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A cousin to the banana, plantains are a traditional ingredient in many Haitian dishes. In this recipe, they serve as a crispy vehicle for citrusy shredded pork, balanced by pickled onions and avocado. Plantains offer a plethora of nutritional benefits, including high amounts of vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Pork is a rich source of protein and beneficial amino…

This bright and zesty Thai recipe packs a ton of flavor and satisfaction into every bite. Flank steak is one of the leanest cuts of beef, lower in fat than other cuts while still being protein rich. A quick marinade and a fast sear will coax the maximum amount of flavor out of the steak, which pairs perfectly with lightly…

Girl in purple jacket yawning as bus drives by

Jet lag can be one of the fastest killers of a great vacation. When you only have a few days in a new country, you don’t want to waste precious time sleeping. It isn’t always easy to recover when you’re jumping time zones. The fatigue, disorientation, and even nausea associated with jet lag can put a serious damper on your…

What Happens to Your Body When You Fly

It was about 1:50 a.m. when I shuffled onto my first Trans-Pacific flight. I was about to embark on one of the longest airline flights in the world – a whopping 8,065 miles from Newark to Hong Kong. I found my seat, crammed my admittedly overstuffed carry-on into the compartment above me, and tried to get as comfortable as I possibly…

Top Tips from Frequent Business Travelers Business travel has its own unique challenges. Unlike traveling for vacation where you can go with the flow, you have responsibilities and commitments to keep. You need to be there on time, show up at your meetings looking well-groomed, get enough rest to be on the top of your game, and find the time…

This healthy twist on the classic orzo salad swaps in protein packed, gluten free quinoa for the pasta for a lighter option. Lycopene rich tomatoes, fiber packed chickpeas, and immune boosting garlic and onions round out this superfood salad. The Greek Mediterranean diet is lauded for its health benefits, and Greeks are among the longest living populations in the world.…

When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

The mayor of Munich will tap the first Oktoberfest beer barrel on September 17th, kicking off over two weeks of celebration in the heart of Bavaria. Every year, more than six million people from around the globe take part in this festival commemorating the 19th-century marriage of King Ludwig to Princess Therese. It’s a chance for family and friends to…

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