Photo by @flipabroad
My idea of the perfect trip encompasses all of the things I love to do like being active, going on an adventure, eating good food and wine, watching sunsets and being on the water. When I was asked to be a part of a sailing trip in Mallorca with In Adventures, I jumped at the opportunity. I just love sailing and it’s a beautiful metaphor for life. When you’re sailing, you can’t control variables like the weather but you can adjust your sails and keep moving forward. I prefer sailing because it’s a more eco-friendly and relaxing way to see a place from another perspective.
What makes In Adventures a special experience is Pau, the founder and skipper. He is a local Mallorcan who is proud to show people all the hidden gems this island has to offer. When we arrived, Pau told us that we will never see crystal turquoise waters like we are about to see on this trip. All 16 of us perked up and the energy on the boat was palpable. This was my first time in Mallorca and I’m so fortunate that I went on this trip with Pau. We experienced all the different things you can do in Mallorca that many other sailing trips don’t have access to.
In Adventures brings 16 eco-minded travelers together on two luxury sailboats. For 4 days and 3 nights, we were treated to healthy and organic food, daily sailing, yoga, and activities such as cave exploring, abseiling, kayaking and hiking. Kumi Dreams readers get a 5% discount with my code KUMIDREAMS. Read on for more; as if you need to be convinced…
On the first evening on the boat, we tasted wine with a sommelier who expertly paired the wine with each course. They were all local wines from Mallorca and Spain. The dinner was so good and we didn’t feel guilty because it was healthy and organic.
The first morning, I woke up to Bon Iver playing, the sun glistening on the water, and the rising sun warming my skin. I knew it was going to be a beautiful day in Mallorca.
After our morning yoga session, we had breakfast on the beach
About to abseil down the cliff towards the water – No Big Deal!
Abseiling with our trusty guide who we named Spanish Abs (sorry not sorry)
There was ample relaxation time on the boat. In between sails, we all got a chance to get to know each other and hang out with new friends. This is Alyshia, who is Canadian and teaching English in Vietnam, aka my new gal pal.
Alyshia and Shannon
I only knew two of the girls before this trip and now as you can see, after four days of mega-bonding, we’re a super tight crew.
This was probably my favorite dinner, cold gazpacho and paella
There’s something magical about sailing during sunset. Wouldn’t you agree?
Another beautiful soul, Michelle Debruijn, who guided us through a sunset meditation.
This trip solidified for me that when you’re open to solo travel, you will meet other like-minded solo travelers and in reality, never have to travel alone. This is Alexa who is training to be a yoga teacher.
Beautiful sunset drone shot by @mpsupertramp
Another gorgeous breakfast of yogurt parfaits, cheese, and avocado toasts
Pau was right, I’ve never seen turquoise water like this. I never expected water like this in Mallorca!
Nothing in life is better than a morning dip in the ocean.
Our two sailing boats | Drone shot by @fabiomluz
When you meet other solo travelers who have the same interests as you, they don’t think it’s weird to take drone shots on repeat in lieu of laying on the beach all day. | Drone shot of me by @taylor_fuller
On the Summer Solstice, we kayaked during sunset. I loved how active the trip was. As we all floated around in our kayaks, I could not help but feel incredibly grateful that I met these wonderful people and got to share this experience with them.
Even though it was scorching hot outside, we went on a morning hike on Cabrera National Park which is a tiny island off of Mallorca. Our goal was to hike to the lighthouse but that didn’t happen.
Instead, we took an epic group photo with our two skippers | Photo by @flipabroad
Leaving Cabrera National Park
Our skipper Pau, who will show you the best time in Mallorca.
Taylor and Shannon basking in the sun. During the Summers, the sun doesn’t set in Spain until 10:00pm.
Heading back to Palma.
This is the itinerary of the trip (read here). Just note, that our group did the route from Porto Cristo to Palma. Here’s what’s included:
- 4 days/3 nights accommodation on a luxury sailboat
- Three delicious and nutritious daily meals
- Drinks and snacks on board 24 hours a day
- Skipper, hostess, chefs, and fuel
- Marinas, anchor, and national park fees
- Activities including Cabrera National Park hike, daily sunrise yoga sessions, sailing lessons, cave exploration, organic wine tasting, paddle board or kayaking.
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