For those living in cold weather climates, the winter months can leave you yearning for warmth. Tropical islands and beach resorts might be on your mind, but there’s another type of destination that can offer not only warmth, but a plethora of health benefits as well. Around the world, hot springs and thermal baths beg travelers to take a dip, thaw their bones and soak in the splendid warm water. This week’s Bucket List takes you around the world from Iceland to Japan, one hot spring at a time.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.