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Remarkable women rug weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico

We often celebrate firsts: first person on the moon, first to invent the lightbulb, or the first and fastest in a racecar. But what about an everyday first that is still just as extraordinary? The Vida Nueva Women’s Weaving Cooperative just outside Oaxaca City, Mexico, accomplished just that. (This story was originally told by founder Pastora, translated and paraphrased. We met on an incredible trip hosted by Purposeful Nomad: Travel with Intention.) In Teotitlán del Valle about thirty years ago, women were struggling. The women weathered large amounts of exploitation…

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5 Boating Holidays for Small Groups of Friends 

Sharing a boat with friends and exploring exciting places while doing fun activities is an experience you will never forget! Why not also check out some fun activities in Toronto that you can pursue during your free time! As your boat traverses along the waters, you’ll discover incredible scenes along the way and enjoy every single moment spent with your friends. So, check out this list for some of the best boating holidays for small groups of friends. You’d be surprised at how much there is to see and do…

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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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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 for our thailand holidays. 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…

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The Gang’s All Here: How to Schedule Hang-Outs as an Adult

A friend and I were chatting the other day about adulting. Specifically, maintaining adult friendships. If you live in a big city, or just have friends with different lifestyles, it can be so difficult to get everyone together. While living in London, I had to choose dates more than a month in advance just for a happy hour drink. It’s no one’s fault really – it’s just how life is in 2019, with people being pulled in a million different directions. We’re also on the forefront of something new when…

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How You Can Skip The Chairlifts Lines & Ride the Backcountry

WARNING: You should always carry an avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe when traveling in avalanche terrain and know how to use them. Backcountry travel requires an acceptance of the risks involved (avalanches are not the only danger) and implies a willingness to take responsibility for educating oneself about these dangers and ways to mitigate them. We recommend that backcountry travelers take an AIARE Level One class or the equivalent, and practice the skills they learn there regularly with their partners. While resort skiing is fun, backcountry skiing is a great…

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Preparing for Winter Wonderland: Walking Tips in the UK

Walking holidays in the UK do not end because it’s wintertime. I was shocked when our British friends suggested an outdoor getaway to Scotland in December last year! When it gets cold, I immediately think of fleeing to somewhere tropical. Not a place covered in snow. Or at least, I’m going to stay inside if there’s a blizzard outside. But I’ve learned that it’s wildly refreshing to spend time outdoors in the winter – especially as the short days make for less hours in the daylight. My mood was greatly…

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Crooked Flight’s Chic Interiors and Essential Homewares Gift Guide

wanderlust candle my karmalit

Holiday time! While in the past I only dreamt of suitcases and hotel gift cards, my desires have shifted this year just a touch. I now own a house and rather fill my home with beautiful things that remind me of everywhere I’ve roamed. I also am choosy about how to fill our small space. Here’s the hand-picked, personally reviewed list this year that celebrates the home with a little travel sprinkled in. Aside from this list, other home accessories such as those vintage runner rugs can also help in increasing…

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5 Ways to Keep your Mental Health in Check while Traveling

Crooked Flight has been a place where Eileen and others speak openly about their own battles with mental health, dealing with anxiety, depression and panic attacks, while trying to travel and see the world. It’s not an easy battle by any means, but many manage to push through and not give up on their dreams. There’s so much pressure that traveling should make you feel better, but that’s not always the case. Traveling can be really tough on anyone’s mental health, so here are five ways to keep your mental health in…

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