August 31, 2012
Living Local, Going Global
With an overflowing inbox and countless meetings to attend, you’d love to take a vacation. But sometimes it’s just not possible.
Are you part of the 38 percent of workers who stayed home this summer?
Gather up your girlfriends, or the love of your life, pick a destination and recreate your favorite vacation at home.
Want to discover another culture? You can do it in your own town with an exotic meal. With a quick recipe and a few finishing touches, you can easily escape reality for some rest and relaxation.
Reminiscing about your favorite vacation in France? Amp up wine and cheese night with crepes. Whether you’re spending Midnight in Paris, or the day in Marseille, crepes are a traditional, fun and effortless way to live la vie en rose.
Get a taste of Spain by sipping on sangria. Refreshing and versatile, this staple turns extra fruit and wine into a festive cocktail. Pair with some quick and simple tapas, for authentic flavors.
Caribbean calling your name? Jamaican jerk chicken spices can take you there. Add a little reggae, courtesy of Pandora, and you’ll be on island time.
Dying to hear about your friend’s trip to India? Relive it with her. Spice up your kitchen with this vegetarian curry dish. Try substituting Hollywood for the best of Bollywood to get a feel for the culture.
Enjoy jet-setting around the world without leaving your house.
Bonus PINK Link: You’ve made time for vacation, now make more time for your life.
Tell us about your favorite vacation you’d like to recreate.
By Louise Cook
“When all else fails, take a vacation.” Betty Williams
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