Three years ago, adjusting to a new life in the UAE, I signed up for a remote surfing camp in Southern Sri Lanka that offered to teach a land-bound Midwesterner the ins and outs of becoming a bronzed, laisse-faire surfer. After a week of expert instruction and wipe-outs that left my ego even more bruised than usual, I realized that while I would never become the next Kelly Slater, I could share this experience with people the world over.
Starting with our inaugural trip from 4-9 October, TW|FIT, in partnership with Vogue Fitness and Talalla Surf Camp and Retreat, offer guests the best of travel, fitness, and relaxation. Explore Southern Sri Lanka while staying fit with the world’s best fitness, surf, and yoga coaches. Our trips are specifically geared to those of all fitness levels who are interested in more than the average beach retreat.
Traveling Wonk was founded on the premise of merging travel and tourism with knowledge and heritage. Our focus on thoughtful travel is meant to bridge the gap between the destinations we visit and the people who live there. Our fitness venture is no different.
We continue this philosophy by partnering with local surf instructors, employing local student-carpenters to create uniquely designed “logs” for our punishing yet rewarding beach sessions, and providing local fishermen with alternative sources of income through the use of their beautifully crafted boats for our capstone team competition.
Our partnership with Vogue Fitness offers TW and its guests the unique opportunity to learn and train from the fittest coaches in the world, while enjoying TW’s uncompromising guest experiences and service.
Fitness has always been a cornerstone of my life, whether as a young officer in the U.S. Army or serving as a humanitarian worker in Afghanistan. I found that true peace and reflection is easier to come by through an hour or two of sweat and pain than a lifetime of sedentary contemplation. Come join us on a truly unique experience and let fitness be a part of your travels.