Wellness & Spa
By Melanie Haiken on March 24, 2016
Whether you want to reboot your health, lose weight, or heal a chronic condition, the first ever five-day wellness immersion retreat at the Four Seasons Wailea in Maui promises results.
Join Dr. Mark Emerson, medical officer at the Four Seasons Spa, as he creates personalized health, nutrition, and fitness regimes for guests and event attendees.
By Melanie Haiken on December 9, 2015
Whether you want to try your hand at falconry, go a round of golf, or hike the highland moors, Scotland’s historic rail resorts are heaven for those who can’t sit still.
By Melanie Haiken on December 15, 2014
A specialized form of hydrotherapy popular in Europe, Greece, and the Middle East, thalassotherapy has come to Mexico at this high-end imported spa in Ixtapa.
By Melanie Haiken on November 20, 2014
Rancho La Puerto, the original wellness and fitness retreat, still offers an incomparable experience for those seeking the fountain of youth.
By Melanie Haiken on July 20, 2014
Long known for its relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous setting just outside of Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge has now added a wellness-themed spa to its list of luxuries.
By Melanie Haiken on May 23, 2014
I’m having a surreal moment. I’m standing, covered head to feet in slick, graphite-colored volcanic mud, when suddenly the deep guttural honk of a howler monkey reverberates almost directly overhead. I walk gingerly up the slatted wooden walkway that traverses the boiling hot river, craning my neck for a glimpse of the monkeys and at […]
By Melanie Haiken on January 24, 2014
Where else in the U.S. can you experience a Laconium? Futuristic in so many ways, Las Vegas now leads the way in spa design, with Asian and European treatments and concepts not seen elsewhere in the U.S.
By Melanie Haiken on December 6, 2013
Can a spoonful of dirt transmit a miracle of healing? The more than 40,000 people who make a pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó near Santa Fe, New Mexico believe it can.
By Melanie Haiken on October 21, 2013
Where does Jennifer Aniston sneak away to for some R&R with her best gal pals? Where are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchasing a private farm and eco-resort to take the brood away from the spotlight? Drew Barrymore was one of the first to discover this spot, now the hottest destination from A-list celebrities and […]
By Melanie Haiken on May 18, 2013
The beach at Xpu-Há in the Yucatan I’m posting this from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, now known to most visitors as the Riviera Maya. Yes, this is one of those carefully coined tourism catchphrases, but at least in this case it’s not too far-fetched. One glance at the photo to the right and you’ll […]