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Do yoga in Peru's Sacred Valley.  Photo courtesy of Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures.
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Wellness Travel: Top 13 Culturally Immersive Yoga Retreats From Around The World

Most people think of yoga as a turning inward, a solitary practice aimed at developing self-awareness and reflection. People practice yoga to find peace and improve wellness; but ultimately, to feel truly serene, you need to feel united and at home with your environment. Instead of isolating you from your surroundings, […]

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Green Tea, Shabushabu And Kushiage: Epicure’s Guide To Japan’s Kansai Region
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Green Tea, Shabushabu And Kushiage: Epicure’s Guide To Japan’s Kansai Region

From the high-quality green tea of Uji to the rich soba culture of Izushi to Osaka’s hearty soul food, Japan’s Kansai Region is made to be explored through the tongue. While many may associate Japanese food with rice, sushi and miso soup — which are all important parts of Japanese […]

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Discovering Culture Through Sustainable Travel In Kerala, India

“The people of Kerala don’t like barren land. They like to make use of it,” explains Rattan, my Kalypso Adventures guide. “Most people here have at least two spices growing in their garden. They grow crops and decorate their yards with flowers.” We’re currently cycling from Kochi to Thattekkad, a […]

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Color bento box from ---. Photo courtesy of Jessica Festa, taken with a Nokia Lumia Icon.
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Matcha, Bento And An 11th-Century Temple: A Cultural Walk In Uji, Japan

While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is one place where the offerings are truly rich: Uji. Located in the Kyoto Prefecture, just on the outskirts of the city of Kyoto, Uji’s plains and hillsides grow green tea in abundance, while its streets offer […]

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The beautiful landscape of Taiwan. Photo courtesy of Matt Long.
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Immersive Travel: The Epicure’s Guide To Taiwanese Food And Culture

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Taiwan, known for its emerald green landscapes and tasty dishes? To help those who want to know how to explore Taiwanese food and culture in this East Asia island, Epicure & Culture caught up with travel and Taiwan expert Matt Long of LandLopers.com. […]

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