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The Smithsonian, MoMA, and the Louvre are must-sees if you’re traveling to Washington D.C., New York, and Paris. But what about the hidden gems in and around major cities that no one ever talks about? Smaller museums are brimming with new things to discover for the savvy traveler who ventures off the beaten path. Since they aren’t as well known,…

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When you think of a cruise, you likely think of a massive ship complete with pools, many restaurants, and a variety of entertainment hopping from one tropical locale to another. But, when it comes to river cruising, it’s a much different picture. River cruises, a booming travel trend this year, have a boatload of differences from ocean cruises. River cruise…

Mu Shu Vegetables

Traditionally made with pork, though often made with chicken or shrimp, Mu Shu is a simple and delicious authentic Northern Chinese recipe that’s easily adapted and made healthier. By keeping the focus on the vegetables, the fiber and nutrients go up, and the fat and cholesterol go down. Cabbage offers a deluge of health benefits, including high doses of vitamins…

Food in Shanghai

You’ve heard of vegetarians, pescetarians and vegans, but have you heard of locavores? A locavore is a person who makes an effort to only eat food that is grown or harvested locally, rather than foods that need to be moved long distances to get into markets. Locavores consider local to be food that is grown within 100 miles of where…

Chinese Zucchini Noodle Vegetable Lo Mein

This quick and easy dish satisfies all your cravings for greasy takeout, without any of the guilt. Zucchini noodles stand in for wheat noodles here, making for a light and healthy dish that’s low carb and full of good-for-you vegetables. To make zucchini noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer, which you can purchase for $12-25 online. It’s a worthwhile investment that…

shanghai yuyuan garden

The next stop on our 5 Healthy Days Tour is Shanghai, the most populous city in China. Travelers are drawn here due to its constant development. Modern and traditional culture and architecture collide in this city, creating a unique and interesting trip. This city is known for its historical landmarks and its modern and expanding skyline. Not only does this…

Tulip Garden

To many, a plot of land is more than an area of dirt and grass—it’s a blank canvas that holds endless opportunities for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes. But in addition to being something aesthetically pleasing, gardens also can be important extensions of a country’s culture; styles, designs, and elements used are often unique to each, and there’s a lot…

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