Saturday, October 26th, 2013 | Abundance, Adventure, Challenge Course, Destination Spas, Gratitude and Inspiration, Healing, Meditation, Peace, healthy living, joy, love, mindfulness, spa, well-being, wellness | No Comments
“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves
the gift of living well.” – Voltaire
What a year it has been for me and Mindful Adventures as I reflect today, on my birthday.
A year full of change and what I know to be true is that change is inevitable and…required for our growth. Stepping out in faith hasn’t been easy though. And, there have been trust issues along the way as well. Yet, I’m standing on my own two feet and inspired to continue the journey I signed up for. One of the highlights of this past year was my latest cross country road trip taken over the summer. All three of my solo journeys required trust and faith and they fulfilled me tremendously with new lessons from this latest one and the potential for more growth moving forward into this next year (more on the latest road trip in another post).
Many of you that follow this blog, and my Facebook and Twitter posts know that while my writing focuses on travel, spa and wellness; it is also about creating a life you love – one with hope, inspiration, mindfulness, authenticity, and positive and healthy living. And there are times when you have to embrace the ebb and flow and dig deep within and know that everything will be okay. It reminds me of the movie, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ when one of the characters (played by actor Dev Patel) said “In India, we have a saying: Everything will be all right in the end. So if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.” I love that because despite our best intentions there will be challenges in our lives. I have been through some difficult challenges over the years and the key word here is ‘through’ and while it wasn’t easy (at all!), I did get through them with hopefully more grace than I give myself credit for and while some are still on my mind it’s important to step in faith as I’m sure that’s one of my lessons and one for many of you (and to trust and have patience…..).
Several months ago I met a woman that was fighting cancer – it turned out she wanted to go to one of the destination spas I work with with her daughter. She and I really connected and we would read each others blogs, review the services and activities she would do along with her daughter and it was the start of a friendship. She was filled with joy and was living her life on purpose. We both agreed that we were destined to meet because we connected almost immediately and she used our connection as a topic for one of her blogs, I was so touched by her words. Sadly, about a month ago she passed away and I felt a deep sadness over her loss. Her joie de vivre inspired me then as it does now and she left me with a profound image for what it’s truly like to be living life to the fullest – I believe that was a large part of her legacy and a gift to those of us whose path she crossed.
I’m simply speaking from my heart in this post and if you’re still reading, and I hope you are, then I just want to remind you that our birthdays are a time to celebrate our life and a time to embrace who we are and to continue taking action towards creating a joyful and fulfilling life. I am choosing to live life more fully…..for my friend above, for my late husband, for myself and those I love. My birthday wish is for you to do the same.
(Photo credits: Donna Adinolfi)
Friday, October 25th, 2013 | Adventure, Destination Spas, Energy Work, Meditation, Mii Amo, Peace, healthy living, hiking, spa, well-being, wellness | No Comments
Energy work is part of a healthy lifestyle.
One of the most profound services I’ve had at one of the destination spas I work with was at Mii amo – A Destination Spa at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ. Sedona in and of itself is a healing destination for many and it’s that one place where the sky just appears more blue and the energy of the red rocks creates inner peace. If you’ve been to Sedona, then you know what I mean. Mii amo is one of my go-to places (for myself and my clients) when seeking serenity, relaxation and a greater connection and reconnection to self.
I received something from all of the services I enjoyed on my recent stay, however one service called Harmony (a 90-minute service and appropriately named) helped me to reconnect with a part of myself that I must have been pushing down and not allowing to ‘be’. A therapist by the name of Bhakta, who I wanted to meet during my stay, turned out to be my therapist. There was meaning in that alone! Bhakta was so insightful and really ‘got me’ and the experience was cathartic to say the least. She used her intuitive and psychic abilities to realign my energy pathways and she created a customized guided meditation and an in-depth reading. It was interactive for me and there was a pattern that emerged from this service and others that I experienced. Even though it’s been a few months since my personal journey, they are still quite meaningful to me today.
More on Mii amo from one of my older articles.
