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Turkish Style Kebab

Traditionally a Turkish dish, Döner kebab has become popular the world over, mostly as a late night street food. Normally cooked on a vertical rotisserie, this recipe allows you to make an equally delicious version at home. With a few simple tweaks, this recipe becomes healthier and lighter, while keeping its savory, satisfying flavor. Grass-fed meat contains more heart healthy…

Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail Wales

Our world has been a work in progress for billions of years. Forces such as water, wind, pressure and heat have been working to mold and shape our planet, forming caves, canyons, mountains, and – sometimes – moving the ground beneath our feet. These forces have created some of the most awe-inspiring scenes in the world. We travel the world…

turkey chickpeas

In Turkish cuisine, it’s quite common to enjoy a main meal that doesn’t include meat. This vegetarian-friendly dish incorporates eggplant, olive oil, lemon, yogurt, and walnuts, all classic Turkish ingredients. Roasted chickpeas add a welcomed crunch and healthy dose of high-quality protein, with yogurt and walnuts also providing a protein boost. Serve this with a lightly dressed arugula salad and…

Flying very frequently turns into a test of patience – you’re excited to get where you’re going but the typical airline experience is almost always a case of hurry-up-and-wait. Lately, it’s been more stress-inducing than usual – whether the delays are weather-induced here in the States, or labor strike-induced in Europe. (Fittingly, as I write this Friday morning, I just…

If you’ve paid any attention at all to the news this week, you know these are interesting –and dangerous – days in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. What started as a small peaceful protest erupted into a violent police crackdown and became international news. If you’re scheduled to travel to Turkey or were just considering it, now you’re likely wondering…

Frommer’s lives! Last week came the depressing news that Google, which had purchased the rights to the ubiquitous Frommer’s Travel Guides last year, would stop printing the books, and that the content would exist in purely digital form. That caused much gnashing of teeth among veteran travelers, admittedly driven at least partially by nostalgia. Well, 84-year-old Arthur Frommer was among…

If you’re looking for the next thrilling adventure where you can freely explore rich cultures and new lands, backpacking is a great way to travel to incredible places -- without breaking your wallet. Packing a bag and hopping on a plane without any set plans might be the staple dream for recent grads, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive…

Staying healthy while traveling – and the difficulty in doing so – was a big news topic this week. Researchers seem to think that just about the worst way in the world to stay healthy is to get on an airplane. J. Peder Zane of The New York Times reports that there are “zillions” of germs on your standard airliner.…

What’s on track to become a bigger killer than malaria? Vehicular traffic. Unless trends are reversed, cars and trucks will kill 1.9 million people worldwide annually by 2020. To combat this deadly threat, Bloomberg Philanthropies has funded a five-year initiative in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Viet Nam where statistics are increasingly grim. A consortium…

New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin filed a story this week from Istanbul tracing the scientific analysis and sociological realities that are leading to predictions of disaster in fifteen world capitals that could dwarf the tragedy that is still unfolding in Haiti.  The poster child is Istanbul, where the population has grown from 1 million to 10 million in the…

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