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 […]


Spa & Spirituality in Ojai, California

by Rita Cook on September 30, 2011

candles in spa treatment room

People come from all around, particularly escaping from the fast-paced Los Angeles area to the little town north of LA off Highway 101 called Ojai .  Located in the Ojai Valley, the word Ojai comes from a Chumash Indian word that means “moon.” The town is embraced by mountains and is a great destination for […]

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The Healing Waters & Spas of Carlsbad

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 28, 2011

carlsbad water spa treatment

  The popularity of healing waters has attracted visitors to Carlsbad, California, since the late 1800s when the first mineral water bath spa was opened.  As the popularity of the mineral bath grew, hotels were built, business sprang up, and all of a sudden Carlsbad has a reputation as a destination for travelers seeking comfort.  […]


Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Bravern

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 16, 2011

Pedicure stations at the Red Door Spa at the Bravern, Bellevue, Washington

It’s been nearly two years since the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Bravern, and this signature spa has been wowing guests with their unsurpassed spa expertise, signature treatments, and state-of-the-art facilities ever since. Elizabeth Arden has long been a leader in the industry when it comes to beauty, health, and personal pampering.  Her […]


Dallas Spas Welcome October Spa Week

by Rita Cook on September 15, 2011

hot stone massage

Sit back and take it easy.  That’s what a spa day is all about, right? If the cost has kept you from relieving the stress from your life then visiting a local spa during Spa Week from October 10 to 16 is the perfect remedy.  Certain spa treatments during this week are available for only $50 […]


Japanese Onsens: Five Faux Pas to Avoid

by Honor Dargan on September 14, 2011

Outdoor Japanese onsen at sunrise

Most of us have had them. Those travel faux pas moments that leave you feeling like the dumb foreigner instead of the seasoned traveler you set out to be. Japan is one of those countries that has a generous number of faux pas opportunities. They lurk around cultural corners waiting for you, the innocent visitor, […]


A Man Walks Into a Spa: Studio 2000 in Indianapolis

by Greg Seiter on September 12, 2011

Work-related meetings and deadlines can be stressful but in downtown Indianapolis, there’s a place where both men and women can relax and unwind.  Studio 2000 is an art deco-themed salon and day spa that’s located on the second floor of the pyramid-topped Circle Tower building on the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle; home of Indiana’s Soldiers and […]


Spa Travel in the West of Ireland

by Jessica Colley on September 9, 2011

There are many reasons to travel to the west of Ireland: soaring cliffs, scenic road trips, salmon fishing — and spas? While the western counties of Ireland might have more of a reputation for famous golf courses and outdoor adventure activities than spas, there are five-star hotels here that offer a spa menu to rival […]


Chewton Glen Hotel: A Perfect Day at an English Spa

by Katy Stewart on September 8, 2011

Chewton Glen Hotel, Hampshire.

It was an early start for a weekend morning, but as we got into the car, the sun was shining and our spirits were high. We had booked the perfect mother-daughter day out: a trip to the luxury spa at the Chewton Glen Hotel, deep within the English countryside. We drove through little villages and […]


Spa Retreat in the Berkshires

by Jessica Colley on September 6, 2011

What makes the perfect retreat? For me, a stellar restaurant and plenty of outdoor activities are essential. For some travelers the cherry on top of a peaceful weekend is a serene spa. Specifically one where there’s no hard-sell on products, just wonderful treatments that leave you feeling revived and refreshed. Blantyre, a country house in […]