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Crooked Flight is the best travel and lifestyle blog out there written by a global hot mess.

Eileen wanders the globe while losing her passport, packing the wrong things and being scared of flying. But none of this is a reason not to explore and have incredible adventures worldwide.

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Here’s how to plan for New Zealand someday: Make your future trip a breeze

Please Adhere To Local Regulations When Traveling Currently In 2021. In Fact, I Urge You To Do Your Part By Staying Home Whenever Possible, Masking When Appropriate And Staying Socially Distanced. Avoid Recreational Travel (Unless You Can Get Vaccinated) To Keep Our Global Community Safe! For most travelers and nature lovers, New Zealand happens to be a must-see destination. But planning a smart and wise trip to the other end of the world seems to be a tough task. However, for both group adventurers and solo explorers, New Zealand is…

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Nottingham Nostalgia: Rainy, Cozy, and Satisfying

These trips to Nottingham were done pre-COIVD. Please adhere to local regulations when traveling currently in 2021. In fact, we urge you to do your part by staying home whenever possible! Avoid travel even if it’s permitted and eventually get vaccinated to keep our global community safe! A weekend in Nottingham City, UK is like a week back in college — or ‘uni’ as they say in England. My husband often went to Nottingham on business and I was happy to tag along. There was a comfortable feeling in the…

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Crooked Flight’s Wellness and Sustainable Lifestyle Gift Guide

travel wrap from white and warren

We’re back and better than ever this year! As always, we aim to celebrate things we can use for years to come and gifts that can make lasting impressions on our loved ones. We work hard to find as many eco-friendly, healthy, sustainable and fun brands to share with you for the ultimate gift guides. Don’t forget to bookmark the giveaway page on our sister site Pure Wander to find some of the gift below as PRIZES! Cashmere Travel Wrap from White + Warren Scarves seem to be the ultimate…

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Crooked Flight’s Festive Food and Drink Gift Guide

bokksu japanese snack box

Eat, drink and be merry! We’re all about making memories over the holidays, and what better way to do so then through the passion of food around the world? We’ve curated a special list of fun foodie finds, drinks for celebrating and all the accessories you may need to throw a killer holiday bash or find the perfect gift. Don’t forget to bookmark the giveaway page on our sister site Pure Wander to find some of the gift below as PRIZES! Lattissima One Nespresso Machine My entire coffee game changed once I…

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Decathlon’s Triban Disc 105 RC 520: Bicycle Review

decathlon bike at nature preserve in quincy ma

If you have lived or are living in Europe, then the Decathlon brand will be quite familiar to you.  The value oriented retail giant has shops all across Europe and includes in-house brands such as Quechua and Forclaz. If you’ve been living in North America, you may not have had the pleasure of shopping through one of Decathlon’s megastores – but you can now buy from Decathlon online in the US! I moved from London back to Boston in April of 2018, and with me came my B’Twin Triban 500…

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Nut Butter Blondies – On the Road to Mindful Eating

I’m ready for some change. The season has made for a space of routine, where work, wellness and responsibility has become the norm. But is it a good normal? I’m finding some of my work stagnant and procrastination at an all-time high. Looking just for the nut butter blondie brownie recipe? Click here to jump to it! Usually, I look at big (HUGE) picture all the time, so I struggle with breaking off manageable pieces of tasks. I feel like I have the whole day, or whole week, to get…

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Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon might be better known for its unique and quirky aesthetic than its proximity to great mountain biking, but whether you’re looking for a gluten free donut with a bird on it, or miles of world-class singletrack, Portland delivers. Although Portland has all the amenities of a big city, it’s surrounded by great riding areas, close enough to the city center to sneak an afternoon ride in, but with enough variety to spend an adventurous weekend exploring. It’s also home to great bike shops that can handle any gear,…

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How to Choose Great Broadband as an Expat in the UK

One of the first things I praised the UK for was it’s crazy fast Wifi. You’d think in major cities in the U.S. we’d have comparable coverage – but we don’t. As an expat in London, I was floored at how quick service was – and how affordable. No longer did I need to worry about the mobile bill and broadband in the apartment killing our utilities budget. It was a small expense compared to rent and other necessities. Not to mention, paired with a good VPN service, getting all…

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Getting Ready! Planning a trip to Thailand (North & South)

buddah face statue in roots of a tree thailand

Flights are ready for two weeks in Thailand! But not a single other thing is planned. We could wandering from noodle food stall to food stall for two weeks as far as anything has been arranged. I like to get the flight in the books first though, then worry about the details later. Not to mention, I’m used to last-minute trip for work, so having several months to plan something feels like an insane luxury. I am super tempted to keep the trip going and book Delhi to Bangkok flights,…

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