11 Yoga Retreats That Don’t Break The Bank

28 Oct 2016
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11 Yoga Retreats That Don’t Break The Bank

Think there’s no way you can swing a luxe yoga getaway? Then you haven’t seen these retreats. We did the research and found 11 trips that will cost you $250 per day—or a lot less. Stop dreaming and start booking your yoga vacation to Utah’s Red Rocks or Portugal’s cliffy coastline. A vacation is great, a yoga retreat is even better. While they often seem pricey, retreats simply offer more value than traveling on your own. Not only do you get to chill in a zen location for a few days, but the retreat package price typically includes vegetarian, possibly organic meals, meditation and yoga classes, personal growth workshops and.

Best of Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots to soak

27 Oct 2016
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Best of Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots to soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs. Blue Lagoon geothermal open air spa pool in Iceland.  Blue Lagoon, Iceland The vibe: see it to believe it. Nestled in rugged lava field 30 minutes from Reykjavík, this vivid turquoise pool could easily be mistaken for Iceland’s otherworldly natural landscape, but it’s actually a man-made complex fed by mineral-rich water recycled by the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power plant..

books every leader should read

27 Oct 2016
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books every leader should read

Leaders and entrepreneurs read to get inspired and informed. They read to help themselves navigate situations and conversations and to hopefully save themselves from making the same mistakes countless people who came before them already made. Everyone has a list of the books that inspired them most and so do we. In no particular order here are five of the books we love best. Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson Short and sweet, this delightful book is all about change and how we handle it at work and through life in general. Illustrated through the experiences of two mice, Sniff and Scurry and two “little people” Hem and.

Taking the Refreshing Plunge in Budapest

27 Oct 2016
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Taking the Refreshing Plunge in Budapest

In Budapest, Hungary’s vibrant capital, you can sample spicy paprika at the Great Market Hall (designed by Gustave Eiffel), sip coffee in a genteel turn-of-the-20th-century café, and enjoy an affordable performance at the luxurious Opera House. Budapest has its fair share of museums and monuments, too: You can ogle the opulent interior of the Hungarian Parliament, get a taste of the gloomy Hungarian psyche at the National Gallery, and wander through a field of quirky old communist statues at Memento Park. But for me, splashing and relaxing in Budapest’s thermal baths is the city’s top attraction. Though it might sound daunting, bathing in Budapest is far more accessible than you’d.

Nude and Relaxed in Baden-Baden

27 Oct 2016
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Nude and Relaxed in Baden-Baden

On a recent trip to Germany, I spent an afternoon relaxing at the German spa resort of Baden-Baden. In two hours, I saw more naked people than I’ve seen in the last two years. Since the Roman emperor bathed in the mineral waters of Baden-Baden, this town has welcomed those in need of a good soak. And it’s always been naked. In the 19th century, it was Germany’s ultimate spa resort, and even today the name Baden-Baden is synonymous with relaxation in a land where the government still pays its overworked citizens to take a little spa time. I happened to be here when one of my company’s tour groups.

Discover a Haven of Tranquility in London

27 Oct 2016
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Discover a Haven of Tranquility in London

The Digs: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London welcomes you with legendary service, steeped in the values of the orient. Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, The Mandarin Oriental features elegant rooms, a Guest Services Manager on every floor to cater to guests’ needs, two outstanding restaurants and a stunning bar. A luxurious retreat spread over two floors, the spa offers a tranquil ambience and indulgent treatments from around the world that will transport you into a healing world of calm. Learn more about the luxe amenities here. The Destination: Overlooking iconic Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, this luxurious five-star hideaway is within easy walking distance to London’s major attractions, and the rest.

The 10 Best Spas In NYC

26 Oct 2016
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The 10 Best Spas In NYC

NYC’s cutthroat attitude is great for things like chasing down taxis and forcing tourists to get back in their lane. But all that innate New Yorker stress and rage has a way of bubbling over when, say, someone accidentally touches your hand on the subway or cuts in front of you on the elevator line. Thankfully, there are a number of excellent spas primed to lead you into a state of ultimate bliss with the help of massages, body scrubs and more, and though some of these will cost you a year’s worth of monthly MetroCards, others are affordable enough to have you kneading out your knots on the regular..

3 SPAS IN BELGIUM I LOVE

25 Oct 2016
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3 SPAS IN BELGIUM I LOVE

With the arrival of the warm and sunny weather, it’s finally spa season, (well let’s face it, it’s always spa season in Belgium). We thought it would be a great time to recap 3 of our favourite spas in Belgium. For those of you who have never been to a Belgian spa, it could be a bit different than what you’re used to back home, especially for you North Americans. If you’re like I was, you probably think of a spa as a place to get a massage, facial or manicure. Belgian spas have all of this but are so much more. In fact, Belgians have perfected the spa. As.