I have always loved water. Perhaps it is genetic. I come from a long line of mariners and a mother who takes her baths very seriously. As I child I was always in, on and around water. So, I grew up believing that I was, in fact, a mermaid. Then in February of 2006 I discovered a whole new way to enjoy myself when I got into some hot water. Since that first hot spring experience I have been seeking out hot springs where ever I go.
Check out a description of the Japanese Onsen and my formative experiences with hot springs as they were originally published here.