We sat down with Saasha Burns, one of the founders of Australian lifestyle label BEAR, to ask how she and husband Sam, infuse wellness into their travels.

Saasha Burns

The founders of BEAR live and breathe the philosophy of the modern Australian lifestyle brand they’ve created. True disrupters in the beauty and wellness industry, they travel the globe looking for inspiration and inspiring others to make the most of everyday adventures.


we asked...

How do you maintain your wellness regime whilst travelling?
We love to walk through a new city when we first arrive – we find this is the best way to explore a new city and is great for circulation and as a way to rejuvenate the muscles, especially after a long flight. We always take our BEAR Explore Essential Daily Vitamin each day and aim to drink plenty of water.

How do you research what to do and see in a new city?
Travel is such an essential part of who we are as people that we’re constantly reading about new cities and places, often well before we intend to travel there. We also have an amazing network of well-travelled friends and they are often a great source of inspiration about new places to visit, hotels to stay at and restaurants to dine with.

What destination is next on your wish list?
We’re heading to Turkey in a few weeks and that has certainly been a country on our wish list for some time – it is a country with such history and we can’t wait to explore either side of the Bosphorus Strait along with the historic sites in the Sultanahmet District of Instanbul. We love seeing a new city for the first time – it is truly one of the richest experiences.

You’re constantly travelling – do you have a go-to destination to take time out & relax?
We are very lucky we get to travel so frequently and we find that travel itself really energises us as opposed to tires us. We do always take some time off to disconnect from emails and social media in a small beach side town in South Australia called Robe. Long Beach is an incredible and relaxing place over the Australian summer and often a lot quieter than the beach side Mecca’s in NSW or QLD.

Best travel friendly wellness products in your suitcase?
BEAR Explore Essential Daily Vitamin, Rodin Luxury Lavender Face Oil, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Runners.

You live in Byron Bay in Australia, a wellness destination itself. What are your three top wellness activities or places to eat there?
Our favourite morning ritual is to complete the lighthouse walk from Wategos Beach to the north point of Tallows Beach – it’s a relatively short hike but is extremely steep in parts and offers an unrivalled view over Australia’s most easterly point. We always love finishing this walk off with a swim in the ocean at Little Wategos.

The food and hospitality scene in the Northern Rivers region is incredible – we love a healthy breakfast and cold pressed juices from Folk Café, a long lunch with friends in the sunshine at The Farm consisting of fresh salads and local kombucha and a beautiful dinner at Halcyon House in Cabarita Beach, just north of Byron.

Tribe Hotels have partnered with BEAR to help our guests get the most of their stay in Perth. For those who book directly here on our website and secure a Tribe City or Park View Room, you’ll receive a sample of BEAR’s ‘Explore’ essential daily vitamin.