This year I finally explored the wonders of ‘the spa’. The ancient rituals associated with healing baths and spa treatments have been around since the time of the Romans, but since I am not one to jump on any bandwagon too quickly, it took me awhile to venture into this unknown somewhat self-indulgent and definitely pampered world.
I wrote about my experience in an article that appeared in The Seattle Times, Sunday, Oct. 14th - the day Joel and I were exploring Malta. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I was able to see the article within hours of its publication. Just click the link to access it.
Among the places you’ll read about are:
Alderbrook Inn, the luxury lodge on the shores of Washington State’s Hood Canal.
Salish Lodge (that tiny speck on the left top of this photo – which is actually a four-story building that overlooks Washington’s Snoqualmie Falls.
I am not telling you any of the inside story here, you must read the article for those.
Because so many of you knew I was researching this article I wanted to answer a question several have asked about whether my expenses were paid by the publication. They were not. And freelance writers for the Seattle T imes are not allowed to accept freebies or discounts not available to the general public, so all the experiences and stays I wrote about were done on my own dime.
(And well worth the price, I might add!)
How about you? When you travel is a visit to ‘the spa’ a must on your To Do List?