For many vacationers, the destination is not as important as just getting away from it all: the office, the traffic jams, the pre-sunrise alarms. Set the average couple on a beach with a book or drink in hand — and they're in heaven.
But what about those folks who aren't satisfied with mere relaxation? These are the people who are willing to work and study and push during a vacation — as long as it involves yoga, saunas and traditional healing methods.
We've rounded up ideas for just such a trip, from tai chi with elderly locals to serious pampering and wellness treatments at a spa resort. If you plan well, you can learn a few tricks for when you return to the stress and trials of everyday life. (Text: Josh Lew)