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  1. 5 Incredible Ways to Travel in a Hot Tub

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    If you’ve always wanted to take your hot tub with you on the road (or in the sky), read on. Earlier this year, we wrote about hot tubs in wild and crazy places.  But this week, we are focusing in on five incredible ways to travel while soaking in a hot tub. Some very creative people have come up with great ways to get around while relaxing in a spa. Let’s take a look at them now.

     The Hot Tub Bus

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    hot tub busIf you’ve ever been to England, you know that double-decker busses are extremely popular. But what you probably don’t know is that one of these double-deckers features hot tubs. Bathing Under the Sky created a bus with wood-fired hot tubs and a dry finish sauna on the top deck, and gas-heated showers on the lower deck. We here at ThermoSpas think that there is no better way to explore the UK than sitting in the warm waters of a hot tub.

    Limos with Hot Tubs

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    hot-tub-limoGet to where you need to be in style while soaking in warm water. Limos across the nation feature hot tubs and bars, allowing you to have a hot tub party on the road wherever you are. Or, if you prefer, you can make your traveling time a romantic one with champagne and a soothing dip in the spa. Whatever your plans are, limos with hot tubs are sure to impress. Check out Nationwide Limousine Service’s hot tub offerings here.

    Hot Tub Boats

    Image from Hot Tub Boats’ Facebook page

    hot tub boatsTraveling in a hot tub doesn’t have to be limited to the road. A small group of experienced and creative shipwrights in Seattle created the first ever hot tub boats for ocean travelers to enjoy. With the sound of the sea surrounding you and the slow rocking of your boat, you are sure to slip into a deep state of relaxation in no time. You can rent one of these hot tub boats here.

    Hot Tug

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    hot-tugAnother seafaring option, Hot Tug allows you to enjoy the hydrotherapeutic benefits of a hot tub in the beautiful waters of nature. You can quietly glide along waters with a built-in electric motor, turn the engine off and bob in the water or get tugged along by another boat. Hot Tug is one of many unique inventions from Dutch designer Frank de Brujin. He is dedicated to creating functional and quirky products and furniture that challenge what is available in the current market. If you’re in Europe any time soon, you can rent hot tugs at several locations, or you can buy your own to take wherever you wish!

    Hot Tubs in the Sky

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    hot tub in the skyYou can even hang out in a hot tub up in the clouds. CNBC reported that many lucky people who have luxury private jets are filling their personal planes with hot tubs for a bubbling and restful time in the sky. Sounds like the best way to fly to us.

    As you can see, traveling in a hot tub is an exciting and special opportunity. But there truly is nothing like having your own personal hot tub in your home. Check out ThermoSpas customizable hot tubs to find the perfect spa for you. You will never have to go to end the day without enjoying the soothing jetted waters of a hot tub ever again.


  2. Hot Tubs in Wild and Crazy Places

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    We love hearing about all of the wild places people decide to put their hot tubs. While we encourage our customers to install their Thermospas Hot Tub close to home, either on a structurally sound deck or concrete pad, where the soothing water and massaging jets can release the stress of your day, some people want more of an adventure when jumping into their hot tub. Here’s a few of the wildest places we’ve seen people use their hot tub.

    The New Gueuroz Bridge Hot Tub

    Twenty-five local adventure-seekers in Switzerland suspended their hot tub from the New Gueuroz Bridge. While planning, construction, and set-up took over 2,500 hours to plan, the group only spent about 2.5 hours suspended almost 500 ft above the ground. The participants rappelled 150 ft down from the bridge to the platform to receive some well-deserved relaxation. If it were any of the Thermospas team on that platform, we know we’d definitely need a soak to calm our nerves.

    Mount Blanc Summit

    The same people that decided to suspend a hot tub from the New Gueuroz Bridge Hot Tub decided to up the game and made the 15,771 feet climb to the top of Mount Blanc in the Alps and build a hot tub at the top of the peak. The entire system of water, jets, heating, and shell, all had to be carried to the top of the peak by the participants. Each climber had over 45 pounds of weight on their back as they made the climb by night. 20 people made the summit that night and enjoyed the warm bubblings of the hot tub as the sun rose. For more photos and recap, visit the team’s blog.

