three people wearing masks

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…

machu piccu

The Inca Trail might be the first thing people think of when planning a hiking trip in Peru. Yet, for those looking to avoid the crowds, explore more of the area, or simply want a shorter trek, there are plenty of day hikes with spectacular views, Incan ruins and llama hoof prints to satisfy the adventurous traveler. Sacsayhuaman and Cusco…

brown rice mushroom congee

Congee, the ultimate Chinese comfort food, gets a whole-grain spin with the easy substitution of brown rice. Simple and satisfying, this recipe is just the thing to make when you’re feeling under the weather or craving something warming and heartening. Brown rice is a nutritional powerhouse, offering fiber to aid in digestion and satiety, protein for sustained energy, zinc for…

man at a fish market

One thing many people look forward to when traveling to tropical and beach destinations is the fresh food they’ll be able to indulge in. Even better, most of these fresh fruits, vegetables and fish are healthy, so there’s no post-meal guilt. While fish tends to be a healthy source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it may pose a risk…

group of people standing holding up peace signs

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.…

two people hiking with a dog

When summer comes around, many of us will head outside to enjoy the sunshine with swimming, boating, BBQing, hiking and more. But summer activities come with unique risks. Fortunately, planning for those risks can help mitigate them—especially if you're traveling abroad. Let’s take a look at the top summer travel injuries and discuss what you can do to prevent them. …

woman on a canoe

“Hello!” I call, my voice echoing across the still lake. I wave to the canoe a few hundred meters ahead and dig my paddle into the water, hoping to catch them. It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve been on a canoe trip, and this is my first solo adventure. How hard could reading the map be? I thought to…

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