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How to Detox (Without Skimping on the Fun) on Vacation
Chicago's weather doesn't do its residents any favors when it comes to health and wellness resolutions, but several companies are making it easier. Owen + Alchemy, in Logan Square, offers several feel-good cleanses sourcing local and organic products; Snap Kitchen does juices and prepared foods for all kinds of dietary restrictions (their 21-Day Commit Program is great motivation fodder). If you need to zone out, nothing beats the luxurious Chuan Spa at The Langham. We’re starting with the ginger-based treatments for their anti-inflammatory benefits. —Megy Karydes
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Plenty of us are still feeling the effects of 2015 and the festive holiday season, so if healthy living is on your brain, you’re in good company. Even better news: your wellness resolutions don’t need to be threatened when you travel or go on vacation. Hotels are increasingly pumping up their fitness offerings; pay-per-class studios are at peak popularity; and trends toward healthy eating and juicing are fairly universal by now.
So you can plan and prepare before your next trip, we’ve scoured 14 popular destinations to uncover the best ways to detox in each—all insider tips straight from a local. Whether it’s undertaking a new fitness experience, ensuring you can eat the way you need to while you’re away, or locating the spa or treatment that will leave you most zen, you’re in luck.
Some of our discoveries might surprise you: Miami, a notorious party town, also excels in hotel-based spa and detox programs and even offers the chance to work out with a celebrity trainer. In New York, you can spin to the latest Broadway tunes; Denver has a brand-new, 1,200 square foot aerial yoga studio; in San Francisco, it’s common to use the city’s own landscape as your personal outdoor gym. No matter the location or time of year, it seems, these destinations give you no excuses for getting off track.
For those of you hitting the road soon, we’ve also included current programs and packages on offer, but this list is meant to be saved: you can refer to it again. You’ve got twelve months to reach your goals, after all—now you’ve got the tools to spend them wisely. —Corina Quinn