Alison Abbott

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Where to find your perfect romantic escape

From a luxury tree house in England to an eco-friendly Peruvian spa, here are five very different places, each perfect for a cosy escape for two. …

Live Music

5 Countries Worth Traveling to for Their Food

Why travel for sightseeing when you can travel for food?<p>December 19, 2017<p>Traveling for food? Is that a thing? Of course! Yeah, we've heard about …

12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options

While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of luxury is now extremely popular.<p>Here are a few destinations and suggestions that allow one to camp out indulgently.<p>1. …

National Parks

The 25 Best Desserts in Los Angeles to Eat Before You Die

The 25 Most Epic Desserts in Los Angeles to Eat Before You Die<p>Come for the beaches, stay for the ice cream.<p>December 19, 2017<p>If you're from the Los …

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy brownies. She’s the face of the popular …

Dessert

Cute Christmas Gifts With Essential Oils

Looking for new ways to wrap up the non-toxic lifestyle you want to share with your friends and family this Christmas season? I found two really cute …

Ten Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

Looking for a few cocktails to cheer the Thanksgiving holiday…or to help you deal with crazy Aunt Betty or grumpy cousin Fred? These ten perfect …

Dessert
Breakfast

Tasting Europe a Viking River Rhine Cruise

The Rhine is known as one of Europe’s most beloved rivers. Flowing between six countries and connecting northern and southern Europe, it takes a …

This Off-the-Grid Getaway Will Steal Your Heart

Photo by Jessie Brinkman Evans<p>You can only reach picturesque Uummannaq by helicopter—but it’s worth the trip.<p>Greenland may be one of the most …

The Arctic

Roasted Rainbow Root Tangles

Apart from discussing important topics like if it’s worth climbing a mountain of bureaucracy to change baby Gabriel’s name (long story…), if we would …

Food

El Petén and ecotourism: a Guatemalan success story

If you’ve been to Guatemala, you’ve likely visited El Petén. Most travelers head straight to the northernmost department to witness Tikal, the legendary Maya city in the jungle. A sprawling site dotted with thousand-year old pyramidal temples that have been splendidly restored, it is certainly the …

Central America

Sustainable travel: making the right choices

The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make travel decisions that benefit the planet and its peoples, as well as yourself.<p>See<p>Bears in Alaska<p>With one transatlantic flight adding as much to your carbon footprint as a …

Sustainability

Slovenia's unique sleeps: camping, glamping and offbeat lodgings

Blessed with natural splendour in abundance, Slovenia has been crafting itself a well-deserved reputation for clean, green travel. To supplement its outdoorsy appeal, quirky accommodation is springing up in the scenic countryside, and clever locals are embracing and redefining one of the travel …

Swimming Pools

Costa Rica

"Not only is Costa Rica incredibly beautiful, with a rich flora and fauna, but it's also known for its eco-friendly boutique hotels," explains Niamh. …

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Come for the sunshine, stay for the eco-tourism

You could spend an entire vacation in Costa Rica soaking in the sun on a beautiful beach, but most come here to explore the vast areas of untouched …

America's Historic and Delicious Food Markets

With the rise of indoor market halls like Eataly and its hipster equivalents popping up all over the country, you could be forgiven for thinking that …

Beet Tartare with Sesame Labneh + Amsterdam

Earlier this year we were in New York to launch Green Kitchen at Home. We had a blast doing a live cooking session at Food52, teaching a cooking …

Spices

Homemade Cashew Milk

• Soak the cashew for 4 hours.<br>• Strain the cashews and rinse them.<br>• Place them in a <b>high powered blender</b> with the 4 cups of water and dates.<br>• Blend until …

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are a fave around here (and a nice change from taco night). This has become a favorite weeknight meal. Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, …

Lettuce

Egyptian Barley Salad To Citrus Slaw: 8 Flavor-Packed Fall Salads

Thanks to stunning seasonal produce, fall salads are the best! Fight off the urge to to reach for cold weather comfort food, and fill yourself up with one of these fresh, colorful salads instead.<p>1. Egyptian Barley Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette<p>Inspired by the flavors of Egypt, this barley salad …

Healthy Eating

'Unesco-cide': does world heritage status do cities more harm than good?

The gambling-ridden clan jetties of Malaysia’s George Town were saved from ruin by the award of Unesco world heritage status, but their new fame left locals overwhelmed by a tide of invasive tourism. Can we ever get the balance right?<p>Chew Jetty in Malaysia’s George Town attracts tourists by the …

Panama City

Cruise Lines Step Up To Protect Environment: 'It's Right Thing to Do'

MIAMI, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In Italy, kids are eating delicious and nutritious meals that were once surplus food prepared onboard ships for cruise passengers. In Miami, families in need are sleeping in comfortable beds with frames donated by cruise lines. At sea, cruise ships are …

Sustainability

Gardening Tips: The Best Flowers for Bees

There is a startling epidemic lately in the decrease of the bee populace. Bees play the vital role of pollination, so how can we set up a garden that …