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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.…

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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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Anyone who has excitedly counted down the days to an upcoming trip knows the ways in which travel can be good for you. The optimism and excitement that comes with a long-awaited vacation is hard to beat, and that post-trip feeling—whether one of relaxation after time spent connecting with nature or one of enrichment after a deep dive into a…

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Winter is hard for those of us who love spending time outdoors—and who live in areas with cold winters. But staying active all year round is important for your physical, mental and emotional health. So how do you continue to stay active even when it’s cold and snowy, or there's a pandemic hampering your travel plans? Here are a few…

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Far from the typical tourist destinations of popular Peru or trendy Colombia, Uruguay sits peacefully tucked between Brazil and Argentina. The second smallest country in South America, there are three cows for every one person in Uruguay. But this tiny nation packs a punch, offering visitors a little bit of everything you could want on a South American vacation. High-end…

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Americans abroad don’t always have the nicest reputation with locals, especially at many of the most popular tourist destinations for U.S. travelers. This reputation can be boiled down to ethnocentrism, which people from the U.S. seem to feel more strongly than others. Judging other people’s cultures based on the standards of your own is where the American tourist stereotype has…

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My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

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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 go into the holidays…

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