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How to Survive The City in the Fall: What to Wear

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It’s one thing to gear up and brave the outdoors on purpose, but fall and wintertime means a whole other animal to city dwellers. The streets can get pretty precarious as the temperature drops, which means the winter weather gear has to surface. Choosing clothes that are warm, sturdy and can handle almost any conditions for those who often commute by foot or brave the elements on a daily basis is essential. Layer, Layer, Layer If you’re a public transport warrior, you know how it can be breezy on your…

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Seattle’s Stranger Side: Unusual Things to Do

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As soon as I stepped foot in Seattle, I could sense something special. There are not a lot of cities I feel at home immediately in, but this west coast oasis surrounded by dense forest is magic. It’s full of people who have landed in a space that’s wonderfully welcome to everything that’s just a little weird. When hot entertainment consists of talented drag queens and art translates to a wall covered in gum, you know you’re in for a wild treat of a trip. Someday I’d love to go…

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Is the IAmsterdam Card Worth the Trip?

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A polarization of beauty and sin, bicycle bells and flowing canals to windows filled with scantily clad women; it’s amazing this city functions so well. In fact, it seems to be exactly what we all should aspire to – adopting the idea of live and let live. No one seems to be scandalized by the tolerance of soft drugs and prostitution at all in Amsterdam. In fact, it makes the scenic areas of the city even more pleasing, as it shows how harmoniously sophistication and a little hedonistic fun can…

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Announcing: The Crooked Flight Travel Shop

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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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Brooklyn’s Best Brunches: The Top 5 in New York City

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The stack of pancakes, avocado toast, and fluffy scrambled eggs I had in New York City was a game changer. Not only was the food unforgettable, but every bite also came with a bottomless glass of prosecco mimosas or cocktails. What was this sorcery?! In Boston, there are laws against offering unlimited drinks, happy hour specials, and any other deal that has to do with alcohol. So when I hopped over to NYC for a long weekend, it all felt like a revelation. Everywhere I looked were happy hours, wine…

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Cajun vs. Creole Foodie Showdown in NOLA & Beyond 

My dreams are filled with beignets and etouffeé. The impact Louisiana left on me in a culinary sense was magic. I had no idea there was such a rich and diverse scene that dates back centuries. The way locals have blended together various influences of food from around the globe is unique to this state, and one I was happy to indulge. Super simply put, you can find Cajun cuisine more out in the suburb or country, while Creole has caught on more in the cities. But these days you…

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A Night Out in South Carolina’s Best Cities

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Sunshine during the day and vibrant nightlife when the evening sets in. What more could you want in a destination? South Carolina is one of those states on the east coast that might be overlooked, but is well worth the time spent there for all it has to offer. As a vacation spot in itself or simply a pit-stop on your road from north to south (like mine!) it’s a blast to explore along the beach-y coast and its eclectic cities. With ample places to stay overnight in Columbia, Myrtle…

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Door County, Wisconsin: Much More Than All The Cheese You Can Eat

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With so much to experience in this plucky peninsula of Wisconsin, I barely that time to squeeze in all the highlights. It was such a fun, sunny and delicious trip – my first time in the Midwest, really. I tried to have zero expectations of what I might find there, and was pleasantly surprised around every corner. I’d certainly go back for the lakeside activities, hearty cuisine and thriving creative scene. Let’s get right to it! Door County Highlights Country House Resort Hands down the best place to stay in…

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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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