For more insight and information about Mii amo – a Destination Spa and other energy/spa opportunities feel free to e-mail me directly at email@example.com. If you’re considering a Mii amo Journey I’d love to assist you with your planning and questions (and you’ll also receive my signature gift during your stay) when I reserve your Mii amo journey (using the best available promotion and/or rates for your dates).
Note: Above links will take you to my other spa site with more information about each of the spas I work with in order to help my clients create and healthier and happier life.
Mindful Adventures – Let your Journey Begin!
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | Adventure, Destination Spas, Healing, Red Mountain Spa, Relaxation, fitness, hiking, mindfulness, wellness | No Comments
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
Red Mountain Resort and Spa offers some of the best hiking anywhere and with Snow Canyon State Park in their ‘backyard’ you don’t have to wander far. Snow Canyon offers close to 7,000 acres of red rock canyons and cliffs, lava caves and two volcanic cones. The morning hikes are a draw for many and the guides practice the “Leave No Trace” program and are trained in CPR and American Heart Association First Aid.
A bonus is just an hour from Red Mountain Resort – what is it you ask? It’s Zion National Park and is open year-round. There are several adventure trips (group and privately led) that Red Mountain offers to this spectacular park.
For more insight and information about hiking at Red Mountain Resort and other spa adventure opportunities feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re considering a Red Mountain adventure I’d love to assist you with your planning and questions and you’ll also receive my special bonus to use during your stay when I reserve your Red Mountain journey (using the best available promotion and/or rates for your dates).
Mindful Adventures – Let your Journey Begin!
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 | Destination Spas, Miraval Spa, well-being, wellness | No Comments
“My view is there’s no bad time to innovate.” ~ Jeff Bezos
I love being part of the spa industry for so many reasons and was thrilled to hear about the ISPA Innovate Award. Members submitted their successful spa-related innovations for the chance to be recognized by their peers and the celebration will take place at the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo this October.
“ISPA is excited to highlight some of the very talented and innovative spa professionals we have within our association,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Not only would we like to applaud these individuals for thinking inventively, but as an association, we would like other members to hear about these winning ideas and perhaps this will grow even more innovative ideas.”
Congratulations to all of the ISPA Innovate Award recipients noted below. The future of the spa industry is now, the possibilities for growth are unlimited and I’m inspired by these innovations.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, located in Lantana, FL
Innovation: Successful retail program that raised profits and increased employee morale
Represented by Catherine Warren, Spa Director
Fayez Spa, located in London, Ontario, Canada
Innovation: Marketing that positively impacted multiple stakeholders and dramatically increased retail sales
Represented by Fayez Tamba, Owner
Four Seasons Maui, located in Kihei, Hawaii
Innovation: “Seniority” system for massage therapists that empowered therapists with priority booking
Represented by Pat Makozak, Senior Spa Director
Glen Ivy Hot Spring located in Corona, CA
Innovation: Quality operating system that defines processes for continual improvement
Represented by Cristen Stier, CFO
Hiatus Spa + Retreat, located in Dallas, TX
Innovation: Affordable monthly membership program tailored to guests personal needs
Represented by Casey Evans, Regional Director
Hutchinson Consulting, located in Sonoma, CA
Innovation: Interactive website at the electronic heart of the global spa community called Our Spa Community
Represented by Lori Hutchinson, Founder and Co-Owner
JW Marriott San Antonio- Lantana Spa, located in San Antonio, TX
Innovation: Farm-to-treatment table spa experience
Represented by Travis Anderson, Director of Spa
The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness, located in Minnetonka, MN
Innovation: Creation of trunk show partnerships with local artists for revenue generation
Represented by Arlene Robitshek, Retail Director
The Mirage Spa, located in Las Vegas, NV
Innovation: Integration of yoga program with a separate attraction that raised profits and hotel awareness
Represented by Stephanie Doud, Director of Spa, Salon & Pool Operations
Miraval Resort & Spa, located in Tucson, AZ
Innovation: Online questionnaire called MyMiraval.com that generates recommended spa services, sessions and activities
Represented by Michael Tompkins, CEO
Phytomer Corporation, located in Salt Lake City, UT
