The Travel Diet: Different Pointe of View Winemaker Dinner

All this scallop needs is a glass of Sauvignon Blanc

Last week I had the opportunity to experience one of the winemaker series of dinners at the four diamond Different Pointe of View restaurant at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs.  Unlike other wine dinners I’ve done in the Valley, the event here is more intimate, open to just 12 lucky foodies, who get a front [...]

Nanaimo Bar Pedicure: A Calorie-Free Indulgence in British Columbia

Chocolate is good for the sole

You know when a town is known for its dessert, it’s got to be one hell of a dessert!  Nanaimo, located on the British Columbia Coast, claim to fame is the decadent Nanaimo bar.  This no-bake, dish begins with a wafer crumb crust topped by vanilla custard that is then covered with melted chocolate. To [...]

VeggieHotels Network Offers Worldwide Network of Vegetarian Hotels

The Stanford Inn in California is part of the VeggieHotels Network

  With more than 500 hotels, guesthouses, seminar and health centers, www.veggie-hotels.com offers the largest purely vegetarian/vegan hotel industry register worldwide.   Founded in 2011 VeggieHotels aims to simplify the search for suitable accommodation for travelers with a vegetarian lifestyle. VeggieHotels is available in more than 60 countries, and while the site lists the expected eclectic [...]

Miraval for the Masses

Life changing moments can happen at Miraval

Miraval is one of my favorite places on earth and now the destination spa is opening its somewhat pricey doors to more people though its Miraval Gives Back Program. It’s sad that the people most in need of a wellness makeover are often the people who simply can’t afford to do it.  This program aims [...]

Tootsie Time-Westin Agave Spa Launches New Pedicure

Sparkling toes shine for sandal season

I don’t often get pedicures, so it was a treat to get my feet pampered at the Westin Kierland’s Agave spa with its new Salt of the Earth Pedicure.  What sets the spa’s pedicure apart is the custom blending of products that occurs chair side. After picking my color (bright red with red crystal to [...]

The Travel Diet: Cal-a-Vie Spa Cuisine

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For anyone who doesn’t think eating healthy can be a tasty treat, Chef Curtis Cooke, executive chef at Cal-a-Vie spa in California, is set to prove you wrong.  Even if you can’t make it to the destination spa, you can experience clean eating at home with his recipe for salmon which he recently shared with [...]

Antique Hunting at the Spa?

Each guest room has unique antiques at Cal-a-Vie

  Great food, great treatments, great service and great antiques?  Hmmm, one of those things in not something I normally associate with a great destination spa, but at Cal-a-Vie, its par for the course. Cal-a-Vie is an exclusive spa just north of San Diego that pampers guests in a setting that is more Provence than [...]

Canyon Ranch and Celebrity Cruise Line Partner on New SpaClub

Canyon Ranch Spas are coming to Celebrity Ships

Two brands Fitglobetrotter loves are coming together!  Celebrity Cruises and Canyon Ranch, unveiled a partnership to feature Canyon Ranch SpaClub® at Sea facilities onboard 10 state-of-the-art Celebrity ships. Canyon Ranch and Celebrity will create the largest and most comprehensive SpaClub at Sea offering exclusive SpaClub services and treatments. The luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Celebrity Cruises will [...]

The Travel Diet: Scottsdale Station

The new, expansive Scottsdale Station

    Eating healthy while eating out can be a challenge.  But I believe that with a little know-how you can make almost any restaurant menu work for you to show you how to do it, Fitglobetrotter is launching a reoccurring column called The Travel Diet: Restaurants.  Today we look at the new Scottsdale Station [...]

Healthy Eats at a Burger Bar?

The Ahi Tuna Burger is a healthy option at Hoppdoddy

  Food & Wine Magazine called Hoppdoddy’s burger one of the top 10 in America.  But this trendy burger bar,which is based in Texas and just opened its first Scottsdale location, has a few options for those looking to eat healthy too. Burgers may reign supreme here but Hoppdoddy didn’t forget the vegetarians, putting out [...]