The meaning of “acculturation” is the process of social, psychological, and cultural change that stems from blending between cultures.
A spa city near Los Angeles, Lake Elsinore has several hot spring facilities mainly maintained by Korean community.
I believe this place has a major role in acculturation among American people.
Read More California, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Sulfur smell
Do you know hot springs in wilderness?
These are hot springs with free-flowing water and at the same time, there are no commercial facilities.
Accordingly, almost all hot springs in wilderness are open-air baths, and the difference is that no one maintains the places.
Normally such places are in a secluded area, but there is an exception.
Read More Colorado, Rating [2/5] Hottest, Natural hot springs
Do you know a hot spring cure?
A hot spring cure is to stay at a hot spring inn at least for a week and to have disease treatment through the soak.
For the purpose, different from hotels for holidaymaking or recovery from exhaustion, such inn should be cheaper and with the most basic amenity.
The hot spring inn in the United States was full of primary colors.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Private, Truth or Consequences
Pagosa Hot Springs seems to be superior to most of great hot springs in Colorado.
The powerful nature of the water may be the benefit from the largest known volcanic eruption in Earth’s history.
Read More Colorado, Rating [5/5] Hottest, Lodging, Oil smell, Straight out of the ground, Sulfur smell
Do you like a private bath?
When you want to be alone, or to stay with your family, a private bath would be the best choice.
However, most private baths lack a sense of openness in a closed space surrounded by walls.
I had thought that way since I knew an alternative option of “partially” private baths in the desert.
Read More Arizona, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Mixed bath, Private
Do you know what an ultra-Plinian eruption is?
Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.
Out of them, an ultra-Plinian eruption brings on a particularly large explosion that causes global change in environment and mass extinction.
Around such supervolcano, hot springs have been gushing over one million years after the eruption.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [1/5] Jemez Springs, Lukewarm, Natural hot springs
The world’s largest hot spring pool is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
It was named the “Most Fun Town In America” by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2011.
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As a hot springs soaker, I always seek for a new hot spring that I have never seen.
I know I am a kind of collectormania and will not get satisfaction at the end.
However, this is the hot spring where exceptionally I love to visit many times.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [5/5] Gila Hot Springs, Lodging, Mixed bath
What did influence the destiny of the town?
The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.
Meanwhile, there are places becoming a ghost town.
Read More California, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Sulfur smell
Which do you like peaks or valleys?
This time, I will visit an unfinished resort with hot springs, which is located at the bottom of a deep valley where the seventh-highest bridge in the United States is spanning.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lukewarm, Natural hot springs