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Follow The Camino: A Unique Scented Journey To Santiago de Compostela


If you’ve never heard of it before, the Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage in Spain inspiring millions of pilgrims throughout the centuries. It has also been a unique source of healing for all of those who have walked it. Many pilgrims still use this pilgrimage as a way to balance their life, find some answers, or simply take some time away from the over busy life style we experience. So, a group called Follow The Camino decided to bring pilgrims a new way to experience the Camino, easing this unique Camino and transforming it into a scented spiritual journey.

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

They’re inviting guests to follow the last part of the French Way, from Sarria to Santiago, the very famous last 100km of the pilgrimage with a unique Aromatic Camino Kit and the comfort and advice of their aromatherapy expert, Pam Conrad. Popular scented herbal examples in these regions include lavender, rosemary, thyme, bergamot, and eucalyptus, to name just a few. Connecting your walk with the aromatic plants and their gifts is a perfect way to fully experience your Camino.

Some Spanish food along the way...
Some Spanish food along the way…

As you walk the Camino Zen Aromatic, you will learn the benefits of aromatherapy to ease your Camino, but also to heal your mind in a natural way. The Camino Zen Aromatic tours will include Aromatic Camino Kits to support your journey as well as two experiential aromatherapy sessions with Pam, customized for physical, emotional, and spiritual support as well as aromatic education. Daily aromatips will be provided too.

A B&B on the Camino
A B&B on the Camino

This Camino Tour is priced at 795 Euros and includes 8 days/7 nights, rustic charm B&B accommodation, dinners, and transfers.

The Marbella Masters

Marbella, Spain

If lounging by the beach in Marbella isn’t sexy enough for the likes of your hot bod, we caught wind of a Grand Slam competition cool enough for you to slip on those white tennis duds and have a swing. The Marbella hotel, Hotel Puente Romano, on the Southern coast of Spain, along with Northern Vision have announced the full line-up for The Marbella Masters 2011 taking place at the Puente Romano Tennis Club 25th-27th August. In addition to the 11 time Grand Slam Champion, Bjørn Borg (with the best name in sports ever) and former World Number 1, Yevgeny Kafelnikov ,will be joined by Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash and former top 15 players Younes El-Alanoui and Ronald Agenor. Iranian tennis trickster, Mansour Bahrami will also return to the Masters this year.  The club is particularly excited to welcome back Bjorn Borg to the hotel as he once managed the club after it first opened in 1979.

Where the Marbella Masters Magic Happens….

The resorts, located just 500 meters apart, are, therefore, inviting guests like you and me the chance to enjoy the Marbella Masters program (and maybe even hang out with those tennis pros too). As an alternative option you can always find great flights through Expedia to visit the Marbella Masters.

Starting from 395 Euros, VAT included, per night for two persons for a double room, the Hotel Puente Romano Marbella Masters Program includes:

•                   Upgrade to Double superior room guaranteed

•                   Welcome amenity upon check in. Could it be Cava and fresh fruit?

•                   Gourmet breakfast buffet for 2

•                   Complimentary entrance to the Marbella Masters

* Minimum stay of three nights required.

For slightly more dough, starting from 570 Euros, VAT included, per night for two for a Double classic room, the Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella Masters Tennis Program includes:

•        Complimentary room upgrade upon availability

•        Cava and fresh fruit upon arrival

•        Daily champagne buffet breakfast

•        One Dynamic Pool Session at the Thalasso Spa

•        Complimentary entrance to the Marbella Masters

* Minimum stay of three nights required.

Tickets are available from El Corte Ingles and Ticket Master or visit this link: