Wrap yourself up for the Swedish weather

While Sweden is undoubtedly a very beautiful country that can boast many beautiful cities, it can also get very cold. Wrapping yourself up in some warm clothes is thus a necessity no one gets around.

Travelers to Sweden need this knowledge so as not to get distracted from the beautiful sights and locations by shivering and trying to constantly warm themselves up again. It would be very unfortunate to visit Stockholm, which is spread out across 14 islands, and Gothenburg, which is Sweden’s biggest port, and not to see anything of the stunning architecture. Not only the cities, but also the various World Heritage sites situated in Sweden, like the just recently added Decorated Farmhouses of Halsingland, would certainly lose their charm under such circumstances. To get around the slight chill why not wrap up in some knitwear so the sights keep their special attraction.

Fight against the chill

Wrapping yourself up is not the only thing one can do to make one’s trip to Sweden especially enjoyable. After touring the cities and seeing the amazing World Heritage sites it is a particular delight to get out of the cold air into one of the many excellent Swedish spas.

The Swedish spa traditions are grounded in a long history that has led them to develop into what they are today. Some spa resorts have been around for as long as 300 years. A special treat is the Loka Brunn, which is said to have healing powers and has become famous since a King proclaimed his blazing headache to be gone after taking a bath in the natural spring water.

Travelling to Sweden can be a beautiful experience especially during the winter months, when the snow turns the whole country into a winter wonderland. Just never forget to wrap yourself up tightly.

Book4Time Announces Top 100 Spas in North America

Book4Time, a company offering web-based spa software for resorts, spas and wellness centres, has announced its list of Top Spas in North America.

The company has reported that the spa industry has recently been seeing an influx of investment, with an estimated $15 billion in investments made in the last few years. Currently there are around 20,000 spa locations in North America, with more being added all the time.

Roger Sholanki, the company chief executive officer, said, ‘We’re proud to honour and recognise the best in the industry with our second annual spAWARDS. Enabling Canadian spa owners to differentiate themselves, while also providing useful information to potential spa-goers, has been a great and rewarding experience for us. We’ve found that today, the best spas are the ones who listen to their clients and try to use their feedback as a basis for growth and improvement.’

Among the spas included in the Top 100 Spa list for North America were the Abhasa Waikiki Spa – Honolulu, the Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon – Philadelphia, the Agora Spa at the Stamford Marriott Hotel – Stamford, the Aqua Serena Spa – Indian Wells, Aji Spa – Chandler, Allegria Spa, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek – Beaver Creek, the Anara Spa – Koloa, Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon – Hot Springs, Aspira Spa, The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake, and The Auberge Spa- Rutherford.

eforea: spa at Hilton, at Hilton Short Hills, has also been named as one of the top 100 spas in America. Peter Webster, the general manager at Hilton Short Hills, said, ‘We are delighted to have been named to spAWARDS’ 2012 list,’ said, ‘This recognition is a testament to our team’s dedication, and desire to ensure that spa guests emerge brighter with each and every visit.’