∼ by Tamara Moore
As business people, moms, daughters, sisters and wives – women lead busy lives. To cope with the multi-tasking and the daily demands on our schedules, women need to ensure they are taking care of themselves as much as they are taking care of everyone else.
Here are some convenient and relaxing staycation ideas for women to help de-stress and pamper the soul:
Spa days are an absolute must; they are a great way to treat yourself and Canada offers a wide array of incredible spa resorts from coast to coast. When searching for the perfect spa getaway, first decide if you want to do a day trip or a full weekend getaway, then look at the accommodations, amenities and user reviews. User feedback is a great way to find a spa that suites your specific needs. A personal favorite of mine is St. Anne’s Spa in Ontario, this spa report is ideal for a day trip or a weekend away (andgoing on your own, with your partner, or with a group of girlfriends). There is nothing more relaxing than slipping into a plush robe and enjoying the various services offered at this 400 acre facility. I always book a pure aroma massage when there.
Wineries are a lovely way to unwine-d with friends. Spend a weekend away enjoying local spirits and food parings as you escape the city scene for a laidback wine-country sanctuary. Most wine regions in Canada have premium tour packages. The Okanagan Valley is the largest and oldest grape growing region in BC and offers a large selection of impressive wines. Uncork your day with a wine tour customized to your tastes. A fan of ice-wines? Be sure to visit Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery in Okanagan Valley, North America’s first-ever producer of Icewine.
With the increasing interest in healthy living, many women want to use their holidays to not only relax but to focus on the process of healthy living. If you are looking to achieve inner peace and balance, escape to one of Canada’s wellness spas/retreats. Indulge the senses at Montreal’s Spa Eastman and learn to improve your health with a multi-day vacation that focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle. Interested in developing your yoga practice? Montreal is also home to the world renowned Sivanda Ashram Yoga Camp which focuses on yoga, deep breathing, meditation and ayurevadic therapies. Here guests are given the tools to focus on de-stressing, which can be incorporated in their day to day lives.
About Tamara Moore:
Tamara Moore, owner and president of boutique luxury lifestyle and travel company Ascent Behave, works with Hollywood’s elite (such as Jenna Dewan, Rashida Jones and Ellen Pompeo) and other affluent clientele to plan luxe-vacations and experiences at premiere destinations around the world. Working in the travel industry for more than 15 years, Tamara has garnered a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts in luxury travel.
Tamara stars in Après Ski, a reality-series on Slice. Set in Whistler, British Columbia, the show centers around Gibbons Life, a Canadian travel concierge business; as CEO Tamara Moore oversees a team of up and coming travel concierges who work to orchestrate unforgettable, over the top experiences for their clients.