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Donna Mantone-Adinolfi is a writer who focuses on the Spa lifestyle, Spa travel, health & wellness, and nutrition. She advocates a philosophy of mindful well-being and devotes herself to educating others on ways to improve their physical and mental health through the columns she writes for Balance Magazine and Lifestyles 50+ Magazine as well as her daily life.

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October 23rd, 2013 by Donna

Greetings and thank you for stopping by.
Please visit our new blog location at:

www.mindfuladventures.com/blog/

Posted in General Ramblings

Specials – Update

October 8th, 2013 by Donna

Greetings and thank you for stopping by.
Please visit our new blog location at:

www.mindfuladventures.com/blog/

For questions about one of the spas for your own getaway:
Phone:  800-532-5590
E-mail:  donna@spa-vacation-experts.com

Let’s connect about your life changing and life enhancing spa getaway that will
take you from where you are to where you want to be!

Posted in Specials

September (2011) Last Minute Special

September 13th, 2011 by Donna

Canyon-Ranch-fitness-classQuick Last Minute Update (2011):

The other day I posted about a special I have at Canyon Ranch in  Lenox from 9/18 – 22.  Great news…..due to the popularity of this special I have more space available, however this ends  tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/14).

If you’re still thinking about Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA while the whether is still warmer (high 60′s) then this is a great time to go at a great rate.

SPECIAL OFFER:

The opportunities are endless, however this special will  end soon.  If you can travel between 9/18 – 22 for a 3- or 4-night stay contact me at 1-800-532-5590 or via e-mail and I’ll review the details with you. Space is limited and this special must be reserved no later than 9/14/11.

PS  If you’re thinking of another time of year, call or e-mail me and I’ll review what’s possible.   If you’d like to go to Tucson, I have a great opportunity for late October.  More details coming up.

Posted in Canyon Ranch Lenox, General Ramblings, Spa News

Stressless Days and Nights of Slumber at Canyon Ranch Lenox

August 31st, 2011 by Donna

Canyon-Ranch-fitness-classThe kids are getting ready to go back to school.  Work will most likely get busier after Labor Day and you might be thinking it’s a good time for a quick getaway.  Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA may be the answer.  The weather is still great in September and with this special offer you can save quite a bit and enjoy everything that Canyon Ranch has to offer.

Outdoor activities abound like kayaking, hiking, biking and more.  There is an abundance of fitness opportunities, healthy living classes, cooking demos and oh those luxurious and pampering spa services, like the Canyon Ranch massage and the ever popular Ayurvedic treatment, Bindi-Shirodhara.

If you’re focused on weight management, then this is the place to get back on track or enhance your already good eating habits.  One of the most useful sessions I’ve ever experienced is the Metabolic Exercise Assessment.   Great information and insight to help you change body composition and much more.

SPECIAL OFFER:

The opportunities are endless, however this special will  end soon.  If you can travel between 9/18 – 22 for a 3- or 4-night stay contact me at 1-800-532-5590 or via e-mail and I’ll review the details with you. Space is limited and this special must be reserved no later than 9/6/11.

Posted in Canyon Ranch Lenox, General Ramblings

Are you ready to sneak away to Miraval?

August 3rd, 2011 by Donna

Miraval - ThriveIf you’re stopping by this site then chances are you’re seeking a destination spa, like Miraval in Tucson, AZ.   Perhaps it’s time for a getaway to recharge and relax or perhaps you’re ready to celebrate a milestone birthday.  Many of you call me to discuss weight loss, fitness (kickstarting…) and a transition in your life.   And many of you call me about Miraval Arizona because you want to spend a few nights with your best pal to relax, be pampered and just say Ahh!

Some say timing is everything and today, timing is everything if you’re looking for a Miraval getaway.  This is a good time to tell a friend and share the news about this new offer at one of the top ten spas in the U.S.

Here’s the skinny on Miraval’s mid-week special…….

Travel between September 1 and December 23
Travel between Sunday and Wednesday (checkout must be on Thursday)
Based on double occupancy only
(Subject to change and based  on availability.)

All of your meals, classes, activities and a nightly resort credit are still included with your Miraval mid-week getaway.

Savings are substantial and I haven’t seen fall rates at Miraval this low!

E-mail me at donna@spa-vacation-experts.com or call me directly at 1-800-532-5590 and I’ll give you one
more bonus for Miraval as my gift of renewal with your 3-night stay.

