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Healthy Living


Traveling with Toddlers:Essentials every parent should pack

To say that traveling with children under school age is a challenge might be the understatement of the year. However, traveling with toddlers can also be some of the most rewarding, heartwarming travel you’ll ever experience. To see the world… (more)

Heart healthy snacks for your Valentine

Once upon a time, giving Valentine chocolates was a sign of love. But many people now believe the most sincere kind of love is something that is heart healthy. Here are a few of my favorites:        … (more)

Specialty Bakery Produces Grain-Free Foods

Nourish Bakery is the first of its kind, a bakery producing grain-free foods for people with special dietary requirements, or those who just want to live a healthier lifestyle. Based in Madison, Alabama in an antique, refurbished church building, the… (more)

Delight Dad with these delicious gifts

Help Dad  enjoy the flavors and aromas of an Italian coffee I know vanilla is the aroma most men are attracted to. But recently I received some coffee that smelled so yummy, I considered marinating it in vodka and… (more)

Show your mother you have good taste

All of the benefits of wine with none of the calories:Vinia For red wine lovers, this is a dream come true. A new product from Israel that has all the healthy parts of red wine in a powder. Imagine sprinkling… (more)

Well Deserved “World’s Best” Spa: The Regent Palms at Turks and Caicos

Blending, that is the key to a really fabulous spa experience. Blending of the environment created by the spa designers with the practitioners touch and usage of chosen products. Music, scent, touch and environment are the pieces which create an… (more)

Wellness at One Maui Resort Goes Well Beyond Swimming and a Sunset

E Malamo Kou Kino is Hawaiian for “care for your body.” For most of us, simply the idea of a trip to Hawaii seems like a great way to care for the body. The reality is, a cramped plane ride,… (more)

Naked Calories: redefining a healthy diet

Those of us who love to travel know how hard it is to maintain a healthy diet every day in every place we roam. But the trouble might not be the travel, we just might have a misconception about what… (more)

Tanning: Fake Bake is a Safe Alternative

All you have to do is checkout the Skin Cancer Foundation website to realize just how dangerous tanning beds and overexposure to sunlight can be. The facts: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United… (more)

An Interview with Ashley Blaylock, Founder of ChicaBrava Surf Camp

When Houston native Ashley Blaylock moved to Nicaragua in 2003, she was an anomaly: a surfing girl. Local surfers watched in amazement as she zoomed by on the waves, then grudgingly gave her respect and admiration. “Ay, chica brava!” they’d… (more)

Life Cycles: Getting Back on Two Wheels

A bicycle adventure seven months away had a certain allure. The interest factor quadrupled with an itinerary in wine country at harvest. The plan: sign up, purchase bicycles, bike, and go! Along the path, the joys and pains of cycling… (more)

Awaken and Center Yourself in NY

Awaken and center yourself via a yoga retreat, pursuit of learning paths or trekking a mountain trail in New York. Across the state, centers for yoga and relaxation are designed to tone, calm, and renew your spirit. At… (more)

Soulfully Recharge in Africa, Costa Rica and Mexico

Do you dream of a sensational  remedy for the mega-amplified, daily stress of life and work?  Inhale deeply and recharge those overused internal batteries with luxury private guided travel to Latin America and Africa for individuals or… (more)

Your Mom deserves the Royal Treatment

Toast your Mom in style It’s the next big thing that Designs by Lolita fans have been waiting for—the launch of Wines By Lolita! Lolita Healy, the founder behind the successful gift brand known for its hand-painted glassware,… (more)

Biking Guayaquil and Other Pasttimes of the Conscious Traveller

  On a recent Saturday afternoon in Guayaquil, Ecuador, I was photographing the beautiful sculptures in the city’s main cemetery when an irritable policeman materialized by my side and hustled me off the premises. A few days later, another policeman… (more)

ABS-olutely Gets to the Core

With summer weather soon upon us, our thoughts turn not necessarily to love but to our bellies!  That’s because we know the way to our true love’s heart is through our stomachs = toned abdominals, firm… (more)

Celebrate Earth Day every day

As the world celebrates Earth Day, sustainable food and agriculture systems can play a big role in preserving the environment by helping to improve soil health, protecting biodiversity, and mitigating climate change. Earth Day is a great opportunity for eaters,… (more)

On World Health Day, Begin With Your Own Wellness

Passport: check.Flights: check.Hotel reservations: check. Airport Parking: check.Cellphone: check.Cash and credit cards: check.Breakfast: grab a cinnamon roll and caramel latte.Medications: oops.   Our own well-being affects our plans and pursuit of fantastic adventures and travel.  Subconscious denial and wishing… (more)

Traditional Healing in Hangzhou

When Marco Polo visited 800 years ago, he declared this the finest and most splendid city in the world.  Hangzhou is one of the six oldest capitals in China and at the core of the world’s sixth largest economic… (more)

Spring On and Off the Slopes in Colorado

With heavy doses of snowfall coating the state’s mountains, and more snowy months ahead, embrace the best of Colorado this spring.  Days filled with powder, sunshine, music, enticing food, festivals, races, rail jams and fireworks shows are sure to… (more)

Artisan Bread and Serenity, Now

Whether you go for the meditation, yoga, hot springs, the artisan bread, acclaimed vegetarian cuisine, or celebrity retreat leaders, you will find it in Big Sur. This remote and oldest Zen Monastery in the U.S., twenty-five miles southeast of San… (more)

To St Lucia for a Body Holiday!

Consider this stimulating combo: the blue Caribbean and a former Olympian as your personal trainer!   St. Lucia’s Well Fit Retreats is a mini-version of an Olympic training camp. Returning this spring, from March 18-22 and March… (more)

Top 10 for Thermal Bliss

Ease into the steaming hot waters. Soak away the stresses of everyday life. For centuries people have flocked to known thermal hot spots for the reported health benefits of their healing waters.Hot springs are formed by naturally heated groundwater that… (more)

Babes in B.C.

Helicopters and majestic mountains are no longer strictly for males thanks to these opportunities for female-only heli-hiking in British Columbia. Women of all ages and stages will embrace the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s Columbia Mountains in August 2013. The focus… (more)

An App for Stress

“Some of you might recall the fun poked at vacation hassles by Chevy Chase in the National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ movies. Some of those dark jokes have a way of becoming reality on trips gone wrong.” A master hypnotist has created… (more)

Super Bowl Calorie Costs—in “Exercise Equivalent​s”

The “Big Game” has become much more than a football game: It’s the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. So, to choose the most splurgeworthy foods, here are the exercise equivalents* for some of… (more)

Sun Salutation and Meditation Aboard a Tall Ship

If you seek the exhilaration of free daily yoga and meditation aboard a tall ship along the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the opportunity is here. Departing February 24, 2013, Star Clippers will spotlight a yoga-themed cruise on the… (more)

Innovative Routes in 2013 Entice Cyclists of All Levels

A Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii (the Big Island) and New Zealand  announces new tours for 2013. Latest opportunities include a celebrity coach-led training tour in January… (more)

Starting my New Year with a Life-Long Resolution

 This is a picture of what I had for brunch on New Year’s Day. I joined about a dozen other people (none of who I had met before) at Wild Chutney’s on Beltline in Plano, Texas. This Indian restaurant… (more)

The Zone Diet

 In perfect world, everyone would have their own personal chef to prepare, healthy, tasty meals that would be instantly ready when you were hungry.

The next best thing might be Zone Delivery USA. I signed up for a three… (more)