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9th Annual Choice Eats: Sample 65 NYC Restaurants Under One Roof

9th Annual Choice Eats: Sample 65 NYC Restaurants Under One Roof

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Apr 25, 2016

We are completely finished with the 1st quarter of 2016 and unlike me, it seems like everyone around me is sticking to their 2016 diet (kudos to you all).  It’s super important to reward yourself for your hard work. Yes, ...

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May’s New York Vegetarian Food Festival

May's New York Vegetarian Food Festival

by Jessica Festa on Apr 02, 2016

For those passionate about eating ethically and exploring meat-free and NYC vegan culture, the NY Vegetarian Food Festival isn’t to be missed. The festival was started in 2011 by Sarah Gross and Nira Paliwoda, two women passionate about living a healthy, sustainable ...

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DENT 2016: From Eradicating Malaria & Disruptive Ideas to Virtual Reality

DENT 2016: From Eradicating Malaria & Disruptive Ideas to Virtual Reality

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 30, 2016

Putting a dent in the future -- isn't that a compelling idea? And, what's even more compelling is that it means such different things to different people and why the eclectic DENT Conference in Sun Valley Idaho, is so unique. ...

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A Reflective Interview with Mom, Speaker & Author Mallika Chopra

A Reflective Interview with Mom, Speaker & Author Mallika Chopra

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 29, 2016

I have always been a fan of speaker and author Mallika Chopra who spoke on our TEDxBerkeley stage in 2013, an event I co-curate every year.  Her most recent book, “Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy,”  ...

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Rob Hotchkiss Plays San Francisco’s The Lost Church

Rob Hotchkiss Plays San Francisco's The Lost Church

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 29, 2016

I recently discovered a very cool venue in San Francisco: The Lost Church, a multi-media theatrical production house and venue for live music. Since I had never been there before, I was looking for a church along Ellis Street but ...

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North America

A Road, River and Renewal in the Rocky Mountains of Montana

A Road, River and Renewal in the Rocky Mountains of Montana

by Powder Matt on May 02, 2016

A river trip was badly needed, heat beat, clean the mud off from pedal ...

Americano Restaurant & Bar: Great Italian Fare Along San Francisco’s Embarcadero

Americano Restaurant & Bar: Great Italian Fare Along San Francisco's Embarcadero

by Anthony A Compagnone on Apr 28, 2016

Meet Americano, a modern Italian restaurant tucked away on the ground floor of the ...

Europe

Paris in Spring: Schizophrenic, Spicy, Romantic & Just Parfait!

Paris in Spring: Schizophrenic, Spicy, Romantic & Just Parfait!

by Sambrita Basu on May 03, 2016

I think Paris is schizophrenic. One is the city that exists in my head that ...

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

by Sambrita Basu on May 01, 2016

Let's face it -- the thing I like best about London, is that there ...

Lodging

The Radisson Blu Marseille: A Modern Gem in the Old Port

The Radisson Blu Marseille: A Modern Gem in the Old Port

by Donna Sozio on Apr 05, 2016

Location. Location. Location. The harborside Marseille Radisson Blu is perfectly situated in the middle of Marseille's iconic Vieux Port, which is walking - or boating - distance from some of France’s most haute museums, fascinating cathedrals, and chic renovated shopping ...

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The Pavilion Grand Hotel, a Luxury Family Stay in the Heart of Saratoga

The Pavilion Grand Hotel, a Luxury Family Stay in the Heart of Saratoga

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 04, 2016

I'm not a newcomer to Saratoga Springs New York, home of the infamous race track and spring water. In fact, I grew up in the Adirondacks as regular readers of this site know, so truth be told, I am biased ...

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5 Ways To Get Your Wellness On In Aruba

5 Ways To Get Your Wellness On In Aruba

by Megan McDonough on Apr 02, 2016

There are certain destinations that truly “live up” to their hype and Aruba is definitely among them. I can’t begin to tell you how many people I met on the island who return year after year. A special place for so many ...

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Feel Like a Princess at Delhi’s Historical Imperial Hotel

Feel Like a Princess at Delhi's Historical Imperial Hotel

by Mariellen Ward on Mar 25, 2016

Have you ever been to a hotel that enchanted you? That enveloped you in an atmosphere completely apart from the world you left behind? That made you feel like a different version of yourself? That’s how I feel about The Imperial Hotel ...

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Greenwich’s J House Hotel and Spa, a Great Luxury Family Stay

Greenwich’s J House Hotel and Spa, a Great Luxury Family Stay

by Renee Blodgett on Mar 23, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect from fairly newly opened J House Hotel & Spa in Greenwich Connecticut. First of all, we had kids in tow, secondly, the weather was miserable so we knew we wouldn't be able to explore ...

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Arts

Paris in Spring: Schizophrenic, Spicy, Romantic & Just Parfait!

Paris in Spring: Schizophrenic, Spicy, Romantic & Just Parfait!

by Sambrita Basu on May 03, 2016

I think Paris is schizophrenic. One is the city that exists in my head that ...

