Mosquito carrying Zika Virus

Since entering the public health spotlight during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Zika virus has become a major concern for travelers everywhere. You’ve likely seen images of workers spraying pesticides and the devastating effects the virus can have on the youngest members of our society. But who’s at risk, where should you avoid traveling, and what precautions should you take?…

healthy green travel

If you’re a health-conscious traveler, you think of all the ways your business trip or vacation will impact your physical and mental wellbeing. You probably know how to avoid jet lag during time changes, stay fit while you travel, and plan for sickness and medical emergencies when away from home. You should also think about your impact on the environment…

EPS_Spicy Thai Soup

Creamy, savory, spicy, and comforting, this spicy Thai chicken soup incorporates classic Thai flavors in a veggie and protein packed dish. Ginger offers anti-inflammatory properties, and garlic boosts your immune system helping fight off infection. Mushrooms are a superfood in their own right, promoting immune function by increasing your body’s production of antiviral proteins. They also offer a plant based…

Alternative Spring Break

With spring break upon us, many college students are looking forward to a week of relaxation, sunshine, and partying. But that isn’t always the case. Many others have chosen to dedicate their vacation time to a more meaningful cause, and are instead preparing to embark on a life-changing alternative spring break trip. What is an alternative spring break trip? An…

EPS_Australian Sunshine Salad

This salad looks, and tastes like pure sunshine- no surprise from a country bathed in sunshine much of the year! Australian cuisine celebrates seasonal, fresh, local produce, and this salad is a perfect expression of that mentality. Feel free to adapt the components accordingly based on what’s seasonal and local for you. Be sure to hit up your local farmer’s…

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Whether it’s for work or leisure, you can use technology to help you stay healthy while traveling.  From getting the proper rest, eating healthy, exercising and overall well-being, here are a handful of technologies that will work to your advantage during your next trip. Sleep When you travel for vacation, it’s usually a time you’ve set aside to relax. If…

Zodiac in Antarctica

“I was sleep-deprived and I was malnourished, and I’d been in isolation and severe circumstances. There were days it was 100 below. I’d go weeks without seeing past my hands. It was white-out. It was really tough to navigate. A life unchallenged is one that is very bland… and the challenges need to be almost outside of your comfort zone.”…

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