Statues and monuments are pretty standard sightseeing locations—but what about statues underwater? Most of us don’t think about the sights that lie on the ocean floor. From mysterious shipwrecks to underwater museums, here are the five underwater statues worth taking the plunge for.  1. Museum of Underwater Art  The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is located in the Great Barrier…

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While travel isn’t overarchingly sustainable, there are plenty of reasons to continue exploring the globe. Immersion in different cultures leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of differences, immense personal growth and the knowledge of universal similarities and how interconnected we truly are on this planet.  So while air travel may not be great for the Earth, the positive repercussions…

This classic Lebanese salad features a refreshing mix of greens, herbs and crisped flatbread, all tossed in a zesty sumac-spiced dressing. Perfect for pairing with meat or poultry, this salad also stands well alone as a hearty vegetarian meal with sides of tabbouleh and hummus. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices you can add to your cooking.…

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There’s nothing better than sitting around a dancing campfire, telling stories with friends and hearing the sizzle of freshly grilled food. Yet, it’s easy to leave a camping trip feeling tired and bloated after several days of eating hot dogs and s’mores. So, we’ve compiled a list of healthy camping recipes that are just as delicious as your campfire classics…

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Summertime is for being outdoors, whether you’re BBQ-ing in your backyard, hiking in the mountains or heading to the Caribbean for a tropical vacation. It's no surprise that sun safety is one of the most important health precautions to consider in the summer months.  While sunshine and warm weather overarchingly enhance time spent outdoors, the sun can also be dangerous.…

Inspired by the Macrobiotic diet, which focuses on whole grains and plant-based nutrition, the Buddha bowl is flexible and typically includes grains, steamed or roasted vegetables, beans or soy, and a fermented ingredient like sauerkraut or kimchi. Zen Buddhism encourages this balanced and moderate way of eating, and Buddha subsisted on whatever simple foods local people could spare for him…

The pandemic has kept most of us stuck in our homes, with travel options limited to staycations and short road trips. But as more people get vaccinated in the U.S. and abroad, leisure travel is becoming a safer option for travelers and those that work in the tourism industry.  I’ve been able to travel to a couple of Caribbean destinations…

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Having private health insurance has always been one of the top things expats needed to live safely in a foreign country. However, having health insurance in times of a pandemic is even more crucial than before. Expatriates living abroad might have problems accessing public healthcare in their country of residence or might not be eligible for it at all. Those…

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The Inca Trail might be the first thing people think of when planning a hiking trip in Peru. Yet, for those looking to avoid the crowds, explore more of the area, or simply want a shorter trek, there are plenty of day hikes with spectacular views, Incan ruins and llama hoof prints to satisfy the adventurous traveler. Sacsayhuaman and Cusco…

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