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 Tips for Choosing the Best Massage Treatment

by Guest Contributor on November 20, 2017

Put the frantic pace of everyday life on pause and step into the calm bliss, where sensuous aromas greet you and soft, gentle music soothes your spirit. This is your moment of full and complete relaxation.  This is your time. This is time at the spa, where the ultimate experience in personal luxury meets wellness […]

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10 Best Fitness Spas in North America

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 3, 2016

Chances are you’ve heard about all the high-end spas that cater to celebrities. But where can us ordinary people go when we want to focus on fitness, with a little bit of luxury.

Getting away to a fitness spa can help you focus on your goals, whether that is losing weight, improving wellness, or learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Often located in gorgeous destinations, today’s fitness spas and health resorts help you sweat it out amidst gorgeous natural scenery, yet also offer  amenities to pamper and […]

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Year of the Horse: 10 Equine Themed Spa & Resorts

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 19, 2014

horseback riding in the Canadian Rockies

In the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Throughout history, humans have depended on horses not only for their strength and speed, but for what horses can teach us. Horses are fearless yet sensitive, stubborn yet clever, noble yet playful. Learning to ride is an exercise in communication between horse and rider […]

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Vacations were created for relaxation, spa treatments for an indulgent escape.  Combine the two and you have an indulgent, relaxing vacation.  Senses – A Disney Spa, located at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort, provides that perfect combination in one location. In the past, as much as I had dreamed of a spa treatment for myself […]

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The Perfect Edinburgh Spa Weekend

by Guest Contributor on July 5, 2012

Edinburgh spa weekend

Listening to the blaring sounds of the kilt shops and noisy main streets of Edinburgh, you might not think the city is a relaxing destination.   But Scotland’s cultural capital has you covered with plenty of options for relaxation.  Here is a suggested weekend itinerary that will leave you feeling refreshed and also give you an […]

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Spa Travel: Luxury, Indulgence and Pleasure

by Susan McKee on June 29, 2012

Mention “spa” these days, and visions of sybaritic indulgence dance in the mind:  facials that finish with cooling slices of cucumber, massages that unknot all the kinks of modern existence, aromatherapy infusions that conjure up images of tropical flowers in faraway places.   Spas in the United States are in a race to see who can […]

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Experiencing The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

by Beth Yost on June 20, 2012

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Iceland, will wow travelers of all styles and ages with its remarkable beauty, inviting water, and top-of-the-line spa.  It’s a natural phenomenon unlike anything else in the world. Visitors can come  year round to enjoy a swim in the lagoon, spa treatments, and a fine dining experience at […]

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The only thing a mainstream spa and a Korean spa have in common are lockers and towels, the rest is vastly different in approach, amenities, and culture. Los Angeles, due to a bustling Koreatown in the Mid-Wilshire area, has dozens of Korean spas to choose from, most open 24 hours. I actually prefer a Korean […]

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Nurture - The Spa at Luxor - Whirlpool

Las Vegas is a town with so much stimuli, it’s easy to get lost in the bright lights, rolling dice and dinging slot machines.  Enter the spas. Nearly every resort in Las Vegas has a special little enclave of relaxation and decadence for people to check-out of their vacations and into themselves. For a price. […]

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Hot Springs Hideaway in Costa Rica

by Jessica Colley on October 12, 2011

Travelers can choose from a long list of appealing reasons to travel to Costa Rica. Some will be drawn by the picture-perfect beaches while others will want to immerse themselves in outdoor adventure activities. While I was intrigued by the beaches, there was one place up in the mountains that had seized my attention: The […]

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