In the simplest of terms, 2017 has been quite a year. It’s been pretty stressful and emotional at times, between political instability and seemingly unending and devastating natural disasters. Whether current events were a motivating factor to get you dreaming of an exotic wellness retreat or you simply worked up the courage and vacation days (plus savings) to embark on the solo trip at long last, the time to hit the road, boat, or friendly skies is very clearly now.
Traveling can be stressful, though. From middle seats and missed connections to long lines and lost luggage, that trip to Tulum, Mexico, sounds a lot less enticing when you consider the disasters you could encounter along the way. But there are ways to find calm and even relaxation as you embark on a trip.
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In fact, a destination bath can be on par with—or better than—the dreamy ones you’re accustomed to in your own tub. And, bonus: The luxe accessories you need in order to make it happen are carry-on approved.
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