    Mini Cooper Barbie Edition Hot Tub Limo

    Looking for the way to surprise your daughter and her friends, or maybe your own inner child, and want to experience a little hot tub fun while traveling? Pretty precise specifics, but if this sounds like you, look no further than the Mini Cooper Barbie Edition Hot Tub Limo. Not only will your eyes be overloaded with pink, they’ll be amazed at the wild look for this Mini Cooper. Stretched to fit six passengers, the best part about the limo is, of course, the hot tub. In the back of the limo, just above the four wheels, a two person hot tub is perfect for dipping in before heading to your destination. Though it may not be the most ideal spot to relieve muscle tension, it’s definitely a hot tub that comes with a good, and funny, story.

    The HotTug

    Another wildly interesting hot tub is the HotTug, a wood-fired hot tub that floats in water, say a river or lake. So while you’re drifting in a body of water, you can be sitting in a separate tub of water that’s heated by a wood-fire stove. Created by Frank de Bruijin, a sculptor, he began making furniture as a way to earn money while pursuing his more artistic visions. The HotTug is just one of many interesting inventions that de Bruijin has created. The wood-fire stove is able to heat up the Hot Tug’s water up to 100 degrees in less than a few hours. Once it’s in the water, only a small rim separates you from the outer body of water, giving you the feeling of being one with the water. Though it may not be the most practical hot tub you’ve ever seen, it sure does look like fun.

    Treehouse Hot Tub

    Here’s one of our favorite hot tub spots, in a tree! The Cabane & Spa treehouse is meant for partners on a relaxing and romantic weekend together. Stationed in Montauban, an area in the southern region of France, the treehouse is just over 12 feet above the ground and built from fine cedar. The only thing that beats the beauty of this treehouse is the views you can see from its lookouts. But who can think about that when a raging hot tub is just feet away from your bed? Made for two people, the hot tub is made from cedar as well and is perfect for releasing the stress of a hard year. It may be a bit pricey to rent, but definitely worth the visit if you love relaxing in a hot tub that’s in one wild spot.
    While these are quite the interesting locations for a hot tub, we suggest sticking with the comfort of home on a back patio where your hot tub can be easily maintained and used. No need to climb a mountain just for a relaxing experience. Call ThermoSpas today for a free quote on your very own hot tub.

  3. Amazing Geothermal Pools and Hot Springs Around the World

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    We discovered five of our favorite spas in America, and even found some of the coolest locations for hot tubs in the world. But today, we liked to extend the idea of a hot tub to some of the most interesting natural pools in the world.  Some man-made while others are completely natural, hot springs and geothermal pools are the original hot tub. Take a look and be amazed by some of these wild hot tubs and their jaw-dropping locations.

    Shirahone Onsen – Gifu Prefecture, Japan


    Here’s an amazing spot in Japan that sources its hot water from natural hot springs. After a long drive up the mountain ranges of the Alps new Kamikochi, this little village has about 13 hotels to bunk at, or you can just visit for a public dip before 3 pm. Shirahone is one of the most popular hot springs in the Alps with hot water that’s milky white and known to help relieve muscle tensions and cure a number of illnesses. Though, we recommend visiting this hot springs to relax, as the 100-some steps down to the hot spring can be a rough travel for anyone who’s not feeling too well.

    The Homestead Crater – Midway, Utah


    While ThermoSpas hot tubs can take only a few days to install, this warm water geothermal spring took over 10,000 years. Melting snow atop the Wasatch Mountains seeped into the earth, two miles below the surface. As the Earth heated the water, it picked up minerals and percolated upward back out the Earth creating a volcano shaped limestone deposit. The top opening of the hole allows sunlight and fresh air while the interior stays surprisingly warm (between 90 – 96 degrees). Jump in for a light swim, a relaxing dip, or practice your scuba diving.

    Pamukkale – Turkey


    Translated to mean Cotton Castle, you can see exactly why one might name these hot springs as such. With beauty that’s almost blinding, this geological wonder sits at the ancient site of Hierapolis, a Turkish city that is long past but still part of this amazing area. A series of travertines and hot springs, the water is filled with calcium carbonate with gives the location its sheer white beauty. But don’t be fooled with what may look like snow and icicles. These hot springs can reach almost 200 degrees Fahrenheit. While there’s no spa locations on site (no one can use motorized vehicles, build, or even where shoes here), there are plenty locations close enough to find this destination one of the most relaxing in the world.

    Blue Lagoon – Reykjanes, Iceland


    One of the most visited attractions in Iceland, this spa and hot spring are located atop a lava field in southwestern Iceland. This is a man-made lagoon which receives water from a nearby geothermal power plant. Extremely hot water is heated near a lava flow then used to run turbines to generate electricity. After which the water is sent to the lagoon for recreational use. The Blue Lagoon is one of the leading researchers for warm water treatments of illnesses as well one of the best resorts and spas to visit in Iceland.

