Kentucky Derby Inspired Equine Therapy

Kentucky Derby Inspired Equine Therapy

Some horses may participate in the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday May 6, 2016, while others are performing a great miracle in the lives of many through the Equine Therapy program at Miraval. Check out this Kentucky Derby Inspired Equine Therapy program.…

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Stand-out Spa Ritual

Stand-out spa ritual

Gainsborough Bath Hotel’s Stand-out Spa Ritual In a busy marketplace, spas are constantly trying to differentiate themselves. In my travels, I see lots of spas focus on putting a local spin on a treatment, (good) to spas doing gimmicky services like golf ball massage (really?). On a recent stay at…

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Chiva Som Introduces Five New Retreats

Chiva Som introduces Five New Retreats

Several years ago I had the privilege of experiencing Chiva Som, one of the top destination spas in the world. Chiva Som’s programing is centered on themed retreats, and for 2016, Chiva Som introduces five new retreats. These new programs are  even more specialized and oriented towards the individual goals of guests…

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The Art of Travel Souvenirs

When I was a kid one of my favorite things about vacations was souvenir shopping. The more kitschy, the better: plastic placements with pictures of the place, t-shirts, and magnets were my go-tos. Fast-forward to adulthood and (thankfully) my taste has improved. I’ve mastered the art of travel souvenirs. Today I…

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Ananda Launches a New Fitness Program

Ananda, a luxury wellness destination nestled in the Himalayas, has always been known for its ethereal side focusing on yoga, Ayruvedic and meditation, but now Ananda launches a new fitness program through a partnership with New Delhi based SUMAYA. World-Class Fitness   SUMAYA is the brainchild of Sumaya Dalmia, renowned for…

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Mindful Intentions from Miraval

Mindful Intentions, the latest book release from destination spa Miraval, pairs inspirational words from Miraval masters with the stunning nature photography of Louie Schwartzberg to create a coffee table book to inspire readers daily to live in the present. A mindful intention is a word, phrase or sentence that helps…

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Flurry of Changes at Miraval

Miraval, the venerable destination spa in Tucson is all about transformations and now it is going through one of its own.  After owner Steve Case and team sold about 70% of the resort to KSL changes are afoot. Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa just hired Grant Bruce as its new…

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