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Healing Retreats

A True Testament To The Hawaiian Island Retreat
Designed as a model of sustainability and elegant earth-friendly living, this 50-acre retreat on Hawaii’s Big Island is owned and operated by 2 minions on the ...

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Cavallo Point Lodge - A Healing Oasis

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Snowmass: A Snowy Spa-Cation
The therapist at The Westin Snowmass Resort’s Heavenly spa instructs me to relax. But it’s not instinctively easy. Under my back, my shoulders, my knees, are ...

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7 Hot Winter Destinations
We often turn to the experts at the Travel Channel for their latest insight and intrigue. They recently compiled their top winter vacations for 2013, and we are ...

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5 Reasons to take a 10 Day Vacation
You properly budget for 10 days instead of winging 3. Nothing like getting hit with a giant bill from a short vacation. For a longer stint, you are more apt to ...

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Patagonian Pampering
After a journey to the end of the earth, including four flights in a 24-hour cycle, there is no question I'm ready for a spa treatment at The Singular, a former ...

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Three perfect days for Dad on the Riviera Maya
A light breeze moves in the jungle beyond our patio at the Grand Velas resort; birds call to each other with liquid notes, and my mother reads her Bible beside ...

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Hacienda Petac
The hacienda itself was a page out of the past, with its graceful arches, leather-backed chairs, lush gardens, antique brick oven and vintage tile floors. The sound ...

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Summer Getaways For The Budget Conscious Spa Goer
Rejuvenate your spirit and keep your wallet intact at Present Moment Retreat in Troncones Beach, Mexico where you will spend your days practicing Vinyasa or Ashtanga ...

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Serenity in a Soak
Perhaps the most incredible aspect of our weekend fitness regimen was the Sunday morning mineral aqua aerobics class led by Cathryn Moss. No longer a secret, this ...

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Vietnam by Kite
I'm slightly nervous as I begin my five-hour kiteboarding lesson with Nguyen Thanh Trung, known as Khan, the kiteboarding instructor at Vietnam's Princess d'Annam ...

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Mountain Medicine
It's mid-morning, the sky is a watery sort of blue, and I'm standing in front of a busy retail shop that used to be a bank. But not just any bank, this one was ...

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Prisoner of Bliss
“How many weeks are you staying here?” asks Dr. Buddhike, one of the Ayurvedic doctors at the Ayurveda Paragon Hotel on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. I ...

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Wind Therapy: Kite Buggying in the Quebec Maritime

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Glittering Spas of the Emerald Isles
By Debra Bokur

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Play Healthy; Play Hard

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Into the Wild Blue
Elevate your spa experience mountainside at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming

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Ziplining in Austin

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Wisconsins Not-So Secret Address
In tranquil Door County, The Spa at Sacred Grounds offers a waterside haven for wellness seekers

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Mind-Body-Spirit Bonding
Belize’s mix of adventure activities, powder-soft beaches, and Mayan roots make this Central American country an exotic, romantic retreat.

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Powerchuting

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The Viceroy Spa at Snowmass
Modern and whimsical, this brand new spa is changing the mood and the scene in Snowmass.

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Pampered Pilates

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Streams of Consciousness
Laced with castles, villages, and vineyards, the lengthy, winding shorelines of Germany’s Rhine and Moselle rivers are places of exceptional beauty.

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Be Enveloped in the Land of Enchantment

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Soaking in the Seaweed

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Cry Uncle! It's Fore-max!

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ZORB Globe Riding
Adventure awaits on the inside of a giant inflatable ball.

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A New Way of Seeing
Can learning to paint help transform your vision for life?

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A Path with Heart: Walking with Spirit

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Breathing it Out at the Omega Institute

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Under the Full Moon
Eight of us, dressed in our fluffy Golden Door bathrobes and standing outside by the spa’s labyrinth, are about to take part in the Full Moon Ritual, part ...

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Alpine Awakening
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Coastal Encounters
y Kris Wetherbee

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Finding Vitality at Carlisle Bay
We stop with the music, endorphins dulling any pain we came to class with, and grin at one another. Just then, Fiennes tells us, “Now, we are going to do ...

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Pajama Time
If it's been a while since your last good pillow fight, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta is offering a Pajama Party Package from March 13–15, with ...

