Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

If you’re daydreaming about your upcoming spring break vacation, you’re probably thinking about that vibrant tropical drink with fruit slices and those delicate toothpick umbrellas hanging over the rim. But beware - hidden behind that beautiful frosty-glass façade lies a dangerous duo seeking to undo any progress you’ve made in your beach-body diet: calories and sugar. And of course we’re…

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We’re all here on this page because we share a love of traveling, but we also understand that traveling can be very challenging. From exhaustion to inconvenience to downright danger, visiting your dream destination can be a nightmare. A small sampling - this morning there are predictions of increased security risks now that sequestration has happened in Washington and the…

If you’ve ever had a bad dining experience on an airplane and are still permanently scarred by that rubbery chicken dinner, you’re probably anxiously awaiting the day when the healthy food trend hits airline menus. Guess what? We’re here! Well, almost. While they aren’t exactly renowned for serving five-star cuisine, a nutrition professor from the City University of New York…

Welcome to February, generally considered the cruelest month, at least in the northern half of the United States. For much of the country, this is an indoor, sedentary month – perhaps the hardest time of the year to stick to healthy habits. Unless, of course, you can get away to a warmer climate. If you’re a regular reader or a…

From the heavenly scent of crisp, golden French fries to the delectable whipped cream-topped caramel macchiato, our favorite guilty-pleasure foods are everywhere in the small confines of the airport terminal. While junk food lovers may consider this heaven on earth, those attempting to maintain a solid diet plan are often overwhelmed by the thought of eating healthy at the airport.…

As we launch ourselves into 2013, you’re very likely focused on losing weight; it’s everybody’s go-to New Year’s Resolution. But if you’re a frequent traveler, you know that losing weight while you’re globetrotting – or even maintaining some semblance of health - is extremely difficult. Obviously, we try to help here at Healthy Travel Blog. And at USA Today, Dara…

This was a week in which many people geared up for holiday travel plans, booking flights and accommodations, and maybe doing a little shopping for that new bathing suit or ski outfit. As people contemplate air travel, they may contemplate the topic of air quality at airports. Not city-specific air quality, but the quality of the air around airport exits…

We all know by heart the admonition to turn off our cell phones when our flight is about to take off. And we all know the symphony of phones turning on when the plane pulls up to the jetway. The message is clear – we can barely stand to be without our phones for the duration of a flight. But…

Well, one thing the world doesn’t need is you slopping your gelato all over the Spanish Steps. And now, authorities are taking action to ensure that it doesn’t happen, and that the Eternal City doesn’t get all sticky and goopy. Rome has banned snacking in public. You can apparently walk and eat (assuming you can walk and chew at the…

I’m guessing we agree – travel is great. But then again, travel can be exhausting, dirty, and just downright unhealthy. A survey earlier this year showed that 63 percent of travelers report that they or their travel companion got sick while traveling. Of course, there are simple precautions you can take before traveling abroad which could help ensure that you’re…

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