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Crooked Flight’s Health and Wellness Gift Guide

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Last year I worked on healing myself and taking care of my well-being. this year I still strive for that, but want to life up others too – especially the gals! Here are some amazing items to add to your gift guide lists, curated from all over the world. They empower and inspire while helping you and your friends indulge. Have a wonderful holiday season!   Body Analyser Bluetooth Smart Scales by Activ8rlives (guest review by Elena!) Sometimes when we travel, we let it go and eat anything it appears…

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Should You Get Dive Certified?

A big goal for the coming year I have is learning how to SCUBA dive. Every time I go to a beautiful place full of endless underwater discoveries, I wish I wasn’t limited to just my snorkel. Although I have a fancy set with a geeky prescription mask, I still have a desire to swim deeper and longer into the blue. My father and my brother are both certified to dive. They just went on an amazing adventure to the Cayman Islands, getting up close and personal with Caribbean sea…

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Should You Take a Work Sabbatical to Travel?

It’s often a huge challenge to prioritize taking trips or a holiday. A budget that offers options and a little indulge is lovely, but not all of us have this luxury. On the other hand, we might have been squirreling away funds for a while to visit a new destination, but simply can’t find the time from our employer to make the journey significantly worth it. In fact, New research by Opodo reveals more than a third (38%) of Brits said their company offers no flexible working benefits as part…

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The WORST Kinds of People on a Plane

I can’t even right now. I’m sitting on the aisle seat on my way to Athens, and the couple next to me is about to fuse together. They take turns laying in each other’s laps like golden retrievers, entertaining each other like a couple of toddlers. Now I’m all for free love, but if this guy elbows me one more time to kiss his girlfriend with big, loud smacking noises, I might just accidentally dump my molten hot airplane coffee all over him. Or maybe down the crack of his…

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Biking Benefits in London

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My yoga practice is going just peachy, but let’s be real. I got to move my behind way more. Stretching and asanas made me feel active and worked well for a while to keep my heart rate pumping. But as my mental health began to improve, as my desire to be social, get out and, well, eat. And drink. I’ve noticed my weight creeping up again, which is discouraging after I had been working so hard. I wanted to find something to do in the city I could enjoy on…

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Announcing: The Crooked Flight Travel Shop

It’s time to let the world know I’m nuts about everyone getting the chance to feel good. Alongside the travel and wellness features throughout the Crooked Flight blog posts, I now have a small travel/wellness shop with some of my favorite finds, celebrating travel and looking great doing it. I’m thrilled to launch this new venture and have some of my own favorite accessories inspired by adventures worldwide – from palm trees in southern Spain to yoga in Sri Lanka. I hope to further motivate others to take their own…

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Tackling Business Travel like a Boss

Business and pleasure go hand in hand for me these days. I travel to write, write to travel and have beautifully blended the art of work hard, play hard. It works great for me personally, as I’m able to travel for my freelance job and also take time to relax while on the road. What’s great about trips under both the guise of work and vacation is that I get to stay at a variety of properties. From lavish luxury resorts to humble B&Bs in the countryside, I’ve seen a…

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Thoughts on Travel and New Years Resolutions

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I know: why am I talking about resolutions in August? Now is the perfect time to talk about these goals – because let’s be honest, most of us have forgotten them. I certainly have. My resolutions tend to be more all-encompassing than specific. I wished for happiness, my loved one’s happiness and the drive to constantly keep learning. It wasn’t always like that though. Eye on the Prize A long time ago I wrote a list of 100 goals to accomplish in two and a half years. It felt silly…

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Anxiety, Depression and Traveling with Panic Attacks: One Year Later

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One year ago I couldn’t board the plane to Sri Lanka because I thought I couldn’t breathe. Today I’m writing this from another plane on my way down to Portugal. Cool as a cucumber, working and enjoying the view from the window seat. Sure, having no turbulence has helped this particular flight, but overall, I seem to have a good handle on things. It’s not close to perfect, but I can happily say I’ve avoided flight-related panic attacks for a long, long time. The worst part about having mild anxiety…

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Boston’s Best Neighboring Cities

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Places like London and New York are massive, sprawling expanses that are home to millions. While Boston seems to be a much smaller city, it’s in fact surrounded by other ‘cities’ that make up the area as a whole. It can be confusing, as some areas are considered metro neighborhoods but have their own names,. Others are separate cities all together, but have subway stops on the main city lines. Regardless, it’s well worth venturing outside downtown to see the best parts of Boston’s local scene and style. Cambridge Home…

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