Wellness travel is a booming industry: It's grown 6.8 percent between 2013 and 2015 and is expected to bring in $563 billion globally before the year's end. Gone are the days of treating vacation like an excuse to stop exercising and fall off the healthy eating bandwagon. The modern traveler is on the hunt for trips that will enhance their physical and mental well-being, not press pause on it.
Today's crop of jet-setting yogis epitomize this trend. Many of them set aside time and money to travel around the world in search of the perfect backdrop for their practice—a place to root them in their bodies and connect them to the land. Here's a peek at the tropical islands, faraway beaches, and even bustling cities where some of today's top yogis say they find the most respite: