HealthStarts2Day in the News!
Featuring Karen at Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves for SF Mag's feature on Wellness in the Vineyards and Vineyard Hikes!
Karen Austin of HealthStarts2Day Featured in Haute Living SF Magazine, May/June 2022!
"Hotel Healdsburg prides itself on authentic experiences that are tuned to the seasons, such as its Wildflower Walk. The private tour with local trail guide Karen Austin to discover Sonoma Valley's stunning blooms - including blue iris, orange poppies and yellow buttercups..."
Ventura Blvd Highlighted HealthStarts2Day in January, 2022 Edition!
Travel writer Linda Grasso explored the best of Healdsburg, CA on a 3-day weekend. During her stay at Hotel Healdsburg, she and her husband Charlie chose one of the hotel's experiences to round out their stay.
Grasso shares through her eyes: "...we chose Hike the Harvest at Bella Winery. We met our guide, Karen Austin, a local health coach and nutritionist, and quickly got on our way. The hike up the hills and through Bella's vineyards was a feast for the eyes, and Karen was lovely as she answered our questions about the region, pointing out this and that. We stopped several times to enjoy the 360-degree views of Dry Creek Valley, and we even spotted a bald eagle!"
HealthStarts2Day Featured in the January, 2022 Edition of Travel and Leisure!
Travel writer Amelia Edelman visited Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve to explore Northern California's wine country during the less-crowded winter months.
Edelman's snapshot: "If you do have a car on hand, though, it's worth the 30-minute drive to see the breathtaking - and uncrowded, this time of year - coastal redwoods in Armstrong Woods. You can hire hike guide and health coach Karen Austin of HealthStarts2Day for a curated woodsy experience; Austin knows these trails like the back of her hand and is a pro at steering clear of the heavily trafficked times and places."
Custom Hikes by HealthStarts2Day highlighted in Marin Magazine, September, 2021!
"Events in Healdsburg are once again on the calendar, like Wine Road’s annual Wine & Food Affair, running November 5–7, offering wine and food tasting experiences from 40-plus local wineries. And when it’s time to take a break from all of the indulgences, there are plenty of new ways to burn some calories outdoors around town, such as one-of-a-kind Pro-Cycling Experiences With Pete Stetina, available to guests staying at Harmon Guest House, h2hotel and Hotel Healdsburg, and guided hikes by Karen Austin of HealthStarts2Day — or, bliss out at Bricoleur Vineyards’ weekend outdoor yoga classes overlooking the vineyards."
HealthStarts2Day featured in Forbes online, 1/08/21!
"Those that are fortunate enough to hike Bella Vineyard's Lily Hill will receive vast rewards. The gorgeous views of Black Mountain can be seen accentuated by bright blue skies with cumulus clouds whose shadows cast on the Dry Creek Valley below,” explains Karen Austin, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, ACE-Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist and Trail Guide of HealthStarts2Day.
“Vistas galore with each turn on the trail... a majestic Redwood grove and Zin, Syrah and Petite Syrah vines wearing their fall splendor. I craft each hike specifically to the guests' interests and fitness level. All the amenities are provided so that the visitor can enjoy the beauty that awaits. I bring years of hiking experience, a solid knowledge of Bella Vineyard's history and can provide nutrition guidance and health coaching, too!"