Hope you are healthy and staying safe during this time. Many of us are pretty much at home full-time at this point and truly making the most of the pantry staples lying around. I’ve been a fan of Starkist tuna since forever now. My go-to recipe is to make a tuna sandwich for a quick weekday lunch between work calls and when I have the time I like to indulge with tuna and potato fishcakes, or even a quick tuna onion stir fry with seasoning to savor over a bed of rice and lentils. Will share recipes for those later but if you have some StarKist tuna as a pantry staple then these quick and easy healthy recipes are great to try.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) highlights women-focused itineraries offered across the globe from Iceland to Ireland and Japan to Chile. Each program offers small group, immersive experiences that allow you to pursue a passion or check a box on your bucket list. The collection of small group, women-only trips in 2020 include some great options.
Low cost airlines can offer great prices on tickets thanks to what they do not offer - free food or drinks, ample cabin crew, and convenient seating. But this does not mean that it has to be unpleasant. Here are 10 tips on how to survive a low-cost flight in comfort.
Always wondered what you can do for sustainable travel experiences? The TreadRight Foundation has released a new video showcasing sustainable travel tips so you can do just that. The Foundation recognized that beyond the desire to be a sustainable traveler, many find it challenging to adopt the practices needed to travel responsibly. Based on TreadRight’s new 2020 Make Travel Matter Checklist, the video can be found on their YouTube channel.
Author Kathleen Peddicord is Editor and Publisher of Live and Invest Overseas. She has covered the international beat for more than 30 years and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on overseas living and retirement - She has traveled to more than 75 countries, invested in real estate in 21, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and raised her children in 4. From her experiences, here are the 10 most romantic places to live or retire overseas. Visit one of these beautiful, historic, charming, colorful spots, and your heart will sing, your imagination will soar…
If you're looking for some amazing destinations for women’s retreats in 2019, this list has you covered. From health to fitness, and even a bit of adventure thrown in there, you can rest easy knowing that there is a great retreat out there just waiting to be explored. And it makes for a good reason to travel to a new spot on your checklist as well. Just take a peek at all the amazing options to find the one (or many) that suit you and your needs or fancies in the New Year. Spending time with like-minded women might just be the best way for you to discover your new happy place.
Getting ready for fall travels into winter and the holidays? Love sharing new travel products always and these offerings are fantastic additions to your list. From skincare and beverages to technology and travel aids, here are a few products that will make your travels a great experience. While samples were provided for review, none of these are affiliate links. Go ahead and connect to the respective websites at the bottom of the post so its easier for you to try these products if you’d like to add them to your travel must haves for the next few months. Here goes!
Today is Women’s Equality Day and commemorates the day that women in America were given the right to vote. The importance of ending discrimination toward women and providing equal opportunities for education and employment is significant in America and globally. In honor of Women’s Equality Day and how far women have come, here is a spotlight on some female-owned and female-run businesses in the travel and hospitality industry and the women behind them. Read on and support whenever you can!
Planning to throw things on the grill for the Fourth of July? BBQ Hall of Famer Melissa Cookston’s star-spangled spread of recipes will make you the grill champion for America’s 243rd birthday this year! I usually head to a party at a friend's place, to the beach, enjoy an outdoor concert or picnic with friends or check out some of the amazing events in and around my city. But here are a few ideas for you from chef herself to consider should you slant more toward firing up that grill to host family and friends for the long summer weekend.
When thinking about new ways to freshen up your diet with plant protein, summer is the season to see soyfoods in a whole new light. Soyfoods such as edamame make it easier to create complete meals that fit in with busy lifestyles. For picnics and casual entertaining, simply add edamame (fresh green soybeans) to classic summer dishes like three bean salad and chilled pasta salads.
Travel insurance is an effective and cost-efficient way to cope with the risk of travel during hurricane season and to help guard against potential financial losses. Hurricane season begins June 1st across the USA so this information should come handy if you plan to travel around that time or to destinations that are on the watch. When it comes to severe weather, here are some examples of how insurance may enable receiving reimbursement of pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs for travelers if they must cancel a trip due to severe weather-related issues that are covered under the trip cancellation benefit…
Here’s a great sturdy travel product with a tech twist that is perfectly timed for your summer travels and beyond. These wallets from KeySmart were clearly made after much R&D into the target market and products already available. I am unaware of anything similar out there right now at the competitive price points they have.
Not entirely a hiking or mountaineering enthusiast here by any means but I do enjoy a good scenic hike that is averagely challenging and enjoyable for its sights and sounds with a group of similarly inclined folk. I have never planned a travel itinerary based on a hike but some of these suggestions here are definitely worth the consideration. I have visited Italy and climbed up to the top of the dome in Florence for hawk-eye views of the city’s red brick rooftops, and seen the top of Kilimanjaro from an airplane but nothing can compare to some of these options below!
If you're searching for a cruise that you can take this summer during the months of May, June or July, you're going to love these amazing options. I am a complete cruise virgin, never been on one and have been planning to for years now but never did experience it so I was researching a few options and looks like this year might just be the one I break out from that label! I’ve heard planning a cruise is not only simple but it's one of the best bang for buck travel deals so let’s see how I fare. Summer vacations are on everyone's mind and with the summer months are right around the corner so the time is now to start planning on finding a cruise that is perfect for your budget and your destination wants. Sharing with you a few that caught my attention…
Put down the Pinterest boards. Quit crowdsourcing your vacation on Facebook from your know-it-all friends of friends or relatives. Trust in the professional travel experts and take a vacation from doing it yourself! Recent data from American Society of Travel Advisors’ study shows that you will increase your happiness delegating the grunt work to the experts and save money to boot. I certainly don’t mind having my trip and the logistics planned by someone else every so often so I can truly take a vacation from it all!
