The hills are alive with the sound of, well, nothing.
Deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country is a resort so tranquil, you may have to turn on your iPod just to keep from being alone with your thoughts for too long.
Or you could just learn the harmonica.
That’s because Travaasa Austin, a wellness and adventure resort, is all about learning skills you didn’t know you needed.
Like horse whispering. Mastering the mechanical bull. Or learning to slackline.
With a daily activities board, a densely wooded setting, and the occasional tarantula sighting, this is just like the summer camp you remember. Only with wine. And farm-to-table cuisine three meals a day.
In between hikes, rock climbing, and confronting your fears on the Outward Bound-designed challenge course, feel free to relax at the infinity pool, hot tub, or with a detoxifying juniper scrub and massage in the full-service spa.
There are no kids allowed, so unlike the sleep-away camp of your youth, there’s very little threat of a midnight wedgie.
13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, Austin
Rates: From $113 per person per night here.
Best bet: Book the Total Travaasa Package from $263 per person per night (includes daily $125 resort credit, three meals per day, all snacks and non-alcoholic beverages) here.