For when you’re feeling rundown and need a solo getaway, holistic couple’s retreat, health and wellness refresh, or just a mindful getaway with friends, family or yourself — the West is calling. Arizona, New Mexico and California’s deserted, ruggedly beautiful landscape can sometimes be just the thing your mind and body need for a healing vacation.
Make it a friends or family affair, go solo or completely recharge and rejuvenate with holistic teaching and wellness courses. Whatever the vibe, let these top spa and wellness resorts guide the way.
A list of award-winning spas and resorts wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Arizona. The stunning state is essentially a hub for incredible wellness resorts for all ages and interests, and for good reason. See what we mean in Tucson at Miraval. Find balance with equestrian treatments, aerial yoga and even zip lining. If all else fails, the natural beauty alone is worth the retreat.
For those on the Sedona side of things, Mii Amo is a true destination resort to recharge, reflect and unwind, solo or with loved ones. Book spa services for the body and spirit with a focus on Native American traditions and treatments themed around the indigenous culture. Immerse yourself in the region’s deep connection with its history with well-planned itineraries for all ages. Branch out with some art and design experiences or explore the breathtaking landscape by biking and hiking the resort’s nearby trails. Join group fitness classes or spend some personal time on your own — even get into the meditation rhythm with the Mii time series.
When in California, do what the locals do and focus on self-care and mind-body wellness. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa boasts a rugged, one-with-nature vibe with all the 5-star luxury you’d expect from an award-winning locale.
Another resort rooted in Native peoples’ traditions and heritage, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is for those looking to really learn about health and wellness and bring it back home with them. Guests, families and solo travelers join wellness workshops and movement classes, soaking in the hot springs, yoga and uncovering greater intentions for life outside of the resort.
No matter where your travels take you, if a mind-body overhaul or simple refresh is on the itinerary, these resorts should be on your list.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
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