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Getaway Spas Get Into the Spirit of Spafinder’s Deal Days

Get set to get away from the stress of everyday life and be pampered—select getaway spa resorts across the country are catering to the spa-going crowd with SpaFinder’s Deal Days promotion, March 8-14. From the Cornelia Signature Essence Facial at Eauspa by Cornelia at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach to the Essentials Massage at Spa Mirbeau at Mirbeau Inn & Spa, guests have a selection of 50-minute spa services—for just $50!—at these luxury properties.

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Sleep Health Insights

I have a button on my desk which says "Sleep: As Important as Diet and Exercise (Only Easier!)"It was given to me by Richard Gelula who is the CEO of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington DC. He was in town with a colleague and stopped by to see his niece, Melisse Gelula, who is [...]

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Some Spa Insider Thoughts

Other highlights of my trip to the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Conference: Spending time with Nime La Fauci, our account rep for the Caribbean, and finding out that she can really make friends on the phone. Everywhere we went, people just couldn’t wait to meet her – and embraced her like a long-lost friend – [...]

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Tasteful desert resort and spa

Wow…am already back in the U.S. The last few days of my Dubai trip was a whirlwind, but I don’t want to neglect mentioning the other spas I saw and what I learned about the spa industry as a result of my visit.Jumeriah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is what I envision when [...]

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Mayflower Sets a New Spa Standard

The Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, CT, is readying for opening. I was invited to be a part of one of the property's “soft opening” groups this past week. My reaction? Words like stunning, gorgeous, exquisite, tasteful, thoughtful, and amazing come to mind. Without giving away some of the surprising details that will unfold [...]

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Schlep to Singapore

The plane from New York directly to Singapore is 18 1/2 hours long, a record for me. Actually, I didn’t know that planes could fly that far without stopping to refuel. Then another two-hour flight from Singapore to Bangkok and another one-hour flight from Bangkok to Hua Hin. I must say I was quite pleased [...]