About Us

Mindful Adventures was conceived in 2000 and grew into a resource for wellness travel, retreats, and writing about all things travel, spa, and wellness.

We offer wellness travel planning, retreats, events, articles, and resources for wellness and travel-focused companies.

Our goal is to inspire you to create a life full of healthy and balanced living and a focus on living in the moment.

Perhaps your online journey will lead you to a wellness resort where you can focus on fitness, regain your energy and reconnect to your inner spirit or maybe you will read an article that will lead you to rediscover yourself, reach beyond your limits and uncover your hidden passions.

About our Founder – Donna Adinolfi

I began my journey in travel at an early age and during the last forty years, I’ve combined my love of travel, writing, and photography with healthy living and mindfulness.

I’m passionate about helping others and would like to share a little bit about what inspired me to start Mindful Adventures.

My husband was battling diabetes – complications from it – and we went to Rancho la Puerta for a week. One reason was to spend quality time together and the other was for their programming, vegetarian meals, and plenty of sunshine. When we returned home his doctor was amazed at his numbers and said to keep doing what you’re doing. Adapting to a healthier lifestyle was key and he did well, however, his kidneys weren’t functioning correctly and he ultimately went through a transplant and I was the donor.

I’m grateful that I had the opportunity and that I was healthy and able to do it. I have no regrets.

Sadly, he passed away a couple of weeks later – not because of the new kidney – because of his heart – also affected by diabetes.

I share this story with you because I believe that if we had gone to Rancho la Puerto, Canyon Ranch, Miraval, or one of the other wellness resorts earlier then perhaps his diabetes could have been managed better.

And that is the inspiration of why I set out to connect with you – our readers, our wellness tribe.

Be well,

A little bit more on Donna’s background:

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and has studied at both William Paterson State University in Wayne, NJ and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

With over 40 years in the travel industry, she has traveled extensively and has also positioned herself as an expert in the field of wellness resorts to encourage healthy eating, personal development, self-care, and mindful living. Clients contact Donna from all over the U.S. and beyond to plan their wellness travel journeys.

Her writing and photography can be found in various publications including TravelWorld Magazine, old issues of Balance Magazine (print only) where she had been the Travel Editor from 2000 until the publication closed in 2010, freelance, and right here at MindfulAdventures.com. Donna is a member of NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) and IFWTWA (International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association).

Her vision is to inspire others to create a healthier lifestyle – body, mind, and spirit – through her knowledge and experiences.

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Take the first step and let your journey begin.