Innovation: New process to treat waste water using a natural, sustainable resource
Represented by Lenette Casper, Phytomer USA’s President and CEO
School of Resort and Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University, located in Fort Myers, FL
Innovation: Student-managed and operated on campus spa lab
Represented by Mary Wisnom, Professor and Spa Management Coordinator
Spa 4 the Pink, located in Denver, CO
Innovation: Developed on-location spa days coupled with mindfulness at cancer centers
Represented by Julie Bach, Executive Director
The Spa at Charleston Place, located in Charleston, SC
Innovation: Cause-marketing campaign that promoted sun safety and skin cancer awareness for school children
Represented by Annette Sandford-Lopez, Director of the Health Club & Spa
The Spa at the Peabody, located in Orlando, FL
Innovation: Initiatives that raised community awareness of ovarian cancer
Represented by Bill Toth, Spa Director
The ISPA Conference & Expo Innovate Sessions will be held on October 21 at 4 pm and October 23 at 3:30 pm at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the award recipients will share their innovations with ISPA Conference attendees.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 | Adventure, Challenge Course, Cooking Schools, Destination Spas, Miraval Spa, Nutrition, fitness, healthy living, wellness | 1 Comment
Arriving at Natirar
The anticipation continued to build as I made my way to Natirar in Somerset County, New Jersey, formerly owned by the King of Morocco. Brimming with excitement I drove past the stone pillars and finally arrived at what will soon be Miraval at Natirar by early 2015.
Growing up in New Jersey I never ventured out to this lush and beautiful 500-acre park and it was such a pleasure to explore what Bob Wojtowicz, Founder of Natirar and Kim Wojtowicz, have created. It was evident from first meeting both of them that it’s a labor of love and the passion for their vision was evident. Knowing Miraval as well as I do, it was clear to me that both visions are aligned for wellness and life changing experiences.
A few days prior to visiting Natirar in Peapack-Gladstone, I had the pleasure of meeting with Michael Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer of Miraval Resort & Spa and he shared his excitement for the New Jersey expansion. “With so many of the Miraval Tucson guests residing in the Northeast, Natirar’s proximity to New York City and the surrounding region coupled with the extraordinary physical setting made it a natural choice for Miraval,” said Tompkins. “Although the new property will offer the same level of luxury and authenticity as the Tucson property, each location within the Miraval brand is unique to its setting and will offer its own authentic experience. We’re excited to be poised for growth, and are actively evaluating additional select locations across the U.S. at this time.”
Plans for Natirar
Plans include an 86-room luxury hotel, including restoration of the mansion suites as well as the addition of villas. As my tour with Bob Wojtowicz began and as we approached the mansion I felt transported to another place and time and the protected view of the vibrant green rolling hills from the mansion was spectacular. Plans for restoring the mansion to its former grandeur will soon be underway. The mansion is rich in history as it was originally completed back in 1912 by architect Guy Lowell, known for his many designs including the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The hills will soon be alive with a new 20,000 square foot spa with plans for a grass roof, a unique feature (in my opinion) to integrate nature even more as well as an infinity pool/water feature as you enter the spa. Continuing our tour we visited the expansive swimming pool and activity area and Miraval at Natirar will also include a yoga center. One of the other features with Miraval at Natirar is the river that is about two-miles and meanders below the property, great for fly-fishing and winter-sports are possible too, like cross-country skiing. Miraval at Natirar will also offer activities that Miraval is known for including nutritional counseling, wellness classes, the Miraval Equine Experience and other signature activities.
Ninety Acres (left)
Anise Hyssop at the farm (center)
Cucumber Gazpacho (right)
After touring the property with Bob Wojtowicz, I met with Kim Wojtowicz who runs the farm and what a farm! The 12-acre farm supplies Ninety Acres Culinary Center. They also offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable box for members (offered from June to November). Kim shared that the chefs like different kinds of herbs and vegetables from German striped tomatoes, to Adirondack blue potatoes to anise hyssop, which I tasted (big anise fan). Natirar’s farm also raises sheep, pigs and chickens in a stress-free environment. Organic berries and an abundance of herbs and beautiful flowers make up other areas of this 12-acre sustainable farm that will provide ingredients for both Miraval’s spa restaurant and Ninety Acres, their farm-to-table restaurant.