With the first quarter of the year well past us, the initial pressure of beginning the New Year on the right foot is long gone and many are well settled into life’s routines, personally and professionally. But even everyday processes can be stressful and give cause for concern when it comes to our wellbeing. Certified International Health Coach Melissa Rosenstock shares more on how personal and professional wellbeing can be made a focus moving forward. With April being Stress Awareness Month, her comments on the topic are especially insightful...hope it gets you working on your overall health and wellness journey.
Observing World Heritage Day on April 18 is one celebration that happens in the US and internationally. Also known as the International Day of Monuments and Sites, it is on this one day of the year that the world comes together to shine the light on our cultural heritage and its importance to the human experience as well as the need to protect and preserve the sites that are a part of our heritage. Every year has a theme and this year’s is rural landscapes.
This day is all about celebrating cultures, communities, heritage and the beauty of the human population globally. It's a brief reminder of the importance of respecting and remembering cultures and finding ways to celebrate them and preserve them for the future. Especially with the recent burning of the Notre Dame in Paris, this day holds true significance. Here are a few things you can do to participate in and promote this day as well as partake of activities where you live.
While I don’t have pets and probably won’t ever given the fact that I travel often and live in a small space, I do see folks travel with their pets all the time and always wondered what that process was like for them and their little babies. Figuring out how to travel with pets internationally can be easy though with some homework done ahead of time. Read on for some tips and steps to have your pet with you every step of the way. If you're hoping that you can travel internationally with your pets, the good news is that it is possible to do. While there may be a few hoops to jump through and different regulations that you'll have to follow, it's a safe bet that you can rest easy knowing that your pets can join you on your travel journeys. Before you start booking a trip right away, you'll need to become familiar with these tips on how to travel with pets internationally.
Spring is the perfect season for bubbly, though honestly any time is a good one for that! The folks at Mionetto have got you prepared though with some delightfully refreshing options, whether you are casually sipping at home on the weekend or hosting a party outdoors to celebrate the season. With every sip of Mionetto’s Prosecco and sparkling wines, you will experience the finest bubbles Italy has to offer. So here’s welcoming spring with Italy's official "welcome wine," a glass of Prosecco. What I love most is not just the refreshing flavor but also that you get both regular and mini sized bottles which make it a great option for your travels over the summer or fall. (Pro Tip: Consume Mionetto in a white wine glass to fully open up and enjoy the aromas!)
It might not feel like it, but grilling season is just around the corner. And for you to be suitably prepared, this new book from CharBroil called Char-Broil Grilling for the Family: 300 Delicious Recipes to Satisfy Every Member of the Family, which launches April 2019 from Creative Homeowner, is just the perfect resource. Here you'll find 300 mouth-watering recipes for everything from hamburgers, drumsticks, kebabs, and chops, to fajitas, wings, deep-fried turkey and more. What makes this book unique is the fact that it's intended for family grilling - there's something in here that everyone will love. Make sure your next grilling day will be one that the whole tribe will enjoy. And you could win a free copy so read on!
Easter is a time for creative cooks to show off their most impressive mini egg-hatching cakes and decadent chocolate desserts. I can usually see my feed on social filled with ideas of hosting brunches and dinners. But why not spend the weekend cooking up an Easter feast for your friends and family? While the famous Lindt chocolate bunny rules the holiday season, savory Easter dishes often get sidelined. I agree!
National Pancake Day was yesterday but don't worry - if you are celebrating belatedly, you now have a legit reason to indulge in tempting batter creations no matter the style or choice of toppings! You probably have a fave near you but here are a few options worldwide to get your pancake fix at whenever you travel next. Additionally all of these hotels mentioned here are members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World so you know you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. You are welcome.
It is International Women's Day today, and while it is a fantastic occasion to support and encourage around the world, recognizing the achievements of women at all times is important. Honoring and assisting organizations that support the welfare of workingwomen is one way. Women all over the world have earned the right to hold their head high with pride, but there's still a lot more work to be done. The theme this year for International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter to bring light to the efforts of gender balance and equality all over the world. No matter how much progress the women's movement has made, a lot more can be done, change is still warranted in many sectors and societies, and we have strides to be made toward the day when we do not have to engage in a discussion about why men are paid more than women for the same role.
Finding ways to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday doesn't have to be difficult. Millions of locations and venues around the world are planning festivities for the day. Growing up in India, this wasn’t an occasion I was very aware of or even knew what it was about. Moving to America, this was one of the first “holidays” I went out for with friends and found out it was just another reason to meet with friends and have a fun time here.
In today’s often overly connected world, it’s no wonder the National Day of Unplugging – a relative newcomer to the list of recognized holidays – is growing in popularity. National Day of Unplugging is a 24-hour global respite from technology between sundown on Friday, March 1 through sundown on Saturday, March 2. (They even provide the signs above to tag them on social!) Easy for me to participate – I will be heading off to a conference for writers of color in San Diego later in the day and lasting all weekend long so probably won’t be attached to too much technology and doing my part for those hours.
Sharing a few products that I love. Some are affiliate links, some are not, some I was introduced to and some I happened to chance upon. Enjoy!