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Soak in sake (and more) at a Japanese spa

At the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, visitors can bathe in pools filled with wine, sake, green tea or coffee for a total skin treatment like no other.
Read more… 11 December 2012

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The origins of bathhouse culture around the world

Starting as early as the Neolithic Age, the tradition of the public bath has changed over the years to adapt to evolving cultures and social norms.
Read more… 30 November 2012

Dublin’s chilly tradition

Year round, Dubliners can be found plunging into the icy Irish Sea for a mind-awakening swim, both to improve their immune system and to ward off the effects of a few too many pints.
Read more… 25 October 2012

Be good to yourself in Chiang Mai

Organic cafes, eco clothing boutiques and wellness retreats are popping up all over Thailand's northern city, inspired by its long-held traditions of massage and arts.
Read more… 16 October 2012

Worldwide Weird

Surround sound baths in California

The Integratron, built by aeronautical engineer George Van Tassel in the 1950s, is a sound chamber precisely tuned to promote relaxation and rejuvenation.
Read more… 10 September 2012


East London’s pop-up bathhouse

Inspired by a local Victorian bathhouse that closed in 1986, the Barking Bathhouse is a low-tech and sustainable version of a modern day luxury spa and bar.
Read more… 23 August 2012

Worldwide Weird

Toe reading at a Scottsdale spa

At the CopperWynd Resort in Arizona, guests can book a special toe reading session – similar to palm reading -- for insight into their existing personality traits and their life path.
Read more… 31 July 2012

America’s healthiest cities

In these destinations, active lifestyles intersect with delicious food, making it easy for travellers to plan a trip that is both healthy and extremely fun.
16 May 2012

Beyond the Headlines

The etiquette of Japanese onsen

Japan’s more than 25,000 naturally-occurring mineral hot springs help power 3,000 spa resorts across the country.
Read more… 09 March 2012


Celebrity treatments in Los Angeles

Keeping up appearances is crucial in Hollywood, so Tinseltown has a variety of ways to help its famous residents stay fresh-looking and camera-ready.
Read more… 22 February 2012

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