Editor’s Picks

Travel

two bunch palms

A Sustainable Wellness Getaway At Al Capone’s Old SoCal Hideaway

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” It’s a sunny […]

ethiopian culture

Ethiopian Culture: Exploring The Country Through Beer

Much of the tourism in Ethiopia is focused on history. The country is in the region of the world where humankind originated – the ‘Cradle of Civilization.’ From the Rift Valley, which yielded the 3.5 million-year-old fossil of Lucy, to […]

Trip Journal

two bunch palms

A Sustainable Wellness Getaway At Al Capone’s Old SoCal Hideaway

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” It’s a sunny […]

temecula valley

How To Experience The Best Of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country

“What’s the number one reason after Disneyland that visitors come to California?” asks Elizabeth, my host for the day. As I’m on a Grapeline Wine Tour of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country, I think I can guess the answer. “Wine!” […]

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba […]

Global Ethics

drive change

How A Farm-To-Fork Food Truck Is Providing A Positive Future For Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It also imprisons more young people than any other nation on earth. On an average day there are around 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds in custody and facing prosecution as […]

can

To Be Honest, I Just Want To Volunteer: Common Voluntourism Mistakes And How To Fix Them

That’s great – honesty is the best place to start – without honesty there are so many pitfalls – so many mistakes that well-meaning volunteers can make. My organization, People & Places, has been campaigning for better volunteer experiences for […]

Get Involved

drive change

How A Farm-To-Fork Food Truck Is Providing A Positive Future For Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. It also imprisons more young people than any other nation on earth. On an average day there are around 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds in custody and facing prosecution as […]

Get Involved: Celebrate International Day of the Girl By Helping Provide An Education

Six months ago, more than 270 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their school in the middle of the night by the terrorist group Boko Haram. In the months since, 57 managed to escape and not one student has been rescued. […]

Hello Hubs in Nigeria

How Solar-Powered Computers Are Empowering Underprivileged Children

Attempts to educate underprivileged children and youth in rural areas without access to schooling area nothing new. There are many people and organizations who admirably want to help and showcase the importance of education; however, the issue becomes not only […]

Food

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba […]

How You Can Have A Global Table Adventure Without Leaving Home

How You Can Have A Global Table Adventure Without Leaving Home

For those wanting to expand their palate while immersing themselves in exotic cultures, you don’t have to leave home to be a more worldly global citizen. Epicure & Culture caught up with Sasha Martin of Global Table Adventures to learn […]

Caribbean Crisis: How Eating Lionfish Can Help Save The Planet

One of the sea’s gnarliest looking creatures, the lionfish appears like a crazy cross between a zebra, butterfly and Egyptian Pharaoh with bold stripes, a sourpuss mouth and ornate tentacles fit for Cairo’s ancient rulers. Unfortunately, the appetite and hunting […]

Drink

ethiopian culture

Ethiopian Culture: Exploring The Country Through Beer

Much of the tourism in Ethiopia is focused on history. The country is in the region of the world where humankind originated – the ‘Cradle of Civilization.’ From the Rift Valley, which yielded the 3.5 million-year-old fossil of Lucy, to […]

temecula valley

How To Experience The Best Of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country

“What’s the number one reason after Disneyland that visitors come to California?” asks Elizabeth, my host for the day. As I’m on a Grapeline Wine Tour of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country, I think I can guess the answer. “Wine!” […]

wine grapes

Wine Innovation: The World’s First Commercial Rooftop Vineyard Grows In NYC

Terroir. It’s an important wine term that essentially refers to the landscape, climate, soil, sun exposure and winemaking traditions of a vineyard, and how that affects wine grapes. When you taste the terroir of a wine you’re tasting the land […]

Culture

How You Can Have A Global Table Adventure Without Leaving Home

How You Can Have A Global Table Adventure Without Leaving Home

For those wanting to expand their palate while immersing themselves in exotic cultures, you don’t have to leave home to be a more worldly global citizen. Epicure & Culture caught up with Sasha Martin of Global Table Adventures to learn […]

Kathakal

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 […]

How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

The food found in the Tuscany region of Italy is known for its sustainable preparation and pure flavors. Additives in many meals aren’t unpronounceable ingredients like acesulfame potassium and monosodium glutamate, but local olive oils and wines that naturally enhance […]

Muktagacha Monda: The Sole Survivor Of A Lost Era Of Bengal

Muktagacha Monda: The Sole Survivor Of A Lost Era Of Bengal

Revolving stages, a decrepit old heritage home and the mouth watering sweet Monda, a day trip to the eastern part of Bangladesh, a place called Muktagacha was an enticing prospect. Muktagacha is famous for housing the prestigious Bangladesh Agricultural University as […]

Health And Wellness

two bunch palms

A Sustainable Wellness Getaway At Al Capone’s Old SoCal Hideaway

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” It’s a sunny […]

Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

When we think of yoga, most of us think of relaxation, inwardness and meditative states. We think of balance and stretching, being centered and strength. Yoga is all these things, and there are many vacation retreats in beautiful places around […]

coffee cherries

Coffee Cherry Skins: The Superfood You Haven’t Heard Of

Most of us can’t make it through the busy work day without a cup of coffee. But while coffee does have health benefits — some of which include protecting against Parkinson’s Disease, preventing liver disease and reducing your risk of […]