Six Silent Retreats to help you find inner Peace & Quiet
Looking for more than just a little peace and quiet on your next wellness vacation? Find yourself in silence at one of these six retreats
The 26th annual Virtuoso Travel Week took place in Las Vegas the week of Aug 9th with about 4,500 attendees including travel advisors, preferred travel partners and media from 92 countries around the world. The theme this year was: Enriching the world through human connection. Here are a few new announcements from Virtuoso preferred partners:
A regular cycling program is a great way to get and stay fit. Most anyone can do it and it makes makes for an ideal fitness vacation. Here are 14 companies in Canada and the U.S. offering cycling tours to various parts of the world, and what we like best about them.
Wellness Travel News
Travel Dreams survey from Virtuoso reveals the ten top Trips of a Lifetime and more
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The first Wellness Travel Awards will honour spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the globe that leave guests healthier when they check out than when they checked in. Vote now and be entered to win a $1,000 Spafinder Gift Card!
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Our summer spring/summer issue includes: Stories on affordable ways to see Baden-Baden, a health retreat in BC, 10 Wellness Things to Do in the Galapagos, cycling around Puglia, Italy, Wellness Everyday advice, Good Reads for the Road, our Top 10 Worldwide Wellness Destinations for 2014 plus more. All you have to do is sign up to receive!
Tales from our Wellness Travel Tour 2014
The "field to fork" movement has spawned a trend in the hotel industry and West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, California is on the leading edge.
Del Mar, California had recently introduced its Seaside Wellness Guide and we checked it out as part of our Wellness Travel Tour. Here are eight wellness things to do in this oceanfront city.
Island Origins, the newest spa treatment at The Spa at Paradise Point Resort & Spa begins with a tour. This is not a sensory tour - the kind that takes a spa guest on an aromatherapy journey of scents - but this kind of tour.
The city of Santa Barbara doesn't promote itself as a wellness destination but here's why it could.
Located about 16 km (roughly 10 miles) north of Palm Springs in Southern California, the aptly-named city of Desert Hot Springs, actually sits on a bed of mineral hot springs.
The Alchemy Spa Wellness & Cafe, in downtown Santa Barbara, California is a prototype for a new genre of community centres.
"Lose yourself in nature and find peace." Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the eight Channel Islands located just off the California coast between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara is a great spot to commune with nature.
The Fairmont Marimar Hotel in Santa Monica offers a perfect sense-of-arrival for the wellness-minded traveller:
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