Kathie Lee & Hoda: Globe Aware Volunteer Vacations & Yoga Retreats


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Reset, Rework, Reinvent Yourself

Kathie Lee and Hoda talked with Sarah Spagnolo, Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Digital Projects Editor, about ways to rejuvenate, relax or whatever you are looking for with vacations, including volunteer vacations, yoga retreats and more.

Reinvention Vacations: Globe Aware Volunteer Vacations

Kathie Lee and Hoda talked with Sarah Spagnolo about rejuvinating vacation ideas, including volunteer vacations, yoga retrats and much more

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Sarah Spagnolo, from Travel + Leisure Magazine, about rejuvinating vacation ideas, including volunteer vacations, yoga retreats and much more


Sarah Spagnolo said a volunteer vacation allows you to get a new perspective on the world. Globe Aware is a great program because they offer you one week experiences in 15 different countries ranging from Costa Rica to Cuba. Sarah said this is a great way to give back, like teaching English or computer skills and is $1100/week.

Reinvention Vacations To Improve Yourself

For women looking to improve themselves, Sarah Spagnolo suggested Kripalu in Berskhires, MA, which ranges in cost from $86 to $307, Sarah said this is a beautiful place and is a health and yoga retreat, but they focus on different topics. For July, it is the science of happiness, so you can come away with some positive thinking.

Sarah Spagnolo said another option is Esalen Institute in Bug Sur, CA. This will cost you $555/weekend workshop or $935/five-day workshop. Sarah said they offer workshops on specific challenges, whether it be grief or creativity, and you can spend 2-28 days there.


Reinvention Vacations: On The Reef Jamaica Vacation

Sarah Spagnolo suggested Jackie’s On The Reef in Jamaica from $150/night. She said this is more laid back and you would stay on the water with yoga in the morning. Sarah said you can really unplug here and just relax with nutritious eating.

Brazil Body & Soul Adventure Trip: Adrenaline Vacations

Sarah Spagnolo said to feed your inner soul and your mental soul, you can have an adrenaline-pumping experience with a Body & Soul Adventure Trip in Brazil. This will cost you $2250 for six nights. For this trip, they offer you ocean kayaking and other more active activities, but Sarah said this is a different way to build strength and feel more strong when you get home.

Sha Wellness Clinic Spain: De-Stressing Vacations

For those wanting to get rid of some stress in their lives, Sarah Spagnolo suggested Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain. This will cost you $277/night or $2140/seven-day anti-stress program. This program focuses on a micro-biotic diet and you learn about good things to eat, no sugar and no coffee. Sarah said you’ll leaving feel great.


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