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Summer Vacations at Nemacolin Woodlands – $300 Daily Resort Credits

Summer Vacation Nemacolin Woodlands

Situated on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, features 318 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhomes and private homes, including the Falling Rock boutique hotel, a recipient of the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards.   The resort’s extensive list of amenities includes  an impressive collection of restaurants and lounges, the largest wine cellar in Pennsylvania, special cooking classes and wine tastings in the state-of-the-art Académie du Vin, an extensive art collection, championship golf courses, sporting and adventure center, equestrian center, animal habitats, wedding and event venues, and even a private airstrip. (more…)

May 9, 2016 |

12 Fly In Spa Resorts

Roche Harbor Marina, Washington

Private pilots have long used the phrase “$100 Hamburger” to refer to the expense of flying one’s own plane to small airports and air strips in rural areas for a diner hamburger, which, when factoring the cost of fuel and airplane expense, was an expensive but adventuro read more

May 2, 2016 |

Best Spas in Columbus

Best of Columbus Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Columbus. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Columbus and Spas in Ohio to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.  These day spas offer skin care, massa read more

April 14, 2016 |

Spa March Madness

Spa Index March Madness 2016

It’s March, and in the USA, that means “fan”-tastic events are taking place for March Madness!  Each year, March Madness is one of the most popular fan participation events on the American sports calendar, but you’ll also see fun tournaments being played for everything from Best Brunch Spots to favorite television characters to this season of Dancing with the Stars.

We think it’s also a fun way to vote for favorite Spa Resorts and Hotels in playoffs for the vaulted title as Annual Spa Index Readers’ Choice Favorite USA Spa Resort.     

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March 22, 2016 |

Best Spas in Chicago

Best of Chicago Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Chicago. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Chicago and Spas in Illinois to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.  These day spas offer skin care, mas read more

March 5, 2016 |

Best Spas in Baltimore

Best of Baltimore Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Baltimore. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Baltimore and Spas in Maryland to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, read more

February 13, 2016 |

Best Spas in Jacksonville

Best of Jacksonville Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Jacksonville. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Jacksonville and Spas in Florida to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin c read more

January 31, 2016 |

Best Spas in Washington DC

Best of Washington DC Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Washington DC. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in DC, Maryland and Virginia  to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. Washington DC is the capital cit read more

January 25, 2016 |

Best Ft Lauderdale Spas

Best of Ft Lauderdale Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Fort Lauderdale. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Fort Lauderdale and Spas in Florida to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer read more

January 17, 2016 |

Best Spas in Phoenix

Best Spas in Phoenix

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Phoenix. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Phoenix and Spas in Arizona to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, massa read more

January 16, 2016 |

Best Spas in Sedona

Best of Sedona Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Sedona. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Sedona and Spas in Arizona to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. Sedona has the distinction of offering read more

January 3, 2016 |

Best Spas in Houston

Best of Houston Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Houston. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Houston and Spas in Texas to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, massage read more

January 1, 2016 |

Best Spas in Pittsburgh

Best of Pittsburgh Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Pittsburgh. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Pittsburgh and Spas in Pennsylvania to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin read more

December 24, 2015 |

Best Spas in Denver

Best of Denver Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Denver 2015. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in the Denver and Spas in Colorado to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.  These day spas offer skin ca read more

December 3, 2015 |

Best Spas in Atlanta

Best of Atlanta Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Atlanta. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Greater Atlanta and Spas in Georgia to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin car read more

December 3, 2015 |

Best Spas in Sacramento

Best of Sacramento Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Sacramento. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Sacramento and Spas in California to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin ca read more

December 1, 2015 |

Best Spas in Milwaukee

Best Milwaukee Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Milwaukee. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Milwaukee and Spas in Wisconsin to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, read more

November 19, 2015 |

Best Spas in Detroit

Best of Detroit Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Detroit. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Detroit Metro and Spas in Michigan to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care read more

November 5, 2015 |

Best Spas in Raleigh

Best of Raleigh Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Raleigh. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Raleigh and Spas in North Carolina to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care read more

October 24, 2015 |

Best Spas in San Diego

Best of San Diego Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in San Diego 2015. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in San Diego County and Spas in Southern California to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day read more

July 16, 2015 |

Best Spas in Seattle

Best of Seattle Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Seattle. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Seattle and Spas in Washington to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, ma read more

July 15, 2015 |

Best Spas in Portland

Best of Portland Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Portland. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to Spas in Oregon to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.   These day spas offer skin care, massage, manicures, pedicure read more

July 13, 2015 |

Best Spas in San Jose

Best of San Jose Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in San Jose. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County and Spas in Northern California to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spaca read more

July 12, 2015 |

Cape Cod and Nantucket Spa Getaways for “Shoulder Season”

Cape Cod Spa Getaways

Summer on the Cape is a time-honored getaway celebrated by friends, families, and loved ones. The Cape is 20 miles at its widest point and completely surrounded by water: Cape Cod Bay on the north, Buzzards Bay on the west, Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Countless historic sites and landmarks tell the proud role that Cape Cod has played in American history.   Cape Cod, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket — these destinations each evoke the quintessential ideal of a beach town vacation or a romantic seaside getaway.  The summer weather is perfect for boating, swimming, and sunning and there are dozens of events planned for family fun.   But, with popularity comes tourist demand and with demand comes seasonal high rates and difficulty booking your restaurant inns, restaurants, and spas.

