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Parks, Paintball and Pedal-Powered Tours: Outdoor Activities in London

Despite the occasional occurrence of winter-like weather, the chilly season is behind us expats and Londoners, and it’s time to embrace springtime. With such an abundance of sights and attractions, London is a goldmine for outdoor activities – from bike tours to paintball – the capital is your oyster. While London most definitely has a certain sense of charm during winter, it’s safe to say that the warmth of spring and the opportunity to enjoy London’s diverse outdoor activities is very much welcome. You may prefer to keep it simple…

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Supporting Ethical Brands in the UK: The Decathlon Scavenger Hunt

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In 24 hours, I was leaving to try skiing for the first time in the Alps. All my gear was in the states and I was woefully unprepared for the conditions that ay head of me in Chamonix, France. Friends in London had told me to go straight to Decathlon – I could find everything from ski jackets and thermals to gloves, hats and even sunblock there. Off I went and for under 100 pounds (crazy!) I had everything I needed for the big winter adventure. My WED’ZE ski jacket…

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Time for a #TasteofCatalonia!

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My awareness of wine is dismal. Although it’s slightly improved over the last decade (mostly because my budget helps me avoid the hooch) I still am stupidly new at various blends and qualities. In fact, last time I was in the Catalonia region of Spain, my then-boyfriend-now-husband and I only visited the Freixenet cava factory. While fun for new fans of the sparkling stuff, we definitely missed out on tons of other amazing wineries. And seven years later, so many more are earning awards, getting organic certified and offering variety throughout…

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A Wellness Guide to South Goa

Goa is often portrayed as one big party, but that’s far from the real truth of this gorgeous coastal region of India. Only about 400 km away from Mumbai, full of endless beaches, great seaside cafes, outdoor active pursuits and palm trees. As one of the best located coastlines of India, the hotels in Goa tend to be beachside, offering fantastic seaside resorts and luxurious beach huts. In order to take memorable snaps on places like this, hiring a professional such as a beach photographer would be essential. However when…

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Having the Perfect House Date: The Expat Move and Apartment Hunt

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What the very first thing every expat must handle when they move abroad? Figuring out where the hell to live and how  to find a service as good as the movers dallas team. I vividly remember the first six weeks my husband and I lived in London. We found an Airbnb to crash at in Battersea that was fine, but the size of a closet. The apartment might as well have been on the moon, because it took forever to acclimate where I was. Who knew what a Battersea was,…

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Confession of an Expat Hypochondriac

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Something subtle always pushed me into action. Maybe a little pain in my abdomen, a short period of not feeling hungry or maybe just a never ending cold. I’d fly over to Google and start searching what was wrong. Was it cancer?! Oh no, do I have a debilitating thyroid problem? No, it has to be an allergy. A life-threatening allergy that will leave me bedridden in a couple days. I know everyone goes down the internet rabbit hole when it comes to Googling your symptoms sometimes. But when my…

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Tips for Adjusting to Short-Term Expat Living

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Moving to a giant city was a crazy adjustment. Boston is beautiful, but has a very small-town feel if you ask me – I felt like I knew everything and everything there. London’s neighborhoods are so vast and different, it can get overwhelming at times. In fact, it’s made me appreciate the outdoors a lot more and those moments we get to escape the bustling city life. Sometimes it gets so crazy in London, I’m ready to move off the grid and live a bit simpler. Wouldn’t be great to…

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How to Maintain Top Mental Health with Technology

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Being proactive about how good your mind and body feels is not a small task. It’s even worse when you’ve maybe let yourself get into a rut and everything seems like an impossible effort. I’m using this wonderful time in the world to best enhance my mental health with endless technological advances. It’s so fun and exciting to discover new ways to nurture my mind with online doctor consults, fitness trackers, light therapy and more. Here’s what has helped me the most lately! Track Your Exercise Efforts The top thing…

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Feeling the Love for Bali

Valentine’s Day may be just around the corner, but for some of us, the occasion is just another excuse to revel in the delights of solo travel. A destination of many personalities, faces, wonderful demeanours and complete and utter beauty, forget Valentines – Bali is the island you should be feeling the loving for, 365 days of the year. Here’s why. The Cuisine Balinese is undoubtedly one of lesser known varieties of Asian cuisine, overshadowed somewhat (mistakenly) by the likes of Thai and Vietnamese. Much like the birth of your first…

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Should You Ever Stop Traveling?

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The first time I ever left North America was when I was 21-years-old. To some that might sound like I was an old bat before I really was able to see the world, to others maybe a delicious look into traveling while young. Those who are interested to feel the heap of fresh air, they can find out the things to do in Long Island and similar locations. About a decade later my country count has grown thirty-fold and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. I’ve had to…

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