in Istanbul. Culture vultures, go ahead and elevate your senses now. 

(Header and featured image credit: Kamalaya Koh Samui/Facebook)

This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

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