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Sense of the Tropics

Discover new ways to treat clients to seaside serenity
Not so long ago I was able to escape the city for a Caribbean island vacation at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa (Jamaica). At this all-beachside resort the ocean was never more than a coconut's throw away, and the salty breeze and lapping waves created a perfectly peaceful scene each day. A couple luxurious spa treatments at Red Lane...

Sun Care Trends

Learn about the evolution of sun care
I just returned from a quick, fun-filled trip to Jamaica. I squeezed in as much beach time and water sports as I could in my short time in this laid-back island country. Like many spa-goers, the sun still captivates me, but I used plenty of sunscreen to protect my skin against the harmful UV rays while outside. More and more...

Serenity From the Sea

Learn how to find calm as a tourist
While in Atlanta this week for a business trip, I spent a morning in an unexpectedly relaxing tourist attraction; the Georgia Aquarium. Usually packed with visitors, my Monday morning excursion was peaceful and dare I say it, spa-like. I took my time walking around the tanks, staring into the blue waters dotted with bright sea creatures, and learned fun facts...

Report Reveals Vacation Preferences

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Find what guests are looking for to fill their vacation days
I love a rejuvenating vacation, which means plenty of time for both spa treatments and fitness. Good news for destination spa directors, a vast majority of Americans also agree according to the U.S. Vacationers Report conducted by Wellness Tourism Worldwide. The survey provides unprecedented data on vacation preferences and its impact on health, happiness, productivity, and personal wellbeing in the...

A Spa Enthusiast's Vietnam Adventure

Discover why Vietnam is on our spa radar.
I've long been a fan of Thailand's spa scene, but until recently, I never had an opportunity to explore spas in any of its neighboring countries. All of that changed last week when I found myself in Vietnam. While there, I was fortunate enough to experience treatments at several of its most inviting spas. At the Nam Hai (Hoi An),...

A Spa Weekend to Remember

Discover a quick escape from Manhattan that will have spa enthusiasts reconnecting with nature in no time
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Poconos , a short getaway from New York City. Staying at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (Shawnee on the Delaware, PA). I was able to get to know the charming property and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. From a scenic hike in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation...

Hot Oscar Trend? Manly Stubble

Are you offering men’s grooming treatments at your spa?
Though women tend to be the headline makers at the Academy Awards, the guys got into the act for the 2013 Oscars. The hottest trend? Sexy stubble. From George Clooney to Ben Affleck to Bradley Cooper to Hugh Jackman, some of Hollywood’s hottest actors were sporting beards of various lengths. But even though these guys were not clean shaven, I...

American Spa Goes Spa-ing in Colombia

Discover why this South American country is making headlines
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Colombia, a destination that has in the past gotten a rather bad rap. Recently, however, it has emerged as a hot destination for adventurous jetsetters. With a flavor all its own, the country offers charming boutique hotels, fabulous restaurants, and fascinating tourist attractions, such as the spectacular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and...

Dermalogica Debuts First Hybrid Learning Facility

New Arizona outpost brings together consumer and professional education classrooms, professional treatments, and retail sales under one roof.
I’ve always been a big fan of Dermalogica ’s education efforts. I think that what Jane Wurwand, the founder and owner of Dermalogica, and her team have done to provide both estheticians and consumers with the tools they need to manage all things skin is amazing. So I was thrilled to witness their latest education effort in person last week...

Travel Therapy Host Karen Schaler Offers an Insider's View to Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Discover Why Folks Are Still Talking About Canyon Ranch After All These Years
Although I've been blessed to visit some of the best spas in the world, I've yet to experience Canyon Ranch. Fortunately, I was able to get a taste of what I've been missing thanks to my friend Karen Schaler, host of Travel Therapy tv and online series. She recently had an opportunity to visit Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in...

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