Archive for Spas

Allure Spa and Skin Health Boutique

Sublime pampering in Giles County, Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Book some indulgent me-time at Allure Spa and Skin Health Boutique in Pearisburg, Virginia. You don’t need an excuse. In my case, though, it was a [...]

Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Ocean views, spacious rooms, plus Sanctuary Spa. By Hope S. Philbrick Open the door to your guestroom or suite at Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the first thing to [...]

Hibiscus Spa

Beachside bliss at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. By Hope S. Philbrick What’s the best thing that can happen to you at the end of a wonderful, relaxing full-body massage? You [...]


Trinidad is home to the earliest Caribbean carnival. The famed party has historic roots. In 2017 you can party, spa in Carnival style. By Renée S. Gordon Trinidad and Tobago were spotted by Christopher Columbus in [...]

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Looking for a place to truly retreat? The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is one answer. Located between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, this upscale [...]

Quick Stop: Morgantown, West Virginia

Make the most of a brief visit to “The best walking city in the U.S.” By Hope S. Philbrick We spent just 19 hours in Morgantown, West Virginia—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit to [...]

The St. Regis Atlanta

Relax into luxury, jazz and spa bliss in Buckhead. By Hope S. Philbrick The St. Regis Atlanta is home of what surely must be the swankiest women’s restroom in Atlanta, Georgia. (The men’s, too, I assume.) [...]

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta

Luxury in Buckhead. Stay. Spa. Or both. By Hope S. Philbrick The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is a beautiful hotel—I’d surely notice that fact whenever I’d stay. But my first overnight visit just so happened to occur [...]

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee

Take time for a personal tune up. By Hope S. Philbrick When I get an earworm, an uninvited addiction to a particular song, my routine cure is to immerse myself in the tune until it’s thoroughly [...]

The Spa at DreamMore Resort

Savor the star treatment. By Hope S. Philbrick Waking up after a night of deep, satisfying sleep is one of life’s basic joys. Is there any way to improve upon it? Yes! Wake up to the [...]

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