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I wake up to the sound of iguanas tumbling around the tin roof overhead. I roll over to see the sun shining on the mango trees and pink flowers outside. The sounds of dripping coffee and knives slicing fruit find their way into my room.  The Mauser EcoHouse is a Costa Rican artist’s colony in the heart of the jungle.…

Are you a coffee connoisseur? Good news! Studies show that moderate coffee consumption (less than four cups per day) reduces your risk of several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and liver cancer. Turns out a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than some fruits, like blueberries and oranges.  Being into coffee can add a whole new element…

Today's technology makes it easy to work remotely from abroad. In addition to freelancers, now even full-time employees with flexible or remote-first working policies can go abroad while keeping their jobs.  Before you book your flight, there are details, from reachability to tax concerns, to sort out with your employer. Preparations prior to working remotely from abroad may include researching…

As someone who was only recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I used to think my aversion to packing for trips was a strange quirk of my personality. It didn’t help that whenever I complained to friends or partners, they’d often laugh. How could I feel such loathing for something so mundane?  After my diagnosis, I began learning…

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When I was 24 years old, I quit my job to travel the world by myself for a year. I worked three jobs for eight months to save up just enough to shoestring my way across Europe, parts of Asia, and New Zealand. I’ve since moved to Copenhagen and Paris by myself, too. And while I set off in search…

In most cases, it’s totally safe for pregnant women to travel. They are, however, more vulnerable to certain ailments and diseases while flying and abroad. In addition, there are some logistical aspects to planning and accomplishing travel that may look different during pregnancy. By taking a few extra precautions, it’s possible to have a perfectly safe and comfortable travel experience…

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February is Heart Health Month! Today, we're (virtually) traveling around the world to learn how different cultures with lower rates of heart disease live healthy lives.  In the Western world, rates of heart disease and heart-related illnesses like diabetes have increased in recent decades. But research shows that more traditional diets and ways of living can reduce the risk of…

Traveling with a partner is one of the best ways to find new depths in your relationship. Sharing a new experience creates shared memories, shared stories and a new understanding of both yourself and the person you’re traveling with. But it can also bring about new sources of tension, conflict and stress.  It's very possible to have a stress-free travel…

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