Favorite Ideas For Healthy Eating On The Road

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What products to take with you while traveling on the road so that your travel will be not only informative, but also tasty and healthy?

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Food on the road has to be convenient: when we say that we mean that it should be convenient to eat, convenient to transport and, of course, convenient to store. Therefore, first of all, we will define the main qualities of road products.

Products shouldn’t be bulky and too heavy.

Otherwise, while on a road you will be connected not with pleasant impressions of a travel, but with the cares that nothing from products has fallen anywhere and has soiled something of your stuff.

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Food shouldn’t be perishable

Perfect meal on the road has to be of such quality that it would be possible to store it long time without refrigerator. Food shouldn’t thaw in the sun. Plus, it has to be simple in cooking, with no additional preparation required. Try to prepare everything in advance.

Principle of two “no”

“No” – to pungent smells, “no” – to garbage. You shouldn’t stock up to the road with food with strong smells even if you like them a lot. Approximately in two hours all smells will start irritating you. Besides, you shouldn’t also forget about fellow travelers.

Food that leaves a lot of crumbs and additional packing, is not the most successful option while traveling on the road, especially if you travel by car.

It seems that there is no food which would meet all these requirements. But this is not like this. Almost all products can be taken on the road, all you need to need to know is how they should be preparing to take on the road.

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Vegetables and fruits

Vegetables is an ideal option not only for a main course to the road, but also for having a snack. The cut carrots, apples, sweet pepper straws are very useful and serve as a perfect alternative to all snacks in the form of chips, sunflower seeds and crackers. It is better not to take fruit entirely because they very heavy – it’s better to cut them up and take with you as an afternoon snack. It diversifies your road diet.

It is better to cut various vegetable and salads and put them into tight containers. To make a road crude vegetables lunch tastier, prepare some simple sauces which will be very convenient for taking with you in small plastic sauce boats. Vegetables are good not only in the form of salads – vegetable fritters and zucchini, pumpkin, carrots and potatoes cutlets are perfect when even not warmed.

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Sandwiches

Sandwiches are, perhaps, the most popular meals on the road. It is possible to prepare them using vegetables, or meat, fish and , of course, cheeses. Sauces, seasonings, any greens –you can add anything according to your imagination. It is better to use brown bread, with bran – it less high-calorie also not so strongly differs in taste from white, than, say, rye.

For those who are who categorically against high-calorie bread, we recommend thin flat cakes (for example, a lavash) which you can use for wrapping stuffing. Beaters by the way very convenient – they are not less nourishing, than the same sandwiches, but they are much more commode in consumption.

Published: 18/09/2017

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The Cutest Pet Cafes around the Globe

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There is a famous quote: “The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.” We totally agree with this statement by Bridget Willoughby.

It is always more pleasant and fun to travel with your pet, to explore new countries and continents together; however, it is not always possible. In cases when you don’t take a pet with you on a trip, or if you don’t have any pets but really love animals, you can go to special pet cafes.

Here is a list of the cutest ones:

Harry Hedgehog Cafe
Tokyo, Japan

Harry Hedgehog & Bunny Cafe

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Tokyo is one of the most pet friendly capitals in the world. Here, in the heart of Japanese culture, the level of cuteness is extremely high; this is one of the main features of Japan.

You can see a lot of animal cafes in Tokyo, as they are really popular here. Relatively small but very pleasant, Harry Hedgehog Cafe is located in the hip Roppongi neighborhood. You can take pictures of the adorable animals and even pose with them. But don’t forget to make reservations in advance as the place is extremely popular among city guests and tourists.  

Thank Nature Cafe
Seoul, South Korea

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This café is cute and delightful. It seems completely normal when you look at it from the street, so visitors may get quite a surprise upon entering. Here, in the capital of South Korea, you can have a meal while surrounded by sheep!

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience made possible through “Thank Nature Cafe” in Seoul. Don’t worry – the sheep are calm and amiable; plus, they are used to people and very agreeable with kids.

