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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…

When you think of Tokyo, what comes to mind? For me, it was fresh sushi, sumo wrestlers and crowded streets. I, admittedly, didn’t know that much about Tokyo before visiting the massive city--13.5 million in the city and over 37 million in the greater metro area. In my mind, I pictured busy-busy-busy, bustle-bustle-bustle. Recently, I set off for Tokyo to…

Studying Abroad: More than College Partying Overseas

On Jessie Galioto-Grebe’s first day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Denver resident felt a litany of emotions – she got lost, was hungry, tired and jet lagged, not to mention a little overwhelmed. There may have even been some tears. But all of this preceded what would become a journey not just across the Pond, but one of personal growth…

Travel Around the Globe Gluten Free

Before Lisa Bryan, a certified health coach, food blogger and recipe developer from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she had traveled to all seven continents. But that stopped upon her diagnosis. “That fear of the unknown was enough to keep my feet firmly planted for several years,” she says. “I was fearful of communicating my needs in foreign…

Healthy After Flight

The only thing separating you from your much-deserved vacation is a plane ride. But if you haven’t prepared for your time in the sky, whether it’s just a few hours or longer, it can be tough on your body. Sitting on a plane isn’t necessarily a healthy environment – the cabin pressure and other environmental factors can wreak havoc on…

How to Survive Holiday Travel Stress

The holiday season is characterized by parties, shopping, gift wrapping and family gatherings. You can also argue that this season is also notorious for waiting in line, spending, traffic and crowds. This is especially true when it comes to traveling during the holidays. Thanksgiving especially is when the traffic and crowds associated with travel hit an all-time high, with people…

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