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 […]
Cold? Shivering? Facing the winter blahs? Cheer up and make this winter a wellness winter. For the lowdown on some of the best winter spa resorts and top global escapes I harassed badgered courteously asked spa expert, Anne Dimon, editor of TravelToWellness.com, to share her top luxury spa picks for winter. Anne, thanks for sharing some of your expertise. What […]
Other than the intravenous fluids, the first couple of days of the Baden-Baden spa honeymoon have been excellent. I knew I was a wreck before I got on the plane. Planning a wedding, dealing with work stress, taking a trip to New York a week before the wedding for an art show, organizing a month-long […]
The two men at Avis Rental Car in Montreal whispered to each other then turned to my fiance, Mark. “We’re going to upgrade you,” they said as if this was the prize of the century. I’m not sure why we rated the special treatment. Maybe they thought Mark looked like someone who drove a Camaro […]
The latest spa buzz is geomancy. For centuries people have been looking to the earth’s energy points as a way of tapping into the power of the natural world. And now spas are getting into the action. First of all, what is geomancy? According to Grail Springs Spa, a wellness retreat just outside Bancroft, Ontario, […]
I should be thinking about lofty things like peace, harmony and bliss as I try yoga in Thailand, but mostly I’m thinking: am I the only person who hates yoga?
I’m an extreme spa junkie but the death of Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy, a 60-something amateur wrestler, at the World Sauna Championships over the weekend, made me stop and think: when does wellness stop being healthy and start being deadly? A finalist in the competition, Ladyzhenskiy collapsed after six minutes in the extreme 110C heat and authorities pulled […]