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When you think about Independence Day in the U.S., you probably think of fireworks (although hot dogs might be a close second). No matter where in the States you’re located, the 4th of July usually means pool parties, barbeques, parades, and concerts.  This Independence Day, we’re looking around the world to see how other countries celebrate. Here are some of…

Beach on an island with bright blue water and two lounge chairs

The reports coming from the Dominican Republic about a rash of deaths among American tourists this year are admittedly upsetting and worrisome. If you have a trip planned to the beautiful island nation this summer, you’re probably wondering if you should cancel to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your travel companions. But should you? Canceling a trip…

Man traveling alone with map and luggage sitting along train tracks.

Traveling alone is both exciting and scary. You have the freedom to do whatever you like, but tackling a foreign city solo can feel lonely and overwhelming to some. If you're new to solo travel, it can take some getting used to. However, choosing the right city for your first independent adventure can make all the difference. Here are seven…

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

Lake Vouliagmeni Spa

Going on vacation often means indulgence—luxuries we usually restrain ourselves from like high-calorie foods and lounging around now become everyday occurrences. Getaways in new exotic lands lead even the healthiest individuals to think, “I’m on holiday—I deserve a treat.” One vacation spot that many visitors don’t consider to be a health-conscious destination is Athens, Greece, where the aroma of baklava…

Paris vegetarian

Paris. The City of Lights. It’s a great place to take in art, history and savor the (arguably?) best wine in the world. But finding a vegetarian restaurant? Not what Paris is necessarily known for, but a recent trip there proved that there are plenty of good vegetarian meals to be had. Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian…

Biking in Copenhagen

When crossing the street in Copenhagen, people look both ways; first for the bikes, and then for the cars. More specifically, most Danes prefer biking instead of relying on cars or public transit. In fact, there are more bikes than people in Copenhagen! As a student studying abroad, noticing this for the first time can be intimidating—let’s be honest, I’m…

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