After endless summer heat and waves of tourists, Europe returns to a calmer, cooler state by the beginning of Autumn. With a similar climate to much of New England, Europe offers leaf peepers the chance to check out the fall foliage across the pond. In addition, you’ll find Europeans harvesting their bounties, especially the grape-drenched vineyards across the continent. The…

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), there are approximately 1.4 billion international travelers annually—56 times higher than the 25 million annual jet-setters in 1950. While escaping to a foreign land makes for exciting excursions and lifelong memories, having dietary restrictions can hamper your dining experience. Imagine traveling as a vegan and the cook accidentally adds meat, fish…

Australian peaches are known for their incredible sweetness and firm texture, making them one of the most popular fruits in the country during the summer months of October through April. When paired with sweet corn and salty feta, the peaches truly take center stage. A light rice wine vinegar dressing brings everything together, making this the ideal lunchtime salad, or…

When sweaters start emerging from the depths of dresser drawers, travelers start dreaming of the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. For most of the region’s islands, however, the fall months are also the peak of hurricane season. However, not all of the Caribbean is in the “hurricane belt”. Tucked all the way down near Venezuela, you’ll…

When you’re gluten-free, traveling internationally can be a challenge. Not all countries have the same level of awareness about celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, or education about what gluten-free really means. Plus, language barriers can make it harder to communicate your needs to servers at restaurants or read ingredient lists in grocery stores.  There are ways to visit places where…

Now that many companies are offering the opportunity to work remotely, people who would never have considered becoming a digital nomad are enjoying the opportunity to work from another country. After all, why suffer through a snowy winter or scorching summer when you could work from the Bahamas instead—and bring your family along? There’s just one hiccup. Except in very…

A product of French imperialism in Vietnam in the 1860s, bánh mì have become wildly popular both within Vietnam and globally. A common street vendor food, these delicious sandwiches can easily be made at home and tailored to your personal preferences. Pork, chicken, pate, egg and even ice cream are common variations. Here, protein-rich soy-marinated shrimp combines with bright and…

Getting out into nature and moving at a slower pace is restful and restorative for the body and the mind. But traveling in nature, tent camping and road tripping via car often come with lots of hassles. And hotels and rental accommodations can get expensive. Camper vans give you the best of both worlds—they come complete with beds, cooking stations…

Unfortunately, climate change shows no signs of slowing down—but neither do travelers. As global tourism increases, the need to reduce our travel emissions and practice greater travel-related sustainability is necessary.  In addition to improving the planet’s health, conscious efforts to stay healthy and environmentally accountable are critical in protecting health from climate change impacts. Here are three ways you can…

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