Once in awhile, especially during these awfully cold months, a city dweller just needs to re-energize and escape to a calm, quiet place. So, when our friends at Subaru invited us to test-drive a new car in the Arizona desert, I was packed and on a plane faster than you can say prickly pear margarita.
And surprisingly, the trip wasn't just about torque, fuel emission, and circular cup holders. In just three days, this editor learned how to stop checking her phone, quiet her mind, think introspectively, and release some pent-up agression — using just a few spa treatments, a horse named Hartwin, and the breathtaking beauty of what Mother Nature gave us.
Click ahead to experience the humbling powers of the desert — and get in on a few unusual treatments you can use to zen out wherever you live.