These days the pressures of daily life are such that they suck you dry of energy and vitality slowly and steadily. Most people you see are battling with a lot of stress caused by one or several factors – managing home and kids, dealing with problems at work, trying to survive on a shoestring budget, competition at work, or personal/family problems. Invariably, you find your reserve of happiness, drive, passion, and optimism running dangerously low.
Before your mind shuts shop completely, you know you need a break to rejuvenate yourself. But, where do you go? Now that’s another stress! However, this one you need not worry over. Just pick whichever of these places is nearest or farthest away from your home.
This fascinating spa retreat has the answer for you, whether you are looking to spike your energy levels or just soak in some relaxation. The options here are drool-worthy. You can begin your day connecting with nature on a hiking trip, follow it up with deep water exercising, and then wind your evening down with massages and spa treatments. If you like, you could even try power Pilates and cardio conditioning classes. The food is another attractive treat out at Cal-a-Vie. Some of the signature dishes here are huevos rancheros and soba wakame rolls. The ingredients in the food are always fresh and seasonal, and are all locally sourced.
This all-inclusive resort is situated on the outskirts of Tucson, and it spoils you thorough by laying out a wide variety of choices for you. The options here include golf courses, a zen garden, an equestrian center and spa treatments that are out of the top draw. They even have an Olympic-sized pool and endless opportunities at nature walks. If you care for something more unusual, you can sign up for astrology workshops, learn about good eating over lunch with a nutritionist, cook with the local chef, or even do a thoroughly useful course called ‘demystifying metabolism’. Tempted?
Mii Amo, Arizona
The most dramatic and stunning aspect of this resort in Sedona is the red sandstone mountains towering over it. You can opt for different packages out here, ranging from three nights to an entire week. Besides, you can choose an itinerary that is as relaxed or action-packed as you like. The fascinating activity options here include wisdom, health and beauty workshops, organic skin care treatments, and yoga packages. If you are taking a trip to the region, make sure you keep time to explore the landscape.
The Oaks at Ojai, California
With a name going by ‘The Oaks’, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? That’s right, unspoiled landscape. Ojai will not disappoint you in this respect. It features some of the most untrammeled forests in California, and undoubtedly the most desirable activities offered here are mountain hiking and brisk walks. You can also take in dance classes, qi gong, water fitness classes and roller blading. Besides, the food that is cooked here is not only tempting in taste, but also prepared specifically for good health. The freshly baked muffins here are a special treat.
Now just imagine what a week in one of these places would do to you! By the time you are back, you will be ready and perked up to face the toughest challenges and the most befuddling problems life sends your way!