From travel journalists Fletcher Newbern

Among the 76 countries we've visited so far, we've tried it all: Indian marma massage (the therapist uses the foot), Ayuvedic in Bangkok, even a parkling lot massage by baggage handlers in Myanmar (they were excellent). Follow along and plan your next relaxation getaway, whether just down the street or halfway around the world.

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August 21, 2010

Happily, we were present at the glamorous grand opening of the spa at Asheville, NC’s venerable Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (GPI) in 2000, complete with outdoor laser-and-music show projected on the ancient rock walls followed by a ballroom extravaganza.

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The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, the newest offering from the Kessler Collection of luxury hotels, is all the buzz in this bohemian city on the edge of the Blue Ridge Parkway and mountains beyond. 

There’s been buzz here before: Between 1888 and 1895 George Vanderb...

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