After three days of skeet shooting, horseback riding, water sports, and golf lessons, a morning at the spa was a heavenly treat. Casa de Campo Spa pampers guests with complete Caribbean tranquility. A sanctuary offering soothing, sensual experiences, indigenous spa treatments pay homage to the Dominican Republic’s native lands and culture incorporating tropical fruits, bamboo cane, sugar cane, peppermint, and coffee-mint into treatments. My tailored massage lifted away tension and focused on the golfer’s and marksmen’s problem areas. I left feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. It was the ideal ending to my sporting life experience. Continue reading
I’ve never been to a spa before and quite frankly I couldn’t begin to imagine what was the big deal. The thought of someone, other than my husband, rhythmically massaging my body while I listened to calming music seemed… off; especially if it was a man… no especially if it was a woman. How about replenishing my skin with an anti-oxidant detoxifying mud masque? Ummm… no thanks! I played in the mud enough as a child. Maybe a manicure or pedicure was more up my alley. No, wait! Why bother polish or buff my nails when I can’t even type with them long and I’m happy cutting them myself. It just didn’t seem like my thing. Heck, I don’t even go to a hair salon more than once or twice ever 5 or so years. But after hearing about the journey to bliss that is a “spa day”, I thought I had to finally debunk my ideas about spas and give one a try for myself; and what better place to do that than Old Edwards Inn & Spa? They are known for their signature spa experiences and they have a full spectrum of wellness, rejuvenation, and natural beauty enhancement. I was sure there had to be one experience that would change my negative tone about spas. Continue reading
California was a bucket list seekers dream. While there, I experienced piloting a helicopter, piloting an airplane, piloting an open-cockpit biplane, Flying a jetpack, piloting a glider, bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, watching musicals, dinner theaters, and ballets, swimming with beluga whales, driving through the most beautiful scenery, kayaking, boating with dolphins, meeting exotic animals at the zoo… and the list goes on.
Now that I live in North Carolina, I’m seeking new adventures, locations, and experiences. So far, I’ve come up with 13 things I definitely want to experience in North Carolina: Continue reading
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Every once and a while you need to stop and just relax. It is next to impossible to do that these days with deadlines, phone calls, doctor’s appointments… the list goes on and on. And nothing makes it harder to relax when you are battling illness. Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and I am using this year to embark on Kristie’s Big Adventure to try and complete as many goals in a year as possible. This is nothing, however, compared to the fact that my mother has also been fighting lung cancer for a year. As she is a fairly private person, she has kept her illness on the down-low, but I asked if I could share a bit of her story so you can see why a day of relaxation was over due for her. Continue reading
Everyone has a different version of what they’d like to accomplish, try, or experience in their life. While I enjoy extreme adventures, sports, outdoor activities and anything to do with the ocean, others like retreats, relaxing, and finding peace of mind. Sara of New Brunswick, Canada had “spend a day at the spa” as her number one bucket list item. As soon as I read her list, I knew there was at least one thing I could arrange for her. With the support of Namaste Spa, Bucket List Publications helped Sara cross an item off of her list. Continue reading