Posted in Miraval

Escape the Heat! Visit Rancho la Puerta and save some cool cash, too.

July 18th, 2011 by Donna

Finding DirectionMost of the U.S. is under ‘heat-wave’ conditions and yet there is a mountain sanctuary less than two hours from San Diego, CA  that’s experiencing milder temperatures.  If you thought it was too late for a summer vacation, think again.  Rancho la Puerta, one of my favorite destination spas (and the World’s #1 Destination Spa by the readers of Travel+Leisure) in Tecate, Mexico is offering an amazing summer promotion that you should know about.  If you’ve been to Rancho la Puerta, then you know this is something special and if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience a week at the ‘Ranch,’ then now might be a good time.

Read my latest article about Rancho la Puerta (pages 62-64)
in TravelWorld International Magazine.

SUMMER VILLA & SPA PROMOTION:
- 20% off Any Villa, Any Number of Guests -OR-
Save 25% when four share a Two-Bedroom Villa or Three share a Villa Studio

- Valid for weeks through August 27, 2011
- 7-night stays are from Saturday to Saturday

Spa Bonus:  You’ll also receive THREE COMPLIMENTARY MASSAGES**
** Per Person and not valid with the Four-Hands Massage


What does my week include?
7-nights – Saturday to Saturday**
A week at the ‘Ranch’ includes all (vegetarian) meals
Hiking, fitness classes, wellness classes and activities
Ground Transfers from San Diego Airport (Saturday only)


The weeks ahead include:
Water Week (7/23), Writer’s Week (7/30), Ballet Week (8/6 & 13), Pilates Week (8/20) and
Rancho Reads & Writes Week (8/27)

Are you a first timer?
Let me know when you call me directly and we can review much more about Rancho la Puerta!

My gift to you:
In addition to the Summer Spa Savings above,  I’d love for you to enjoy a little more pampering so when you call me directly (1-800-532-5590) to reserve your week, you’ll also receive -one- 50-minute Relaxation Massage as my gift.

Renew, Relax and Rejuvenate at the Ranch!


Call me directly at 1-800-532-5590 with any questions and the week that interests you.
My week was amazing and I hope you’ll consider a week that could help you change your life for the better.  There’s still time to make 2011 your best, most fit and healthiest year ever!

Posted in Rancho La Puerta, Spa News

‘The’ List is out! Top Destination Spas…Congratulations to all.

July 14th, 2011 by Donna

If you like to look at Top 10 lists, then this is one for you!

The World’s Best Awards 2011 has been released by Travel+Leisure.   Take a look and see if your favorite destination spa is on the list.

As always, if you have any specific questions about a destination spa, feel free to e-mail me.

Happy Travels!

Posted in General Ramblings

Final days for Rancho la Puerta’s 2011 promotion!

December 29th, 2010 by Donna

It’s cold just about everywhere in the United States and I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about leaving the snow behind for warmer weather.  One of my favorite destination spas, Rancho la Puerta in Tecate, Mexico is offering an amazing end of year promotion that you should know about.  If you’ve been to Rancho la Puerta, then you know this is something special and if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience a week at the ‘Ranch,’ then now is the time.

Reservation and Deposit:
Before you continue reading, there’s an important point to this -
Reservations must be made by Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 to receive this reduction

Details, nothing but the details:
Save 25% on weeks between Jan. 8 – Feb. 12
* A couple of January weeks have limited space
Save 20% on weeks between Feb. 19 – June 4

What does my week include?
7-nights – Saturday to Saturday**
A week at the ‘Ranch’ includes all (vegetarian) meals
Hiking, fitness classes, wellness classes and activities
Ground Transfers from San Diego Airport (Saturday only)

** Based on availability, you may also consider a shorter stay for
Wednesday-Saturday or Saturday-Wednesday
Ground transfers are available on Saturdays only

A Sample of the Weeks Ahead:
Jan. 15 - Pilates Week
Feb. 5 – The Truth About Sleep with Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.d.
March 12 – Hatha Yoga Week
Develop your Personal Power
March 26 – Focus on Golf
All weeks – Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta

My gift to you:
Spa services are a la carte, however I’d love for you to enjoy a little pampering so when you call me directly (1-800-532-5590) to reserve your week, you’ll also receive -one- 50-minute Relaxation Massage as my gift.   Renew, Relax and Rejuvenate at the Ranch!

