You might have heard that Budapest is actually two cities—Buda and Pest. But did you know there is a third city? The third section of Budapest, Obuda, is wedged right in between the northern parts of Buda and Pest. Confused yet? Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, and you can tackle most of it in…

Secret Ski Towns

Finding the perfect ski resort that offers everything you need from fresh powder to tasty hot cocoa is pretty easy when there are so many well-known, famous resorts throughout the world. But if you are looking for a great resort minus the huge masses of tourists, finding the best spot for a winter getaway might be a little harder. These…

Vegetarian Travel in Germany

Haben Sie vegetarische Gerichte?  “Do you have any vegetarian meals?” If you’re plant-based and traveling to Germany, it’s a useful phrase to remember. When you think of Germany, you may be thinking of beer, bratwurst, pretzels and other delectable foods unique to the area. But did you know Germany is considered a global leader of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles? With…

Deciding on the Right International Phone Plan

Leaving the country absolutely means needing to take a step back and look at your main communication methods. Are you a big texter? Or more of a pick-up-the-phone-and-call person? Maybe you’re neither and you just like to check up on your friends and family through social media. No matter what your main communication method is, international trips can lead to…

Italian_Meatballs_with_Cucumber_Pesto_Noodles

This lightened up twist on an Italian classic has all the flavors of the original, without any gluten and with far fewer calories. Fresh and crunch cucumbers tossed with tomatoes and coated with bright and herbaceous pesto stand in for pasta. Cucumbers are comprised of 98% water, are naturally hydrating. They also supply magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, B, and…

Chicken_Souvlaki_and_Homemade_Tzatziki

Souvlaki has been a culinary favorite in Greece since ancient times. Homer makes mention of a meat and bread recipe resembling souvlaki, and there are also later references to street vendors selling souvlaki with pita in Constantinople during the Byzantine era. Today, this delicious combination remains just as popular. Often eaten on the street or taken home to enjoy, you…

People live longer in Blue Zones like Okinawa, Japan

Ever wondered what it takes to live longer? Certain populations around the world dedicate their lifestyles to doing just that. Known as “Blue Zones,” these communities have some of the healthiest people who live the longest. They focus on values that reinforce healthy behaviors, like taking time to de-stress and spending time with their families. These Blue Zones are found…

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