    Mystic Hot Springs – Monroe, UT


    For those looking for more of an adventure and less of a pampered excursion, we recommend the Mystic Hot Springs of Monroe, Utah. Originally developed by Thomas Cooper in 1882. Cooper, built wooden boxes to collect the water and later developed an entire building resort around the hot springs. Unfortunately, by the 1950s, the building had closed and now the Mystic Hot Springs are better enjoyed by campers and travelers from all over the world. The water comes from the ground at around 168 degrees at about 200 gallons per minute. A channel was created to cool and contain the water in several pools and tubs. The water is rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron which makes it great for soaking.

    While of these destinations may make your jaw drop to the ground, they can’t beat the ease of a hot tub in your own backyard. With massaging jets and bubbles to sooth away your pain and relax your every muscle, ThermoSpas are a great option for anyone who loves a good hot spring but doesn’t have the time to take the trip. Contact ThermoSpas today and get started creating a warm water resort in your backyard.

  4. Six of the Coolest Hot Tub Locations in the World

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    If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be? We would go and visit the coolest and most luxurious hot tub resorts if we had the chance. So where would that take us? All around the world, of course. With hot tubs at resorts in China, New Zealand, South Africa, Belize, and the United States, we would have our travel plans booked for quite some time. Here’s our choices for six of the coolest hot tub spots in the world, do any of these awesome locations sounds good to you?

    Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa – Lijiang, China

    Lijiang is also known as “the Venice of Asia” as it too embraces a network of canals and bridges to transport between areas of the city. Banyan Tree is one of the most luxurious resorts in the city offering every guest their own private courtyard, garden, and two-person hot tub. Relax in 100-degree water, look out at the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and sip some local plum wine. Doesn’t get much better than that.

    Matakauri Lodge – Queenstown, New Zealand

    Birthplace of bungee jumping, Queenstown offers a wide variety of adrenaline-rushing sports and adventures such as skydiving, jet boating, and downhill slopes for skiing or snowboarding. With all that excitement, you’ll need a good soak to relax your muscles and joints. That’s where the Matakauri Lodge steps in with an alpine cedar-and-schist stone hot tub. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors, you’ll feel one with nature while allowing the warm water to soothe your every nerve. But don’t rest too long, you’ll need to save time for more adrenaline-rushed adventures, because that’s what Queenstown is all about.

    The Hotel on Rivington – New York City, New York

    Life at the Hotel on Rivington is the kind of luxury most New Yorkers dream of living. Designed by famous New York developer Paul Stallings, this cedar wood hot tub is perched high above the bustling streets of Manhattan. Look out to the downtown skyline or further out to Brooklyn while soaking in this ten-person tub. All the while sip on the hotel’s famous Pearadise champagne cocktail.

    The Molori Safari Lodge – South Africa

    Relax and enjoy vast views of landscape and wildlife at this South African dream spot. Located just under the Dwarsberg Mountains, calm your mind in the six-person in-ground hot tub next to an infinity pool that looks across over 100,000 of the Madikwe Game Reserve. With exquisite dining, fitness center, and full spa, you might not spend as much time in this hot tub as you’d hope.

    Blzancaneaux Lodge  – San Ignacia, Belize

    Powered by an super-green hydroelectric plant, this hot tub was designed by Oscar winner Dean Travoularis for Francis Ford Coppola’s lodge. The horseshoe shaped hot tub uses local granite to hold over 11,000 gallons of water. Coppola chose the spot after using nearby areas for his film Apocalypse Now. The property is a collection of 10 cabanas, six villas, and a cottage all set in the jungle.

    Amangani – Jackson, Wyoming

    Here’s one of the most necessary luxury hot tubs in the middle of Jackson Hole’s East Gros Ventre Butte. The temperature can drop so dramatically in the winter that the resort staff often bring wool beanies to their guests stepping out of the steaming tub. Along side the quartzite-tiled pool, this slate hot tub will calm nerves while allowing you to soak in the beautiful views of the Snake River Valley. With white snow butting up against the hot tub and pool, this place makes more sense to dip into 103-degree water and keep warm than any other location on our list.

    What do you think of these great resorts and hot tubs? Any location we missed that you dream of visiting? Let us know, we would love to expand our own lists of places to visit