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Comfort is usually the last thing that travelers think through when planning an international trip. When the day comes to rush through the airport for a multi-hour flight, you may be caught unaware of just how uncomfortable travel can be. With just a few simple accessories, long and strenuous days can transform into more enjoyable journeys from one destination to…

Bright, refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer day, this bracing green gazpacho is just the thing when the temperature rises. With roots dating back to Roman times, traditional Spanish gazpacho uses stale bread, vinegar, oil, and salt, with varying fruits, vegetables, herbs, and garnishes. This green version forgoes the common tomatoes in favor of cooling cucumbers, grapes, and green…

With meditation becoming more and more popular, many individuals are turning to it to reduce stress, make healthier choices and simply take a moment to unwind. Taking a few minutes to meditate during travel, especially for a trip that involves long flights or crowded train stations, can bring you the peace of mind to stay present and calm in transit. …

News about rampant hacking and identity theft has left the general public feeling a little vulnerable with their personal information. It’s so easy to be in the dark about how to protect yourself from identity fraud, and it can be scary to think about traveling with personal documents and information on hand in a place where you could easily be…

This classic Turkish dish revolves around a handful of simple ingredients, making their quality of the utmost importance. Good quality extra virgin olive oil makes all the difference here, both in the flavor of the recipe and in your health. Olive oil contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and also keeps your hair, skin, and nails in tip-top shape. Eggplant is…

If you’re looking for an opportunity to refine your yoga practice and seriously wind down from the stresses of life, a yoga retreat might be just the thing you need. Not only does a yoga retreat allow you to perfect your downward dog, but it also connects you with like-minded individuals from all around the world.  But there is one…

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…

These delicious noodle bowls are a deconstructed version of the classic Vietnamese summer rolls. Traditional nut butter dipping sauce is used here to dress fiber-rich brown rice vermicelli noodles, and offset with hydrating cucumbers, detoxifying radish, and digestion-boosting pickled shallots. Mushrooms provide a meaty stand-in for traditionally used shrimp, and provide a boost of vitamin D to help support your…

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…

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