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flying with an ear infection

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum. If you have an…

dublin library

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. These immersive educational and cultural experiences are most commonly thought of as semester-long programs during college. But you don’t need to be in your late teens and early twenties to have your life transformed by a study abroad experience.  Travel specifically focused on education is a rapidly growing segment of the travel industry,…

river cruise

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise? Probably days on end at sea, a few tropical excursions and an endless buffet. River cruises, however, provide a completely different experience for those on board. A river cruise is a leisurely way to travel, but still allows you to visit many destinations along the way—sometimes you’ll even stop at…

chilled Moroccan watermelon tomato soup

The sweltering days of late summer call for cooling, hydrating foods. All the better if they require little time in a hot kitchen. This simple recipe transforms basic summer ingredients into a flavorful, beautifully-spiced meal that’s elegant enough for entertaining but easy enough for weeknight dinner. Watermelon and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which boosts your skin’s defenses against sun damage.…

This classic Lebanese salad features a refreshing mix of greens, herbs and crisped flatbread, all tossed in a zesty sumac-spiced dressing. Perfect for pairing with meat or poultry, this salad also stands well alone as a hearty vegetarian meal with sides of tabbouleh and hummus. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices you can add to your cooking.…

hands squeezing sunscreen out of a bottle

Summertime is for being outdoors, whether you’re BBQ-ing in your backyard, hiking in the mountains or heading to the Caribbean for a tropical vacation. It's no surprise that sun safety is one of the most important health precautions to consider in the summer months.  While sunshine and warm weather overarchingly enhance time spent outdoors, the sun can also be dangerous.…

Some travelers prefer the control of driving themselves when they’re abroad rather than being constrained to public transportation schedules or paying for taxis. But if you’re interested in driving yourself while abroad, you won't necessarily be able to just hop in a driver’s seat and go. From driving age restrictions to differing road etiquette, here's what you need to know…

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…

danish cod salad

Ultra-fresh and super healthy, this Danish-inspired recipe serves as the ideal antidote to typical heavy winter fare. Known for their fresh seafood, clean flavors and simple-but-quality ingredients, the Danes can teach us all a thing or two about healthy eating. Packed with beneficial B vitamins and lean protein, cod is also purported to help lower triglycerides and blood pressure when…

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