Three things you should know about me: I am Canadian, I hate winter and my birthday is February 13. That means each year my birthday wish is the same – to get out of my frozen, snowbound town and travel somewhere warm. Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like going from -30 degrees to +30 degrees in one day. Gilles obliged me in 2015 with a trip to the BodyHoliday resort. Billed as one of the “world’s finest destination spas”, I can personally attest to the quality of the spa centre – a daily massage or therapeutic treatment is included in your stay. As for the view? Nary a snowflake in sight.