Need to end my semi-mid-life crisis! Beach or Desert Retreat Suggestions?
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 4:22 PM Last Post By: LongIslandBob
Dec 6, 2012 9:58 PM
Need to end my semi-mid-life crisis! Beach or Desert Retreat Suggestions?Hi all,
I'm a solo female traveller looking for a retreat-type vacation in two weeks. I need to get away, do some thinking and figure out some upcoming hard decisions.
I hate the cold, so someplace WARM, desert or beachy, would be ideal. A meditative, holistic, yoga-type place might help me clear my head but I'm not wedded to that. Affordable would be nice.
Dec 7, 2012 3:21 AM
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Dec 7, 2012 8:02 AM
5I know of a yoga therapist in Miami. She's a solid gold person. I'll contact her and see what she thinks.
Dec 7, 2012 8:16 AM
6"Affordable" to you means what? May not be the same as to me.
Desert areas can get cold at night. Check highs and laws on Weather.com or any other such Web site. Getting a bit late to find good airfare deals, especially to someplace like Hawaii, but certainly worth checking. Not cheap once you get there, of course. I'm not a big fan of Sedona, but it sounds like it might suit your needs, as long as highs in the mid-60s and lows in high 30s to 40s isn't too much for you. There are some yoga retreats, etc. (e.g., Esalen Institute) around Big Sur. Similar temps to Sedona right now, it appears, though more chance of rain. Stunning scenery. How about Cabo San Lucas or, for lower prices, nearby La Paz, on the Gulf of California?
Dec 7, 2012 8:36 AM
7Oh shoot. I know two.
Alright i don't want to chose between them. so you just check them out..
It doesn't look like either one of them is running a yoga retreat soon (just regular classes) but they probably know someone.
Brandi is also sort of a motivational speaker and relationship counselor.
Courtney is a tri-athlete and motivational in her own way.
Dec 7, 2012 8:39 AM
8I was thinking either Hawaii or Todos Santos in Baja Sur. Two weeks is getting awfully close to Christmas though and VERY BUSY.
Dec 7, 2012 9:53 AM
Dec 7, 2012 11:08 AM
10Sincere thanks all! All those places sound exactly right and where I've been checking. Any specifics on retreat accomodations in Sedona, Hawaii, South Florida Keys or Cabo/LaPaz would be great.
A few asked on exact price: I would love dirt cheap of course, but that doesn't always exist in a non-cockroachy form. (And mid-life crises are expensive as it is, so I'd better end this one quick) I was hoping for rates around 50-100 a night, but it looks like I might have to do 100-150. I'm willing to do a shared dorm/bathroom type thing as long as the place itself is more on the high-end in terms of amenities.
Esalan doesn't have anything right now. I'll follow up on the leads here (have been looking into Luna Lodge). Thanks so much!! This means a lot especially since JohnSang is right- this is very last minute!
Dec 7, 2012 11:16 AM
11Oh and Palm Springs has a bunch of places, but hard to gauge what they're like. Any recommends there, would love to hear.
Dec 7, 2012 12:27 PM
Dec 7, 2012 1:57 PM
I don't have any specific recomendations for you what you are looking for (yoga retreat etc...), but for Palm Springs and all of your prospective locations, I think Trip Advisor is always a great place to look for hotels. You can browse the options and read the reviews.
Dec 7, 2012 5:10 PM
14The village of Todos Santos in Baja Sur is on the Pacific Side about 30 miles north of Cabo. Many places to stay both public and private. Google "Todos Santos retreats" and scan the choices. It is not a cheap place but there is a wide variety of places to choose from and many sweet places to eat, and explore. Fly into Cabo and get a taxi or rent a car.
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