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woman on a canoe

“Hello!” I call, my voice echoing across the still lake. I wave to the canoe a few hundred meters ahead and dig my paddle into the water, hoping to catch them. It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve been on a canoe trip, and this is my first solo adventure. How hard could reading the map be? I thought to…

street food

Forget gourmet dining and expensive white tablecloth dinners. In Georgetown, Penang, an island on the Northwestern coast of Malaysia, street food reigns supreme.  For many of us, street food conjures ideas of deep-fried, cheap, greasy food, better suited for a snack on the way home from the bar than health food.  Yet, in Georgetown, street food is a culinary experience. …

holi, india

All around the world, spring is a symbol of rebirth. Temperatures are getting warmer and days are getting longer, making it the perfect time to celebrate.  Every culture has its own way of welcoming in the new season. Here are some spring traditions from across the globe.  1. Holi, India  Holi is arguably the most famous spring festival in the…

The Riviera Maya along Mexico’s Caribbean coastline is brimming with exquisite beachfront resorts. But for active people, a longer stay at a Mexican beach resort can leave them feeling antsy. Running on the sand or swimming in the ocean might help combat the endless sun lounging and margaritas, but for real sports-lovers, there are better options.  Plenty of resorts in…

ski resort

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…

uluru, australia

The world draws its spirituality from many different sources—ranging from religious traditions to ancient folklore. Whether you’re looking for a mental escape or want to plan future zen-inspired travels, these are some of the most spiritual places to visit around the world.  Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage extends from outside Biarritz, France to Santiago, Spain and welcomes…

galapagos islands

Floating on the surface of the Pacific Ocean, I watch a sea turtle flap its fins, speeding through the sea despite its dinosaur-like appearance. I roll on my back to see blue-footed boobies diving in and out of the water looking for sardines to improve their mating prowess (the more small fishes they eat, the bluer, and more attractive, their…

punta del este

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…

Banos, Ecuador

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of getting outdoors and spending time in nature. While we, for the most part, have been barred from restaurants, museums and galleries, the great outdoors has skyrocketed in popularity, providing a much-needed break from work-from-home life. Spending time outdoors and getting out of the city boosts both our mental and physical…

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