Spa & Wellness

The World's Yummiest Spa Treatments

by Celeste Moure. Posted Mar 23rd 2011 07:00 AM
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Maple syrup, caviar, Meyer lemons, agave. No, these are not the items needed for some exotic dish. Spas around the globe are doing without the big-name brand cosmetic products and instead offering treatments that utilize indigenous ingredients, often sourced on site. The scrubs, lotions, creams and exfoliants sound so mouthwatering, you'd be forgiven for wanting to eat them. Here, 15 of the yummiest treatments worth packing a bag for.
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Five Great Spa Vacations That Don't Require a Passport

by Carolyn McLean Robbins. Posted Jan 20th 2011 12:07 PM
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For many, spa vacations are a luxury that seems out of reach. But recently, a slew of resorts have emerged that combine spa treatments like massage, wraps and facials with wellness components including acupuncture, nutritional counseling, fitness classes and even healthy cooking classes. Now, a week or weekend-long getaway can focus on whole body health rather than simply relaxation. You can even choose what type of spa vacation is right for you - do you want a resort that focuses on 6 am hikes or one that allows a glass of wine? Do you prefer a pre-set or a customized program? A getaway with friends or a total immersion in "me" time? These five U.S.-based spa vacations range from coast to coast, don't require a passport and don't have to break the bank. Choose the one that best suits your needs:
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Honeymoon Resorts: Travel Like a Celebrity

by Carolyn McLean Robbins. Posted Jan 19th 2011 09:01 AM
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Want to spend your first days of wedded bliss like the stars? You can. Check out this list of celebrity honeymoon resorts. From new five-star hotels in Lake Como, Italy to far-flung locations like Tahiti, celebs celebrated their marriages all over the globe.
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Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

by Catherine Bodry. Posted Dec 9th 2010 12:40 PM
Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

Experience Mexico in luxury by booking a stay at one of the country's many all-inclusive resorts. Many cater to families, while others are adults-only retreats aimed at cultivating romance and intimacy. Following are some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.
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Five Great Las Vegas Spas

by McLean Robbins. Posted Nov 3rd 2010 01:45 PM
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Las Vegas boasts more than just girls, gambling and great shows. "Sin City" also boasts some of the country's most luxurious restaurants, resorts, and shows. But when it's an afternoon or a day away from the ding, ding, ding of slot machines that you crave, look no further than the myriad of Las Vegas spa options available. Far from just your basic mani-pedi joint or massage parlor, these five great Las Vegas spa resorts offer larger-than-life facilities, top-notch treatment menus and relaxation lounges that will invite you to curl up with mug of tea and relax the day -- or last night's excesses -- away.
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Best All-Inclusive Bahamas Resort Vacations

by Christopher Curley. Posted Oct 29th 2010 03:17 PM
Best All-Inclusive Bahamas Resort Vacations

It used to be that all-inclusive resorts denoted a lack of top-tier refinement and a more "cruise-like" atmosphere. While that type of family-friendly environment still exists, competition has driven all-inclusive packages to new levels of excellence. Stick with us as we tell you about the best all-inclusive Bahamas resort vacations.
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Cancun All-Inclusive Vacations

by Amber DeGrace. Posted Oct 13th 2010 03:18 PM
Cancun All Inclusive ResortsCancun all-inclusive vacations are an ideal way for friends, couples, or families to enjoy a relaxed, laid back experience in the sun and sand. Cancun, Mexico is a popular resort destination in the Yucatan Peninsula in close proximity to both jungle tours and water adventures, all in a region full of history and archaeological treasure.
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Luxury Hotels for Pets (and Their People)

by Nina Africano. Posted Aug 26th 2010 04:13 PM
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Americans love their pets, and when they go on vacation, they want their dogs and cats to have a holiday, too -- often at five-star pet hotels. Last year, Americans spent more than $45 billion on their pets -- not just on necessities like food and vet care -- but also on luxuries like jeweled collars and designer dog beds.

So is it any wonder that we now have a new breed of pet boarding facilities that bear no resemblance to plain, old-fashioned kennels?
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Best Places To Relax in the U.S.

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 29th 2009 06:05 PM

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With school and work schedules on overdrive as Summer shifts into Fall, it's easy to forget about the need to take a break. But don't head into winter without an escape plan in place--before you know it the holidays will be here and you'll be feeling the stress in body and mind. Carve out time between now and February for some healing R&R. After all, research shows that relaxation has some pretty significant health benefits, including improving immune function and lowering blood pressure.
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