Take a little R&R. The global holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of year when R&R is needed the most. If you can only get away for a few minutes, try a mental-mini-vacation. Enjoy four short getaways in this issue. Our writers will take you on an escape from the madding crowds with their words, photos, and experiences.
Alicia Shaffer shares her anniversary escape with her husband, ‘on the edge of Kuilima Point with a backdrop of jagged lava rocks highly-contrasted against the deep blue of the surrounding ocean.’ They found an off-the-beaten-path resort in Oahu, perfect for their celebration.
A Sedona spa offering 72-treatments, reflecting the Native American culture, traditional Swedish massage, and non-traditional such as past life regression, is Nirvana for Joeann Fossland. She takes you there in her story and photos featuring three unique treatments.
Helen Masin found a place where ‘she doesn’t need to answer her cell phone, read emails or feel chained to her computer.’ Her words and photos will transport you to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in Coral Gables. Learn about her track through ‘baobab trees, butterflies, and blossoms.’
‘Drumbeats bounce off your eardrums, while the tinkle of bells adds a high-pitched tone to the throbbing sounds. The ceremonies begin with a solemn prayer in the Fire Circle.’ Read about Jo Clark’s visit to a community festivity in Aynor South Carolina. It’s filled with history and color.
Take your mini-mental-vacation below.
Till next time,
Editor, Travel Post Monthly