Rotorua, New Zealand, is home to hot geothermal waters, hailed for healing properties and cures for ailments such as sexual impotence, arthritis and a few other afflictions. There is a range of hot pools available for bathing, from quiet, reserved private pools to natural hot springs. In addition, there are shooting geysers and cultural experiences showcasing the Maori culture.
To get a truly immersive experience, it’s best to start the day at the Mitai Maori Village, home to the indigenous Maori culture. The warriors perform shows in an ancient war canoe while visitors eat a traditionally cooked Hangi meal. This is a fantastic way to add more to the trip and make it more than just a visit to some hot springs. Learn more about the fascinating culture and live the experience of the Maori warriors.
There are many thermal spas around the Rotorua lake. They range from more luxurious spa therapies to mineral hot springs. Some of the spas in this area rated among the best in the world. Another great spot is Hell’s Gate. It’s one of the most active thermal parks in Rotorua and home to a hot waterfall as well. Healing properties can be found in the geothermal-heated mud baths. Visitors will cover themselves in mud and spend hours relaxing in the hot baths to become relaxed and rid themselves of toxins.
Rotorua is a great place to relax and unwind from the stresses of regular life. The hot springs melt away the tiredness and aches to rejuvenate travelers.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Just north of Barcelona’s bustling city center, the capital of Catalonia transitions from Gothic cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hordes of bike tours into a more livable neighborhood known as Poble Nou. Close to the coast, Metro-accessible and rife with local hang-out spots, this area has become a favorite of residents who seek solace from the masses of tourists that crowd the center.
Use the summer to catch up on reading that pile of books collecting dust in the corner of your bedroom. Reading is a great pastime for people to enjoy while on vacation. For example, lying out on the beach with a good book will help the hours slip by while the reader is transported to a written world. Everyone has their favorite author or genre, but mystery novels are especially fun to read while relaxing on vacation. A good mystery will get someone’s pulse racing and mind thinking as they try and solve the mystery before the book ends. These mysteries all take place during the summer and are great to enjoy while tanning.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Parenting a toddler comes with a forced skillset people learn on the go and then come back with tips and tricks from the battlefield. These sweet, curious little ones are resilient travelers, but also unpredictable. Make the most of your next vacation with a few tips to create a stress-free vacation with toddlers in tow.