1. Great expectations Have a good think about what you are looking to achieve from your spa break. Peace and quiet? Don’t take that chatty friend. Darn good massage to sort out your backache? Make sure the spa has true specialists, perhaps a physiotherapist on board. But be realistic with your goals no matter what a spa is ’selling’ to you. You won’t drop a stone or mend a broken heart in a week no matter what they say. 2. Price points You wouldn’t baulk at spending nigh on £100 on wine and dinner on a weekend getaway so consider a spa stay in the same way. You can get the most value for money by making sure the spa has a good pool, steam and sauna area so you can arrive at least half an hour pre-treatment to max out your pampering. It will also boost the treatment benefits as you will enter more relaxed, mind and muscles softened. • The world's best hotels for spa breaks 3. Know what you are letting yourself in for Medical … [Read more...] about 10 things to consider before booking a spa break
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Forget Love. I’m Looking for Great Soup Dumplings. Supported by Some solo travelers are turning to dating apps like Tinder and Bumble as a convenient way to get advice on where to eat and where to go when visiting an unfamiliar destination. ByJulie Weed Dec. 13, 2018 When Daniela Castillo was planning a recent vacation to Mexico City, she opened up her Tinder app. But she wasn’t looking for a romantic date at Chapultepec Castle, or even a quick hookup while in town. She wanted travel advice. Like other solo travelers, Ms. Castillo, 27, who writes a travel blog, has increasingly found dating apps like Tinder and Bumble a convenient way to meet locals, see the sights and get recommendations on where to eat and where to go when visiting an unfamiliar destination. But there are the … [Read more...] about Forget Love. I’m Looking for Great Soup Dumplings.
By William Atkins The New York Times Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 It’s a warm morning, the sky is cloudless and the marshes of the Hoo Peninsula, 40 kilometresdownriver from London, are thick with daisies and red clover. In the churchyard of St. Mary’s in the village of Lower Higham there is a scent of cut grass. The whole scene, in other words, is distinctly un-Dickensian. But it is here, near the Thames estuary, that Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel Great Expectations opens: “Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.” There’s no novel I love more, and I’ve come to know this peninsula well during the 15 years I’ve lived in London. There was a time, seven or eight years ago, when I would escape to this quiet landscape, weekend after weekend, as if looking for something I’d mislaid. On this visit, having taken an early morning train to Lower Higham, a journey of no more … [Read more...] about A journey into Pip’s world of Great Expectations
Alexandra Olson, Ap Business Writer Updated 6:21 am PST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, photo shows La Libreria book store in Los Angeles. The market for Spanish books is growing but the traditional publishing industry has addressed demand in fits and starts. Three small companies have stepped in to fill the void, launched by three different pairs of Hispanic mothers frustrated by the dearth of Spanish-language books to reach to their children. They swiftly found demand from major retailers like Target and schools across the U.S. less In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, photo shows La Libreria book store in Los Angeles. The market for Spanish books is growing but the traditional publishing industry has addressed demand in fits and starts. Three ... more Photo: Chris Carlson, AP … [Read more...] about Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish books
Who doesn't love staying in a hotel? And what could be more festive than a hotel lobby, replete with huge tree and stylish decorations you could never totally pull off in your own house? Well, this Christmas you can take a sprinkle of the magic home with you, thanks to these themed gifts - from five-star bed linens and decadent crackers to beautiful books and cute ideas for children. You're welcome. Claridge's Christmas crackers Start the festivities off with a stylish bang courtesy of Claridge's Christmas crackers. They come boxed in signature eau de nil green, with equally recognisable black and white chevron wrapping. Forget plastic toys and keyrings - inside these you'll find such treasures as a mother of pearl caviar spoon, a crested Claridge’s egg cup, a pot of Claridge’s honey complete with drizzler. There will be no strained laughter either - as jokes are replaced by historical anecdotes from Claridge’s archives. £75 for six; … [Read more...] about 11 great Christmas gifts for the hotel lover in your life