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In the popular imagination, meditation retreats can be uncomfortable and silent places. Meditating for hours on hard floors and not exchanging two words with anyone is certainly the experience some retreats offer, but this isn’t the whole story. If you simply want a boost to your wellbeing rather than dedicate a week to intense spiritual advancement, there’s plenty of retreats…

When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

Business trips can be hugely stressful. Jet-lag, spending a day on a plane only to be back on one within 36 hours, meetings and presentations all pile on the pressure. This can make people feel exhausted and overwhelmed. But things are changing, which can be seen in the rise “bleisure” travel. This mix of business and leisure may well be…

Your Step-by-Step Gide to Traveling with Pets In 2016 it seems the trend of bringing your pet along for the ride is on the rise. But how to do such a thing responsibly, and in a way that has minimal stress on the animal, is a hot topic. As someone who has put my cat through two relocations (Canada to…

As the summer winds down, almost everyone is trying to squeeze in those last few days of summer into their busy schedules. Vacations are a time to let loose, enjoy yourself and do some things that aren’t necessarily a part of your typical routine. Many people have spent weeks leading up to their vacation doing their best to get in…

Whether traveling, relocating or digital nomading, your health insurance will depend on your nationality or residency, or what your employer has set up for you, or a combination… Or there may be nothing limiting what healthcare services you do or don’t have access to.  The latter absolutely applies to emergency medical care, which any hospital anywhere is obligated to provide.…

The time of year for travel is here now!  All over the world, this is the time that travelers get active.  Sleep apnea patients can rest assured, traveling with a CPAP is very possible and it should not hold you back from the enjoyable experience vacation can bring you.  It is vital for sleep apnea patients not to stop using…

As exciting as traveling can be, it can also be extremely exhausting. Between shifting time zones, uncomfortable sleeping accommodations and exerting constant energy, it’s important to get an adequate amount of rest. You can do just that by trying out these tips and tricks to catch some Z’s during your travels. Block out Distractions Whether you’re on plane, train or…

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