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Hotel Adler Thermae Part 2: A Home Base in Tuscany

Posted on 29 March 2016

  by Geri Bain Nestled into the Tuscan hills, just a 40 minute drive from Siena and within walking and biking distance of many historic and picturesque towns, Hotel Adler… Continue reading »

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Hotel Adler Thermae: A Tuscan Spa Resort

Posted on 07 March 2016

    By Geri Bain Relaxing in the naturally-heated thermal lagoon-like pool at the Hotel Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort, I met couples and families from Italy, Germany, England… Continue reading »

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A Holistic Fasting Retreat at Israel’s Dead Sea

Posted on 26 January 2016

by Buzzy Gordon The Dead Sea has been extolled throughout history for its healing properties. While thousands of sufferers from psoriasis, rheumatoid disorders and other diseases flock annually to its… Continue reading »

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Best Weight-Loss And Fitness Spas: Mountain Trek In British Columbia

Posted on 18 January 2016

By Gary Walther On the first full day at Mountain Trek, a tall, silver-haired figure slides through the side door of the dining room at 7:40, walks over to a… Continue reading »

Gifts to Go

Posted on 14 December 2014

  By Jules Older   For travelers, there’s no shortage of toys and tools, gear and gadgets. The best of the lot make great gifts to go. Here are some… Continue reading »

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SpaWatch: La Mer at Morritt’s Resort, Grand Cayman

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Mary Alice kellogg Sometimes SpaWatcher yearns for a simpler, time-warp era, when not every treatment had deep psychological/spiritual meaning and homework. A time when a massage didn’t necessarily thrash… Continue reading »

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America’s Worst Airports

Posted on 05 November 2013

  By Everett Potter A southern airport named for a political power couple ranks as the nation’s worst. But don’t blame partisanship—Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock,… Continue reading »

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Travel + Leisure’s Best U.S. Airports

Posted on 22 October 2013

By Everett Potter Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters, but its airport makes a positive impression on all kinds of travelers thanks to quality food and shopping options and… Continue reading »

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Behind the Scenes at Booking.com

Posted on 06 August 2013

By Mary Alice Kellogg Are we deluged with television ads for hotel booking sites? We are. Are we confused as to which give the best prices and customer service? It… Continue reading »

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SpaWatch: Akasha Spa, Amsterdam

Posted on 16 July 2013

By Mary Alice Kellogg There’s water, water everywhere in Amsterdam, and SpaWatcher has decided not to experience them by jumping in a canal, even though the city’s postcard-worthy waterways are… Continue reading »

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