Who needs holiday stress, right?
Even just fantasizing about escaping family obligations and dysfunctional dinners can lower stress and get those feel-good serotonin hormones flowing, so take a moment to ponder this little holiday getaway: Lausanne's renowned Beau-Rivage Palace (above), located near the Swiss Alps on the peaceful shores of Lake Geneva, has created a stress-busting environment that would ease even the most frazzled nerves. So if you've saved your pennies this year (a LOT of pennies),you might consider the ultimate in stress-reduction, Swiss style:
Their formula is rather simple: rest, relaxation, exercise and healthy eating, with some body massages, facials and other assorted delights thrown in. Can't make it in time for the New Year? No worries, Lausanne's stress-reduction package is valid until the end of winter, March 19, 2010. -- Mitch Rustad