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Every culture seems to have local fruits, herbs or activities that they swear by to promote health and wellbeing. While some may be far-fetched on a scientific level, others have been proven to have true medicinal qualities. The following health secrets have seen promising results as everything from anti-cancer treatments to anti-inflammatories and stress relievers.  Golden Root in Russia The…

Thank you. It’s a common way of politely expressing your appreciation to someone who did you a favor. But in some parts of the world, it’s actually considered rude. In every culture, you’ll find people use a variety of phrases and gestures to convey different messages. More often than not, we don’t even realize it. We grow up accepting these…

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Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. These immersive educational and cultural experiences are most commonly thought of as semester-long programs during college. But you don’t need to be in your late teens and early twenties to have your life transformed by a study abroad experience.  Travel specifically focused on education is a rapidly growing segment of the travel industry,…

Statues and monuments are pretty standard sightseeing locations—but what about statues underwater? Most of us don’t think about the sights that lie on the ocean floor. From mysterious shipwrecks to underwater museums, here are the five underwater statues worth taking the plunge for.  1. Museum of Underwater Art  The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is located in the Great Barrier…

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While travel isn’t overarchingly sustainable, there are plenty of reasons to continue exploring the globe. Immersion in different cultures leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of differences, immense personal growth and the knowledge of universal similarities and how interconnected we truly are on this planet.  So while air travel may not be great for the Earth, the positive repercussions…

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Having private health insurance has always been one of the top things expats needed to live safely in a foreign country. However, having health insurance in times of a pandemic is even more crucial than before. Expatriates living abroad might have problems accessing public healthcare in their country of residence or might not be eligible for it at all. Those…

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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.…

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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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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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Americans abroad don’t always have the nicest reputation with locals, especially at many of the most popular tourist destinations for U.S. travelers. This reputation can be boiled down to ethnocentrism, which people from the U.S. seem to feel more strongly than others. Judging other people’s cultures based on the standards of your own is where the American tourist stereotype has…

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