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GIrl holding a stein at Oktoberfest

Unfortunately, Oktoberfest 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While any plans to visit Germany to take part in the festivities will need to be put on hold until at least 2021, why not celebrate Oktoberfest from home? Here’s how you can host your very own Oktoberfest without having to travel to Munich.  Set your menu  When you think…

South Nilandhe, Maldives

The winter months can be tough. The temperatures drop, snow and sleet coat the streets, and there’s less daylight. Some people bundle up and just trudge through the season, whereas others can become downright melancholy – or even depressed. When someone has the winter blues, a.k.a. seasonal affective disorder, they typically feel fatigued and moody. Many studies conclude one of…

Copenhagen-Cyclists-Federation-of-European-Cyclists

Exercise and physical activity are an essential part of leading a healthy and fit life. Regular physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight as well as lower your risk of serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more. However, when you’re traveling, your exercise regimen can fall by the wayside – you’d rather make the most of…

Spices in bags in a market.

Cosmos (my discreetly hilarious tour guide) squeezes a quick double beep from the van as he weaves around the tight corners leading from the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the waterfall-strewn rainforest, only 40 minutes apart on this tiny island.  There is a subtle but important distinction between the quick “honk honk” meaning “what’s up brother!” and the slightly…

Neuschwanstein Castle In The Fall

Fall can be breathtakingly beautiful. Even if it’s not your favorite season there’s no denying the picturesque beauty of the changing colors and the satisfying sound of leaves crunching under your feet. Plus, on most days the sun is still shining and warm, allowing for outdoor activities with near-perfect weather. Can you tell Fall is my favorite? If you love…

This traditional Peruvian soup, also known affectionately as “levanta muertos” or “wake the dead,” packs a flavorful punch with cilantro, jalapeno, and lime. Classically made with potatoes, rice, or sometimes noodles, this lightened up version features cauliflower rice for all the texture and none of the heft. Cilantro is a powerfully medicinal herb, known for its ability to bind to…

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