Oregon Coast: Nature-Lovers’ Paradise

Oregon Coast: Nature-Lovers’ Paradise

Two days into a visit to Nehalem Bay, Oregon, and you’ll be planning your next visit – this untraveled section of the Oregon coast is that addictive.

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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

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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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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Anti-Aging

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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Food, Farm & Travel

Forget Meat and Potatoes: Veggies Rule Chicago

Forget Meat and Potatoes: Veggies Rule Chicago

Although folks hailing from Chicago and other parts of the midwest often complain about the traditional meat-and-potatoes diet they grew up with, it seems clear by now that the Chicago of today, almost Parisian in its sophistication, has outgrown those limitations. I noticed the foodie-ism immediately; even chains like Corner Market were touting farm-fresh berries […]

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Travel with Teens

10 Fun Things to Do with Teens in Chicago

10 Fun Things to Do with Teens in Chicago

Chicago’s a famously family-friendly town, but many of the top attractions, like Navy Pier and the Shedd Aquarium, are best for school-age kids and lack the “cool” factor that commits something to a teen’s memory banks. Here are ten things to do with teens in Chicago that they a) can’t do anywhere else b) won’t […]

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