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Sipping drinks on a tropical beach is not a bad way to spend a week’s vacation. However, if you’re an athlete looking to stay active while on holiday, there’s no shortage of international destinations that will cater to your love for fitness. Whether you want an entire trip dedicated to the pursuit of your favorite sport, or if you’re simply…

Provencal Fish en Papillote

Provençal style food, centered in the South of France, includes a love for fresh fish, extra virgin olive oil, and pungent garlic. Lucky for us, these delicious ingredients are also extraordinarily healthy. Fish provides lean protein, olive oil healthy unsaturated fat, and garlic both boosts the immune system and quells inflammation. Cooking food “en papillote,” a classic French cooking technique,…

You wake up bleary eyed with a tiger in your bathroom, a strange baby strapped to your chest, and the heavyweight champ angrily banging on your hotel door. While that may sound like a good time for some, if you’re a health conscious bachelor you’ll want to skip recreating a scene from The Hangover. Instead, encourage your best man to…

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,…

When you’re traveling and check into a hotel, sometimes it’s exciting and luxurious. Sometimes it’s rather perfunctory – not much more than a bed for a few hours. And sometimes, it’s completely unmemorable and your room looks exactly like the room you stayed in three months ago halfway around the world – you can’t even tell the difference. But it…

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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…

French Seared Scallops

Classic French food doesn’t have to be all butter and heavy sauces. This healthy and satisfying recipe feels special enough to serve to company, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Scallops are packed with low fat protein, and celery root offers a less starchy and more flavorful alternative to regular white potatoes. This recipe is easily doubled…

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