As a hot springs enthusiast, 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 is the difference between an open-air bath and a swimming pool?
There may be several elements such as water temperature, depth, necessity of clothing, and whether swimming is allowed or not, but none of them seem to completely define an open-air bath.
However, when I soaked in an open-air bath in Mexico, I felt like realizing the essence.
Read More Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging
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
The largest enchantment of Mexico may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.
In terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.
Read More Mexico, Rating [5/5] Hottest, Lodging, Oil smell, Sulfur smell
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh-highest bridge in the U.S.
An unfinished resort with hot springs is located at the bottom of the deep canyon.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lukewarm, Natural hot springs
Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, due to its location on the Ring of Fire.
I visited an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.
Gallons of hot spring water gushed from giant caves, and there was a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.
Read More Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Lukewarm
Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.
They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Private, Truth or Consequences
Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.
There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Hottest, Jemez Springs, Oil smell, Private
Not only Japanese people, but also Korean people enthusiastically love hot springs.
In the United States, the Korean community is one of the forces.
They maintain a hot spring with strong smell of hydrogen sulfide, which American people generally do not understand the value.
Read More California, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Sulfur smell
It is not easy to find a hot spring straight out of the ground.
Such springs are generally rare, because only a tub can be placed right above the source of the spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern United States, there is plentiful water straight out of the ground.
Read More New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Private, Straight out of the ground, Truth or Consequences