True well-being isnt hard to find. You just have to know where to look. In this insightful, full-color tour of Jamaica, Norway, Hawai'i, Japan, India, and Brazil, wellness and travel journalist Annie Daly shares a diverse array of philosophies, lifestyles, and practices for better living.
Fed up with the commercialization of the wellness industry after working in it for years, Annie embarked on an inspiring adventure through some of the world's happiest and healthiest cities and villages to find out what we can learn from them. Whether she's hiking along gorgeous fjords in Norway to see why Norwegians are so dedicated to getting outside, soothing her spirit with Hawaiian salt water cleanses, or learning about the importance Brazilians place on community, Annie combines on-the-ground reporting with heartful personal narrative to share the global lessons, philosophies, and customs that prove that wellness is not about the products—it's about the way you live your life.
With candid photography, lesser-known history sidebars, and guidance on how to incorporate these often ancient and always timeless practices into your own lifestyle, this culturally-immersive read invites you to view the world through a different lens and decide what being well means to you.
Destination Wellness is the perfect book for:
• Anyone who has embraced hygge and is looking for new lifestyle inspiration • Armchair travelers and staycationers • Happiness and inspiration seekers • Wellness and travel enthusiasts • History lovers
About the Author
Annie Daly is a fourth-generation journalist based in New York City. A former editor at SELF, Yahoo! Travel, BuzzFeed Travel, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping, she has written for AFAR, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.
"#1 Best Coffee Table Travel Book" --WeAreTravelGirls.com
"In a world where what's common sense is often overlooked in favor of elaborate wellness rituals, it's helpful to have books like Destination Wellness to remind us what really works: connections to community and nature, in a nutshell. It will inspire action-getting down to the beach; texting family more often-which is more than most books can take credit for." -Foreword Reviews
“Sometimes it takes somebody like Annie going around the world to shed the light for the rest of us.” --Zibby Owens, Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight podcast
"Annie Daly delivers a timely and much-needed reminder that healthy living today doesn't have to be so complicated. Her thoughtful and inspiring book will be helpful for anyone who wants to get healthier without all the gimmicks-and travel the world vicariously along the way." -Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones
"With gorgeous photography throughout, Destination Wellness is as much an armchair travel book as it is a source of inspiration for living a more well-balanced life." -Condé Nast Traveler
"Like a Blue Zones guide for the body." -Shape
"What may sound like a travel writer’s cushy, decidedly pre-Covid boondoggle in fact offers up low-cost, deeply rooted customs that reveal how living well is less about exclusive products than intentional, inclusive choices." -The Slowdown