Alex Wieteska

Alex Wieteska is a South-America based travel writer founder of Roam and Thrive, a wellness-focused travel blog. She focuses on making health-focused travel accessible and easy for anyone looking to travel without loosing their healthy lifestyle. Through health-focused destination guides and wellness travel tips and experiences she aims to educate, advise and inspire.

Amelia Pavlik

Amelia Pavlik is a freelance journalist and Exhale Spa fitness teacher with a passion for all things upscale wellness from Park City to Prague. Her work has been published in a variety of national and regional outlets including American Spa, Wander Wellness Travel Magazine, Fitness Magazine, and on her lifestyle website, the Fit & Well Atlanta Belle (FWAB). Learn more about her latest finds at fitbelle.com.

Ava Roxanne Stritt

Ava Roxanne Stritt has been called the most influential person in the world on spa travel and a top authority on luxury travel. Also known as Spa Travel Gal, Ava is a professional freelance travel writer and editor with over a decade of experience writing for some of the world’s most respected outlets. She’s a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Wellness Tourism Association.

Craig Zabransky

Craig Zabransky left Wall Street to pursue his passion for travel. He podcasts, writes, blogs, and photographs his adventures to inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. To date, he has traveled through more than 55 countries, 40 U.S. States, 5 continents, and is still traveling For more of his story visit his site StayAdventurous.com.

Dawna Stone

Dawna is a mom of two, author of ten books, an entrepreneur, certified health coach and motivational speaker. Dawna has appeared on the Today show, MSNBC and morning news programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. Dawna has launched and sold two wellness companies. Dawna loves combining her passion for health and wellness with life-enriching travel experiences.

Devon Combs

Devon Combs is a globally recognized Equine Gestalt Coach and leader of award-winning Unbridled Retreats® for Women. Named “Equestrian of the Wellness World” by esteemed Canyon Ranch in Arizona, Devon helps women find purpose through the healing power of horses. Her synergy with horses and intuitive coaching provides profound breakthroughs for women seeking joy, courage and clarity.

Ellen Madden

Ellen Madden studied Communications and Women & Gender Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is navigating motherhood while working and celebrating life in Tampa, FL where she grew up. Ellen is a food lover and is learning the art of writing as she goes along.

Muirelle Montecalvo

Muirelle was born and raised in Europe and traveled to over 20+ countries before settling to raise her family in the US. Her desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle and coupled with a passion for travel, inspires her to discover and write about wellness trips and resorts around the world. This led Muirelle to launching Vacayou Wellness & Active Travel

Paige Padgett

Paige is the author of The Green Beauty Rules and Founder of earthling. Her passion is to help women live a healthy lifestyle through clean beauty and wellness. Through her artistry and consulting work, she has helped hundreds of women including celebrities reduce their body burden by eliminating toxins in their personal care products. When Paige is not working you can find her spending time with her 7-year-old daughter and planning their next road trip.

Sallie Fraenkel

Sallie Fraenkel is the founder and president of Mind Body Spirit Network where she works with destination spas, immersive wellness resorts, and wellness goods and service companies. She has a lifelong passion for and expertise in wellness travel which she uses in her consulting practice. Sallie is the former CMO and COO of Spafinder Inc.® and Executive Vice President of the Global Wellness Summit.

Sara Quiriconi

As a leader and entrepreneur in the Travel Wellness sector, Sara Quiriconi takes wellness, travel and creativity to another level. Basing her empowering content and message on her previous struggles with mental health issues, addictions and overcoming cancer, Sara’s Live Free Warrior approach is real, authentic and retable for any Wellness Warrior.


Vacayou magazine delivers travel inspiration and wellness tips to a like-minded community of wellness enthusiasts. Our mission is to connect our readers with life-enriching retreats, spa vacations and active travel experiences around the world. Together we celebrate wellness destinations around the world.

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