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8 Unique Spa Treatments You've Probably Never Heard of (and Where to Find Them)

Oyster | Posted 03.13.2015 | Travel

A deep, cleansing facial or classic Swedish massage are great go-to spa treatments, but some spas have much more unique offerings.

The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

We love a parade -- and anything world's shortest, longest, biggest, or smallest. So bright and early on March 17th, we motored into the heart of "The Valley of The Vapors" and staked a claim on a spot to watch the compacted cavalcade.

Soak in These Amazing Geothermal Hot Spots

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel

These destinations, where the earth's crust breaks open with bubbling mud, gushing hot springs, and steamy vapors, are gorgeous places to exhale.

An Enchanting Road Trip to New Mexico's Hot Springs

Christine Buckley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Christine Buckley

Perhaps that's why a recent hot spring themed five day road trip through the State of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, has left me daydreaming about when I can go back to explore more.

The Fabled Montropolis Is Found: Jackson Hole

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After traveling to metropolises and micropolises (populations between 10,000 and 50,000) around the world, this place seems different, something evolved to a higher plane, but what?

Only The 'Elite' Monkeys Can Enjoy These Japanese Hot Springs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

In the high mountain ranges of northern Japan, some unexpected individuals are enjoying the spa life. Watch the video above to see these cool macaque ...

Getting Naked With Strangers: The Baths of Baden-Baden

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I realized that somewhere between pool #7 and pool #10 I'd forgotten I was naked. I was just a body among bodies. Big bodies, trim bodies, 30-something to 70-something bodies. Nothing special. No shame, no glory. No big deal.

Atotonilco, Mexico -- High Art, Folk Art, Hot Springs, Food!

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

If you're planning a trip to San Miguel de Allende, be sure to budget a day at the nearby town of Atotonilco. Here are four solid reasons to make the trip.

8 Zen Spots We'd Do Anything To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

Because on certain Thursdays, you just want to get away from it all more than usual. Whether made by man or Mother Nature, these calming retreats ...

Snowden-Inspired Lessons From an Icelandic Hot Spring

Janis Powers | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Janis Powers

Two weeks ago, I waded into the opalescent azure water of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland. This outdoor hot spring, about the size of two fo...

11 Unbelievable Bodies Of Water

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

It's pretty hard to beat sitting lakefront or on the beach, enjoying the serene setting and beautiful views. But how about swimming in rainbow-col...

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

PHOTOS: 10 Thermal Springs

Cheapflights | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel

Whether you're looking to ease the aches and pains of a hard day on the slopes or simply after a bit of relaxation, a trip to a thermal spring will rejuvenate the senses.

PHOTOS: Visit Mother Nature's Spas

Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel

According to the U.S. Travel Association, "leisure has been found to contribute to overall well-being by helping people maintain both their physical a...

5 Winter Destinations For Non-Skiers

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

When those big, fat flakes start falling, it's time to pull all the warm clothes out of storage and get ready for some winter activities. But if you're not a skier, there's no need to feel left out.

PHOTOS: England's Bath Is A Bit Of A Wash

Christine Buckley | Posted 04.21.2012 | Travel
Christine Buckley

I knew we needed to carve out extra time to visit the city of Bath during a recent trip my mother and I took to the UK for a friend's wedding in Heref...

PHOTOS: A Look At Jemez Springs, NM

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

It didn't take long before we saw amazing vistas where land and sky meet at a faraway horizon and mountains in green, pink, blue or beige depending on their geologic time of formation.

Naked, With Bats

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Denver
Sara Davidson

It was thrilling: the bats moved like a tornado cloud, spinning and twisting at 60 miles an hour. Gathering distance, they looked like a lacy ribbon unfurling across the valley.

Glenwood Springs Guide

| Sheri L. Thompson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver

We all know Glenwood Springs is synonymous with hot springs -- it does have the world's largest hot spring pool, after all -- and is the resting place...

Hike Through Old Growth Forests to Undeveloped "Club Mud"

Pam Grout | Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Used to be if you wanted to soak in a natural hot springs, you had to stumble onto one. Now, thanks to the internet and a spate of books overflowing with directions to these little-known springs, it's quite doable to plan.

Hot Springs, Arkansas: The Best Kept Secret In America

Christine Buckley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Buckley

I'm revealing the big secret that the locals have begged me not to divulge: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is one of the most magical places in...

2011: The Year of Curiosity

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

'Tis the time of the year to reflect and project. I'm going to take my cue from the most famous management theorist of all time, Peter Drucker, adopt two practices into my professional and personal life.

PHOTOS: Desert Dreaming: Escape To Joshua Tree

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of By Megan Cytron With sunny highs in the 60s and bright blue winter skies, December and January are excellent month...

PHOTOS: 12 American Hot Springs Worth A Dip

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Geology may be able to explain thermal springs, but we still like to believe there's a magical element at work. Slipping into steamy water with stone...

Time to Let Off Some Steam (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We all need to let off some steam every once in awhile. So here at Black Tomato we've conjured up a few of our favorite steamy scenes from around the ...