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Dinner Celebration in China

As a Westerner, your trip to Asia will be filled with exciting new experiences as well as a few challenges. The time difference, new foods, and complex itineraries can throw even the most experienced traveler for a loop. Perhaps the biggest challenge of all, however, will be the different customs and traditions you’ll encounter along the way. Navigating them successfully…

When you think of Tokyo, what comes to mind? For me, it was fresh sushi, sumo wrestlers and crowded streets. I, admittedly, didn’t know that much about Tokyo before visiting the massive city--13.5 million in the city and over 37 million in the greater metro area. In my mind, I pictured busy-busy-busy, bustle-bustle-bustle. Recently, I set off for Tokyo to…

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One of the most magical aspects of summer changing into fall is the vibrant colors as the leaves change. The beautiful fall foliage and the crisp and comfortable weather is the perfect combination for getting outside to hike, bike and walk. While fall across the U.S. is beautiful, there are just as many breathtaking destinations around the world boasting picture-perfect…

Miso Soup Jars

These miso veggie soup jars are an easy and healthy way to eat conveniently throughout the week, and make a great option to take to work. Packed with vibrant vegetables, fiber, and sustainable energy, these soup jars also provide beneficial probiotics from miso, a powerful fermented food that’s a mainstay in Japanese cuisine. Kelp noodles are a lighter alternative to…

Zermatt

The winter sports season is here, meaning it’s time to hobnob with jet setters at the world’s greatest ski resorts – how awesome does that sound? A winter vacation on the slopes can be just about the perfect dose of “healthy travel” - skiing and snowboarding are not only fun; they’re great forms of exercise. Downhill skiing, though it takes…

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…

Whistler, British Columbia

There’s nothing more enticing than the typical greasy cafeteria fare—pizza, hamburgers, fries, etc.—that’s kept lukewarm under a tiny little light bulb at the standard ski resort. And I say that with all of the sarcasm in the world. But even though you’ll eat just about anything after a thrilling morning on the slopes, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality…

Quinoa Sushi with Sweet Potato and Avocado

Sushi is one of the most celebrated dishes in Japanese cuisine, both in Japan and around the world. Originally a pure and healthy food comprised of rice, nori, and unadulterated fish, many restaurants have taken sushi down an unhealthy path, complete with deep fried ingredients, heavy mayo based sauces, and an excess of unnecessary ingredients. This revamped version of the…

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