It's felt like forever planning and anticipating, and finally... We have arrived!!
The overnight flight always goes so much quicker than you think, and before you know it, you spy the orange glow of sunrise out of the plane window and hear, "Bula and Vinaka, we have begun our descent to Fiji..."
This is one of my favorite spots on the planet, and on my third trip here, it really feels like home.
We arrived at Koro Sun a few days ago, and we've been going against the slow pace of island life, running around like crazy to prep for the arrival of our guests for BULA WELLNESS RETREAT!
On a personal note, you may find entertaining that in three days what I've gotten into the last three days:
- went on about a 5 mile bike ride casually without sunscreen or hat and consequently burned the sh!t out of my forehead,
- helped pull the floating bures back from the deserted island beach they were blown onto during Cyclone Winston (ok I really didn't help, but I ran alongside and shouted encouragement to the guys actually swimming it back into the lagoon),
- ate upwards of 26 mini-donut-like sweets, homemade by our friends in town celebrating Diwali (a Hindu celebration of the new year) #byeabs
- almost adopted a cat
we have lots of adventures in store for the next week, and I can't wait to show you more pictures along the way! (Also keep an eye on my Instagram Stories for more videos & pics!)
I've also put together a pretty awesome gift bag for each of the guests, full of a few of my most favorite things! Here's a sneak-peek of the gift bags awaiting our guests today:
Many HUGE thanks to our amazing sponsors for these bags chock-full of my most favorite goodies!
I'm GIVING AWAY one Bula Wellness Retreat Gift Bag to a lucky reader!!
How to enter:
1. Head over to my Instagram, give me a follow, and TAG a friend on the Gift Bag Giveaway photo! You can comment & tag as many friends as you like; each one will count as an entry.
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2. Sign up to receive my once-monthly email updates with new healthy recipes, tips, and to stay updated on the upcoming 2017 retreats! (sign up in the sidebar of this page)
Winner will be announced 11/13/16 here on the blog and on the original Instagram post, to be notified via email or instagram. Winner must reside in the United States.
Check out what's included:
- Coola Suncare Signature Mineral Travel Set, with all my favorite reef-safe, mineral-based sun care items! (Use code FRESH20 for 20% off year-round picks for suncare on their website, through 10/31)
- Blooming Lotus signature Bula Wellness Wrist Mala - gorgeous, intention-infused, hand-strung mala beads.
- Aloha Collection splash proof pouch. Travel & ocean inspired.
- The Block Sock - a way to colorfully wrap up those sweaty community-used yoga blocks at the yoga studio!
- Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle - to reduce our use of plastic bottles on the trip, and at home!
- Love Bags Stash-It Reusable Tote - to help us continue to reduce plastic use #banthebag!!
- Whole Clarity Natural Insect Repellent and complete travel kit - a cruelty free, natural & plant based skin care line.
- Herban Essentials On-The-Go Essential Oil Towelettes - a must have for travel and messy people (like me!)
- Modern Boho Flash Tattoos - because, body bling on vacation is, like, ESSENTIAL.
- Organifi Green Juice Powder - for a healthy boost of greens & superfoods - great when traveling!
- Shoreline Candles - handmade in San Diego with the spirit of Aloha
- Onzie Headbands
- Kashi snacks AND sunglasses