And, if you’re wondering about the name “Natirar,” it is an anagram for the Raritan River.
For more updates about Miraval at Natirar, stay in touch on Facebook @Mindful Adventures.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 | Healing, gratitude, healthy living, joy, love, mindfulness | No Comments
The quote above is so appropriate for this post because it was love that gave me the courage for what I was about to do seven years ago today. The days leading up to March 14, 2006 were filled with hope, excitement and relief for both of us involved and yet those other emotions of fear and yes, a little anxiety, were evident as well, at least for me since I can only speak for myself at this point. And, yet, above all there was a sense of acceptance and while I embraced hope at this time there would be a day not too far from today that I would be on a quest to find my faith. More on that in part 2.
Some of you by now are wondering what I’m talking about, however for those of you who remember, you’re probably finding it hard to believe that it’s been seven years for I can hardly believe it myself. There were intentions, goals, plans and so much more going through my mind. When I decided to write this I thought I would be able to share a few lessons that I learned from this experience and I’ve narrowed it down to 5 Life Lessons and by the time I share Part 2 there may be a few more.
Seven years ago today I added another ‘mission’ to my life’s story, which was to become a live kidney donor. To be honest, this wasn’t something I thought about doing; it was something that life brought to me and there weren’t any questions about whether or not I would be tested because if I could help save someone’s life, well, it had to be done.
When I found out that I was a ‘good match’ to the recipient, the joy I felt was overwhelming. There were several important markers that created a good match and one of them was blood type. Needless to say, we were hopeful that our ‘B+’ blood types and ‘be positive’ attitude would help carry us through. To be a match was a miracle in itself, however the bigger miracle was to be a wife-husband match. The odds of being a match to a non-related live kidney donor are now more possible due to medical advances, however seven years ago it was a blessing to find out we were a match. And surely it meant that everything would work out. Right? It had to because my husband’s life truly depended on it.
Lesson 1: Control
If there was ever a lesson to be learned about control, this would be it. I had no control over being a match other than being the one (in thousands) that had the markers (and good health) that would create this endeavor. And, I absolutely had no control of the surgery itself or the outcome. More about that in part 2.
Lesson 2: Love
Love conquers all! Or, as Lao Tzu brilliantly quoted (above), “…while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” It was hard at first for me to embrace the idea about having courage as it was he who had courage. The courage to go through everything he endured with diabetes….and I really didn’t want that ‘D’ word to appear here as I speak of love and courage, however it was the cause of so much pain and yet at this point in our lives this undertaking brought us closer together. “Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
That says a lot……..it’s exactly how I felt just before the surgery. I remember being told (a couple of weeks prior), that if I didn’t want to do this it would be okay, however that wasn’t part of the equation. How could I not do this? It was meant to be so I saddled up!
Lesson 3: Uncertainty
I remember someone telling me that the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainty. I didn’t know what the outcome would be, all I could ‘be certain of’ was prayer, embracing hope and having faith that everything would work out. There was a part of me that was confident it would…which brings me to…
Lesson 4: Spiritual Surrender/Letting Go
One of the biggest lessons was to ‘let go’ and trust in God. My spirituality is important to me and at that time it was more important than ever. As we’ve heard, “If God brings us to it, He will bring us through it,”‘ and I’m sure that was on my mind as well as asking my sister to be sure I woke up after the surgery. Since I’m human, that was on my mind too, however I was ready, able and once again, embracing hope. Lessons 1, 2 & 3 were all involved here too.
Lesson 5: Anticipation and Expectation
This is still a tough lesson. If we live with anticipation then we won’t be disappointed by expectation. That is all I can really say right now for this lesson. More about this in Part 2.