It’s time to think about visiting these beautiful destinations in the so-called “Shoulder Season”March, April, September and October.  Shoulder season comes right between the high prices of peak season and the unpredictable or less ideal weather of the low season.   Not only are the rates more affordable, the population decreases, and several wonderful festivals, activities and events remain on the calendar.    These months — post-Memorial Day and prior to the chilly season that November brings — are a beautiful time to visit for a Cape Cod and Nantucket Spa Vacation. (more…)

June 29, 2015 |

Best Day Spas in Boston

Best of Boston Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Boston. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Boston and Spas in Massachusetts to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.  These day spas offer skin care, read more

June 18, 2015 |

Best Spas in Marin County

Best of Marin County Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Marin County. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Marin and Spas in Northern California to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer s read more

May 24, 2015 |

Summer Sizzle Seasonal Spa Treatment at Salamander Resort

Salamander Resort & Spa offers the refined sophistication of a luxurious country estate in the exclusive Washington. D.C. horse and wine country.   The resort is home to a posh destination spa, culinary studio, a farm-to-table restaurant and wine bar on-site, and varied wellness and fitness activities, including yoga, aquarobics, zip-lining tours and horseback riding lessons. Other amenities include 3 pools, including the infinity edge spa pool, a putting green and bicycle rentals.
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May 12, 2015 |

Historic Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas – Video Tour

Since it first welcomed guests in 1911, the Hotel Galvez and Spa has enjoyed a spectacular beachfront setting on the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston.   This historic hotel is a iconic attraction for visitors and residents alike, and defines hospitality by offering all guests fine dining, cocktail refreshments, luxury lodging, a beautiful wedding venue, spa and salon services, and a concierge to arrange tours of the area’s prized Victorian architecture, seaside amusements, and Gulf Coast beaches. (more…)

May 10, 2015 |

Best Spas in Memphis

Best of Memphis Spas

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Memphis. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Memphis and Spas in Tennessee to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation. These day spas offer skin care, mas read more

May 1, 2015 |

Southern Ocean Lodge – Video Slideshow

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge is a luxury retreat on Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of South Australia.  Stunning vistas, an Eco-conscious ethos, arresting architecture, thoughtful amenities, and bespoke inclusive services all contribute to a destination unlike any other in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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November 10, 2014 |

6 Signs of a Great Hotel Spa

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

“Hotels have been very keen on spas in recent years–whether opening their own full-blown facilities with a dozen treatment rooms and exotic therapies or simply having one or two treatment rooms available with the basic rub-downs all travelers need. But just because a hotel might be five-star, doesn’t mean its spa is. We’ll be taking a closer look at hotel spas in the coming weeks, starting with what makes for a really great hotel spa.

It’s surprising how many great hotels are let down by their spa. And while we won’t name names, we will give you six signs of a very, very, very good spa.” — Hotel Chatter

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July 17, 2014 |

Washington DC Spa Getaway

Planning a visit to our Nation’s capital during the spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival?  You’ll want to stay at the ideally located Park Hyatt Washington, and take advantage of its Pamper at the Package.
April 6, 2014 |

Georgia Seeking to Bring Back the Soviet Era Spa Experience

Tskaltubo sanatorium resort ruins

Known for its pristine mountain air and curative waters, the South Caucasus country of Georgia used to be closely associated during the Soviet era with doctor-prescribed rest and relaxation.

The tumult of two decades of independence eroded the country’s reputation as a place to relax and rejuvenate. But these days, policymakers and some investors are eyeing the country’s aging spas as an opportunity to gain a share of the $2-trillion global spa-and-wellness market. (more…)

September 21, 2013 |

Roman Spa Hot Springs Getaway

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Sign up for a chance every month to win a “romantic getaway package” at the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort in Calistoga, California. By signing up, you will receive occasional emails with exciting giveaways, latest promotions, discount specials, and unique spa packages, plus the latest information on Napa Valley happenings.

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March 1, 2013 |

A Former Ferry Becomes the Bota Bota Floating Spa in Montreal

Bota Bota Montreal

Recycle to reinvent; the motto of Bota Bota, the project where a 57-year-old ferryboat was transformed into a floating Scandinavian spa by Sid Lee Architects, right in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port.  Bota Bota is the new name given to the ferry boat that used to link two cities in Quebec in the 1950s, built in 1951 and measuring 170 feet and 600 tons, the Arthur Cardin plied the waters between these two cities for ten years. — Yatzer.com

 

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January 15, 2013 |

Thalassotherapy Spas in the USA

thalasso.lomadelmar

Hi, I am looking for a thalassotherapy facility in the US. Could you help me to find? Thank you.”  G.B.

Some “Thalassotherapy Spas” —  mostly in the United States, describe thalassotherapy simply as “the use of sea products to detoxify, exfoliate, balance the skin’s pH, and hydrate.”   That should give you pause because true thalassotherapy is an ancient form of wellbeing; using sea water and marine based products for health and beauty.

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April 22, 2006 |

Arkansas for the Modern Spa Enthusiast

Eureka Springs

I love to travel to new and different destinations, and can almost always find something and someplace to recommend in out of the way places. Part of this enthusiasm for different cultures, food, architecture, activities, is the result of my being raised in one of the most culturally diverse of areas of the United States — Berkeley and San Francisco, California.

Still, one of the areas of my own country I have not visited much is the South. I can’t identify any particular reason, other than the misguided idea, perhaps, that returning to the slow pace of the South wasn’t progressive.  Nothing had changed except its association with the Clinton presidency. Then, this year, Arkansas tourism guides called.

Come tour our spa region” they asked. “We think you’ll be surprised.” (more…)

June 15, 2005 |
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