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To Your Health
Bamboo forest bliss at Southern
California's Golden Door resort.
Retreats within Reach
The classic spa getaway finds a little flexibility.
hile we could all benefit from a few weeks at
a hideaway in the Maldives, tended to by personal trainers, nutritionists, spiritual guides, and
aestheticians, real life sometimes only gives us a
long weekend - or an afternoon.
"Many of my clients are in a stage of life where they are
juggling work and kids, and may also be taking care of elderly
parents," says Washington, D.C.-based Virtuoso travel advisor Sari
Greene. "But even just a few nights away focusing on themselves
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By Tanvi Chheda
makes a huge difference to their mental and emotional well-being."
Busy schedules and increasing responsibilities at home have
travelers seeking wellness programs on their own terms - an
abbreviated version of the traditional spa retreat, a quick three-day
detox, or a simple afternoon escape during a vacation - and spas
have taken note. Wellness travel spending will exceed $678 billion
this year, according to the Global Wellness Institute, and spas are
varying their offerings a lot more than they used to. Here, a few
new options to fit into your upcoming travel plans - and your life.