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Global Wellness Day will take place on June 12, 2021. The theme this year, aptly, is “Protecting Our Mental Wellness."  2020 was nothing short of a tumultuous year no matter who you are or where you live. The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone on Earth and the longer it continues, the harder the toll it continues to take on mental health.…

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…

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Are you comfortable with the amount of time you spend looking at your phone? Between your cell phone, computer and tablet, what percentage of your day is spent staring at a screen? While we frequently justify the time we spend on our devices during the week—for work, communication with family members, everyday tasks—what about on vacation?  In addition to de-stressing…

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All around the world, spring is a symbol of rebirth. Temperatures are getting warmer and days are getting longer, making it the perfect time to celebrate.  Every culture has its own way of welcoming in the new season. Here are some spring traditions from across the globe.  1. Holi, India  Holi is arguably the most famous spring festival in the…

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…

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Winter is hard for those of us who love spending time outdoors—and who live in areas with cold winters. But staying active all year round is important for your physical, mental and emotional health. So how do you continue to stay active even when it’s cold and snowy, or there's a pandemic hampering your travel plans? Here are a few…

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The world draws its spirituality from many different sources—ranging from religious traditions to ancient folklore. Whether you’re looking for a mental escape or want to plan future zen-inspired travels, these are some of the most spiritual places to visit around the world.  Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage extends from outside Biarritz, France to Santiago, Spain and welcomes…

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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…

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of getting outdoors and spending time in nature. While we, for the most part, have been barred from restaurants, museums and galleries, the great outdoors has skyrocketed in popularity, providing a much-needed break from work-from-home life. Spending time outdoors and getting out of the city boosts both our mental and physical…

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