Positive Lifestyle Brand Continues Partnership with Austin Adventures For Inspirational Small Group Travel
Life is Good Vacations, uniquely designed, inspirational travel experiences from positive lifestyle apparel brand Life is Good and award-winning adventure travel tour operator Austin Adventures, unveiled their travel schedule and opened booking today for the 2019 season. New for the partnership’s second year, Life is Good and musician Michael Franti’s Soulshine Bali resort are teaming up to offer guests a relaxed, luxurious retreat designed to nourish the soul and unleash guests’ inner sense of optimism. 2019 itineraries will also bring back popular outings to national parks in the United States and Canada, as well as in Costa Rica.
The Life is Good Vacation hosted at Soulshine Bali, billed as “Michael Franti’s oasis of yoga, soul and rock ‘n’ roll” in Ubud, will be an exciting, multisport trip with a strong emphasis on experiencing the local culture of Bali. Austin Adventures will continue their role in Life is Good Vacations by organizing an active outdoor and culturally oriented itinerary and providing expert on-site tour guides. In addition to daily yoga practice and gratitude journaling, guests can expect to cultivate their own sense of optimism, gratitude and compassion – key Life is Good brand values - while enjoying treks through rice fields, art workshops and more.
“Michael Franti has been a close friend of ours ever since he started playing at the Life is Good Festivals,” says Bert Jacobs, Life is Good co-founder. “His work as an artist completely embodies optimism and he lives his life with a sense of gratitude and compassion that we really admire. As we thought about expanding Life is Good Vacations to places that represent our values that would allow people to connect, explore, and discover their best selves, we couldn’t think of a better spot than Soulshine.”
Franti adds, "We created Soulshine to be a place of happiness where you can chill in a fun, friendly atmosphere, explore the beauty of Bali, enjoy delicious organic food and let your soul soar in the sun. Whether your passion is practicing yoga in our roof top studio, walking through the rice fields, lounging by the pool, day tripping to the beach, temples and volcanoes, or finding your perfect spot to sink into a good book, the luxurious yet relaxed vibe will make you feel right at home.”
The per person double rate for the retreat is $4,498 (single supplement $680). The gateway city is Denpasar, Indonesia. See: https://www.austinadventures.com/packages/soulshine-bali-life-is-good-retreat/
Soulshine is nestled between ancient rice terraces, temples and a lush jungle landscape. Built into the itinerary are guided walking excursions of up to four hours; a two-hour bike tour on electric bikes to glimpse the most stunning rice terraces in Bali; and a committed people-to-people outreach that yields cross-cultural enrichment. Helping guests source the soul of Bali also comes through meet-ups with artists in their workshops, hosted meals in private homes and a dinner finale with a prince in his palace who helps tie together the gossamer threads of Bali’s ancient and modern history.
Days begin with yoga practice in a rooftop open-air studio before mixing in learning to make Balinese cakes and satay, roasting coffee, processing coconut oil, plowing a rice field with the aid of a cow, planting rice, eating a sumptuous Balinese-style lunch and learning traditional Balinese music and dance. But there’s also time dedicated to a plunge in the infinity pool and to just leaning back and listening to a little or lot of acoustic guitar.
“With a retreat to a leading yoga-focused hotel that’s all decked out to induce spiritual transformations with a dose of soul and rock & roll, even the most hopelessly stressed-out can be on the healing path to joy and happiness,” predicts Dan Austin, Founder and President of Austin Adventures.
Life is Good will also work with Austin Adventures to bring back favorite adventure travel tours from their 2018 schedule, including vacations in Utah, Costa Rica, Montana and the Canadian Rockies. The full 2019 schedule will be as follows:
April 13 - 20
June 30 – July 5
August 4 – 9
Bryce & Zion:
June 2 – 7
September 1 – 6
June 23 – 28
September 8 – 13
November 9 – 16
Booking for all Life is Good Vacations is now open at www.lifeisgood.com/vacations.
About Life is Good
The Life is Good Company is the original positive lifestyle apparel brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism through art and messaging. The company donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through the Life is Good Kids Foundation. To date, the foundation has positively impacted over 10,000 childcare providers who care for over 1 million kids every year, many of whom are facing early childhood trauma. Life is Good® is a registered trademark of The Life is Good Company. Visit LifeisGood.com for more details, and follow Life is Good on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Austin Adventures
Based in Billings, Montana, Austin Adventures has spent over 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, small group, multisport tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. They have been acknowledged twice by Travel + Leisure Magazine with the prestigious World’s Best Awards along with other national media accolades and distinctions. Austin Adventures has perfected the art of creating itineraries featuring exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations, incredible guides and exhilarating activities, all while keeping all-inclusive rates and services the norm. In addition to scheduled group departures on all seven continents, Austin Adventures has developed a reputation as the leader in customized trip planning and execution, all backed by the industry’s best money-back satisfaction guarantee. See: https://www.austinadventures.com/