iceland-hike

Besides being a blast, traveling in Iceland is actually pretty healthy – whether you try to or not! When my friends and I jetted off to Reykjavik for a quick five-day vacation, we never expected to come home feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated. Below are some ways that traveling in Iceland is a healthy endeavor, naturally. Outside of the city,…

Group of hikers on trail passing before Cuernos del Paine mountains, Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Sipping drinks on a tropical beach is not a bad way to spend a week’s vacation. However, if you’re an athlete looking to stay active while on holiday, there’s no shortage of international destinations that will cater to your love for fitness. Whether you want an entire trip dedicated to the pursuit of your favorite sport, or if you’re simply…

eps_moroccan-lamb

This deliciously spiced Moroccan style recipe gives you maximum flavor and satisfaction in minimal time. Inspired by the traditional Moroccan tagines, but made in a fraction of the time, this recipe combines the best of both worlds. You’re only 20 minutes away from a healthy, protein packed, delicious meal! Lean lamb provides iron and protein, turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory…

havana

For the first time in decades, U.S. citizens can now travel to Cuba for vacation and tourism. However, given the country’s long history of embargo with its southern neighbor, it’s not as easy as booking a ticket and hopping on the next flight to Havana. There are still certain restrictions and bureaucratic hoops that you’ll have to navigate before you…

jump without limits

I look forward to Thanksgiving every year. This year was no disappointment as I happily realized that the gravy and stuffing that I crave all year are actually worth every calorie. But finding the energy to tackle my shopping on Friday was a little tough. So I went to the basement and picked up my handy Crossropes and got to…

running-in-snow

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can derail even the most meticulous diet and exercise plan, especially if you’re traveling to another city or country to visit your family. You’ll have unexpected obligations, unfamiliar surroundings, and – if your family is anything like mine – giant holiday meals to contend with during those six festive weeks. However, if you…

international-home-swap

International home swapping is a unique approach to vacationing that can lead to the experience of a lifetime. Unlike booking a hotel and participating in the standard sight-seeing tours with the other tourists, you’ll be living alongside the locals and immersing yourself in their culture. It gives you the experience of living in a home away from home. It can…

night dive with manta rays

The Big Island of Hawaii is the healthy traveler’s mecca. This past summer, a few friends and I packed our bags and went looking for adventure in the South Pacific, and we definitely got our fill. From the hot, dry beaches of Kailua-Kona to the lush rainforests of Kilo, the Big Island really does have something for everyone. When you’re…

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