Westin Milan Chocolate Dessert

The Westin Milan Spa with a Side of Chocolate on a Lazy Sunday

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I didn’t leave the hotel, I probably should have since the city of Milan was outside the doors but I was pretty much useless.  This was one of those days that would qualify as my “day off” from travel.  As much as I schedule my days, it’s just as important not to come home so […]

Time for a massage at Sense Spa Rosewood London

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A special treat when I travel is to indulge in a day spa and the various treatments available such as facials, massage or mani/pedi. When I stayed at the Westin Capetown, I practically swooned in their spa and could have stayed for days in their relaxation room with the heated water beds.  Despite the many […]

Spa Review: The Westin Capetown Spa in South Africa

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When traveling, I often take a “spa day” to relax and recharge but rarely use the hotel spa (usually too expensive) choosing instead to go to a local spa for a massage.  Having arrived in Capetown at The Westin in need of a facial, due to a reaction of sunscreen and bug creme, and without […]

Miraval Art in desert

Breaking barriers….climbing walls at Miraval Spa

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I was scheduled to leave Miraval around 11:30/noon for my flight to Chicago.  A lot can be done before noon at Miraval and I was ready to do it.  My day would start with a morning hike on the grounds out in the desert.  We would have two guides, one in front and one in […]

Miraval Spa Art

Miraval Spa Solo Travel – My Journey to a Better Self

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When you think Spa, I am sure it conjures up images of blissful relaxation in a massage room with scents of lavender or citrus or other pleasing scent.  You’d think a spa vacation is just more of that with a side of lounging in your fluffy robe at the pool or beach with healthy foods. […]

Miraval Equine Experience

The Equine Experience at Miraval Spa, learning from the horses

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At the top of my “to do” list was a unique Miraval experience – they have a few, but I was interested in the Equine Experience.  The sign up sheet process was a bit complicated.  As I arrived on Sunday, the session was full on Monday.  So i had only Tuesday to attend the experience. […]

Miraval Room Spa Tucson

My Miraval Room – a relaxing spa oasis in Tucson

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When you first check in to Miraval Spa in Tucson, you are seated in a leather chair that is quite comfortable.  Your room is first explained to you and you are then shown the bedroom showcase – apparently, just like the Westin Heavenly Bed (I have the pillows) or Four Seasons bed, you can take the […]

Arriving at Miraval Spa – first impressions

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Leaving the cold behind in April, I boarded the first of two Southwest flights on my way to Tucson, Arizona.  Changing planes in Chicago was easy enough in the terminal, I had enough time for a quick walk to get a snack before having to line up by number (quite a sane way to board, […]

Planning my “living like Oprah” vacation to Miraval Spa and Chicago

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I was pretty much drained and in need of a vacation – you know when you get to that point – sleep, work, gym, wash, repeat. The winter days slowly go by, you want the sun on your face, you want to put the winter coat and gloves and other layers away.  You are tired […]