Category Archives Balance and Wellness

Street Food Vendor

From Berlin to Bangkok, traveling the streets of the world’s most vibrant cities puts you nose-to-vendor-cart with some of the most delicious meals you could ever hope for. There’s no need to plunk down a lot of cash at a fancy restaurant when visiting a new location to experience the best cuisine a city or country has to offer. Instead,…

Yoga gurus practicing on water

On your next vacation, why not combine your passion for travel and yoga? Schools and retreats across the world offer training programs to students who wish to become instructors. It’s a chance to embark on a yoga journey to the destination you’ve been dying to cross off your bucket list, and maybe jumpstart a new career—or at least a cool…

Thalassotherapy Forte Village

You know that sense of rejuvenation you feel after a weekend at the beach? Most people attribute it to time spent with loved ones in the sun, away from the stresses of daily life. But according to science, there’s actually another reason why you leave the shore feeling like a brand new person: the ocean. You may be familiar with…

Vegan Meals Carrot Dog

Traveling as a vegan requires a lot of planning. Unlike some travelers, you usually can’t just play it by ear and hope that whatever restaurant you choose on the spur of the moment will have vegan options.  You have to research restaurants, browse menus, and ultimately figure out what best fits your lifestyle. Unfortunately, this also means that your options…

It’s “Dry January.” If you are actively observing or avoiding this semi-popular wellness activity, you know that Dry January is the trend whereby people give up alcohol for the month of January as a way to recover from holiday indulgences. And whether I believe in it or not, I am participating for the second year in a row. In addition to…

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…

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…

The ever-shrinking space-per-person on modern airplanes can make air travel an uncomfortable ordeal. Longer flights may not only be uncomfortable for some passengers, but also potentially life threatening; when you’re stationary for long period of time, you can develop Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). When this happens, blood clots in your legs and other deep veins may break free and create…

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