The 12 travel destinations that wellness pros have on their bucket list

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Ask anyone with a serious case of wanderlust, and they’ll likely tell you that it doesn’t matter how often you travel—or how many stamps you have in your passport—the list of trips you’re aching to take is ever-growing and never-ending.

Among those always willing to pack a bag (leaving plenty of room or healthy snacks, no doubt) are the members of our Well+Good Council. These chefs, MDs, healers, and CEOs spend a significant amount of time globetrotting for their jobs. (They’re the types to travel to Bali to interview indigenous energy healers, Japan to spend the night on a sacred mountain meditating with Buddhist monks, or Stockholm to open the newest international studio in their growing fitness empire—like it’s NBD.) But what about the just-for-fun destinations they’d love to visit in their downtime (if they had any)?

Here are the dream vacation spots our handpicked health squad would gladly set an OOO alert for in a minute.

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Joey Gonzalez, CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp

I can’t get Fiji out of my mind.

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Sophia Gushee, healthy home expert

I’ve been craving hiking in/near energy vortexes in Sedona, AZ.

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Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist and farmer


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Lily Kunin, healthy chef and founder of Clean Food Dirty City

New Zealand.

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Kimberly Snyder, CN, celebrity nutritionist

I’ve been all around the world, but I’ve never been to Israel, and I think it would be really interesting.

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McKel Hill, RDN, founder of Nutrition Stripped

It’s hard to choose one! Tibet or Bali?

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Candice Kumai, rockstar healthy chef

Hoping to fall in love in Barcelona or Florence…one day.

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Lila Darville, sex expert and relationship coach

Bali, as soon as I pop this baby out. [Editor’s note: Darville delivered a healthy baby boy over Labor Day Weekend. TBD whether she’s booked her trip to Ubud….]

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Norma Kamali, fashion icon with a (healthy) wellness obsession

I’m going to the Middle East to see about a humanitarian project.

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Elle Macpherson, supermodel and co-founder of WelleCo

Im always looking forward to my next trip back to Australia.

Wellness vacations are about more than just the ‘gram, there are plenty of life lessons in store during solo travel. And spiritual retreats can actually change your brain chemistry.

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