Kick off the New Year with the gift of wellness. 
Call me directly at 1-800-532-5590 with any questions and the week that interests you.

My week was amazing and I hope you’ll consider a week that could help you change your life for the better.  Make 2011 your best, most fit and healthiest year ever!

Finding Direction

Posted in Rancho La Puerta, Spa News

Spring Spa Vacation Specials – Are you ready for adventure?

February 27th, 2010 by Donna

If you’re looking for sunshine and adventure, a spa vacation getaway may be the answer to these cold weather days we’re experiencing right now.  A few of my favorite spas are offering some incentives to get you from where you are to where you want to be and I don’t necessarily mean just the weather.  If you’re off track from the goals you set for 2010 and are looking for a way to immerse yourself in physical activity and a healthier lifestyle, then consider these options.

RANCHO LA PUERTA- Spring reductions for the weeks of April 3, 10 and 17 and space is getting more limited.  April – flowers begin to bloom, the weather gets warmer and you get a little more spring in your step.  Reductions of 10% off the Ranchera and Hacienda room types and 20% off the Villas.  The best value is the Jr. Villa and space is getting limited on these weeks.  There are other great specials during the summer with the return of the Pinata Plan and other fall opportunities as well.  

My SpaGift to you :  I’m just in a gifting mood, so when you contact me to reserve your stay for Rancho la Puerta, not only will you get my insight about destination spas, you’ll also get a gift from me of ONE 50-minute massage to use during your stay (7-night minimum stays required at Rancho la Puerta from Saturday to Saturday).   Hiking, Vegetarian Cuisine and great classes are healthful and a massage is important to your well-being, so I want to be sure you get that Ahh! feeling.

 
 
Canyon-Ranch-pilates  CANYON RANCH - Wow, one of the best destination spas in the world and several opportunities for savings as well.  I can’t say enough about my latest experience at Canyon Ranch.  Life changing, yes, definitely, and many times I catch myself thinking, “how would I handle this if I were at Canyon Ranch.”  There are savings opportunities at the Lenox property for April, especially for April 5 – 9 (25% savings!) and there are other options for both Tucson and Lenox including the Two New, Two Terrific.  If you’ve never been to Canyon Ranch, and you’re seeking support and encouragement for a healthier way of living, this is the place.  Medical doctors, fitness experts, nutritionists and more in a nurturing, invigorating and relaxing environment.   

RED MOUNTAIN SPA is offering last minute rates through April and Spa Discounts.  And, the reviews just keep getting better and better.  What I love about Red Mountain Spa is the affordability of a destination spa and their adventure add-ons.  

Such a great value and if you’ve never been to a destination spa before, this is a great option. RedMtn Hiking Snow Canyon

My SpaGift to you:  When you reserve your stay for Red Mountain Spa directly with me, you’ll receive ONE Spa credit of $75 per person  (based on a 4-night minimum stay or ONE Spa credit of $100 per person based on a 5-night stay or longer) – you can use this credit toward your services - my personal gift to you because I believe that destination spas inspire healthy living.

Posted in Canyon Ranch Lenox, Canyon Ranch Tucson, Rancho La Puerta, Red Mountain

Be ‘in the know’ about Miraval Rates

January 25th, 2010 by Donna

Miraval - Thrive Are you in the know about Miraval rates?  Here’s the FYI for 2010!

Rates have changed at Miraval, and while the $399++ per night promotion is gone, there are some great options being offered through 2010. 

The 5-th night free promotion at Miraval is back when you reserve the Deluxe room (or higher) and it’s the best value at this time.  If 5-nights isn’t in the stars, then the standard room is the next best option if less than 4/5 nights.

And, rates for 2010 at Miraval Spa are seasonal, so if you travel between June 6 and August 14, you’ll receive the very lowest rates of the year.  And, there are date ranges at Miraval for the other seasons so for instance, if you travel between today and Feb. 20th, you’ll receive the Premium rate and then it goes to peak season for Feb. 21 – March 6th.  There are several date ranges for each season and this is just an example.  (Rates are subject to change.)

The other option at Miraval for 2010 is the custom rate, which means that spa services can be a la carte.  A little advice though – if you’re planning on getting one Miraval spa service per day, then go with the full package as it offers a better value.

So now you’re in the know about Miraval rates!

Posted in General Ramblings, Miraval

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