Posts made in November, 2013

Rancho la Puerta, a Fitness and Wellness Vacation

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Rancho la Puerta, a Fitness and Wellness Vacation

Rancho La Puerta should really be considered the god/grandmother of North American fitness and wellness vacation resorts as it first opened some plus 70 years ago. One of the original owners, Deborah Szekely is over 91 years old and practices Pilates 5 times a week. I heard Deborah give her weekly presentation and she was more than inspirational! During my fitness and wellness vacation, I met folks who had been coming to the Ranch for over 30 years. I met trios of grandmothers, mothers and daughters, gal pals, a few couples, and both male and female solo travelers. Located in Tecate, Mexico, it is an easy jaunt from the San Diego airport where a transfer is provided that zips you across the border with ease.     The Ranch is spread over acres upon acres of beautifully natural-appearing landscape. The 80 plus spacious casitas feature classic Mexican folk art, open beams, tile and handmade furniture. Sizes range from solo studio rancheras to two bedroom villas. Many are over 1,000 sq...

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Caribbean Wellness Vacation at The BodyHoliday of St. Lucia

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Caribbean Wellness Vacation at The BodyHoliday of St. Lucia

If you are seeking a luxury fitness vacation or want to spend some time at probably the finest wellness resort in the Caribbean, you must let us arrange a trip for you to our most beloved, all inclusive resorts, The BodyHoliday LeSport, of  St. Lucia. You will be enthralled by its wellness offering in a luxurious tropical setting. As a true all-inclusive resort, daily spa treatments are also included which were ABSOLUTELY fabulous. The BodyHoliday’s Wellness Centre is simply gorgeous and is well utilized by its guests, both men and women. (See photo below) Here, we found peace and serenity and left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Spa treatments range from hot stone massage to Ayurveda treatments and holistic therapies that include acupuncture and everything in between. One of my favorite treatments was the Shirodhara massage at the Ayurveda Center. Shirodhara is an element of Ayurvedic medicine and has been used for 5,000 years in India. In addition to the spa treatments, the Wellness Centre also houses a gym, and several workout studios where a...

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