Jennifer Aniston soaks up some sun in Cabo

Celebrity Getaways: 7 Vacation Spots Beloved by Hollywood A-Listers

Where does Jennifer Aniston sneak away to for some R&R with her best gal pals? Where are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchasing a private farm and eco-resort to take the brood away from the spotlight? Drew Barrymore was one of the first to discover this spot, now the hottest destination from A-list celebrities and [...]

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Who knew: cherries are high in melatonin

5 Foods to Help You Sleep

When you open the cupboards in search of a midnight snack, it helps to be aware that some foods can bring on insomnia, while others help you sleep more deeply. So choose carefully! Here are five foods proven to help you drift off: 1. Toast. Carbohydrate-rich foods cause a spike in blood sugar levels, triggering [...]

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Happy smiles at NW women's surf camp

Dream of Learning to…. Surf? Rock Climb? SUP? Golf? Here’s How!

Have you spent years wishing you knew how to surf? Golf? Kayak? Mountain bike? It’s time to stop wishing and start learning. Here, tips from the pros for how to pick up a new sport with minimal pain and maximum fun.

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Seeking Health and Solace in Chimayó, New Mexico

Seeking Health and Solace in Chimayó, New Mexico

Can a spoonful of dirt transmit a miracle of healing? The more than 40,000 people who make a pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó near Santa Fe, New Mexico believe it can.

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Active & Adventure Travel

Spring Break Fun in Sunny Santa Barbara

Spring Break Fun in Sunny Santa Barbara

Lately, loads of folks have been asking me for recommendations for the perfect spring break getaway for sun and surf. Well, I’ve got the answer: Santa Barbara.

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Health & Beauty

Canteloupes: Tainted By Fear, Not Listeria

The Listeria Peril — And What the Hell Is Listeriosis, Anyway?

Chances are, you aren’t buying canteloupes these days, scared off by the latest scare in food-borne illnesses. Canteloupes from a Colorado farm were found to be contaminated with Listeria, and have now sickened hundreds of people and killed 29, the highest death toll ever from a food-borne pathogen. The problem is, this is just the [...]

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Food, Farm & Travel

The Riviera Maya, Where Nature Heals

The Riviera Maya, Where Nature Heals

The beach at Xpu-Há in the Yucatan I’m posting this from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, now known to most visitors as the Riviera Maya. Yes, this is one of those carefully coined tourism catchphrases, but at least in this case it’s not too far-fetched. One glance at the photo to the right and you’ll [...]

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Wellness & Spa

Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge Unveils New Wellness Spa

Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge Unveils New Wellness Spa

A garden gate lures at Tenaya Lodge Like many Californians, I love Yosemite but don’t visit very often, scared away by the hordes of tourists who can turn the valley floor into a giant big parking lot, albeit one with spectacular views. But there’s an easy way to enjoy Yosemite while at the same time [...]

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Fitness & Gear

SUP-ing in comfort with Athleta

Best Giveaway Ever: $100 Athleta Gift Card

Announcement: I was chosen as one of the 5 best bloggers by the good folks at Athleta’s Chi blog. Along with this honor, www.Health-Conscious-Travel gets to participate in a giveaway. The prize: A $100 gift card from Athleta! Win by telling www.Health-Conscious-Travel.com about your favorite sport, fitness or outdoors activity in the comments section below.

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Travel with Teens

Swimming Holes! The Perfect End to Summer

Swimming Holes! The Perfect End to Summer

Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a thing for swimming holes. My criteria are pretty standard: cold, clear, water, big sun-warmed rocks to spread yourself out on, the rushing sound of nearby rapids to soothe your mind. But there’s one more requirement that makes finding the perfect swimming hole more of a challenge. [...]

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Anti-Aging

Best Anti-Aging Creams Ever!

Best Anti-Aging Creams Ever!

In the fall, I spent a week at Rancho La Puerta, the original wellness retreat in Tecate, Mexico, with a group of travel bloggers. Another member of our group, Chicago TV reporter Nancy Loo, told all of us about an all-natural product line called Maylán that was developed by a Chicago chemist for his wife’s [...]

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