Meow Parlour
New York City, USA

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Nowadays, cats are not just the most popular animals on the Internet. Here in the so-called second capital of the USA, there are a lot of pet-friendly cafes. Most of them have cats on-site, which makes the ambiance of these places so cozy and homelike that you’ll want to come back again and again.

What is interesting: Meow Parlour not only offers food for people, but it also has plenty of different snacks for cats. Moreover, if you come with your children during certain hours, you can enjoy special programs for kids.

Crumbs & Whiskers
Los Angeles, USA

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Here is another friendly cafe in the United States which is well-known for being the first cat cafe in the City of Angels. They serve a lot of brightly decorated desserts and drinks, but most importantly, a percentage of the purchase price of every dish you order is donated to cats in need.

What is interesting: those cats live on the premises of the café, so you help the exact kitties you are holding and playing with. Isn’t that super cute?!

Published: 28/08/2017

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29 Don’t-Miss Culinary Escapes

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Taste the World

Discovering the local cuisine scene – its colorful markets, heralded restaurants, and rising culinary stars – adds spice to your travels. Sampling regional food and wine also leads to a deeper understanding of the cultures that make each destination unique.

 

 

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Published: 23/08/2017

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Great Places to Experience Fall Foliage

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Summer is coming to an  end, and the highest travel season will soon be over.   

There is a stereotype that the best season for traveling is summer; however, autumn travel is often underrated as there are many positive aspects of touring in the fall – for example, principal attractions are not so crowded, prices are lower, and temperatures are not so high. Autumn is also a very romantic season, and many people like to ruminate in the colorful landscape.

We have made a list of several destinations where you can enjoy extraordinary fall foliage:

  1. New York City, USA
New York City Central Park in Autumn

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New York City’s foliage is amazing and incredibly beautiful. Depending on the week in autumn, you can view varied shades of orange, yellow, red, and vinous colors. You will never forget the surprising beauty of the vibrantly colored trees.

There are a number of wondrous locations throughout the city where you can experience marvelous, stunning foliage: Central Park, Alley Pond Park, Greenbelt Nature Center, New York Botanical Garden, Bloomingdale Park, Wave Hill, treed sections of Manhattan, and many other places.

  1. Kyoto, Tokyo
Fall in Kyoto, Japan.

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From mid-November to early December, there is remarkable foliage in the majestic cities of Japan. Some of the country’s best is located in the city of Kyoto. It is not a secret that Japanese people love fall foliage as much as they do cherry blossoms, and there are a number of sites where you can find prodigious, brightly colored leaves. To avoid crowds, you should go on weekdays in the early morning.

For the best colors, bright impressions, and wonderful ambiance we suggest going outside the city to  enjoy these venues:

Tofuku-ji Temple: This spot is lovely in mid-November when you can enjoy the calm rustic setting of softly falling leaves. Stroll along three different bridges, take pictures, and feel the distinctive Japanese style of the surroundings. The view from Hojo Garden is superb in autumn, so don’t miss that while you are there.

Ginkaku-ji Temple: This is one of Kyoto’s most beautiful gardens; there is a lot of space to wander and fully admire the amazing foliage.

Nanzen-ji Temple: Viewed in November, the bright maples are striking as you meander around San-mon gate – where the carpet of colorful leaves makes you feel … romantic.

Honen-in Temple: One of Kyoto’s most iconic autumnal locales with a captivating atmosphere, lots of trees, and delightful meadows for strolling.

  1. Fontainebleau, France
Beautiful autumn landscape in the Fontainebleau forest located in France close to Paris.

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This well-known commune 55.5 km southeast of the center of Paris is a favorite place for travelers to visit when they come to France. It is famous particularly for its magnificently decorated and furnished castles. Travelers come here to enjoy the historic atmosphere of the royal chateaux and grounds, as well as the fascinating medieval hunting lodges. Exploring the territory surrounding a castle on a bicycle is a marvelous experience, especially in the fall with the orange, faded green, yellow and red leaves – and an ambiance that is truly mythical.  

 

Published: 21/08/2017

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