Locations for Wellness

Water 101: Lessons from a water sommelier

Water sommelier? That’s not a typo. That’s a thing. Indeed, Martin Riese, seen on Good Morning America, Conan O’Brien, CNN, and NPR among other key media outlets, has a degree in water.…

Sylvan Serenity: Sensei Lana’i, a Four Seasons Resort

To fully express the characteristics of Sensei Lāna’i, it helps to explain what the Hawaiian resort is not. Though located within the tropical isles, Sensei Lāna’i is far from the beach. Though…

Inside-Out Beauty: The Founder of Total Glow MD Shares her Secrets

Terrie Absher’s beauty gleams from the inside out. With a passion for wellness and holistic beauty, the founder of Total Glow shares her decades of education and insider discoveries with her guests, a glitterati clientele,…

Healthy Horizons: Dr. Toni Brayer Talks Holistic Healing

Have you ever considered integrative medicine? Dr Toni Brayer, one of the lead physicians of Sutter’s Institute for Health & Healing, thinks you should. “Integrative medicine is absolutely critical to global health.…

Snow Bound: Tempting Round-the-World Ski Resorts for 2022

There’s a comfort in routine. That may be why so many skiers return again and again each year to their favorite ski resorts. At our preferred winter wonderlands, we know the fastest…

Balance At Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Experience a resort dedicated to your wellbeing Banyan tree might seem like an odd name for a world class hospitality group. After all, what does a tropical fig tree have to do…

The Estate Yountville Features the Best of Napa Valley

Home to more culinary star power than any other Unites States locale, Yountville is a dream destination not only for gastronomes, but also wine lovers, art aficionados, and those merely seeking a…

Be Transformed: Spa to Immerse in Sense of Place

Before breakfast in a rustic chalet amid pine trees in Bavaria’s Ammergau Alps, I ease tentatively into a huge, vintage soaking tub. Not filled with water, it brims with decomposed organic matter, a hot, gooey muck…

DAY TO BREATHE – THE RETREAT: SF

Shifting Hearts, Minds and Spirits, One Leader at a Time    Just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Land’s End Trail and its beautiful labyrinth, the sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge,…

Wellness from the Source: Indigenous healing around the globe

As every gardener knows, a tomato plucked from her own vine trumps the same fruit grown somewhere else. Likewise, wellness centers that summon their surroundings not only connect their guests to the locale,…

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My Blue Mind: The scientifically proven solace of water

In 2014, Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols published Blue Mind which has since become a landmark book that explores and scientifically explains how water in all its shapes and forms affects us and how it is a contributing factor to our health and…

Geothermal Goodness: Submerge at Iceland’s Top Hotel

  It’s a good thing that it’s dark.  Or, maybe it doesn’t matter because a layer of gloopy, white silica mud covers every inch of my bikini-clad body. In truth, nobody could…

Submerge For The Soul: Colorado is a hotbed of thermal delight

At Colorado’s Iron Mountain Hot Springs, a therapeutic, natural springs, set amid mountains in Glenwood Springs, near Aspen, I’m soaking in an infinity-edged, pool called Garnet, which overlooks the Colorado River. Suffused…

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

At the forefront of the wellness revolution Before you know it, the world will be back to its frenetic pace, bulldozing through our lives and running us down. Soon we’ll return to…