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Alaskan dogsled tour with Gondwana
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Eco-Conscious On The Road: Amazing Travel Companies That Can Help You To Save The Planet

As enjoyable as jet-setting off to foreign destinations in search of new experiences (and food and drinks) can be, international travel has developed a bit of a track record for being less-than-enjoyable for the environment. According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, emissions from long-haul flights and energy-intensive resorts have […]

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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels
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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the […]

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You could be practicing your tree in Tanzania with Tanzania Wellness Safari.  Photo courtesy of Tanzania Wellness Safari.
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Wellness Travel: Top Fourteen Yoga Fusion Retreats For 2014

New Years often comes with new resolutions. Get ready to stretch, flex and center yourself with this diverse collection of yoga fusion retreats, both domestic and international. As with any retreat, these getaways allow for a necessary and nourishing escape from daily life. Picturesque locations provide new perspective and serene […]

CafTea from Pr Tea Co.
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CafTea: Where Coffee And Tea Meet In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s historic colonial Old San Juan offers numerous beverage experiences: Mojito-making at Airenumo, rum tasting at the Don Q Rum Museum and touring the Old Harbor Brewery. While all worthwhile, my most fascinating discovery when exploring this area was a Puerto Rico coffee shop called Pr Tea Co., as […]

Walking into the W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island. Photo courtesy of W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island.
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Discovering Sustainable Luxury And Culture At A Big Brand Hotel In Puerto Rico

As someone who typically shys away from staying in big brand hotels, I was pleasantly surprised during a recent stay at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico. In fact, if I hadn’t known the name of the hotel before walking into the lobby I would […]

#FoodPorn: Roasted Grouper With Beans And Avocado In Puerto Rico
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#FoodPorn: Roasted Grouper With Beans And Avocado In Puerto Rico

On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, I enjoyed what has been hands down the best meal I’ve ever eaten in my life at Fern Restaurant at the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Rio Grande. A Jean-Georges restaurant, the menu focuses on contemporary American dishes with a global influence and […]

#FoodPorn: Jumbo Gambas al Chichaito On Vieques Island In Puerto Rico
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#FoodPorn: Jumbo Gambas al Chichaito On Vieques Island In Puerto Rico

When dining at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico I was able to sample the above dish, crafted by Executive Chef Fernando Coppola. The philosophy of the hotel’s dining program is locally-sourcing ingredients — mainly from their organic farm — and taking traditional Puerto Rican dishes […]

Breadfruit. Photo courtesy of kamuelaboy.
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Tropical Flavors: What Is Breadfruit?

Breadfruit. The first time I heard about this tropical food I was confused. Was it sweet? Did it taste like a grain? Was it a sweetbread? Breadfruit is an extremely starchy fruit that is used as a vegetable with an almost potato-like taste. My first encounter came in Saint Lucia, […]

#FoodPorn: Traditional Saint Lucia Crab Back
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#FoodPorn: Traditional Saint Lucia Crab Back

A traditional seafood specialty, typically served as an appetizer to the main course, the Saint Lucia Crab Back is a simple delight most commonly prepared with local land crab meat, seasonings and herbs within a lemon garlic butter sauce. For an official taste test, the Crab Back can be found […]

Carefree Caribbean: What Is Liming?
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Carefree Caribbean: What Is Liming?

Upon first hearing the term “liming,” I thought it was describing a culinary term; however, in Trinidad & Tobago, liming is an actual activity. Referring to the art of doing nothing while sharing food, drink, conversation and laughter, liming is an important part of the country’s island culture. In fact, […]