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For many expatriates, finding adequate health insurance coverage is just another box to tick when planning their expat adventure. COVID-19 has changed that and underscores the importance of having a comprehensive health insurance plan. And as this pandemic continues to impact the world, I am increasingly approached by individuals asking not just why global health insurance but also if they…

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It can be hard to find adventures with so many travel restrictions and mandates in place because of COVID-19. How can you satisfy your wanderlust spirit while still maintaining social distance and other health precautions? While we usually share international travel tips with you here at Healthy Travel Blog, we want you to stay safe and healthy. So here are…

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Books are the perfect way to get away without actually going anywhere. If you're looking for an adventure without leaving your couch, here are five books you need to check out. 1. The Beach by Alex Garland A backpackers classic, The Beach encompasses the spirit of Thailand and, through it, illustrates the soul-searching and human connection that are fundamental to…

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This St. Patrick’s Day favorite is a delicious way to sneak some greens into your meal. Potatoes, an Irish dietary cornerstone, are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. They also help to lower cholesterol naturally. Leaving the peel on the potatoes increases their nutritional content, and decreases your workload!  Kale, among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, boasts…

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, has been creating headlines for the past few weeks. As the virus continues to spread, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the health of you and your family members––especially if you’re planning on traveling.  While travel to Wuhan and the entirety of China has been suspended, the virus…

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This Vietnamese inspired dish combines punchy flavors with ground turmeric, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body. Garlic, ginger, and chili also help to reduce oxidative stress on the body and aid the immune system, making this dish an excellent addition to your dinner rotation for cold and flu season. Cucumbers offer hydration due to their high water…

This holiday season, you don’t need to travel to experience all the unique flavors and decadent dishes that other countries have to offer. You can make them right in the comfort of your own kitchen.  From Irish roasted lamb potatoes to a Thai-style carrot soup, we’ve curated a holiday feast that can transport you and your family anywhere around the…

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As far as true-blue, all-American holidays are concerned, Thanksgiving Day is second only to the Fourth of July — though some of our favorite narratives about its historical precedent might not be entirely accurate.   But whether or not the Pilgrims ate turkey or personally invited the Native Americans to come along, the holiday remains a cherished moment set aside for…

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