Spa & Wellness

7 Places to Detox in the New Year

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 31st 2013 10:30 AM
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Now that you've gotten all the gluttonous end-of-year endeavors out of your system, it's time to kick of 2014 with a fresh start. It's time to detox. Be it from food, social media or work, we could all use a break, a chance to take a deep breath and refresh. These seven spots are sure to pull you away from everyday life and leave you feeling fresh and new.
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Beach Cruising: Biking Venice and Santa Monica

by Whitney Friedlander. Posted Aug 21st 2013 10:55 AM
Venice Beach Los Angeles bike ride

Angelenos would have you believe that we are and will always be car people. We tell you we like our freeways long and our tops down. But, like the Tinseltown dreams our main industry peddles you, this image is a slight fabrication.

Some of us are bikers, careening down park trails, daringly darting in and out of traffic and coaching kids with training wheels around suburban subdivisions.


I am not one. But some of us are.
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9 Things Travelers Should Know About New York City's Bike Share

by Jess Moss. Posted Aug 13th 2013 09:09 AM
New York Citi Bike share

As New York City's bike share program enters its third month of service, the blue cruiser bikes have already been absorbed into the city's daily landscape. Sure, a few wealthy people grumble about the docks being eyesores. But in general New Yorkers are taking to the streets, using the Citi Bikes as a quick way to dodge traffic, avoid ever-increasing subway fares and, occasionally, take advantage of a free spinning machine. Travelers can also take advantage of the new rides. But should they?
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Best Beach Cruiser Rides

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jul 12th 2013 12:00 PM
best beach cruiser rides

There's something special about a bike ride at the beach. The easy pace of a well-worn beach cruiser is a nod to the relaxed speed of life at the shore. A cycle along the water, the dunes or on a waterfront path is a perfect outdoor activity in the summer. You'll feel the sun on your face. Smell hints of salt or lake water in the sea breezes. Feel slightly better about working off some of that seafood feast you ate last night.
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Worth Traveling For: The World's Top 10 Running Races

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Jun 7th 2013 09:25 AM
Marine Corps Marathon Washington DC

For some people, vacations are meant for chillin' out, relaxing on beachy verandas and maximizing the pampering. But if you have spring fever and have bigger goals of counteracting your hedonism with a big physical challenge, it might be time for a trip you need to train for. Whether you're an ardent runner or an occasional plodder, we've found ten events worth every heartbeat you'll spend on said vacation. Here's to your health.
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Top Spas for a Mom-Worthy Recharge

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted May 9th 2013 07:00 AM
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Looking for something to do this Mother's Day? Take charge of your weekend to recharge by sinking into one of these sumptuous spa retreats.
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Om Away From Home: The World's Top 5 Yoga Retreats

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Apr 18th 2013 09:17 AM
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From mats to meals, there's a nama-stay that caters to the intentions you set with your yoga practice and travel style. Just be warned: you may find bliss in that om, and never return home.
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And the World's Happiest Nation is... (VIDEO)

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jan 5th 2013 07:58 AM
The honor goes to Panama, according to a Gallup survey.

Panama Is the Happiest Nation on Earth. Travel Video

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9 Sublime Health Retreats Across the U.S. (PHOTOS)

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 17th 2011 07:30 AM

Ranch at Live Oak

Everyone has their own reasons to feel completely worn out. The holidays, children, work, and what happens on "The Bachelorette" are stresses that can really break just about anyone down. That's when you know it's time to book a week-long retreat where your greatest concern will be whether to go on another hike, take a seaside yoga class, or attend an organic cooking demonstration.
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International Beauty Products: What To Skip & What To Schlep Home

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Mar 31st 2011 10:00 AM
International Beauty Products

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Bringing home beauty secrets of a faraway destination doesn't require an expensive wellness vacation or a plastic surgery trip. Instead, national beauty secrets can be found everywhere from the local pharmacy to the farmer's market. What should be searched out and what should be left to the locals? Check out our top hits and misses below.
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