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Tips for Healthy Eating in Europe

When you’re traveling in Europe on a budget, it can be challenging to eat healthy meals, particularly when you have a packed itinerary. Sure, some countries are relatively inexpensive and others have readily available organic and healthy food options. It can get complicated, however, when you’re continually on the move and arrive in unfamiliar cities and locales. Chances are that…

Pasta Dish

I know what you’re thinking. A trip to Italy equals endless amounts of delicious pasta...which also happens to equate to needing a new wardrobe when you return home. But despite the delicious foods Italy is known for—pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, bread—Italian cuisine is more diverse than most people realize. In fact, it even has a Mediterranean flare to it; you’ll find…

salmon dish

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are tons of valuable lessons to be learned from cultures around the world. While there is no single country that has the healthy eating thing totally down pat (although a recent study showed some countries, such as the Netherlands, are definitely on the right track), there are certain habits we can…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Vegetarians and vegans going abroad should consider their dietary needs when planning for their trip.  Traveling and eating veg is not an easy feat. But with a little research and the use of the HappyCow.net website and app, you can get eat well anywhere across the world. Since I’ve traveled to more countries in the last few years than I…

While Americans were busy consuming 232 million turkeys last year (46 million of them on Thanksgiving), others were passing on the noble bird in favor of a snack of beetles, crickets and other arthropods and insects.  There are many places in the world that have markets full of these delicacies. If you sample this fare while roaming the world, are…

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