While travelling for wellness feels like a modern phenomenon, the Romans were known to travel to thermal baths as early as the 2nd century BC. The earliest spas—the Latin word for which, ‘salus per aquam,’ translates to ‘health from water’—were considered integral to a healthy life. Roman legionaries would sooth their sore muscles in natural spring water and thermal treatments were prescribed to relieve physical ailments. Centuries later and Italy continues to take their spas seriously.
North Americans flock to Lake Como for its tranquil waters sheltered by colorful villa-dotted mountains, but few venture as far north as Menaggio. It’s worth the trek to experience Lake Como’s largest spa, hidden underground at the Grand Hotel Victoria. The 12,800-square-foot Erre spa, puts North American spas to shame with an impressive range of wellness experiences.
While the dark, cool oasis doesn’t have any lake views, many of the treatments have been inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Como. The walls of the ‘silent room,’ for example, are made entirely of moss, a sea vegetable you can find in Lake Como. Containing 92 of the 102 essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to thrive, and believed to increase oxygen and remove toxins from the body, this nutrient-rich plant is a welcome addition to the relaxation room.
Another relaxation room option is the ‘fire room’ which features a 13-foot fireplace, perfect for warming up after the ‘ice room.’ As cryotherapy (cold therapy) gains popularity for reducing pain and relieving mood disorders like depression and anxiety, this ‘ice room’ is unique for having ice particles that fall from the ceiling to rub on pressure points. It’s meant to be completed in a circuit with the two saunas—one Finnish-style and one infrared.
The thermal circuit is also offered through the ‘Kneipp Path,’ a hydrotherapy treatment in which you alternate walking in hot and cold water. Named after the German doctor who invented the treatment, the thermal shock of switching between 90- and 68-degree Fahrenheit water is believed to stimulate circulation and the immune system. For a full-body hydrotherapy experience, you can take a tour through the series of waterfall showers, each with a different temperature, chromotherapy hue and aromatherapy scent (think, a cooling shower with mint and a warm shower with orange).
If you especially like the aromatherapy aspect of the showers, the steam shower adds the moist heat of steam to really give the scent a full effect. There is even a ‘water bucket shower’ meant for cooling off after the dry heat of the Finnish sauna. If bathing is more your style, a 65-foot pool and warm jacuzzi (complete with a twinkling ceiling meant to replicate a starry night
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As a flock of noisy jet skiers circle the Statue of Liberty on a warm October evening, Matthew Rhys looks out at the horizon. “There’s a Welsh word, hiraeth, which is loosely translated to ‘a longing for home,’" he says. “But it's something slightly more than that. It's a longing for something that can never be again.”
If you've traveled at all in the past year or so, you've likely noticed a fascinating collective energy moving through airports, on board trains, and across the ocean: excited, antsy, even a little bit frenzied. The anxious rebound from the travel restrictions of the pandemic were obvious everywhere you looked. Social media feeds were bursting with photographs of everyone in some faraway destination (most often Positano or Lake Como). In nearly every major publication, there were trend pieces about “revenge travel.” Even last year’s aviation fiascos like the meltdowns at Southwest Airlines and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport served to underscore the point: Everyone is traveling again.
Visitors to Monterrey, Mexico will soon have more flight options from the United States. Viva Aerobus, an airline based in Monterrey, Mexico, will launch new routes to Austin, Denver, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Orlando. The airline is adding the flights due to ‘growing demand’, and there will be a 23 percent increase in available seats for a total of 13 million seats to Monterrey in 2024, according to its announcement. The new flight routes include:
In 2022, Adam and Kirsty Golder's UK-based aviation company, G6 Aviation, received an odd request. A potential customer wanted to know how much it would cost to charter a jet from London to the US for 10 people — and 10 dogs.
Sintra, located about 30 km from Lisbon, is one of the most visited places in Portugal. The proximity to the capital and the beauty of this village and nature park make it a must-see destination, translating into millions of visitors a year. Yes, you read that right – millions. Taking into consideration that Sintra's entire municipality has an estimated population of around 380,000 people, the number of annual visitors to this picturesque location far surpasses its resident population.
Kia Karjalainen and her sister were vacationing in Greece when things took an unexpected turn. “We were in our hotel room, and I suddenly said to my sister, ‘It really, really smells of smoke. Is something burning?’”
Barcelona, the charismatic capital of Catalonia, is known for its dynamic energy, sun-kissed beaches, vibrant culture, and awe-inspiring architecture. Yet, even in this thriving metropolis, the iconic works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí stand out as masterpieces of creativity and innovation.
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