Kathy Marchen

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This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under £750 per trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

When Elona Karafin was a child, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. She spent two years in treatments and today, at age 23, she's happy to report …

Air Travel

10 Recipes That Double As a Vegetarian Side or Meal

Meal planning for multiple dietary needs and preferences can be taxing. The last thing you want to worry about is preparing more than one dinner so …

Cooking

95 Ways to Eat More Veggies

<b>1. Let seasonal produce shine.</b> Our Spring Vegetable Grain Bowl, which uses raw shaved veggies as well as English peas, creates a whole-grain meal …

Healthy Eating

13 Vegetable-Packed Quesadilla Recipes to Serve for Dinner

It’s Meatless Monday, you’re beat, and all you want in life is a fuss-free vegified dinner that is substantial, nourishing, and really friggin’ tasty. You’ve got tacos on the mind, but you resist until Tuesday because that’s the <i>right thing to do</i>. You *could* rock a vegetarian stir-fry, but you’re …

Cooking

Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity

AKA how to not get bored after two days of leftovers.<p>Raise your hand if you pin a dozen recipes to meal prep but never <i>actually</i> end up cooking any of them. Okay, I can't see your hands, but it's a common problem that I can relate to. In 2017 I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan that relied …

Cooking

Health Risks From Sitting Still

Sitting might be killing you, even if you get a daily dose of moderate or intense exercise. Research is mounting that hours of sitting is its own …

11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.<p><b>1. Apple Rum Raisin Pudding</b><p>Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm …

Breakfast

A Video and Graphic Guide to 12 of America's Most Beautiful Natural Parks

There are dozens of beautiful National Parks in the United States, but if you could only see one, this video and graphic guide from Expedia helps you …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Protein

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

The 9 Keys to a Happy Retirement

It turns out that happiness and retirement <i>do</i> go together.<p>Well, based on the research and books I’ve read and interviews I’ve done since becoming …

The Most Unsung Fruit Is Sitting in Plain Sight

Banana ice cream and two-ingredient pancakes that'll take the most ignored fruit in your kitchen from sidepiece to main squeeze.<p>Peel, eat, and repeat. Eating bananas isn't all that glamorous. Sweet and self-contained, they're the quickest and easiest grab-and-go meal we know—a failsafe but never a …

Breakfast

Don’t Go on Your Next Trip Without These 5 Unique Travel Gadgets

<i>Photos courtesy of the respective manufacturers unless otherwise indicated.</i><p>These days, technology plays a huge role in travel. With everything being …

Gear & Gadgets

Ways to make a smooth transition to retirement

Many people have the time of their lives in retirement, while others feel adrift, especially when they are in transition to their new lifestyle.<p>About two-thirds of retired Baby Boomers say they had challenges adapting to this change in their lives, one survey showed. Among the toughest parts: …

Retirement

29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

Travel Industry

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

How to Prepare an Emergency Medical Contact Card Before You Go Abroad

If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room). Some of this medical and personal information seems pointless to write down …

Health Care

Don't Date a Guy Who Doesn't Travel

I have been traveling on and off since my late teens. And I recently came across an article about why it is a bad idea to date girls who travel. Ouch! Apparently, it has gone viral and been translated into six languages because it resonates with so many. And as I read it, I find myself …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Apps

A Winter Road Trip Around Kauai

The quintessential American vacation is a road trip. There is no better way to explore the country's dramatic and varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas, quaint small towns, and regional subcultures than by loading up the car and hitting the open road. However, the unpredictability of weather in …

Hiking

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Travel Deals

Kauai Attractions That Will Have You Ready To Book A Flight... Now

Most people are familiar with the "Big Three" among the Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Big Island and Maui are staples for Hawaii tourists and are usually first stops for visitors. But there's a strong case to be made for why Kauai, the Garden Island, should be your first stop in Hawaii.<p>Under-appreciated …

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

Healthy Eating

Smoothie bowls: Our new favorite healthy breakfast trend

We have a simple rule of thumb when we’re trying to identify a trend: If we can find three credible examples of an idea, then it's a trend. If you’re talking about smoothie bowls, then the trend has been in full swing. It’s almost impossible to not find a gorgeous shot of a dish full of brightly …

Healthy Eating

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Cooking