Who doesn't love a little pampering? And the exploding number of spas across the world these days ranges from crazy-pricey to surprisingly affordable. Here we massage the whole lot of 'em.

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15 of the world's best spas

From the Youtube and Instagram travel brand Revel, here's an enticing look at 15 of the most relaxing and luxurious bastions of peace and wellness on the planet, particularly in Europe, the U.S., Asia, and Latin America. Balms to lighten the soul (not to mention the wallet, haha).

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Deerfield Deerfield Retreat & Spa in Pennsyvania's Pocono Mountains

Admittedly, I'd never heard of Lo-Wei, a unique exercise class that combines yoga, strength training and flexibility that stretched my body in ways my mind never thought possible. But it is only one of almost three dozen fitness classes, all part of the dawn-to-dusk workout, weight loss, and education focus of the one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive Deerfield Health Retreat and Spa in East Stroudsburg, in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania, where my friend Kathy and I spent three nights a while…

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Finding fit sanctuary on Thailand's Koh Samui island

The island of Koh Samui is a delicious slice of picturesque paradise located in the Gulf of Thailand off that country's southeastern coast. So are you looking to press the reset button? To rejuvenate from your busy life? If so, this wellness destination hot spot is perfect for you. Since I travel so much for my TV show Travel Time with Linda, often my nutrition, sleep and exercise go completely off my normal routine so during our recent whirlwind travels through Thailand, I set aside a few…

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    For the free download of the “Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013”, please go to www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com

    About Wellness Tourism Worldwide
    Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW) provides market intelligence and education including surveys and reports, seminars and workshops and study tours to destinations, travel sellers and traveler providers. WTW’s mission is to improve well-being and economic growth through travel. Our team includes experts in healthcare and tourism who are responsible for global branding, spa operations, hotel management, hospital administration and healthcare marketing. We are a group of experienced speakers and together have organized, chaired, moderated and lectured at hundreds of events around the world.  Among us, we speak English, Turkish, Arabic, French, Chinese and Malaysian. 

    Media Contact:
    Camille Hoheb

    Wellness Tourism Worldwide Home Page
    Wellness Tourism Worldwide is a WELLNESS TOURISM CONSULTANCY. Wellness Tourism Development | Wellness Tourism Strategy |Wellness Tourism Promotion
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