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Cowgirl Camp
I’ve got two words for you: sore saddle. Outside of the awkward strut that I developed from straddling the barrel of a horse for two days, the Giddy-Up Gals ...

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Flying High at Omega
It's a Friday night, and August's full moon glows red over Omega Institute as Peter Gold, founder of Trapeze-Experience, shouts instructions from the ground below: ...

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Yoga High
On a mountain about a half-hour's drive from downtown Victoria, The Aerie Resort & Spa has introduced the Bring Yoga Into Your Life program, with themed getaways ...

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Home on the Range
Sequoia is part of the herd of horses that live in the wide meadows of the Home Ranch in Clark, Colorado, where I’ve come to participate in the Experience ...

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Lighten Up Your Travel
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip. Sometimes you need a little help and motivation to lose weight. A spa retreat with an emphasis on healthy weight ...

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A Mindful Approach to Weight Loss
This feeling remained until I read about (and signed up for) The Canyon Ranch New Approaches to Weight Management retreat, which promises to “unlock the gateway ...

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Perfect Earth Tours
Whether you prefer your luxury spa getaway to take place in an Eco Teepee or Eco Lodge, Perfect Earth Tours Eco Spa & Adventure Retreat can deliver the ultimate ...

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Edible Adventures
If your dream vacation to British Columbia includes eating your way around the province, you're in luck.  In Victoria, Travel With Taste offers culinary walking ...

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Detox Retreats
1. We Care Spa Juice Fasting & Spiritual Retreats  Desert Hot Springs, California Choose from a one- to four-weeklong retreat, or three-day weekend that focuses ...

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We Plan, God Laughs
“Raise your hand if you think of yourself as religious,” Rabbi Sherre Hirsch instructed. Three or four arms went up. “Now raise your hand if you ...

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Jumpstart Boot Camp at Red Mountain Spa
Red Mountain offers its focused Boot Camp program, limited to five guests, nearly every month, to provide a taste of many different fitness activities as well as ...

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Where the Wild Things Are
In British Columbia, you can slip into the magnificent natural world of whales, bears, sea lions, and coastal forests aboard a 70-foot sailing vessel. For over ...

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Your Summer to Spaaah
Looking to spa in Arizona? With over 5,000 listings, Arizona SpaGirls provides local insight on the state’s wellness and beauty facilities, with personal ...

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Get with the (Spa) Program
Once you walk through Elizabeth Arden's signature red doors on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure hotel, you'll find a Zen garden and a 48,000-square-foot, ...

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Womens Retreats
y Debra Bokur

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Alignment for Life
The only thing separating the balcony of my two-bedroom condo at Sanibel Arms West from the Gulf of Mexico was a field of sea grapes edged by the famous white sand ...

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Desert Trek
Our excursion is one of several during a week of hiking, fitness classes, and nutrition lectures with Devon Metz, founder of Devon Hiking Spa. The program is designed ...

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Yoga Inspiration
Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Big Island, HI

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Saddle Mountain Ranch Self-Healing Centre
Customized retreats at the Saddle Mountain Ranch Self-Healing Centre in southwest Alberta are a blend of hands-on modalities and spiritual pursuits. Within the ...

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Wilderness Meditation
I’m lying on my back, floating in a canoe on a remote lake in the Manitoba wilderness. The water is black, reflecting a host of stars in the cloudless sky, ...

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Journia
Last September, I enjoyed a special Journia (Journey with Nia) Week at Cal-a-Vie Spa, located just forty miles north of San Diego. Nia, which means “neuromuscular ...

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Ski for Wellness
Recognized as one of North America's leading ski and snowboard resorts, Whistler Blackcomb will offer women-only ski lessons, lift tickets, and equipment rental ...

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A Place where Wellness is Sacred
When I arrived at Sagrada, I was greeted by Scott Currie and Eva Inglizian, the couple responsible for this intimate, all-inclusive, eco-friendly resort nestled ...

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Book club takes root at Ste. Annes Spa
Under the shade of a giant maple tree, overlooking rolling fields, a book group gathers each month at Ste. Anne’s Spa in Ontario, moderated by Toronto author ...

