Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

I know we’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating: One of the joys of international travel is sampling native cuisine, no matter where you are in the world. For some with food allergies, trying new and native foods can be difficult, but not impossible. But for other folks, there really is no reason not to dive in and…

Cruise ships and all-inclusive resorts are where diets go to die – their famous buffets seem custom-made to pack on some pounds. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and in fact, unleashing your inner glutton when you’re traveling can be counterproductive to experiencing your travel adventure to the fullest. As nutritionists will tell you, your body is a…

Experiencing cultural differences and learning about the way people live in other countries is one of the great allures of international travel. But it can also be intimidating trying to navigate another culture without offending the locals. And one custom that changes from country to country and that can seem perplexing is tipping; what’s the proper amount to tip someone…

The number of people diagnosed with food allergies has exploded in recent years. There are now millions of people who have to be very careful about what they eat. Almost all of them are allergic to the same families of foods; eight foods – milk egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish wheat and soy – are responsible for 90 percent…

The last few years, most Americans have been wondering just how golden their golden years are going to be. But putting that aside and focusing on the upside, there’s been some interesting information in the news this week about Boomers retiring abroad. International Living recently came out with its 2012 Retirement Index. They ranked countries based upon categories such as…

Those of us who were practicing medicine back in the mid 1990’s recall the amazing “miracle pill”  Fen-Phen, a combination of two drugs called fenfluramine and phentermine, that resulted in rapid weight loss.  Its popularity was short lived, however, when it was discovered that the two medicines together could cause damage to heart valves and a serious lung condition called…

As a follow up to last week’s post about gluten-free globetrotting, let’s take a look at tools you can use to maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet while you travel the world. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or school, one of the great aspects of travel is obviously the opportunity to experience different cultures, and that typically includes sampling…

It’s no secret that a lot of people have switched to a gluten-free diet, whether or not they have Celiac Disease. The benefits are great for many people, but there’s a question that can be a significant obstacle for gluten-free dieters who want to venture beyond the outskirts of town. How do you keep your gluten-free diet when traveling? Most…

At this time of year, many travelers are worried about catching a cold or the flu, but this should not distract them from focusing on the primary traveler issue: avoiding foodborne illness.  Foodborne illnesses can strike at any time, putting your travel plans on hold and making you miserable. With a little precaution you can avoid having your travel ruined…

There’s been plenty of ink spilled on the virtues of oriental eating habits when compared to western dietary habits. Recently, Time Magazine raised the question, “Can Eating Fruits and Veggies Outwit Bad Heart Genes?” Tofu, leafy vegetables, low sugar and soy sauce have the presumed upper hand over meat, eggs, fried and salty dishes and dessert. Now a newly published study…

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