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Healthy Cruising:The Ship of Excess Has Set Sail

Cruise ship spas came on board in the early ’80s with operators like Cunard that brought the iconic Golden Door spa in Escondido, California, aboard its flagship, the QE2, to provide fitness, spa services, and programming, and the innovative company Steiner Leisure Limited heading up hair and beauty services. It was an experiment at first—evidenced []

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Well-Fests: Festivals Shift from Wasted to Wellness

From Bonnaroo to Burning Man, Carnival to Coachella, the thriving festival circuit promises to fill any enthusiast’s calendar, with the only limiting factor being lack of funds or perhaps lack of sleep. Last year 32 million people attended a music festival in the U.S. alone – that’s more than the population of Texas1. But as []


Travel & Play

Discover Camp ÂME at Turnberry Isle Miami

The Camp ȂME Package provides interactive and social wellness experiences plus two 50 min spa services, $100 dinner credit and more! The Offer: Each 3 day retreat includes daily breakfast, lunch, $100 dinner credit, 24-hour access to fitness, meditation classes and Wellness Circuit. You’ll also receive two 50 minute services at the luxurious newly renovated 25,000-square-foot []

Beyond The Stars Luxury

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Beyond the Stars

Some say it was an awestruck journalist, trying to convey the level of luxury offered by the newly opened Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai in 1998, who first described it as a “seven-star” property. No such designation exists (or ever did), as none of the rating systems used by various governments and hospitality associations worldwide offers rating higher than []

Sand Bathing

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Wellness Traditions from the Islamic World

There is no more powerful consumer trend across the developed world than the hunger for all things authentic and indigenous, impacting what we now most want to eat (the latest global “superfoods” and ancient grains), to where we most want to travel (suddenly a far wider, exotic map). It’s why the spa/wellness scene is increasingly []