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The Fix-Your-Life Vacation

By Andrew Richdale


From the January/February 2016 issue

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What kind of life-changing trip do you need?

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We don't need to tell you how life-changing a trip somewhere new can be. The only question is: What kind of experience do you need?


1. Cook Authentic Italian
At weeklong courses at the Awaiting Table in southeastern Italy, couples don’t just learn how to make orecchiette. They also hear about the history of the dish and learn how to pair it with local wines. From $2,200 per person

2. Escape to a Yoga Retreat
Bangalore’s Shreyas Yoga Retreat is built for those who want to dive headfirst into a Hatha practice. Guests spend 3 to 14 days working on their poses, meditating, and learning the art of relaxation. From $1,070 for three days

3. Scale the French Alps
Grab some friends and rent Chalet Pelerin by Eleven Experience, a lodge that comes with an in-house chef. Adrenaline junkies can pick an itinerary for any skill level— from heli-skiing to easy alpine climbs. From $8,500 for eight people

4. Change Your Perspective
Some go to therapy. Some go on vacation. Some do both at once with Muddy Shoe Adventures. The outfitter pairs clarity-seeking travelers with coaches to take them on epic experiences like hiking in Switzerland. From $97 for day trips

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