Entries tagged: One&Only Spa

One&Only Portonovi: New Hotel Sneak Peek

One&Only Portonovi: New Hotel Sneak Peek

The wait for the One&Only’s first foray into Europe is over with the arrival of the One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro. This luxury property opened its doors on May 1st. With it, a new era of luxury in the Balkans begins. And the timing couldn’t be better. Indeed, Montenegro has also officially opened its borders to international travelers who are able to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. Its popular neighbors, Croatia and Slovenia, have similar entry requirements. Both openings prove that Montenegro stands on the brink of becoming one of the world’s […]

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Wellness: A World Tour of Spa Botanicals

Wellness: A World Tour of Spa Botanicals

The treatment menu of a great spa is essentially a walk-in guidebook to healing botanicals. Here are a few of my favorites that really feature the local plants. By Mary Bemis Bavaria, Germany A favorite jaunt of mine is the thermal spa town of Bad W√∂rishofen, the tiny Bavarian village where, beginning in the 1850s, Father Sebastian Kneipp practiced his world-renowned Kneipp Cure. His particular philosophy involved the use of hot-and cold-water therapies in combination with herbalism. Some of the herbs used included calendula, which acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory; juniper to soothe sore muscles; and valerian to promote […]

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