When sweaters start emerging from the depths of dresser drawers, travelers start dreaming of the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. For most of the region’s islands, however, the fall months are also the peak of hurricane season. However, not all of the Caribbean is in the “hurricane belt”. Tucked all the way down near Venezuela, you’ll…

When you’re gluten-free, traveling internationally can be a challenge. Not all countries have the same level of awareness about celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, or education about what gluten-free really means. Plus, language barriers can make it harder to communicate your needs to servers at restaurants or read ingredient lists in grocery stores.  There are ways to visit places where…

Now that many companies are offering the opportunity to work remotely, people who would never have considered becoming a digital nomad are enjoying the opportunity to work from another country. After all, why suffer through a snowy winter or scorching summer when you could work from the Bahamas instead—and bring your family along? There’s just one hiccup. Except in very…

A product of French imperialism in Vietnam in the 1860s, bánh mì have become wildly popular both within Vietnam and globally. A common street vendor food, these delicious sandwiches can easily be made at home and tailored to your personal preferences. Pork, chicken, pate, egg and even ice cream are common variations. Here, protein-rich soy-marinated shrimp combines with bright and…

Getting out into nature and moving at a slower pace is restful and restorative for the body and the mind. But traveling in nature, tent camping and road tripping via car often come with lots of hassles. And hotels and rental accommodations can get expensive. Camper vans give you the best of both worlds—they come complete with beds, cooking stations…

Unfortunately, climate change shows no signs of slowing down—but neither do travelers. As global tourism increases, the need to reduce our travel emissions and practice greater travel-related sustainability is necessary.  In addition to improving the planet’s health, conscious efforts to stay healthy and environmentally accountable are critical in protecting health from climate change impacts. Here are three ways you can…

Quiche is a delicious way to sneak lots of healthy produce into your family, while also minimizing food waste by utilizing a variety of ingredients in smaller quantities. Versatile and quick to prepare, it’s the ideal recipe to have in your repertoire for both easy meal prep and no-stress entertaining. Feel free to swap in similar quantities of produce for…

Tourism can boost a community’s economy by bringing in more people to spend money at local businesses and attractions. But overtourism happens when a destination buckles under the volume of tourism, tanking quality of life for locals, destroying the natural environment and, in turn, negatively affecting the experiences for future visitors. Tourism has been especially tricky during the pandemic, with…

Visitors to Canada might be surprised to find that, in the summer months, the great white north gets pretty hot and humid. Given the lack of good public transit outside of the main cities and the vast expanse of land to explore, jumping in a car and heading to the nearest coast, lake or glacier is the best way to…

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