PhilaTravelGirl Amsterdam

FriFotos: Chill Out and Relax on 5 Continents

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Australia, Easter Island, Europe, London, Photography, Tucson

Failing miserably at the Indie30 blogging challenge (I’m swamped with two weeks of prompts to work on), it’s very timely that the FriFotos theme is RELAX.  So in the spirit of multi-tasking the two different hashtags #Indie30 and #FriFotos, I’m going to relax a bit but showing photos of places I’ve traveled to around the […]

Miraval Art in desert

Breaking barriers….climbing walls at Miraval Spa

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Spa, Travel, Tucson

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

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, Spa, Travel, Tucson

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

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, luxury hotel, Spa, Tucson

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in luxury hotel, Spa, Tucson

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

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in luxury hotel, Spa, Tucson

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

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Chicago, luxury hotel, Spa, Tucson

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 […]