KSL Capital Partners Takes a Stake in Miraval

Miraval is one of my favorite places on Earth, so when I heard the news that KSL Capital Partners now jointly owns the spa with its former owner, Revolution Places  I was a bit shocked. KSL is corporate America and Miraval is an oasis of Zen.  It seemed like an odd pairing, and one that […]

Scottsdale’s Sanctuary Spa Offers Rare Tok Sen Treatment

Sanctuary Spa Overview - Aerial

If you’re looking for a bit of authentic Asia in the desert, head to Sanctuary Spa on Scottsdale’s Camelback Mountain to experience a treatment that is rarely seen outside of Thailand. Sanctuary spa is one of just a handful of spas in the U.S. offering Tok Sen. Tok Sen originated in Chiang Mai Thailand over […]

Canyon Ranch Coming to Southeast Asia

Beautiful beaches grace Bintan

Canyon Ranch got its start in Arizona but continues to push its philosophy far past its desert roots.  Yesterday it announced the launch of its first foray into Southeast Asia with Canyon Ranch Bintan slated to open in the fall of 2016. Bintan is the largest island in a 3,200 archipelago in Southeast Asia.  While primarily […]

Well & Being Spa To Host Thyroid Seminar Featuring Former Baywatch Star

Gena Lee Jean Tee

This Saturday beat the heat at the Fairmont Scottsdale’s Well & Being Spa for a fun, informative event designed to teach how to conquer thyroid disorders and have a “healthy, sexy thyroid life”. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. on June 7th and features former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin along with Drs Theresa Ramsey […]

Flash Sale Today on Canyon Ranch Gift Cards

Couples Treatment reduced

If Dad has enough ties, gadgets and gizmos to last a lifetime, this Father’s Day give him the gift of wellness with a Canyon Ranch gift card. And from today until June 15 if you order your gift card online  you’ll receive a $50 bonus voucher for every $500 purchase. Vouchers are transferrable, so you can […]

Canyon Suites at Phoenician Named Ultimate Starwood Hotel

Canyon Suites, The Ultimate Starwood Hotel

The Phoenician garners five star awards every year to the point that it isn’t news, but when its boutique hotel, Canyon Suites, gets named The Ultimate Starwood Hotel by Starwood Preferred Guests that is noteworthy. Canyon Suites topped properties like the Grosvenor House in Dubai, The St. Regis in Florence and the Gritti Palace in […]

Give it a Tri at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Misty Hyman and Terry Roach lead The Tri-Retreat June 23-25

Want to ace your next triathlon?  Training in the summer heat of Scottsdale is one way to do it.  But if you’re going to suffer the heat, you have to have some creature comforts, so Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is offering a three-day tri-retreat June 23-25. The program is limited to 12 participants who will […]

Chiva Som Launches Life Leadership Program for Summer

The beauty of Chiva Som

Chiva Som is a top destination spa on the Golf of Thailand that Fitglobetrotter is going to experience first-hand (and tell you all about it!) in July.  They’ve just released a Life Leadership program for summer that includes the following special offerings that guests can add on to their standard retreat. Food Consciousness with Jacqueline […]

The TravelDiet: Farm-to-Table at Bourbon Steak


Eating healthy isn’t all about calorie and sugar gram counting, it’s about enjoying food prepared with quality ingredients that come from the place where you are.  This can be a challenge in Arizona, especially as we head into the hell days of summer, but  Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale is proving it can be […]

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 […]