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10 US Destinations That May Cure What Ails You

For those eager for spiritual renewal and self-reflection, here are 10 destinations that may be able to provide the energy and enlightenment you’ve been seeking.

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A Getaway for Mind, Body and Spirit

Looking for a vacation that offers a change of scenery and a change of mind? Consider one of these beautiful destinations defined by natural wonders, a dedication to wellness and sure to restore both your body and mind.

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Big Sur, California

Considered by many to be a leading destination for healing and rejuvenation, Big Sur boasts numerous wellness-focused resorts and hotels, like Post Ranch Inn and Ventana Big Sur, both of which enable self-discovery through yoga classes, Japanese hot baths and relaxing ocean vistas. Even the final scene of Mad Men is said to be the basis of a real-life Big Sur retreat for spiritual enlightenment.

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Sedona, Arizona

Sedona has long been a favorite among those eager to tap into its spiritual energy. Four best-known energy vortexes, including Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon and Bell Rock, are said to be alive with healing energy. It’s easy to reach these vortex sites for meditation, yoga or prayer by way of easy hiking trails. Or, sign up for a guided tour to help you best experience the metaphysical energy for yourself. Some say it can be a powerful experience.

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Crater Lake, Oregon

Oregon’s Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It’s easy to stare out into the pristine, deep blue waters. That can be a spiritual experience on its own. However, the Klamath Native American Indian tribe believes Crater Lake to be sacred, the location of a mythical battle that destroyed a mountain that once stood in the location of Crater Lake. Several energy-rich vortexes can be found around the lake, and even clay at the lake has been said to have healing properties.

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