Hotels.com® Teams Up with VitalJuice.com to Showcase Healthy Hotspots in Top Destinations
Wellness expert Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh divulges insider tips for travelers visiting Los Angeles, Lugano, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, Israel.
DALLAS, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying healthy while traveling is not an easy task. But help is on the way. Hotels.com® has teamed up with Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, wellness expert and editor-in-chief of VitalJuice.com, to give travelers the inside scoop on healthy tips and replenishing retreats when traveling to her favorite destinations: Los Angeles, California; Lugano, Switzerland and Tel Aviv, Israel. From lesser- known activities to local cuisine and spas, Kiffel-Alcheh's expert advice details how to relax, de-stress and recharge in these three world-class cities.
"How, on a flight at 30,000 feet, with recirculated air, a cramped coach seat and processed food, can a person stay healthy?" said Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, editor-in-chief of VitalJuice.com, a website and online newsletter that distributes health and wellness tips. "In these three destinations, travelers will be able to jump off the plane and find it easy to grab an organic lunch and get to a spa or workout location all while absorbing the sights and attractions these cities have to offer."
Whatever new health trend is sweeping the nation, chances are it started in Los Angeles. Considered by many to be the epicenter of trendy fitness innovations, the city provides motivation through Hollywood's fittest stars and fabulous California beach bodies. Weary travelers can go for a detox massage at The Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel or get acquainted with their spiritual side at free yoga Saturdays at W Los Angeles-Westwood. More energetic tourists can take their bodies through a whirlwind spinning adventure under black lights at Accelerate Sycle Studio or experience Earth's Power Yoga in downtown LA. No matter what, visitors will be able to stay fit and healthy in Los Angeles and experience all the innovative workouts that sculpt celebrities and California girls.
Nestled on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv, Israel is the epitome of healthy dieting and exercise. Tel Aviv's public beaches and parks offer complimentary outdoor exercise equipment. For those who prefer a more private workout, many Tel Aviv hotels provide indoor spas and gyms. Consider staying at The David InterContinental Tel Aviv which uses Dead Sea therapies to soothe overworked bodies and provide a much-needed retreat. Healthy eating couldn't be simpler in Tel Aviv with wholesome options around every corner. Visitors can seek out staples of the Mediterranean diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables, hummus, olive oil, yogurt and cheese.
It's easy to get a workout without even trying in Lugano, Switzerland. Just seeing the sights will inadvertently provide visitors with a cardio routine. Free walking tours, provided by the city every Saturday at 10 a.m., give the brain and the body a workout to remember. During the tour, visitors are distracted from the sweat-induced walk by the antique markets, art galleries and beautiful landscape on the lakefront. For more physical activity, visitors can walk up 264 steps to the top of the Church of Santa Maria or the "top of the city," for a view that is well worth the climb. To maintain a 15-minute walk to each of the historical attractions, visitors can stay at nearby Villa Sassa Hotel Residence & Spa.
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About Vital Juice
Vital Juice is a daily email that prides itself on being the ultimate curator of all things related to wellness, nutrition, beauty, fitness and healthy living. For nearly five years, Vital Juice has been the premiere online destination for influential and aspirational women and a trusted resource for subscribers who are passionate about getting the most out of life in every way.
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