Historic Thermal Towns: A Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

There is nothing like stepping into a bath to soak away the stresses of the week. Thermal baths are no exception, with added benefits to our health and well-being. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) plays an important role in growing this tradition thanks to fantastic thermal spa members around Europe. I recently explored…

Photo overlooking people swimming in the Gellert Spa indoor thermal pool in Budapest, Hungary.

Greek Spa Towns for a Fantastic Thermal Vacation

The cradle of western civilization, Greece is an idyllic destination for beautiful beaches, an excellent culinary scene and inspiring history. Set amongst gorgeous landscapes, it’s also a fantastic country for natural thermal spas and springs. Bathing in thermal waters is both relaxing and rejuvenating, making it ideal for a wellness getaway. A variety of minerals…

What to Expect in Hakone, Japan at a Ryokan

Ryokans are traditional Japanese inns renowned for the ultimate zen experience. They typically offer comfortable rooms, traditional kaiseki dining, mineral baths (onsen) and wonderful customer service. Visitors to Japan should definitely plan to stay in a ryokan for a portion of their trip. Here is what to expect from a ryokan in Hakone, located just…

Photo of snow capped Mount Fuji with a cable car

Capon Springs: West Virginia Mountain Resort

Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, Capon Springs and Farms is located less than a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. The 119 room all-inclusive resort is a wonderful oasis to relax and enjoy a wide range of activities like golf, tennis, swimming and their luxurious spa. This is an ideal getaway for…

Hampshire Building at Capon Springs and Farms in West Virginia