If you’re planning to visit Italy, a beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But there’s no reason it shouldn’t!  Europeans flock to southern Italy every summer for a beach vacation. Now, it’s your turn. Our list of destinations all have great beaches in common, but they each have their own cultural attractions worth visiting as…

Full of bright spring color and flavor, this fresh-tasting salad makes a beautiful addition to your family dinner table. Light-tasting and quick to prepare, this recipe just looks like a celebration of spring. One of the first vegetables ready for harvest each spring, snap peas offer vitamins C and A for an immune system boost, and vitamin K, which helps…

While the pandemic hit pause on much of the travel industry in 2020 and the years that followed, there was one area of travel that saw an increase in interest: the humble road trip.  Long a part of American travel culture, domestic road trips had taken a backseat in the preceding decades as international flights became more attainable; quickly, easily…

trip planning tools

I love vacation as much as the next person. I welcome the chance to get away, to spend time in nature or with friends. I know vacation can benefit my overall health. But because of my ADHD, the very task of planning a trip is so overwhelming that I don’t even want to start.  It’s no wonder people with ADHD…

Valletta, Malta

Is the desire to discover unique cultures and unparalleled landscapes what fuels your travel plans? Did you know there’s an island in the Mediterranean with ruins older than the pyramids? Malta might not be the most well-known country in Europe, but that’s part of what makes it an exciting destination. This small island nation is located smack dab in the…

costa rica coastline

I wake up to the sound of iguanas tumbling around the tin roof overhead. I roll over to see the sun shining on the mango trees and pink flowers outside. The sounds of dripping coffee and knives slicing fruit find their way into my room.  The Mauser EcoHouse is a Costa Rican artist’s colony in the heart of the jungle.…

Wonderfully crunchy and perfectly sized, thinly sliced jicama provides an excellent swap for tortillas in this veggie-forward take on tacos. Grown in Mexico and across the Philippines and Asia, jicama is like a cross between a potato and a pear, with a mild flavor and subtle sweetness that makes it ideal for pairing spice and texture. Quinoa fritters serve as…

Are you a coffee connoisseur? Good news! Studies show that moderate coffee consumption (less than four cups per day) reduces your risk of several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and liver cancer. Turns out a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than some fruits, like blueberries and oranges.  Being into coffee can add a whole new element…

Today's technology makes it easy to work remotely from abroad. In addition to freelancers, now even full-time employees with flexible or remote-first working policies can go abroad while keeping their jobs.  Before you book your flight, there are details, from reachability to tax concerns, to sort out with your employer. Preparations prior to working remotely from abroad may include researching…

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