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Learn about how you can use yoga and nutrition to support your health and wellbeing with this book review of Nourish Your Namaste. Image courtesy of Kara Lydon When Kara Lydon first told me she was writing Nourish Your Namaste, a book about how to use nutrition and yoga to support your health, I didn’t…READ MORE
A guide on how to make the most of 24 hours in Athens, Greece. Get a taste of the Greek life with local food recommendations and the top sites to see. “You really don’t need more than a day in Athens.” I heard this over and over as I was planning my trip to Europe this…READ MORE
I visited Budapest for four days this summer. This beautiful city is full of great restaurants, bars, shops and culture. Here is my travel guide, including where to stay, where to eat, where to drink, and what to do. I’ll be honest, Budapest was not very high on my travel list. But as I searched…READ MORE
This is a guest post written by Rachel Bliss, an intern with Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness. Training for my first marathon, I spent months waking up early, pushing myself to run 10, 15, 20 miles through total downpours, 90 degrees+ temperatures, and even snow…all for one day. But that one day makes all of…READ MORE
There’s nothing like making it to the airport and through security, then realizing your options for in-flight food comes down to chips, pretzels, or candy bars. Prepping your own food may be far from your mind when you are packing for a trip, but there is are many benefits to bringing your own snacks and…READ MORE
This vanilla walnut overnight oats recipe comes together in less than five minutes. Make it at night and come morning, breakfast is ready. Eat it cold, topped with fresh fruit for natural sweetness and extra fiber. This recipe is guaranteed to keep you full for hours. Vanilla Walnut Overnight Oats Makes 2 servings Ingredients1 cup…READ MORE
Tired of slogging along on the treadmill? Break out of your running rut and try some of the best outdoor running routes in New York City. NYC may be known for its crazy traffic and busy streets, but it boasts many pedestrian-only paths that are perfect for a run. From the east and west side run…READ MORE
I have to admit, I was a little nervous traveling to Cuba. Not necessarily “is the US government going to come after me?” nervous, but I had the sense that it would be a place unlike anywhere I had been before. And boy, was I right. Stepping foot in Havana, I immediately felt at ease. I’m…READ MORE
Travel to Cuba is finally getting easier. While it is still illegal for Americans to go to Cuba for tourism, there are 12 categories of travel permitted, including for educational purposes. Up until March 2016, to travel on an education visa you had to go with an educational travel company, most of which cost upwards of…READ MORE