And I think the biggest lesson of all is Gratitude. I can remember this day like it was yesterday. My family and closest friends were there to support us with countless others waiting for the updates by phone. We were so grateful to have their support and prayers. One team, one day, one chance to see this through. Love is powerful and it was certainly felt so deeply that day. It was a day filled with emotions and “they just showed up with their big old hearts…” from the Tracy Lawrence song, Find Out Who Your Friends Are
Closing thoughts for Part 1:
We often ask why when challenges arise in our lives and maybe it’s more empowering to ask what. What can I do with this experience? I wasn’t asked to consider being tested when finding out that a kidney transplant was his best chance of survival. I chose to be tested and volunteered to be a live donor and would do it again. I knew that a kidney from a live donor would be the best chance for him vs cadaveric kidneys.
Today, March 14, is World Kidney Day and maybe it’s serendipity, however I didn’t know this until today and also find it interesting that it’s taken me seven years to write something about this experience. I think once I get through part 2 you will understand the why (okay, had to use that reference here). For me and for today, I celebrate the gift of love and courage and ponder the idea of ‘what’ else I can do with this experience. Surely it will come to me if I continue to embrace hope and hold on to faith. My other hope with writing this is to spread awareness of the living kidney donor program and to take care of your kidneys. There are a few links included here that have more information.
Part 2 will be posted on March 26. Thank you for stopping by and stay well.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu
Photo Credit: Donna Adinolfi (c)
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 | Adventure, Beauty, Destination Spas, Meditation, Mii Amo, Red Mountain Spa, fitness, healthy living, spa, wellness | No Comments
When I think about Mii Amo, which is the Yuman (Native American language) for “journey, to continue one’s path, moving forward,” so many words come to mind for me like Intention, Sacred, Balance, Renewal, Contemplation, Self-care and the list goes on. There are many reasons to fall in love with this top destination spa including personalization, the stunning background of Sedona and the peaceful setting of such an intimate resort.
I think what I love most about Mii Amo is the Native American influence and traditions reflected in their program – the Crystal Grotto is a personal favorite, this is where you can go each morning to set your intention for the day.
And, because Mii Amo is more intimate (14 spa guest rooms and 2 spa suites), you have the opportunity to truly make this as personal an experience as possible from planning your activities in advance (which differs from some other spas) to narrowing down the journey you’d like to experience. There are Five Journeys offered at Mii Amo for a 3-, 4-, or 7-night stay beginning with either a Sunday or Thursday arrival.
The Five Journeys include:
- DeStress Mind, Body & Spirit (leads you to a more centered and focused life)
- Healthy Body in Balance (focus on exercise and nutrition)
- Spiritual Exploration (focus on your inner self, insight and balance)
- Rites of Passage (assists you in embarking on a new stage in life)
- Mii Amo Master (based on past guest experience and focuses on current needs)
Each customized journey includes your room, meals, spa treatments, consultations, activities and more.
Mii Amo is a magical place – full of beauty – where you can hike at Boynton Canyon or enjoy outdoor yoga; where you can enjoy healthy and delicious cuisine; where you can relax and take care of ‘you’ either in the spa, at the pool or in your private room; where you can immerse yourself in the abundance of activities offered daily, stargaze, and enjoy the stunning Red Rocks that surround you and where you are taken care of throughout your stay.
When you go:
- Fly into Phoenix and you can either rent a car or request private transfers (additional fee)
- Arrive early as it’s about 2-hours to get to Sedona
- Once your Mii Amo reservation is made you’ll receive a questionnaire and this helps the spa coordinators personalize your stay
Healthy Living at Home:
- Implement what you learned and enjoyed at Mii Amo
- Continue to journal each day
- Set an intention each day
- If you loved the cuisine (and I’m sure you will), consider getting their cookbook:
Journey of Taste: Favorite Recipes from Mii amo Spa in Sedona
Have you been thinking about going to Mii Amo?
If you’d like more information on Mii Amo, feel free to e-mail me directly at email@example.com and I’ll share more insight and details about Mii Amo.
(You’ll also receive an additional gift from me when I make your Mii Amo reservation).
