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SPA DESTINATIONS - From 60 Minutes - To Multi-Day Vacations

The International Spa Association Media Event, NYC

words/event images Judith Ecochard

After a weather filled ten days of a tornado, earthquake, and hurricane...the idea of a respite to a healing, relaxing spa has even more appeal...a healthful way to unwind and disconnect, worry free.

Though held prior to Mother Nature's angry side making an east coast appearance, the ISPA media event introduced us to some calming hands-on body and facial treatments-that had us yearning for actual visits.



The most far flung destination present at this Big Apple event was Australia's GWINGANNA LIFESTYLE RETREAT- located in the scuba lovers' haven of the aptly named Gold Coast of Queensland.

Open year round --- guests can enjoy more than the magnificent views of the lush valleys and the blue waters of the ocean from this destination spa-spending a weekend or several days at the "closed" retreat...  choosing from a full compliment of experiences at the new 33 room Spa Sanctuary-incl…

SCHWINN/CANNONDALE/GT BICYCLES/MONGOOSE/SUGOI FALL/HOLIDAY 2011 RIDES & WEAR

Midtown, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

'No bouncin' round the room-meaning-taking a spin, at this showcase---but clearly- plenty of great rides for everyone ---from tots embracing the ways of the wheels-trail demons on re-invigorated GT bicycles' heart-pound potential, mountain bike rides---everyday, urban warriors' city spokes (also heart-pounding at times)-on up to one of the top of the line race rides for the podium wannabes- by Cannondale.

And accessories...less than $100 per.



























For kids---a lot of fun stylish options that any boy or girl would be happy with. Remember the 80's? GT does with the Performer- a 20"redo of that decades bikes---also in 26" for adults.



























For the Chevy in you---this Corvette bicycle----details like an odometer adds to this cruiser's appeal.











Mongoose BMX are sold at Walmart-good looking bikes under $200.

















Helicopter parents everywhere...a bicycle for you---errrr...meaning your kids but these Schwinn Easy Riders have push/pull …