The frequency of Micro-Travel, aka vacation spurts of 3-4 days, have surged in the past few years. This movement was propelled forward because of time and money. Longer vacations are pricey and people fear taking time off from work in large bulks. Due to this, travelers have taken to hyper focused vacation timetables with immersive experiences.
The goal of intentional travel is to find a getaway where contemplation is welcome, activities are encouraged and you can immerse yourself into a new lifestyle.
Marriott is known for its service, comfort and style. They also have incredible spas–here are a five of our favorites.
INSIDE THE 2017 REPORT When 500+ wellness experts from 46+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, you have one uniquely authoritative and global view of the trends set to unfold. And that’s what happened at the recent tenth-anniversary Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, which (with its specifically future-focused theme for 2016, “Back […]
The Dominican Republic, home to the precious stone Amber, most visited island in the Caribbean and speckled with top Golf Courses, gives Spa a new twist. White sand beaches combed with azure waters, the Caribbean’s vacation getaway resorts give guests a serving of five-star spa.
During my wellness trip to Cuzco, I have come to experience how indigenous practices are being incorporated into the overall experience at luxury hotels
Ayurveda, it’s mystic and foreign, riddled with treatments and services the novice massage seeker may not be familiar with. With that being said, Judy Chapman, one of our contributing writers, chimes in on her experience at a Bali retreat. Learn the ins and outs of this through Judy’s experience and find out if this practice can benefit you.
Your votes have been tallied and the winners of the 2016 Wellness Travel Awards are official! Category Awards were given to the top properties from “Hidden Gems” to “Best for Yoga” to “Best for Families.”
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 […]
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi Back in 2007 Spafinder named “spa real estate” a top trend, after tracking the rise of a new breed of residence that essentially let people live at a luxury spa. The concept was pioneered by high-profile destination spas, like Canyon Ranch Living, which launched […]
Ours is a world where every kind of “wellness” imaginable is explored and promoted, whether physical, mental, spiritual, environmental or workplace. But meaningful conversations about, and approaches to improve, sexual wellbeing have been seriously left out of the equation. On the one hand we live in a sex-saturated world: bombarded with hyper-sexualized images and impossible […]
“Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learning how, come on a safari with me.” – The Beach Boys, 1962 It’s hardly breaking news that surf culture has been established as the apex of cool. The worship of surfing “style” took off in the ‘60s when the Beach Boys harmonized about a world where “everybody’d be surfin’ […]
When wellness travel’s evolution is discussed, it’s often represented as a series of consecutive “waves,“ with the first wave all about Zen-like spa pampering, stress reduction and yoga, and the ascendant wave about out-in-nature and high adventure experiences. But it’s not a case of the more extreme adventure trend replacing the Zen trend: more high-adrenaline […]
The posh Trump SoHo features New York’s only private luxury hammam experience and is just a 12-minute walk from Washington Square Park. Guests enjoy the ultimate in luxury as they dine at unique restaurants and unwind over cocktails in The Library or retreat to the seasonal Bar d’Eau with its outdoor pool deck. Inspired by the cobblestone streets and the history of the neighborhood, the intimate yet dramatic hotel reflects SoHo’s unique environment.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London welcomes you with legendary service, steeped in the values of the orient. Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, The Mandarin Oriental features elegant rooms, a Guest Services Manager on every floor to cater to guests’ needs, two outstanding restaurants and a stunning bar.
You’ll discover your personal oasis of calm at The Scarlet Huntington, San Francisco, which pays homage to the former Huntington Hotel’s illustrious legacy in Nob Hill, a San Francisco neighborhood known for historic Victorian homes and spectacular views.
A 12-minute walk from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the premier Ritz-Carlton Denver is renowned for its plush accommodations, spectacular spa, acclaimed fine dining and impeccable service. Spacious guest rooms feature baths with soaking tubs and rainforest showerheads, and guests enjoy free access to an adjacent fitness center with an indoor pool.