100 Baths is my search for the world’s best hot springs and public bathing experiences.
When travelling the world, I’m always drawn to water. Oceans and waterfalls, of course. But more and more, I’ve been making time for thermal springs, swimming pools, hot tubs, hammams… These are my favourite ways to unwind after a hectic day of sightseeing, or sometimes they are the whole reason for a trip.
After years of casually visiting many cool public bathing spots on my travels, I’m now setting off to soak, steam, and float my way across the world’s most extraordinary baths. Then to share what I learn about bathing culture, from ancient traditions to modern urban spas.
The goal is to review 100 baths!
You can expect to read about famous destinations like the Blue Lagoon or the Dead Sea but also lesser-known or even secret oases, with a focus on my own country of Canada.
I’ll tell you what you need to know about local etiquette, and where to go on a budget. Because 100 baths isn’t all about exclusive spas or expensive treatments. Affordable luxury is what I’m after. Free is even better!
If you are a bathing enthusiast, I hope you’ll follow along to discover new places to visit. If you are not yet hooked on hydrotherapy, I hope to inspire you to try hot+cold+relax on your next trip.
1. Circle Wellness Spa (Vancouver, Canada)
2. Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau (Montréal, Canada)
3. Hammam ben Azouzz (Chefchaouen, Morocco)
4. Millcroft Inn & Spa (Alton, Canada)
5. Scandinave Spa (Whistler, Canada)
6. Vetta Nordic Spa (Horseshoe Valley, Canada)
7. Bagni San Filippo (Val D’or, Italy)
Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa (La Fortuna, Costa Rica)
Hammam Spa by Cela (Toronto, Canada)
Terme di Chianciano (Chianciano, Italy)
Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal (Montréal, Canada)
Rudas Baths (Budapest, Hungary)