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Travel fitness: Top 10 spots for yoga around the world

You can run, walk, hike, climb, swim, surf, and scuba your way to new experiences, but even the most active traveler needs a brief moment of zen every now and again. For those who need more than a few seconds of "Om" to get through their day, check out some of these top spots of yoga around the world:

1. Present Moment Retreat - Troncones Beach, Guerrero in Mexico
If you happen to be down in Guerrero don't miss the chance to visit the Present Moment Retreat for a yoga vacation you won't soon forget. Complete with a private beach for meditating and yoga workshops by the ocean. You'll have the privacy of a deserted Island and the accommodations of a five star hotel. With it's diverse yoga, meditation and healing workshops this is the perfect place to reconnect your mind, body and soul.

Himalayan Institute - Honesdale, PA
You don't need to be familiar with founder Swami Rama to benefit from the many programs offered at this retreat, set in the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. You can choose to stay for a weekend, a week, a month or even a long residential stay, where you will encounter a serious approach to hatha yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, eastern philosophy and meditation. Expect zero luxuries other than vegetarian meals, a peaceful setting and authentic, carefully crafted treatments.

Esalen Institute - Big Sur, CA
The Esalen institute with its 400 plus workshops, is designed to maximize the human potential. Located in the Santa Lucia Mountains on 27 acres of Big Sur Coastline this retreat offer the perfect atmosphere serious retreaters. Esalen's unique blend of Eastern and Western philosophies give it a dynamic insight that opens the mind and cultivates the soul. Most people experience Esalen through a weekend or five-day workshop, where you can pick form subjects such as Yoga, somatics, dreams, shamanism, biofeedback, hypnosis and more. You can enjoy the hot springs and bodywork by appointment.

Thirsty? Drink up at one of these top 10 roofdeck bars

It's been a long day, it's hot outside, and you need a cold beverage - stat! Maybe you're celebrating a good friend's promotion, or commiserating over a failed board meeting. Whatever the reason, rooftop bars were created for a reason - to relax, rejoice and re-hydrate while taking in some of the best views. Here are the top 10 roofdeck bars not to be missed:

Sky Terrace, on the Hudson Hotel - New York, NY

The Sky Terrace is an outdoor bar featuring some of the most amazing views New York and the Hudson River. Grab a chair or hang in an hammock. Caveat: the rooftop is only accessible if you are staying in the hotel or know someone who is.

2. 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden – New York, NY

Another from the New York, NY area is the 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden. Situated in the heart of Manhattan this 22,000 square-foot rooftop bar can accommodate about 350 people. The rooftop has 1940s furniture surrounded by palm trees and fountains, giving it a most tranquil atmosphere. Order up some eats from the mostly Malaysian-influenced menu and sip on a specialty cocktails. The bar is open year round, and guests get complementary robes during the colder season.

3. Float, on the Hard Rock Hotel – San Diego, CA

In San Diego's Hard Rock Hotel lives the Float, featuring a comfortable bar, spacious pool deck for lounging and multiple fire-pits for keeping warm on those cold Southern California nights.

4. Spire Bar & Lounge, on The Hotel – Miami, FL

The Spire Bar and Lounge is located in The Hotel in Miami, and is a great place for young spring breakers. Located in Miami's Art Deco District this stylish bar offers great views of the Miami skyline and beach, both of which may be enjoyed with the bar's extensive cocktail and tapas menus.

5. Rooftop Lounge, on The Townhouse Hotel - Miami, FL

Also in Miami is the Rooftop Lounge at the top of The Townhouse Hotel. During the day this is an excellent place to kick back and relax by the pool. At night, the roofdeck turns into one of South Beach's great social hot spots. There are regular parties every Friday and Saturday nights with a maximum capacity of 250 people. The affordable drinks and panoramic views make this a rooftop you don't want to miss.

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