Monday, February 18, 2013

Spectacular Sleepy Getaways

Medical experts report that nearly two-thirds of adults do not get enough shut-eye. A healthy amount of sleep spurs creativity, strengthens the immune system, sharpens attention, and improves memory. Even while on a relaxing vacation, a restful night’s sleep is what guests need most, especially after hours in the sun. From the Maldives to Napa Valley, hotels and resorts are catering to the other side of a vacation: the sleep. Not your average turn-down service, these options are sure to make even the most restless guests have sweeter dreams.

Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives
Sleep tight with the help of a trained Sleep Guru. After an early dinner at the resort’s restaurant, guests are greeted by their Sleep Guru who draws a soothing milk bath in the deep, Terazzo tub. After a Lavender Ylang Ylang oil massage on the villa balcony, hot tea and cookies await as they choose the perfect level of comfort from the resort’s select pillow menu.  A quick spray of Lavender essential oils fills the room and guests fall into a deep, restful sleep.
PRICE: Starts at $200 per couple

Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley
For the tech-savvy guest, Solage Calistoga offers high-tech relaxation. The NASA-researched SO SoundChair holds the body at a zero gravity position that allows circulation throughout the body flow more easily. Vibrations heal and balance the nervous system and shifts guests into a state of extreme relaxation. As the finale the signature Mudslide spa treatment, this “rest stage” allows nutrient-rich volcanic mud and geothermal waters wash sink into the skin.
PRICE: The Mudslide treatment starts at $185 for two

Park Hyatt Tokyo in Tokyo
Continue on the path of well-being long into the night. Guests can take part in a complimentary 30-minute “Good Night Sleep Stretch” every Saturday and Monday night in the exclusive spa and fitness center, Club on the Park. There is a specially designed relaxation experience to gently prepare the body for a night of restful slumber. In the softly lit ambience of Club on the Park’s spacious Aerobics Studio on the 47th floor, guests are led through a series of slow stretches and breathing exercises to loosen muscles and bring the body into equilibrium. Calming vistas of the Tokyo skyline are complemented by a potpourri of aroma oils, tailored for each season and designed to promote circulation, help digestion, and relieve the body of stress. Warm herbal tea tops off the encompassing experience, softly guiding one to a good night sleep.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Find Your Soulmate Online - Special Valentine's Day Offer!

A big-time Amazon editor snared my dear friend, nationally known relationship expert Dr. Diana Kirschner to once and for all explain why SO many men you meet online are a total bust and exactly how to find the One who is absolutely meant for you. Find Your Soulmate Online in Six Simple Steps  guides you past the frustration, the bitterness of the past, out of the confusion or loneliness to a place where you meet that special guy who looks you in the eye with an I-can’t-live-without-you longing, whose voice is like a sound you’ve known all your life.  Your no-BS Soulmate.  Check this out-- the e-book is only $2.99—yet Dr. Diana will blow you away with:

***The common mistakes that make online dating a total waste of your time…and the single most effective thing you can do to finally meet your Soulmate online
***How to Attract Alpha Males, Warm Attentive Guys or Religious Soulmates…and avoid the Non-Committal Man
***Emails that Make Him Beg to Meet You
***Search Engine Secrets That Will Have It Raining Men
and MUCH more.  All packed into a lean quick read for less than you'd pay for latte at Starbucks.

Dr. Diana was a frequent guest on The Today Show and starred in her own PBS TV Special on finding love.  Her approach is based on research and experience from thousands of hours of Love Mentoring® sessions given by Dr. Diana’s team of twenty dating coaches to women of all ages.  It has been proven again and again to work for almost any woman no matter what her age or dress size.  So click here and buy this book.  Love is closer than you think.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dude Ranch Getaways

Get in touch with your inner cowpoke on your next vacation to a working Dude Ranch.  Dude Ranches offer vacations that are perfect for everyone, from the littlest rancher to Grandpa and Grandma. Horses, Hats, History and Hospitality - they're the foundation of every ranch. Here's a 'round up' some of the best Dude Ranch Getaways.

Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch – Located in Burwell, Nebraska
Satisfy your inner Cowboy with one of the world's most authentic working ranches. Learn to work cattle, ride the range and experience life as a real cowboy with real cowboys on this 7,000-acre ranch 200 miles from Omaha.  Rowse's 1+1 is widely known for its wide open spaces, genuine hospitality, phenomenal horses and unparalleled riding opportunities. From early morning till quitting time, it's you, your horse and companions, soaking up warm sun and fresh air. The noise and hustle of life back home just a memory. With limited numbers of guests each week, you will finally receive that quality riding holiday you've been looking for.  Named "Best Cowboy Experience" by Rustic Vacation.  The Rowse family will lead you through authentic cowhand experiences, such as branding calves, sorting pairs, gathering bulls, checking fence, putting out minerals, checking water tanks and other daily chores.  Three-fourteen-night stays with rates starting at $800.

Focus Ranch – Located in Slater, Colorado
Listed in USA Today’s round-up of ‘10 Great Places to be a Cowboy,’ Focus Ranch is a traditional working cattle ranch that invites guests to share in the day-to-day operation of the ranch. Horseback riding and cattle are the hallmarks of Focus Ranch.  Yet, the remote features of the ranch offer fly fishermen, photographers, hikers, naturalists, fitness enthusiasts unique opportunities to pursue their interests in a pristine setting.  The ranch was established in 1896 and is located on the Colorado/Wyoming border close to Steamboat Springs for shopping/dining.  Weekly Rates (May to October) start at $1,800/adult.  Kids rates depend on age.  Under 4 is free

Three Bars Cattle & Guest Ranch – Located in British Columbia
Run by The Beckley Family, Three Bars Guest and Cattle Ranch invites you to experience the ultimate horseback riding vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. We offer one of the most diverse activities programs available. Included is a complete range of horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, and tennis. We also have an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, and fitness facility. Enjoy your vacation experience with true western hospitality, Three Bars Ranch style.  Great for families with a friendly staff and kids program.  Rates: 3-6 night stays starting at $1,150/adult

Red Reflet Guest Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Located on 27,000 acres, Red Reflet is both a working cattle ranch and a luxury resort. Guests are encouraged to explore as much of the ranch as possible by horseback. Other popular ranch activities include 4-course zip line, rifle range,skeet shooting, ATVs, mountain biking, hiking & roller blade hockey.

The Red Reflet Ranch is an all-inclusive, year-round ranch/resort. Each season has its own special attractions and activities with the highest level of ranch activity taking place during spring and fall months. Appreciate the opportunity to customize your dream adventure. You control how much you get to experience.  Activities include heated pool, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, complete gym, 12 seat HD theater, lighted tennis court, basketball court, rifle range, adult and youth climbing walls, beach volleyball, skeet and pistol shooting, and many miles of trails, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes are included as well as Zip Line and Climbing Wall.  Rates vary depending on the month.  Summer season, 3-nights start at $1,860/person. Kids under 3=Free.

Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) is a great source to help you choose the perfect guest ranch. Whether you are looking for an authentic cowboy experience or a luxury resort, the DRA can customize the trip for your needs.  There are more than 100 DRA-accredited guest ranches in North America (two in Canada), all of which uphold the highest quality of services within the industry. Priced competitively with respect to other similar all-inclusive vacations options, all events, meals and activities are included in the cost of your ranch visit.