The Wellness Travel Expert

My name is Samantha Lippiatt, I am the Managing Director of Australia’s first dedicated wellness travel company, Health and Fitness Travel.

With a passion for travel from a very young age, I have always been happiest when on the go. I realised early into my working life that the typical 9 to 5 just does not fit with my lifestyle. I need flexibility. I crave independence. I wanted to take charge, doing what I love.

I have always had a desire to build something, to make a change in the world. After a few years on the corporate ladder, I started on my own personal health and wellness journey, which led me to explore how I could combine this with my passion for travel.

Initially planning to run my own retreats, I realised there was a bigger opportunity to bring wellness travel further into the mainstream, an opportunity to connect weary travellers and the right wellness focused hotels and dedicated retreats around the world. So I set out to bring healthy travel down under in 2014 and in the process to set up a structure that would allow me the flexibility I craved.

I am a passionate remote work advocate and currently work remotely full time, traveling with my husband, usually from beaches in Thailand or the Maldives, kite surfing, scuba diving, reviewing retreats and supporting and supported by, a global team. You can read all more about our adventures here.

This is my journey, and I believe life is what you make it, so if I can help you in anyway or answer any questions related to wellness, travel or remote working, then please do not hesitate to get in touch!