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(2021 - Winter Issue)


If there’s anything we’ve learned in these challenging times, it’s that taking time for a little self-care is a wise investment in good health. Bring on the spa stays and wellness retreats!

Luxuriate at an Atlantic City world-class spa for a journey of pure relaxation. There’s a variety of treatments, from inhaling the dry air of the Himalayan Salt Grotto at Ocean Casino Resort’s Exhale Spa to choosing your own music soundtrack in the Rhythm & Motion rooms at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Rock Spa. atlanticcitynj.com/explore/spas/

High on a mountaintop in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—less than two hours south of Roanoke—Primland Resort Auberge Resort Collection provides a wellness experience like no other with its Auberge Spa, lodge, cottage and treehouse accommodations. There’s also an on-property observatory for some out-of-this-world stargazing. aubergeresorts.com/primland/

On the island of Hawaii’s dramatic Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani resort’s secluded beaches, coral reefs, and ancient fishponds set the stage for transformative experiences. Treatments at the property’s Auberge Spa feature the revitalizing benefits of local oils, herbs, honey and flowers native to the island. The spa menu reflects true farm-to-spa experiences, like the full body exfoliation using a combination of hibiscus, papaya and enzymes. aubergeresorts.com/maunalani/wellness/spa/

Much of Oregon’s scenic beauty was created by volcanic activity and converging fault lines, helping to form the state’s naturally occurring geothermal hot springs. With ample sites, it’s easy to find the perfect soaking experience, from deep in the verdant forests of the Willamette Valley to the sage-covered hills of Eastern Oregon. Options fit any budget and span from secluded and rustic to luxurious private soaks. traveloregon.com/things-to-do/trip-ideas/favorite-trips/soak-oregons-magical-hot-springs/

In Park City, Utah, The Edge Spa at The Lodge at Blue Sky offers a High West Whiskey Rubdown taking guests on a journey to the Old West with a whiskey, salt and sage foot soak paired with a herbal-infused whiskey elixir, followed by a massage, foot scrub and scalp invigorator. aubergeresorts.com/bluesky/edge/spa-menu/

The 54-room Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa is a new Native American-inspired property, built among towering red rock cliffs, less than two hours south of Moab, Utah. The four elements—earth, wind, fire, water—are meticulously present throughout the village. The resort’s spa offers body treatments rich in Southwest Native botanicals with Indigenous-inspired oils and body butters known for their healing benefits and evocative scents. bluffdwellings.com

The St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Florida offers traditional massages, body therapies, skin treatments, facials, and salon services as well as a menu of distinctive offerings. Chromotherapy (light therapy) and halotherapy are both available, and guests are granted all-day access to the Himalayan salt room. St. Somewhere Spa is also home to the Beauty Bar—a space where guests can enjoy signature margaritas and other beverages during their salon treatments. margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-resort-orlando/experiences/spa

Josephine Matyas is an award-winning travel writer whose new book, Chasing the Blues: A Traveler’s Guide to America’s Music, co-authored with Craig Jones, is available on Amazon.ca and Chapters.Indigo.ca as well as at select bookstores.

Discover more information on travel to the USA at visittheusa.ca.

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