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Business trips can be hugely stressful. Jet-lag, spending a day on a plane only to be back on one within 36 hours, meetings and presentations all pile on the pressure. This can make people feel exhausted and overwhelmed. But things are changing, which can be seen in the rise “bleisure” travel. This mix of business and leisure may well be…

Istanbul Basilica Cistern

For the next stop on our healthy tour around the world, we find ourselves in the vibrant and historic city of Istanbul. From ornate and centuries-old mosques and churches to lively restaurants and art galleries, Istanbul has rightfully earned its name as the ‘City of World’s Desire.’ Located between Europe and Asia, the city provides a beautiful juxtaposition of these…

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…

I was excited to read about this study the other day – coffee (which I tend to inhale every morning) is good for you! Okay, maybe the study isn’t exactly conclusive, but it affords me plausible deniability, which I think is all that anyone who drinks coffee is looking for. It’s one thing to gulp down a cup in the…

New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin filed a story this week from Istanbul tracing the scientific analysis and sociological realities that are leading to predictions of disaster in fifteen world capitals that could dwarf the tragedy that is still unfolding in Haiti.  The poster child is Istanbul, where the population has grown from 1 million to 10 million in the…

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