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Machu Picchu

We are constantly running – rushing to get the kids to school on time, sitting in traffic to get to the office, stressing out over bottom lines and deadlines at work, racing home to get kids to all of their extracurricular activities and putting dinner on the table. Once you finally get into bed at night, you pass out as…

Food in Shanghai

You’ve heard of vegetarians, pescetarians and vegans, but have you heard of locavores? A locavore is a person who makes an effort to only eat food that is grown or harvested locally, rather than foods that need to be moved long distances to get into markets. Locavores consider local to be food that is grown within 100 miles of where…

South Nilandhe, Maldives

The winter months can be tough. The temperatures drop, snow and sleet coat the streets, and there’s less daylight. Some people bundle up and just trudge through the season, whereas others can become downright melancholy – or even depressed. When someone has the winter blues, a.k.a. seasonal affective disorder, they typically feel fatigued and moody. Many studies conclude one of…

Top surfing destinations

Some vacationers like to sit under a palapa gazing at a beautiful beach, while others prefer to step off the dry sand and shred some gnarly waves. If you fit into the second group, these surfing destinations will get your heart pumping while still giving you the opportunity to take in natural beauty. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Jeffreys Bay’s slogan…

We’re all about anything that makes travel a little more convenient and a little less stressful, and this week there were several good articles that help to make travel a little less arduous. Let’s start with the New York Times’ Seth Kugel who writes about five specific travel challenges, and the websites that solve them. Wi-Fi at your fingertips can…

This week The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory for anyone traveling to the island of Bali to take precautions against rabies; the disease has been uncomfortably common in the area since December 2008. Specifically the CDC is reminding travelers that the following activities may be risky: Working closely with animals of unknown rabies exposure or…

The death toll from an outbreak of rabies on Indonesia's Bali tourist resort reached 100 on October 15th after a 40-year-old villager died overnight of the disease after he was hospitalized. The outbreak began in 2008, with officials killing some 200,000 stray dogs and vaccinating others against rabies. Several countries have issued travel advisories advising their nationals to be vaccinated…

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