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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…

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…

couple laying in a field

Think back to February of last year...what were you and your significant other doing? I, for one, spent Valentine’s weekend on a series of adventures in Philadelphia: Eating an authentic Italian dinner in a tiny BYOB, ice skating (and getting engaged!) at the River Rink and celebrating shoulder-to-shoulder with friends in a crowded brewery.  This year has been especially difficult…

korean chicken grain bowl

These colorful and filling bowls pack a big nutritional punch along with a ton of bright, zesty flavors. Gochujang, a staple in Korean cooking, flavors this simple braised chicken, serving as a saucy counterpoint to a cool and crunchy kimchi cucumber salad. Kimchi, a Korean fermented cabbage, contains naturally occurring probiotics that strengthen the gut, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels…

woman looking out at water

My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

skillet latke

This fresh twist on the classic Chanukah latkes serves up one big latke instead of many smaller ones, making for an impressive presentation, as well as saving you from flipping latkes at the stove all evening. Potatoes get a bad reputation, but they’re actually packed with antioxidants, and a special resistant starch known to feed beneficial bacteria in your gut…

japan travel documentaries

Whether you’re looking for an escape without shelling out money for a plane ticket or you need some inspiration for planning your next adventure, travel documentaries are a great way to explore somewhere new without leaving your couch. Here are five of our favorites.    1. Jiro Dreams of Sushi Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the 85-year old sushi master…

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