Dreaming of traveling to a faraway destination? Get your fix with internationally-inspired recipes and spa treatments!


While we wait for spring (and hopefully warmer weather), daydreaming about exotic destinations serves as welcome form of relief. Whether we’re laying on a beautiful beach in Thailand, skiing the slopes of Sweden or riding a camel in the Moroccan dessert during these far-fetched fantasies, the mere idea of a lavish vacation has been enough to get us through.

However, if you’re anything like us, there’s simply not enough hours in the day to accommodate the indulgence that we deserve. That’s why we decided to bring a slice of these decadent destinations to you with mouth-watering recipes and internationally-inspired spa treatments that will really transport you to a relaxing place. After all, during Spa Week, from April 21-27, you can go to the spa for only $50 – which is far more affordable than the vacation of your dreams!

Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce via Family Fresh Cooking

Spaghetti squash is one of our favorite low-carb ingredients because it so closely mimics the taste and texture of pasta. This Thai dish uses the yummy vegetable and a bevvy over other mouth-watering ingredients to create an enticingly ethnic dish.  

After getting a taste of Thai food, tickle your senses some more with a $50 Spa Week treatment inspired by the faraway locale.

Swedish Meatballs via Skinny Taste

This healthy spin on Swedish meatballs uses ground turkey rather than beef as a leaner option that’s still packed with protein. Another bonus – this recipe can easily be made gluten free by omitting the bread crumbs!

Pair your Swedish culinary experience with an equally indulgent trip to the spa where you can get a $50 Spa Week Treatment inspired by the Scandinavian destination!

Vegan Moroccan Salad with Eggplant via Donna & Tora

What this vegan recipe lacks in ingredients, it gains in flavor thanks to exotic spices and interesting elements. Vitamin-rich cauliflower and chickpeas also boost energy and leave you feeling oh so satisfied.

After dishing on this decadent meal, head to the spa for a $50 treatment that utilizes products and techniques native to Morocco.

Head over to spaweek.com to find even more internationally-inspired spa treatments – all for $50! Book your appointment today!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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