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Destination Detox
Fresh air, pristine water, and the oldest rainforests in the world make Australia an exquisite location for cleansing the soul. Now you can cleanse your body and ...

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Passion & Opera combine at Vintage Hotels, Ontario
Swept away by operatic passion, star-crossed lovers meet at an Alpine spa in “Tristan,” the new Canadian musical at Ontario’s Shaw Theater Festival ...

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Cruise the Far North
The frozen North becomes less frozen every day. If, like us, you’re concerned about global warming and the Arctic’s rapidly disappearing polar bear ...

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Bon Appetit
Participants in Canadian Mountain Holiday's Epicurean Adventure with Chef John Ash will have an opportunity to spend multiple days heli-hiking within the dramatic ...

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Whistler Wellness Week
Nestled in the mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is far more than a first rate skiing/snowboarding resort. At the first annual Whistler Wellness Week in late ...

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Sun Valley Wellness Festival
Wellness festivals generate inspiration, education, and mind/body/spirit transformation. The 9th Annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho, (held ...

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Release Your Inner Artist ... or Cowgirl
Ever wonder if your soul might be harboring a dormant Picasso-esque talent or if you have the potential to be the world’s next great vintner? Now you can ...

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Where the Girls Go!
Remove the male influence and women suddenly become girlfriends again, concise conversation becomes giddy gossip, deeply logged secrets are liberated to the surface, ...

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Hike with a Womanly Step
Offering everything from family fun trips to exotic journeys in Iceland, a Scott Walking Adventure is half exploration by foot and half first-rate comfort. My six-day ...

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Lunafest
Proving that their commitment to women’s wellness extends beyond their nutritional snacks, the creators of Lunabar (a division of Cliff Bar) have also organized ...

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An Artist's Pilgrimage
Spread across forty-four acres of old-growth forests, Hollyhock is home to an abundance of wildlife from bald eagles and black-tailed deer to barred owls. Guests ...

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Fertility Found
More than two million married couples in the United States suffer the heartbreak of infertility. Miraval Resort is bringing new hope to innumerable families-to-be ...

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It's a Magical Night
This summer Osmosis, a Japanese-style spa located sixty minutes north of San Francisco, will delight guests and summer revelers with their otsukimi or moonviewing ...

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Crossings
Magical Ireland

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Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival
What is the purpose of existence; the nature of true love? Film is the ideal medium to illuminate timeless human questions, and the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival ...

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Islands of the Sun
    MAYAN MAGIC

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Wine & Wellness Getaway
You don't need much of an excuse to make the journey to northern California—home of Napa Valley, the country's most celebrated wine country. But wine lovers ...

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Kripalu's Ayurvedic Education
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has introduced its School of Ayurveda, offering two levels of certification: Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist....

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Mayan Retreat
The draws of Mexico's Riviera Maya are obvious: glamour, grand hotels, sugar-fine sand beaches, and an endless parade of tanned bodies. Although these features ...

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The Flavor of Costa Rica
At Xandari, a unique resort and spa set on a former coffee plantation overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley, the country's indigenous gifts of sight, sound, and ...

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Tap into your Inner Artist
Sometimes all it takes to ignite your creative fire is a little how-to, or in the case of Artista Creative Safaris for Women, a six-day creative retreat filled ...

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Sculpting in Spa Culture
In his classes, Castañeda works on a sculpture that is based on the live female model who poses before him and the students. Castañeda uses plastilene clay, ...

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The Greenhouse Baby & Me Week
The all-women Greenhouse spa in Arlington, Texas, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, is known for superb service and an ambience of Southern gentility—a ...

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Positive Thinking & Thought Power
Clinical psychologist Alice Domar, Ph.D. notes in her book, Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself as Effectively as You Care for Everyone Else (Penguin, 2001), ...

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The Wave
I first heard about the Wave last year at Red Mountain Adventure Spa in Ivins, Utah. Red Mountain's brochure features the Wave on its cover, one of the adventure ...

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The Energy of Love
Enter Stewart Esposito and Maggie Hunts, a betrothed duo whose love is genuinely palpable in every glance they exchange. Their ‘Energy of Love' couples retreat ...

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today's tip: Dark Side & Dangers of Inflammation
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