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

by Sambrita Basu on May 01, 2016

Let's face it -- the thing I like best about London, is that there ...

Food/Wine

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

The Playful, Creative & Culinary Side of London

by Sambrita Basu on May 01, 2016

Let's face it -- the thing I like best about London, is that there ...

The Laneways of Melbourne Australia

The Laneways of Melbourne Australia

by Robert Schrader on Apr 29, 2016

Melbourne is the home of Aussie rules football, the film and TV industries, and ...

Asia

30 Awe-Inspiring Photo Captures of Cultural Hong Kong

30 Awe-Inspiring Photo Captures of Cultural Hong Kong

by Robert Schrader on Apr 24, 2016

It’s not an exaggeration to say that my maiden voyage to Hong Kong six ...

Why Some Cultures Eat With Their Hands….

Why Some Cultures Eat With Their Hands....

by Jessica Festa on Apr 21, 2016

My first cultural encounter with hand-to-mouth dining took place in a Berber home, deep ...

Pacific

The Laneways of Melbourne Australia

The Laneways of Melbourne Australia

by Robert Schrader on Apr 29, 2016

Melbourne is the home of Aussie rules football, the film and TV industries, and ...

Going Off-the-Beaten Path in New Zealand

Going Off-the-Beaten Path in New Zealand

by Carol Rolnick on Apr 07, 2016

Traveling off the beaten path without an itinerary or reservations can lead to some ...

Products

Malibu Sandals, the Perfect Choice for a Summer Getaway

Malibu Sandals, the Perfect Choice for a Summer Getaway

by Renee Blodgett on May 02, 2016

A recent fun discovery for us is the MALIBU SANDAL which is available for both women and men. Their sandals come in a very classic handwoven 10-strap design and they're proud of using vegan-leather braided material which are also 100% ...

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Introducing Maria Shireen Bracelet & Hair Tie Combos

Introducing Maria Shireen Bracelet & Hair Tie Combos

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 22, 2016

Here's a great beauty and fashion tip for women who want to look great while they're in adventure mode. Introducing a cool hair tie and bracelet combined into one design by Maria Shireen. The models we tested out come in ...

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Hi-Tec Footwear, a Great Choice for the Adventurous Traveler

Hi-Tec Footwear, a Great Choice for the Adventurous Traveler

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 17, 2016

We just discovered a fabulous walking, hiking and athletic shoe line with a bit of a techie name; in fact tech is in the name: Hi-Tec Footwear. There are so many things to love about their selection of shoes, whether ...

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Meet White Sierra, Outdoor Wear for Adventure Travelers

Meet White Sierra, Outdoor Wear for Adventure Travelers

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 15, 2016

We LOVE the quality of the active clothing line from White Sierra, a new brand on our radar. Recently, we took a look at a few tops and jackets to get an idea of their quality and style and how ...

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Coobie Lingerie & Under Garments for Those Romantic Getaways

Coobie Lingerie & Under Garments for Those Romantic Getaways

by Renee Blodgett on Apr 13, 2016

I hadn't heard of Coobie until fairly recently - they brag that they make the most comfortable bra you'll ever wear. All Coobie Seamless Bras are one size and comfortably fit 32A thru 36D.  What makes them so comfortable? Several ...

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South America

The Culture, Grit & Graffiti of Colombia’s Medellin

The Culture, Grit & Graffiti of Colombia's Medellin

by Megan McDonough on Apr 30, 2016

My mind is still reeling from my recent trip to Colombia -- so much creativity ...

The Ultra-Style & Fashion Guide to Colombia’s Medellin

The Ultra-Style & Fashion Guide to Colombia's Medellin

by Megan McDonough on Apr 25, 2016

I was blown away by Medellín’s fashion scene and hopefully, you will be too ...

Central America

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

Women Adventure Seekers: Head to Nicaragua to Surf & Rejuvenate

by Jessica Festa on Apr 28, 2016

The women of Chicabrava Photo credit: Chicabrava You are built not to shrink down to ...

Transformative Travel: 5 Fabulous Yoga Retreats Around the World

Transformative Travel: 5 Fabulous Yoga Retreats Around the World

by Jessica Festa on Mar 27, 2016

Yoga is a great way to enhance other sporting and fitness activities that you ...

Africa

A Memorable Moment in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa

A Memorable Moment in Ethiopia's Addis Ababa

by Robert Schrader on May 05, 2016

“I’m sorry to hear that happened,” said the tall, lanky man who was waiting ...

Celebrating the Stars & Planets From Under Your Own Sky

Celebrating the Stars & Planets From Under Your Own Sky

by Rich Laburn on May 04, 2016

Days of the year can get pretty confusing. Not from a date point of ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 26, 2016

Getting Fit and Staying Fit over 40 isn't easy and ...

5 California Wines We Absolutely Love…

5 California Wines We Absolutely Love...

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 21, 2016

If you've been reading us for awhile, you know that ...

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Taking a Look at Swedish Music & Pop Culture

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