As a passionate advocate of living a healthy lifestyle, I am always looking for new opportunities to ensure our guests can extend their own healthy lifestyles while vacationing with AmaWaterways – whether it’s through active hiking and biking adventures, healthy locally-sourced cuisine or our popular wellness activities available fleetwide. But true wellness means more than just being physically healthy. It’s a balance of several factors called the “Seven Dimensions of Wellness,” and it’s what our approach is based on.
Authentic Travel Experiences
Activating your sense of adventure while exploring Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park; mingling with locals at an Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen, Germany; or truffle hunting in Avignon, France: these are just a few of the unique experiences that have the power to lift your spirits. Personally, I had my most transformative experience trekking among the gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and I knew we had to offer an experience there for guests traveling on our Africa itineraries.
Being in the Moment
Travel expert and Godmother of AmaMagna, Samantha Brown, often talks about the "commas," the small, quiet moments vs. "exclamation points," the big, iconic moments of traveling. It’s the "commas" of travel experiences – the smell of lavender in Provence, the crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet on a Dürnstein hike, the sweet sip of Port at a Portuguese quinta, watching the castles of the Rhine Gorge glide by – that allow you to enjoy the "here and now."
Traveling Brings New Experiences
The beauty of travel allows us to immerse in new cultures, open our minds to new ideas, meet new people and expand our knowledge of the world. Whether it’s learning how to say a few key phrases in another language; discovering how to make local specialties like a Banitsa pastry in Vidin, Bulgaria; or spending time with the locals in an African village on the Chobe River; you can improve your intellectual wellbeing.