Mont Blanc, Switzerland

Four Popular European Adventures of a Lifetime

Adventure travel is an opportunity to find out who you are by experiencing novelties. I don’t mean the kind of novelties that serve no earthly purpose, like sticky goop in plastic containers. I mean new, original, or unusual travel that tests your mettle (like scotch tape holding your hang glider

Food & Drink

Beef Shiitake and Snow Pea Stir Fry by kae71463 (Flickr)

15 Minute Meals: Stir-fried Beef with Snow Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms

The following recipe for stir-fried beef with snow peas and shiitake mushrooms is delicious, and it only takes fifteen minutes to prepare.  If you’re hungry and you want something tasty ASAP, then this recipe is a great choice.  The steps recipe is really simple: Ingredients: 1 tbsp of minced garlic

Beauty & Style

2 Genius Beauty Tools that Make Your Life Better

When it comes to our beauty and health routines, tools that are tried and true are key (Benefit, don’t ever eliminate your Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer or I’ll be lost!). But every now and then, we all wonder: is there a better/easier way to do this? Well, when it comes to

Health & Wellness

WaterRower Rowing Simulator by Waterrower (Wikimedia)

How to Choose the Best Indoor Rowing Machine for Your Home or Office

Indoor rowing machines can be a great way to give your arms, legs, abdominal core, gluteus maximus, and back an exceptional workout.  There are four principal types of rowing machines and each has its pros and its cons.  In this article, I will endeavor to help provide you with the

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Guggenheim Museum in NYC by Roberto Garcia (Flickr)

11 Spectacular North American Sites for Architecture

Whether you are a fan of great architecture or just want to take a fascinating exploration into North American history and see some astounding architectural wonders (from the Smithsonian Castle to the ruins of the city of Tikal) while you’re at it, the following list of top architectural sites to

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Almond Matcha Cupcakes

Delicious High-Energy, Caffeinated Snack Recipes (Part 1)

If “knowledge is power” then knowledge of these high-energy-packed caffeinated snack recipes is going to make you really powerful- they’re guaranteed to give you that extra jolt of energy and deliciousness.  From Pumpkin Adzuki Bean Matcha Flare Bars to Coffee Fission Balls (see Part 2), you can’t go wrong.  Of

Travel Picks

Himeji Castle with Cherry Blossoms in Japan, Photo by Miya M, color correction by Gorgo, Level-Adjusted by Quasipalm

Must See Architectural and Historic Treasures of Asia

Asia is home to some of the most resplendent architectural treasures on earth.  So, where should you begin in taking in these wonders with so many worthy (modern and ancient) marvels from which to choose? In truth, it’s a wrenching decision, with each promising a superb adventure.  But fear not,

Wushan Yangtze River Bridge by Jun Wei Fan (Flickr)

Raft Your Way Under Heaven on the Yangtze River

West China provides travelers with out of the world rafting adventure opportunities in the whole of China (pictured above is The Wushan Yangtze River Bridge by Jun Wei Fan). However, the rafting adventure along the mighty Yangtze River is by far the most popular water activity among adventure-sports lovers. If

Why Take the Route Less Traveled at Mount Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the fascinating country of Tanzania is known to be one of the seven summits – highest peak among the seven continents, and is as high as 6,447 yards. What makes it unique from the rest of the mountains in Tanzania is not just its massive height,

Mount Torq, Borneo

Call Out Your Inner Daredevil in Borneo

Climbing the Highest Via Ferrata in Mount Kinabalu, Borneo Nothing calls out your inner daredevil like mountain climbing. As T.S. Eliot said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” With more than 300 via ferrata (aka, protected climbing) routes in

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