About TFH Magazine & Navigation Guide
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Navigation on Travel Food & Health
There are articles on many Travel & Food topics and the easier way to navigate is by using the tag links on the right side bar of the main pages. The top menu bar is about the site, my portfolio and bio and my shopping for Wall Prints and Photographic products.
I’m a professional photographer who travels the world with My cameras. I love exploring and showing my photographs and videos. This is a unique website because its for travelers over 40 and those who can’t travel but want to see the world. I also cover Health Topics and different foods. To finance my travels I sell Wall Art, photo decor products & Stock Photography. Free Mini Photography Course coming soon and another much larger course to teach people about Photography, both about composition and lighting. I draw my information from my over 40 years of photography experience, both as an amateur and later professional photographer. I am currently traveling in SE Asia.
Travel Features, Food and Health Articles
I want to share with readers my first hand travel experiences in my feature articles. These articles are geared for travelers over 40 who like to travel as comfortable as possible, and yet see the world like many would like too if possible.
Travel Features for Travelers and Homebodies
Arm Chair Travelers
For those that are unable to travel, this world travel guide will entertain and at the same time share cultural experiences with articles and photos/videos of my travels. Experience beautiful locations, different cultures, international foods and articles about Alternative and Eastern health. This magazine is for those that are unable for whatever reason to travel. Whether its because of a busy schedule, unaffordable, or those that are physically unable to travel, I will share our journeys with you.
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Travel and Photography
This site is about travel photography and showing fun and unusual places in the world. Soon I will be adding educational information about Photography Composition and Lighting. There will be a free section and also two courses on photography.
Magazine & Blog with Photography & Video
TFH (Travel Food & Health Magazine/Blog) was Launched in 2014. Headed by award-winning Photographer Thomas Levine who brings together beautiful and stunning photographs along with articles and photography of travel attractions, foods, lodging reviews and health.
Quarterly Magazine with Feature Articles on Hotels and Attractions
This is currently a quarterly publication with a Travel Blog that is frequently updated on a weekly or daily basis. The travel blog (tab on top menu) will be a combination of a personal observations and an update that may include attractions, restaurant reviews or personal notes.
Hotel/resorts/guesthouses is an one area that we look at. Video, photography and a critical eye can help you decide on where you would like to stay. Are you more interested in learning about the culture or soft beds with Jacuzzis? This magazine will explore some of the alternatives but our main focus is to find luxury hotels when possible but also consider value. South East Asia Travel is usually a bargain no matter what your budget is. A $300 room a day in western countries might only be $100/day in Asia. It all depends on which city, but overall SE Asia is a bargain whether you want to spend $12/night or $500/night.
Travel Food & Health: Navigation Guide
Adventure travel can be a double edge sword if we want it to be; explorer during the day and then creature comforts at night as a reward for the fun we had during the day. My definition of adventure travel is different from people in their 20’s. I’m into safety and determining whats safe for older travelers.
There are two different thoughts when it comes to food. Many of us enjoying different foods, and when we travel, food may be our primary reason for hitting the road. American/Western food is very different than Eastern food. Old cultures have been eating the same for many years and use herbs and spices that are unique to the Western palate. That is what makes travel exciting, trying new foods that we have never had before.
The type of food we review could be healthy food or food you may have a craving for but is not so healthy. This is a travel site and we try to recommend healthy food, but we also specialize in finding and reviewing food that is good. We are always looking for good hamburgers as well as local food. American food is all over the world and it’s nice when it’s done right. Many places try in American and the rest of the world and were here to review for you foods that you might enjoy. Even so so food is ok when you travel if its to feed a craving.
A common element when looking at the cultural side of local areas, is about the food the locals eat eat. Its not that all cultures eat the same thing, of course they don’t, its that the family activities usually revolve around food and local traditions. The food is part of the culture and is integrated with the family at these gathering. The food bonds the family with the local culture and each family member. We will review restaurants, street vendors and some local families in their homes. We will be playing attention to the nutritional value of certain dishes when we are able too.
Health as Medicine
How many times have you read articles about food and health and wonder where the information came from? Or you read about how good something is for you and then read another article where they say its bad for you. Travel Food & Health (TFH) is beginning a new emphasis on Food and Health. These are separate topics, yet related. I believe and live by the 80/20 rule, 80% of the time I eat healthy, mostly vegetarian and some vegan. The 20% is eating foods I like but not always good for the body. Some junk food, gooey cheeses, meat, lamb, chicken…you know what I’m talking about Fish and chips people. I also think if we are going to eat good tasting food that may not be the best for us. If it isn’t the healthiest, I at least want it to be really good food. For example when I want a hamburger, I want a really good hamburger, not McDonalds.
Then there’s the pesticide story, GMO’s organic, food for health, nutrients in food. I will use others information from Chef’s, recipes, nutrient information and opinion based on peoples credentials, and scientific research.
There are many theories about what to eat and do to stay healthy. We will cover some controversial types of practices that you may or may not agree with. Please keep an open mind… How to leading a healthy positive life stye has different meaning for each of us. Yoga, Thai Chai, Meditation, Massage, herbs, Reflexology, Earthing and using Food as Medicine to name a few.
Health Trends are Changing
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) dates back 2500 years. This type of medicine, especially acupuncture is now more accepted in the western world then it was just a few years ago. It is still a mystery to many of us as well as other types of healthy practices. Most of what will be reported has been practiced or tried by several of us on the team. There has been a lot of research in the past few years that are making the news, especially since the internet makes this kind of news more accessible.
TFH posts articles for you to investigate and try but it’s your decision and its important to be aware of the benefits and the risks involved in any health practice. Modern medicine has side effects, but many herbs do too. Be open minded and do your research and be careful and check with your doctor.
Looking for Excitement and Learning About the World
Western ways are great, but the west has been trying to catch up with some of the different ways to obtain health. Preventive health is not new, but its been hidden from many of us because its different and there isn’t as much money in it if its not patentable. Far Eastern ideas are more about preventive where western medicine is based on treatments using pharmaceuticals and surgeries once we are already sick.
Time to Learn Preventive Medicine
We will be covering alternative health topics such as nutrition from food, herbal healing, exploring qi (the life force), acupuncture, reflexology, Chinese herbs, tongue & pulse diagnosis, yin and yang, 5 elements and the Chinese concept of internal organs and Reiki. Many of these practices were though of as being something that is not though of well in the USA until recently. There will always be skeptics, especially in the west. Slowly this kind of thinking is changing. For instance, the study of energy that our body projects. Several years ago our body energy was unproven. If we could not scientifically prove it, it did not exist. Today there is more proof and people are opening their minds that scientific proof is not always possible. Today we even have a machine that can show our energy field that each one of us has.
Please note that there are many alternative medicine/practices out there and we are not going to play judge and jury. We will let you decide, but please approach our articles with an open mind.
Thomas Levine – Publisher of Travel, Food & Health Magazine/blog
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