Wanderlust // Summer Travel Inspo

Wanderlust // Summer Travel Inspo

With summer finally here, and our Instagram feeds filling up with beautiful photos from exotic locales, our wanderlust is REAL. From the vibrant markets of Morocco to the lush islands of Portugal, we’re lusting after adventure, soul food and cultural inspiration. So today, we’re sharing our summer travel wish-list for 2018.

Copenhagen, DENMARK

A healthy travelers haven, Copenhagen is the largest city in Denmark and from fresh, local cuisine and farmers markets to walking paths and bike lanes, this gorgeous city makes it easier than ever to achieve your health goals on the road. Full of both modern design and preserved history, Copenhagen more than lives up to its reputation!

STAY / Bertrams Guldsmeden is a boutique eco-hotel in the Vestervro district featuring Scandi-Bali inspired design.

EAT / Waterfront Copenhagen Street Food is the place to be on a sunny day! Offering a wide variety of food and drink to choose from, the community style seating will ensure you spend the night conversing with tourists and locals alike.

PLAY / A Disney Land for adults, Tivoli Gardens is spectacular in the evening. Lit up with gorgeous lights and old school carnival rides, grab an adult beverage from any one of the themed restaurants and enjoy the fireworks to end off the evening.

Azores, PORTUGAL

With its cobblestone streets, beach culture, and delicious local wineries, Portugal has quickly become a must-see destination on even the most fair-weather traveler’s list. From the beaches of Lisbon to the gorgeous mountain town of Sintra - there are a number of beautiful destinations to choose from, but this year we’ve added the Archipelago of the Azores to our list! Beautiful, dramatic, with design-conscious places to stay and eat, thermal pools in lush forests, and great, sweeping beaches - the islands of Azores are some of Europes most exotic!

STAY / Furnas Boutique Hotel in Sao Miguel is a hotel, wellness centre and spa in one, featuring the highest concentration of thermal waters in Europe.

EAT / Quinta dos Sabores is a delicious farm to table restaurant on San Miguel and most of what you find on the menu in grown or reared onsite.

PLAY Termas da Ferraria is a thermal bath tucked below an awe-inspiring towering cliff. Two pools offer you the choice between warm thermal waters or the literal surf of the Atlantic ocean. You decide

Ring Road, ICELAND

Iceland was once considered a place too small and isolated to warrant much interest, although the last few years have changed that perception greatly. From the black sand beaches of Vik to the empty (like, really empty) east - Iceland is an adventurous traveler’s dream location!

STAY / If you make it to the east coast, stay at Skalanes House in Seydisfjordur for beautiful views of Alaska Lupine, mountains and the Seydisfjordur fjord.

EAT / After a week of eating more traditional fare in the small towns that dot the coast, splurge on an Instagram worthy 6 course dinner at Nostra in Reykjavik.

PLAY / Check out the (touristy af, but worth it) golden triangle and watch geysers explode, check out the continental divide and eat geothermal bread before enjoying an afternoon spent relaxing at the Fontana.

Essaouira, MOROCCO

Colourful markets, stunning landscapes, desert tours and a culture unlike anywhere else - Morocco has quickly become a favourite destination for the adventurous traveler. With major destinations including Rabat, Casablanca, Marakesh and Fes, our eyes are firmly set on the port city of Essaouria.

STAY / Riad Baladin is a boho-chic guesthouse located just steps from the main square.

EAT / Try Le Triskala, a cute little restaurant with a Moroccan vibe serving vegan and vegetarian food, all locally sourced, fresh and organic.

PLAY / North Africa’s wind capital - take advantage of the choppy waters and learn how to kite surf, take a 30 minute car ride to southern Morocco’s only vineyard, Les Domaines Du Val D’Argan, or visit Cooperative Feminine Marjana to purchase culinary or cosmetic argan from the hands of the women who make it.

We love getting inspired by the sights, sounds and traditions of places we’ve never been - what’s on your travel wish list this year? Don’t forget to pack one of our summer bundles to inspire ritual on the road - for a limited time, receive a FREE travel skincare kit with purchase, on us.

Woodlot xo

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