Wiesbaden, Germany, is known for its mineral springs and thermal baths. Here are the best places to spa, swim or soak.
Leukerbad, Switzerland, is a high altitude spa and ski town in the Swiss Alps with great hikes, hot springs and fewer crowds than Zermatt.
In Tuscany, hot springs, natural pools and thermal spa resorts are a wonderful way to experience the countryside, but how do you know where to go? Search no more. Here are the top hot springs in Tuscany, with a rundown on some of the best spa resorts and natural pools. Hot Springs in […]
Travelling to France or Switzerland? Spend at least one day in Evian-les-Bains, a scenic French spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva, and just a short ferry ride from Lausanne. To help you plan your trip, here are top things to do in Evian-les-Bains, the most interesting attractions and best places to stay. […]
With its elegant Neoclassical architecture and graceful colonnades, the Czech spa town of Marianske Lazne, or Marienbad, is one of the most appealing spa towns in Europe. If you’re going to spend one day in Marianske Lazne, here are the top things to do. A historical Czech spa town Ever since my first visit to Marianske Lazne, when I discovered the […]
If you’re looking for things to do in Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, search no further. An elegant spa town in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary has a rich history, steaming mineral springs, woodsy walking trails and plenty of upscale shops, cafes and spas. Spending one day in Karlovy Vary is a great addition to […]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a spa vacation in a Czech spa town? I did a week-long spa package at the historic Hotel Nove Lazne, and found that there’s no better way to learn about European spa culture, improve your health and eliminate stress. I’m passing on what I learned to […]
Why visit Aix-les-Bains, France, a spa town on the shores of Lake Bourget? If you’re going to France, why not? It’s got water sports, a healing mineral-rich hot springs bathing complex and plenty of history. Call me the Countess of Balmoral – that’s the pseudonym Queen Victoria used when she used to visit Aix-les-Bains, one of the […]
Vichy is one of the most famous spa towns in France, but most mainstream tourists pass it by – which is all the more reason to go. While the spa culture of Vichy can be confusing, especially for a European spa novice, there is an easy way to spa in Vichy, France, and I’m going to tell you how […]
“Bonjour Monsieur et Madame,” said the elderly Frenchwoman in a singsong voice as she sat on a bench outside the drinking hall in the Parc des Sources. The park is the green heart of Vichy, France, a historic French spa town three hours south of Paris. “Bonjour,” my husband, Mark, and I replied, bobbing our heads like […]