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Most widely known as a ski resort, Whistler, which was also the host mountain resort for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is much more than just a winter destination. Vast mountains and a nature-loving spirit make Whistler a perfect scenic getaway for any type of traveler, snow or shine.
If you’ve seen the vacation episode of the wildly popular ABC TV sitcom Modern Family, then you’ve actually already caught a glimpse of the luxurious, award-winning Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. In the “Hawaii” episode, the gang lounges poolside (shot at the not-to-miss, adults-only pool area) and takes part in a wedding ceremony (shot on a manicured lawn overlooking the ocean and three new oceanfront traditional Hawaiian spa hales). What’s only captured in person are the stunning vistas and a very cool swim-up bar, plus fully loaded private cabanas. After my own visit last fall, I can attest, the sunset views in this area (complete with the VIP-feel and kid-free calm) are simply breathtaking. In addition, the standout five-star hotel is now offering innovative wellness-oriented special event weekends.
This delicious and healthy recipe for whole wheat oat and blueberry scones comes from the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, New York. Give this nutritional, fiber- and mineral-rich recipe a try and let us know how it goes!
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are under way in Vancouver, British Columbia, and as the athletes gear up for their sporting events, spas in the surrounding area are also commemorating the spirit of the Games. These spa services, inspired by the celebrated international sporting spectacle, are tailored toward spectators and athletes alike and will leave you feeling like a champion, even if you’re not on the medal stand.