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Nepal // Bardia National Park The unexpected side of the country

Nepal is known as one of the greatest hiking destinations in the world, thanks to its stunning natural beauty – and righteously so. But there is more to Nepal than the mighty Himalayas. For a completely different type of adventure, head far off the beaten trail to the western part of the country. It takes a long, bumpy bus ride on roads full of potholes to get there, but Bardia National Park is worth the effort. Although only 238 km from Pokhara, it’s like entering a whole different country.

Traveling Slow Benefits You, Local Communities and the Environment

We have a tendency to go about traveling as we go about our busy daily lives: frantically ticking off our to-do list to make sure we make the most of our time – and have a lot of Instagrammable pictures to show for it. But more and more people are realizing that making the best of our time might mean something completely different: it requires us to slow down, so we can really appreciate the places we visit. The best part: while traveling slow gives us a more meaningful experience, it also maximizes benefits for local communities and the environment. With traveling slow, everybody wins.

A Newbie at a Thai Monastery

A long line of people dressed in all white formed a silent procession through the forest. Putting one foot in front of the other slowly and carefully, no one made a sound. It was an impressive sight–one that continues to fill me with awe. If you would have told me a few years ago that I would be part of this line, I might have laughed. I was as down to earth as it gets. Yet here I was: in a Buddhist monastery amidst the hills of northern Thailand participating in a walking meditation.

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Menstrual Moon Cups Are Revolutionizing Traveling and Your Period

Every woman experiences her period differently, but most would agree that it’s at least somewhat of a hassle. Luckily, menstrual cups are here to make life – at least during that time of the month – easier. Menstrual cups have been around since the 1930s, but have long been an unknown and relatively unpopular menstrual product. Now, more and more women are discovering the benefits of menstrual cups – and many of them swear by it and vow to never go back to pads or tampons. I’m one of them.

The Throw-Away Mentality Has to Go

Recently I visited Bunaken Island and I was amazed by the marine life around the shores of this island. After some days of marvelling at the beauty of nature I returned to Manado, and to my shock and terror witnessed the boat literally dodging piles of trash floating in the ocean. This trash comes from Manado and partly ends up in Bunaken, where it pollutes the corals and disturbs the marine life. What a disillusion - yet another paradise is threatened with extinction…

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A Fall Trip to Armenia: One of the World’s Last Travel Frontiers

Armenia is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets and an ideal destination for adventurous travelers looking for an authentic experience, in a country virtually untouched by tourism. While off the radar for most travelers, Armenia has all the ingredients for a memorable trip: an incredibly rich cultural heritage dating back to ancient times, mesmerizing landscapes, and unparalleled hospitality. Fall in Armenia is the best time of year to visit: after the summer heat cools down and before the cold winter kicks in, weather conditions are optimal for exploring this underrated, captivating country.

How to Conquer a Fear of Flying

Most people know that flying is one of the safest forms of transportation, and you’re far more likely to end up in a car accident than a plane crash. Yet fears aren’t rational, and don’t follow statistics. Fears are characterized by an anxious response in the absence of real danger. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to alter your response and control your fear. This article will help you understand and manage your anxiety, so you can start conquering your fear of flying.

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Natuurlijke oplossingen voor overmatig zweten

Je hebt last van overmatig zweten en bent op zoek naar manieren om jouw klachten te verlichten. Misschien heb je zelfs al verschillende oplossingen uitgeprobeerd, maar zonder resultaat. Toch wil je liever niet je toevlucht nemen tot chemische goedjes, medicijnen en andere medische behandelingen, met alle mogelijke bijwerkingen en complicaties van dien. Als jij je hierin herkent, hebben wij goed nieuws voor je: je kunt overmatig zweten ook bestrijden met middelen die 100% afkomstig zijn uit de natuur.

Minder zweten door anders te eten

Zit je in een Indiaas restaurant van je favoriete curry te smullen en breek het zweet je uit? Dat is niet zo vreemd. Als je om je heen kijkt zul je zien dat ook andere gasten het zweet op hun voorhoofd hebben staan. Wat jij daar ervaart en met eigen ogen ziet is dat voeding invloed heeft op hoeveel je zweet. En dat geldt niet alleen voor pittig eten: ook andere voedingsmiddelen kunnen ervoor zorgen dat je meer (of juist minder) gaat zweten. Als je veel zweet is het dus de moeite waard je dieet eens kritisch onder de loep te nemen.

De psychologische impact van overmatig zweten: hoe zweten je zelfvertrouwen beïnvloedt

Hoewel zweten op zichzelf geen kwaad kan, kan overmatig zweten grote negatieve gevolgen hebben. Die gevolgen zijn vaak veel ernstiger dan buitenstaanders of artsen in de gaten hebben. Doordat er een stigma kleeft aan zweten, schamen mensen die veel zweten zich vaak en doen ze van alles en nog wat om het te verbergen. Daardoor lopen ze tegen allerlei obstakels aan. Niet zo vreemd dus, dat mensen die excessief zweten vaak ook psychologische klachten ontwikkelen.
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