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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(Update 2018: Since this report, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas spa has been been fully renovated and holds a Forbes Five Star rating.)

Granted, Las Vegas may seem like a strange choice since I don’t gamble, but I do love great spas. So, in that regard, I’ve landed i...

December 10, 2008

Fletcher writes: In my mind I had an idea of what my first shave would be like. I remembered back as a child, that I went with my dad to the local barber shop where the town’s men would gather for a shave and a haircut. Later, I’d seen it in the movies: the guy recline...

One of the absolute best ways to visit the Maldives is on board the Four Seasons Explorer yacht, especially if you’re into snorkeling or diving. But to do so doesn’t mean you have to give up the spa lifestyle. Our on-board masseuse, Shyju Valappil from India, took exce...

Incredible best describes both the setting — overwater spa rooms — and one of the signature treatments — the Sea Escape — at the gorgeous Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa, which means “small village.” The stunning Indian Ocean setting is inspiration in itself, but add...

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