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St. Lucia Bans All Visitors From Ebola-Affected Countries

Following in Colombia’s footsteps, St. Lucia has officially barred entry to visitors from West African countries affected by Ebola, including Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Those traveling from Nigeria will only be granted entry after presenting a recent medical certificate. The tiny island nation’s prime minister cited the country’s inability “to manage any crisis that…

5 Hotel Health Risks You Never Knew About, And How To Avoid Them

Let’s face it: Traveling can bring out the inner germaphobe in even the most adventurous of us, and for good reason. There are lots of health risks encountered in your hotel room that you won’t necessarily find at home, from mold to industrial cleaning product residue. Didn’t even cross your mind ’til now? Well, fear…

It’s Yoga Month: Best Hotels to Omm

September is National Yoga Month — who knew?! Back in 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services decreed this be a month dedicated to sharing the health benefits of yoga and inspiring a healthy lifestyle. Throughout September, there will be nationwide yoga events that individuals of every skill level can participate in, culminating in…

In the Spotlight: Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat, Costa Rica

The hotel’s small pool boasts sweeping views and a tranquil vibe. The upper-middle-range Asclepios bills itself as a wellness center rather than a hotel, though it successfully incorporates elements of both. Located in the hills near the Central Valley town of Alajuela, it’s conveniently close to the airport but worlds away from the hustle and…

How to Eat Healthy in Las Vegas (Really!)

Las Vegas is a veritable mine field for dieters with its endless buffets, myriad of restaurant choices and yard-long, syrupy-sweet drinks at every turn. But our hotel investigators can find diet-savvy options everywhere — even in the City of Sin. After trekking through tons of resorts on the Strip, we found a few great options…

Refresh for fall at 3 San Francisco wellness spas

September brings excitement, yes, but along with that brave-new-start feeling comes a wallop of stress. It’s easy to feel like there’s just way, way too much to do and not enough time, money, energy, and attention to get it all done. When you feel you’re about to lose it — or ram someone who’s going…