Facebook Fan Giveaway:
- ‘Like’ the Mindful Adventures page on Facebook
- Look for the Fan Giveaway announcements
* One of our giveaways was the Mii Amo cookbook, Journey of Taste
Additional monthly giveaways including music, other healthy spa cookbooks, journals and more will be offered as well as inspiring quotes, photos, articles and special offers focused on a healthy lifestyle.
I hope you find joy, love, great health and a lifetime of dreams come true on your journey! ~~ Donna
“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.” – Lao Tzu
Mii Amo – Mii Amo Spa
Red Rocks Sedona – Donna Adinolfi
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 | Adventure, Meditation, Mineral Springs, Relaxation, fitness, spa, well-being, wellness | No Comments
Simple Summer Pleasures at Mohonk Mountain House
Are you still thinking about a summer getaway? Let’s look at something in the eastern U.S. with an amazing history, plenty to do (if you choose) and an award-winning spa. Mohonk Mountain House is an enchanting Victorian Castle located about 90-miles from New York City. This location reminds me of the simple pleasures of a summer vacation in the Catskills. A time to relax, enjoy a cold lemonade and time by the lake or hikes along the mountainside.
First. a little history as I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this with you. Mohonk’s history goes back to 1869 when Albert Smiley visited Shawangunk Ridge, the northern end of a long ridge within the Appalachian Mountains. What we see today at Lake Mohonk (situated on Sky Top Mountain, one of the highest peaks of Shawangunk Ridge) is much of what he saw back then. He and his brother visualized a peaceful retreat where others could enjoy this stunning natural setting and that is what they created when they purchased 280 acres and a small inn. What they envisioned grew into what it is today and what many have enjoyed for over 125 years spanning from the 19th century to the 21st century.
Today, Mohonk Mountain House is still owned and operated by the Smiley family, and with what started with a 10-room Inn has now become a 259 room Victorian Castle. Inclusive overnight rates include accommodations, meals, afternoon tea & cookies and most resort activities.
Spa & Activities:
Let’s get back to ‘Simple Summer Pleasures‘ as Mohonk Mountain House offers everything you can imagine for a relaxing getaway including the natural beauty of a deep-blue lake, acres of pristine forest, winding trails and their stunning mountain-top gardens. Activities such as hiking, yoga, Pilates, dance, meditation, wellness classes and more are all available. Mohonk’s award-winning spa is a must with 16-treatment rooms, a solarium, an outdoor heated mineral pool, a fitness center and a relaxing list of services (check out Signature Elements of Nature – Mohonk Red Massage or The Indigo Poultice Massage).
The Mohonk Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the U.S., with 115 years of continuous use. Designed with a Scottish influence, it has also received high accolades as one of the “Top 10 Environmentally Friendly Courses in the U.S.” by Links magazine and Cooperative Sanctuary Award from the International Audubon Society for their environmental-friendly practices.
Currently, Mohonk Mountain House is offering a ‘Spa-tacular’ through December 2012. Guests on this package will receive a $150 spa credit, unlimited access to the Spa (steam and sauna rooms, outdoor heated mineral pool, relaxation verandas and solarium), three delicious meals, and most resort activities.**
** Based on availability, other restrictions may apply and tax/gratuity are additional.
If you’re considering a getaway to Mohonk Mountain House, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your dates and we’ll review the best options for you. In the meantime, relax in the comfort of your home and enjoy this guided meditation from Mohonk’s Nina Smiley.
Guided Meditation (you can do this mini-meditation at home)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 | Adventure, Canyon Ranch, Challenge Course, Cooking Schools, Destination Spas, Healing, Meditation, Miraval Spa, Nutrition, Rancho la Puerta, Red Mountain Spa, Relaxation, Zipline, fitness, healthy living, joy, mindfulness, spa, wellness | No Comments
A Spa Getaway offers opportunities to focus on healthy living – engage in new fitness classes, improve your Yoga or Pilates practice, meditate, relax and reconnect with yourself. Anything is possible at a destination spa.
Below is a sample of the summer promotions being offered at several of the top destination spas in the U.S. (and one just across the California border!). If you’re ready to take the next step, please see the contact info below and let’s get started!
Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ
Special: Students and Grads
Travel Dates: Through August 31
Brief Details: The first person pays the regular single occupancy rate and the student/grad stays free.
Spa/Services: A spa allowance is included for the full-paying guest and may be shared between both guests.*
* Allowance varies based on number of nights and package chosen.
NOTE: Canyon Ranch offers other promotions including one for new guests (two sharing a room) as well as for Teachers, Nurses, Solo Travelers and local residents.
Promotions based on availability and subject to change.
Miraval – Tucson, AZ
Special: Discover Miraval Package
Travel Dates: Through September 19, 2012
Brief Details: If you’re new to Miraval or thinking of returning and enjoying more of the activities vs spa services, then this is a great value for you. Double occupancy rates start at $299 (plus tax & resort fess) per person per night and Single occupancy rates start at $349 (plus tax and resort fees) per night.
Spa/Services: A spa allowance of $50 per night of stay is included.
Note: Additional promotions including the 5-th night free is offered through 9/19 – based on availability.
Promotions based on availability and subject to change.
Rancho la Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
Special: Family Weeks
Travel Dates: August 4-11 and August 11-18
For Families with children 7-17 years of age – Your promotion:
Brief Details: The rate for adults is $3000 per person (plus 8.14% tax) and the rate for children (ages 7-17) is $500 per child (plus 8.14% tax)*
*Each adult can bring up to two children for $500+tax each, staying in the same room. The third (or more) child per adult is $1000+tax each. Some restrictions apply.
Note: The regular schedule will be available as well as additional classes/activities for children.
For Adults traveling without children during these two special weeks – Your promotion:
Brief Details: The rate is $3000 per adult (plus 8.14% tax) and includes -five- 50-minute massages*
* Not valid with Four-Hands massage
If you’ve been wanting to go to Rancho la Puerta on your own- this is a great opportunity for the summer since it’s open to all, not just families. The regular schedule will be available.
Note: If these dates don’t work for you, we can review other possible opportunities for other dates through 2012.
Promotions based on availability and subject to change.
Red Mountain Spa, Ivins, UT
Special: Last Minute Savings
Travel Dates: Through August 31, 2012*
Brief Details: Midweek rates begin at $200 per person per night for double occupancy ($230 per person per night (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). Single occupancy rates begin at $230 per night/midweek and $250 per night (Thursday, Fri, Sat).
*Based on availability and may not be available between 8/5-18 due to limited space/high occupancy
Promotions based on availability and subject to change.
“The journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Let’s get started!
email@example.com for more details and to inquire about your travel dates.
You’ll also receive our bonus for stays of 3-nights or longer (7-nights at Rancho la Puerta)
Life is a journey…travel!
Friday, May 18th, 2012 | Adventure, Beauty, Canyon Ranch, Challenge Course, Destination Spas, Meditation, Nutrition, Relaxation, Skincare, Weight Loss, fitness, healthy living, mindfulness, spa, wellness | No Comments
We’re nearly a month away from the start of summer. Families may have their summer camps all set for their children and thoughts of road trips and family getaways on the calendar. That all sounds great and maybe you’re also looking for a week away to focus on fitness, relaxation, yoga, meditation and a place to unwind either on your own, with your friends or significant other.
With that thought in mind, I’ll keep this post short and let you in on a special week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ where you can do all of that and so much more.
Looking to work on improving your golf game? Check!
Looking to improve your Pilates practice? Check!
Looking to just unwind and say Ahh!? Check!
Looking to start a new activity like Tennis? Check!
Nutrition, Weight loss, stress management, better relationships, and the list goes on.
My personal experiences at Canyon Ranch have been profound and that’s one of the reasons I’m bringing this special reduced rate to my readers. It’s for the week of June 10 so it’s approaching soon and just in time for summer! If you’ve been wanting to experience Canyon Ranch, this is a great time to do so.
As always, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and if you’d like to get in on this reduced rate for Canyon Ranch (stays can be for 4-7 nights).
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