Living life to the fullest included three nights at a luxurious bed and breakfast inn by the sea for a woman I know enduring 16 high-dose rounds of chemotherapy and then a mastectomy. Anticipating the healing calm of Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on Florida’s Atlantic coast in a town named Amelia buoyed her spirits when, week after week, oncology nurses served up what they call the ACT cocktail. Emerging from the anesthesia of radical surgery, knowing she’d booked the space sure to enhance healing offered immediate faith in finding wellness. Came in kind of handy, too, when the post-surgery pathology report did not read kindly.
Could be the features of this boutique hotel nurturing her spirit are travel traits to benefit others too. Caregivers strive to live life-with-tough-news more fully too. Consider these six:
- Pampering provided. Hands-on healing touch available with massage, manicure and pedicure.
- Long views and quiet spaces. Amelia Island has 13 miles of beaches for go-getter travel, but porches surround the main house with easy-access, quiet views of this pristine coast.
- Sunshine to elevate moods and newspapers delivered to the room to engage the mind.
- Every meal available if desired. Sometimes out to eat is a travel pleasure, but for this healing woman, staying put with fine cuisine and grand service is the right fit.
- Up-to-date reputation, like Conde Nast 2013 gold list “The World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel + Leisure 2013 “The World’s Best Hotels.”
- Pure relaxation, the option claimed as highly desirable by this healing woman and her husband and supported by multiple national reviews.
Other lives lived more fully with travel to diminish troubles