Jot down a post-it note, alert your brain, call your gals: winter is coming and that means it is time to soak, hot spring style!
When the terms hot pool or hot spring come to mind I think of somewhere exotic: a quiet enchanted forest with the most inviting water to dip into and relax. Those places do exist but they aren’t as far away as they may seem.
Natural hot springs are all over the world. Although the majority of U.S. hot springs are in the West there are several scattered across the country including in not-so-obvious places like New York and Arkansas. After visiting my first hot pool in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho a few days ago I decided to put together a few facts about these natural wonders. (read more)