Wellness & Spas

ForteVillage – Siem Reap -Dromoland

Perhaps now is the perfect time for an immuno detox at ForteVillage Sardinia – see above. Half-board three- or six day programmes are aimed at finding the delicate balance between body and mind, and relieving stress and fragility to start again stronger than before. You have a cardiology examination, daily personal thalassotherapy and cryotherapy, plus, during your stay, thalasso massages, marine mud treatments, and drainage. Girlahead says, why wait?

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How about a Zero Waste Cocktail?  FCC Angkor by Avani in Siem Reap offers, in its Scribe bar, such cocktails as Colonial Fare. This features locally-sourced pineapple.  You drink the juice and the pulp is dried for other uses. All the bar’s organic waste is converted into compost and used as fertiliser for the hotel’s garden – to grow produce used in the hotel.

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Apparently 35 million Americans claim to have Irish roots. Dromoland Castle, Co Clare, invites these diaspora to take part in its trace-your-ancestors offer. You have a virtual introductory lesson, by Zoom or whatever, ahead of time, and continue your studies, when staying at this characterful hotel, with genealogist Lorna Mahoney. Set in 450 acres of parkland,  Dromoland Castle, which today has 97 bedrooms, dates back to the 16th century when it was home of the O’Brien family, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland. Dromoland Castle GM is Mark Nolan.

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American Express, by the way, says U.S. consumers, in general, are missing travel so deeply that it may be causing an emotional toll. 48% of respondents to a poll say inability to travel is causing anxiety and stress. For 78%, travel is one of the activities they crave most.  When planning future travel, 77% of these consumers want direct access to a real person who can assist as needed.

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NOW up, the newest star on MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST is Nicholas Clayton, CEO of Capella Hotel Group.  Do not miss it! https://anchor.fm/gostelow

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