Revenge travel. Also called a “comeback trip”, this travel trend is about making up for time at home during the pandemic. People are planning trips, and expanding their budgets to make these vacations extra special. Our newest partner, Treat, is bringing together travel, health and wellness via virtual care, curated products, inspiring content, select airport wellness centers and much more. Download their new app now at treatcare.com to help plan your healthiest trip on the go, from your phone (and most importantly, while you’re traveling).
If you’re planning any type of revenge trip—from a family memory-making vacation to a couples retreat—a Treat membership will give you access to on-demand 24-7 virtual care so you can travel safely and responsibly. “To us, revenge travel is about reclaiming lost time and adventures. People are planning huge trips, mostly leisure travel, to make up for time they lost, or to start YOLO-ing before something else happens…it’s a crazy time. And if you are going to revenge, we want you to #revengeresponsibly using Treat,” says Kelsey Hanson, SVP Marketing & Communications for Treat.
Their services are comprehensive, including planning (with tips from pros on their site), as well as a COVID-requirements database for locations worldwide. “Our app will also offer a health wallet, where you can upload and carry your test results, vax card, and other records all in one safe place. You can become a Treat member and have access to unlimited on-demand chat care with US doctors as you travel— which is huge if you have a quick medical question and don’t have time to wait for an appointment or referral,” explains Kelsey. Eventually you’ll even be able to book appointments at airport locations, beginning with New York’s JFK.
Ready to plan that comeback trip but not sure where to start? Use the shortlist below to get started—and once you decide, bring Treat along to help you do it safely.
Girls Trips: Focus on Wellness & Fun
Miraval Spa Berkshires, Lenox, MA
This New England spa resort is device-free, so you and your best friends can really disconnect and reconnect. The spa is best in class, with uber-luxurious services; they even have a prenatal specific spa menu with two types of facials and a Manuka Honey mani-pedi. The spa is following strict COVID procedures and has limited its menu to keep guests and staff as safe as possible.
Mii Amo and Enchantment, Sedona, Arizona
Re-opening this spring, Mii Amo is all about resetting yourself through intentional meditation, lectures and other series. The Spa Suites at Boynton Canyon & Enchantment Resort are all private, so guests can enjoy services and relax on their own terrace or in front of their suite’s fireplace. Top-notch spa options include traditional treatments as well as more unusual ones, like a Soul Seeker therapy (where a master therapist uses guided imagery and energy soul journeying to support health and awareness).
Couples Getaway: Reconnect in Nature
Amangiri Resort, Canyon Point, Utah
If you feel like you haven’t been alone in almost two years, you’ll love the secluded feel of Amangari, set on 600 acres in Red Rock country. Choose from the Suites and Tented Pavilions (the latter offers an even more intimate, glamping-type feel). Take your partner and go on an adventure that you’ll remember forever, from hiking to horseback riding. You can even charter a private air tour of the breathtaking landscape.
Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
Set on 4,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, this wellness resort is a perfect place to try new things together. Their Deep Healing Woods activities are a signature offering, with endurance hikes, meditation, and yoga, all done in the great outdoors.
Family Trip: Keep the Family Active and Engaged
Under Canvas, Various Locations
This group of glamping spots has a ton of fantastic locations, all set near national parks. The safari-style tent are classic glamping—beautiful, rustic, but definitely not roughing it. Choose from Acadia, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and more of the nation’s finest family destinations. The whole family can join in on “camp” activities like arts & crafts, movie nights, scavenger hunts and of course, s’mores eating.
Paws Up, Greenough, Montana
Visiting a Dude Ranch is an experience nobody in your family will forget. Kids and adults alike will love horseback riding, fly-fishing, river rafting, and even paintball. You can stay in a luxury home or tent, and parents will appreciate the full spa, fine dining and other niceties.
This story is sponsored by Treat.