Category Archives Travel for Health

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

Biking in Cartegena

Going on vacation to a beach town doesn’t mean you have to be a beach bum. In the colorful coastal city of Cartagena, Colombia, for instance, there are many active things to do in between soaking up the sun on Playa Blanca and scarfing down arepas from one of the many street vendors. My husband and I visited Cartagena for the first…

People live longer in Blue Zones like Okinawa, Japan

Ever wondered what it takes to live longer? Certain populations around the world dedicate their lifestyles to doing just that. Known as “Blue Zones,” these communities have some of the healthiest people who live the longest. They focus on values that reinforce healthy behaviors, like taking time to de-stress and spending time with their families. These Blue Zones are found…

Street Food Vendor

From Berlin to Bangkok, traveling the streets of the world’s most vibrant cities puts you nose-to-vendor-cart with some of the most delicious meals you could ever hope for. There’s no need to plunk down a lot of cash at a fancy restaurant when visiting a new location to experience the best cuisine a city or country has to offer. Instead,…

Healthy Eating in Barcelona

One of the great cities of the world, Barcelona is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. An estimated 32 million people visit the city each year to walk the ancient streets, admire the Modernist architecture, soak in its culture and history, lay on the beaches, and taste the regional cuisine. Fortunately, you do not need to spend…

Outdoor Activities in Sweden

If your knowledge of Sweden ends at the innovative consumer products they create and a few pop songs from the 1970s, you should take another look at this Nordic gem when deciding where to go for your next trip abroad. Sweden is becoming a popular travel destination for its outdoor activities and emphasis on mental and physical wellbeing. Activities like…

Thalassotherapy Forte Village

You know that sense of rejuvenation you feel after a weekend at the beach? Most people attribute it to time spent with loved ones in the sun, away from the stresses of daily life. But according to science, there’s actually another reason why you leave the shore feeling like a brand new person: the ocean. You may be familiar with…

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