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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…

Have you ever tried to have a rational conversation with an angry toddler at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic? It probably wasn’t a pretty picture. As the holiday season approaches, more families with young children will be on airplanes to visit friends and family. It can be a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, but it requires a lot…

Practical Advice from Experts, Parents, and Travel Veterans When adults travel abroad for the first time, the experience frequently becomes a cornerstone event in their lives. It may be as part of a college exchange program, a business trip during their first job, or perhaps a honeymoon. Almost invariably, the time spent out of the country is memorable and rewarding.…

Do you want an international vacation that delivers the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank? These 5 budget-friendly travel destinations may be exactly what you and your family are looking for this summer and fall. Driven by changes in the economy, politics, and the strength of the U.S. dollar, many of these bucket-list destinations are now within easy…

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…

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…

The Middle East may seem off limits to some female travelers – there are vast cultural differences in attitudes toward women and women aren’t usually seen traveling alone in these countries. However, women don’t have to miss out on visiting these fascinating countries. You can still safely travel to the Middle East with some research, common sense and respect for…

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…

Survival Guide: How I Tried to Stay Healthy on a Cruise

A few years ago, I wouldn’t have considered taking a vacation on a cruise ship. Between scary headlines about cruise ship outbreaks of norovirus and my love for all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, I simply never pictured myself boarding a cruise ship. All of that changed several months ago when I was tasked with interviewing doctors and cruise experts that squashed any…

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