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The spas in Sweden were established to encourage people to exercise and swim for mental and physical well being. Most of the spas are set up in brilliant secluded locations in line with its second important tenet: oneness with nature.

Traditional Swedish SpasPhoto by D Sharon Pruitt

However, this long Swedish tradition could not have escaped global influences and wave of modernization. read full article

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Bangkok is full of Thai massage parlours, but many of them offer other than therapeutic massage services. So how to find a genuine traditional Thai massage in Bangkok?

Traditional Thai massage (or Nuad Phaen Boran) is a… read full article

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How about taking a vacation right in your own home?

Stay put and you’ll get the same relaxing benefits as that of going on a trip.

  1. Turn off your “working mode.” That includes turning off your mobile phone and laptop
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We all know what Tuscany looks like when we shut out eyes but are we limited to only seeing the touristic northern half of the region?

Saturnia Hot Springs

The likes Florence, Lucca, San Gimignano are beautiful, but is there more to this wonderful area of… read full article

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It’s easy to lose track of what you’re eating when you’re on the road. Traveling can be quite tricky to eat and stay healthy. For one, you want to sample the dishes you don’t have at home. What’s more, calories add up fast with meal deals and… read full article

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Planning a naughty getaway with your lover and looking for a hotel in Paris offering sexy interiors, cozy guest rooms, intimate lounge bar, relaxing sauna, hot Jacuzzi and romantic views?

Elysées Regencia Hotel Paris

Book a room or a suite in one of these… read full article

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For thousands of years now, Lake Geneva has attracted invaders and international travelers alike. The landscape is one of great geographical diversity. So much so, that it is oftentimes referred to as “Switzerland in miniature.” Key features are the countryside’s verdant green fields, the Jura’s serene… read full article

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There’s no need to have a Brigit Jones moment on February 14th in London. Say “no” to songs like All By Myself and a bottle of wine with the couch and “yes” to events that will make it easier to meet Mr or Mrs Right.

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Now when it is wintertime and the weather does not make most of us happy, we can feel the acute need for something warm, caring and exotic.

How about spending a night in one of a kind river Sauna and Swimming Pool Spa in Berlin? Have… read full article

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Visiting the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai is definitely exciting. But with all the sights and sounds to explore, it’s easy to find yourself exhausted at the end of each day. Make sure you schedule some luxurious pampering time in your daily itinerary to rejuvenate yourself for the next exploration.

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Planning a business trip to Dresden or a family holiday in Saxony to visit Striezelmarkt – Germany’s oldest Christmas fair, and looking for a quiet hotel where you can relax after a long day working or wondering at the Christmas market?

Check out this selection of … read full article

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Upon visiting Paris,  many women ask themselves the same question: how do these French women stay so polished, thin, and beautiful?

It’s not exercise that keeps the pastries off of these women’s hips- most wouldn’t be caught dead wearing something as gauche as athletic gear and chunky… read full article

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Finland is cold, it’s covered in wood and it’s where people love to feel completely revitalized. Is it any surprise to hear then that for the people of Finland their favorite place in the world is in their sauna?

Finnish sauna

For those of you who don’t know… read full article

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I could never have imagined that toothache could give you a ticket to travel. I would assume that a rotten tooth would mean being strapped to the chair in my nearest dentist clinic. Now I know different.

There is something called dental tourism (how mental is that?)… read full article

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We all experience a tiny sense of loss when the end of summer approaches us. The children are due back at school. And, for some moms anyway that is always a great thing.

In general, for the rest of us it does mean back to the seriousness… read full article

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