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These Indian sweet potato pancakes would make a fantastic vegetarian main course, as well as a delicious party appetizer that’s sure to be a hit. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, potassium, and fiber. Turmeric, a classic Indian spice, contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties which protect the body from disease and boost the immune system. If you…

Volunteer Travel

The purpose of most travel is business or pleasure. But some people like to use their time away from work and school to help others. There are many countries that offer travelers beautiful beaches and sights to see, in addition to opportunities to lend a hand in making the world a better place. Here are some of the top destinations…

salmon dish

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are tons of valuable lessons to be learned from cultures around the world. While there is no single country that has the healthy eating thing totally down pat (although a recent study showed some countries, such as the Netherlands, are definitely on the right track), there are certain habits we can…

We’ve written recently about the rambunctiousness in Istanbul and the potential impact on tourism. Now, it looks like protest-fever has spread to Brazil. Last night, more than 1 million people protested in the streets all across the country, raising questions about whether or not you want to be traveling there right now. The protests were generally peaceful, although there was…

Frommer’s lives! Last week came the depressing news that Google, which had purchased the rights to the ubiquitous Frommer’s Travel Guides last year, would stop printing the books, and that the content would exist in purely digital form. That caused much gnashing of teeth among veteran travelers, admittedly driven at least partially by nostalgia. Well, 84-year-old Arthur Frommer was among…

This blog exists for the very simple reason that it is not easy to stay healthy when you’re traveling. On the road, we all have a hard time avoiding stress, getting enough sleep, eating properly and maintaining exercise routines. But this week at USA Today, Nancy Trejos offers up six tips for maintaining your health while traveling. Staying healthy is…

If you’re looking for the next thrilling adventure where you can freely explore rich cultures and new lands, backpacking is a great way to travel to incredible places -- without breaking your wallet. Packing a bag and hopping on a plane without any set plans might be the staple dream for recent grads, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive…

We are in the dead of winter. Brrrr. As the cold descends over most of the U.S., a lot of people are dreaming of sunshine and sand, looking to escape town for a few days to bask in warmth on a beach somewhere… anywhere. However, we very often associate a beach vacation with inactivity, overindulgence and generally less-than-fit activities. But…

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