My search for the world’s best hot springs and public bathing experiences.
The ancient Egyptians bathed in hot tubs with essential oils. Romans made thermal bathing the centre of public life. Today, we often use the term “hydrotherapy.” Whatever you call it, the practise of hot+cold+relax is one of my favourite ways to unwind while travelling. Sometimes a hammam, swimming pool or thermal spring is the purpose of the entire trip!
Which is why now I’m soaking, steaming, and floating my way across the world’s most extraordinary baths.
The goal is to review 100 baths!
You can expect to read about famous destinations like the Blue Lagoon or the Dead Sea but also lesser-known or even secret oases, with a focus on my own country of Canada.
I’ll tell you what you need to know about local etiquette, and where to go on a budget. Because 100 baths isn’t all about exclusive spas or expensive treatments. Affordable luxury is what I’m after. Free is even better!
If you are a bathing enthusiast, I hope you’ll follow along to discover new places to visit. If you are not yet hooked on hydrotherapy, I hope to inspire you to try hot+cold+relax on your next trip.