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CIVANA - wellness destination - off the beaten path

We all know that Scottsdale, Arizona is well known for its beautiful spa resorts. However, for the wellness-minded traveler who is looking for a relaxing destination that is a bit more off the beaten path, there is CIVANA! The recently renovated resort is located in the town of Carefree (what's in a name?) and the high Sonoran Desert. While the spa facility is not yet open (set to open in December 2018), the facility has a large pool area, a well-equipped fitness facility, movement spaces (I even saw arial yoga stations), and weekly classes to expand mind, body and spirit. Overall the location has a modern Scandinavian-Frank Lloyd Wright feel to it and its attention to eco-friendly touches can only be admired. For example, all the guest rooms (which all have a balcony or patio) have bedding that is free of chemicals and the bathrooms have eco-friendly toiletries. The patio near the pool area has chairs made of recycled materials and the on-site restaurant named Terras serves non GMO, no-preservative food for the foodies among us who care what we put in our bodies.

Corporations will also find a home in CIVANA as the resort has plenty of meeting space for events, conferences, or workshops. The resort will encourage companies to add a touch of wellness into their event program. For example: organize a real estate sales workshop which has a breakout session on meditation or preparing healthy smoothies.

If you want some real western-style entertainment in addition to your wellness getaway, the town of Cave Creek is only a short drive away! If you have never seen bull riding live, then make sure to check out the Buffalo Chip saloon on a Wednesday or Friday night. I would recommend getting there early (bull riding starts at 8pm) as locals and visitors will come out in droves. Definitely an experience that is not to be missed.

Who is ready to book a couples getaway, a girlfriend wellness weekend or a healing team event at CIVANA in the high Sonoran Desert? Pick me, pick me!!

Thank you CIVANA for your recent hospitality and showing Daily Travel Dose around your property! Please contact me for more information at

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