Crystal Hochman

Host & Wellness Coach

Crystal is an avid yoga enthusiast that loves exotic travel, healthy food, amazing wine and teaching others to design a life they love living.

Her passion for yoga stems from her wellness background. While she found yoga as a means to recover from the gym, a consistent practice led her toward sparking the fire of transformation within. Holding a desire to deepen her practice and share the gift of yoga with others, she completed her yoga teacher certification. Her classes offer beginners and seasoned yogis alike, the space for self-discovery and encouragement to grow both physically and spiritually.

She is also a functional Nutritionist, she focuses on foundation-based elements of health to address true healing. She strongly believes what we feed ourselves externally, with nutrient dense food, and internally, with our own thoughts, are equally as important and have a direct impact on the quality of our lives.

Crystal joins our long list of fun and professional journey hosts, bringing her savoir-faire to delivery a unique and memorable experience.

One on One with Crystal

In which city did you grow up?

Mostly grew up in Orlando for the sake of this answer :)

Where did you go on family vacations as a child?

Family vacations were mostly spent visiting family in St. Louis or Pittsburgh. #boring (AND it was driving) #killme

What was the first country you ever visited (outside of your own) and how old were you?

I visited Jamaica when I was 21. I'm a late bloomer.

When did you first realize that travel meant something more to you?

When I got out of the American mentality that vacations were a luxury. "Travel is not a reward for working, it's education for living."

5-Star Hotel or Private Villa?

If I had to pick one, Private Villa.

What’s the one travel tip that you always share with all your friends/guests?

Be Here Now. Don't be concerned with yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow. Allow yourself to fully experience the magic in every moment.

What are your top 3 cities or towns?

I never pick a favorite place, I always pick a favorite thing from each place.

What has been your most spiritual travel experience?

Walking through the streets of Varanasi (India). To set the scene: Varanasi is the India of your imagination. This is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Walking alongside thousands of Indians, witnessing their journey, and watching their ceremonies had a profound impact on how I view religion and spiritual beliefs.

Who will you never travel with again?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never say never.

What is the most stand out restaurant experience you’ve had recently?

A friend’s dinner party with a private chef; local farm ingredients, gorgeous food, beautiful home and amazing company

What was your biggest travel faux pas?

Forgetting to pack my underwear

New York, Milan or Hong Kong?

Hong Kong – never been.

What’s the most adventurous travel experience you’ve ever had?

I’m going to project into a future scenario and predict that it’s island hopping, sailing the French Polynesia. White water rafting in Indonesia was pretty cool too.

What’s next on your travel bucket list?

Wherever the wind takes me.

What do you do to relax and unwind in your personal time?

Yoga and wine time with friends

Plane, train or automobile?


French Riviera or Swiss Alps?


When did you know that your career would be travel related?

My first group travel experience

If you could invite 5 celebrity guests along on your next vacation, who would they be?

Oprah, Ellen, Lenny Kravitz, Daniel Levy, and Julia Roberts

What home comfort do you miss the most when travelling?

My super powered hair dryer; frizzy hair does care

Which country makes the best coffee?

Cappuccinos in Italy are to die for.

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Hasselblad or Fuji?

iPhone 11

Journeys with Crystal

Americas | August 2023

The Galapagos Islands

Quito, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal,...
Portugal at a Glance, by Art In Voyage
Europe | September 2023

Portugal At A Glance

Culture, History and Great Food
Lisbon, Sintra, Alentejo, Coimbra, Douro...
Argentina, by Art In Voyage
Americas | October 2023

Argentina At A Glance

Buenos Aires & the Mendoza region
Morocco, by Art In Voyage
Africa | October 2023

Highlights & Delights:

Fez, Marrakesh, Ourzazate, Erg Chigaga &...
The Azores Islands at a Glance By Art In Voyage
Europe | May 2024

The Azores Islands At A Glance

Sao Miguel & Terceira Island
Ponte Delgada & Angra do Heroísmo

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