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How to Enjoy Yoga Outside of Class

At least a hundred times I tried getting into yoga on my own. I’d download videos, pay for subscriptions online to streams and simple study up on poses or stretches. What finally got me into the groove though was investing in myself and joining a full-on studio. The one near my apartment in London is luckily super close, fairly affordable and just the motivation I need to get deep into daily practice. I personally think that dragging yourself to classes, even when you rather have a margarita any day of…

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Saying Goodbye to Summer in London

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I’m hanging on by my fingernails. The few precious, beautiful city days we had in London this year were way too few and far between. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t make the best of the season by throwing all caution to the wind and loving some urban adventures! Not only did I stuff my face every weekend with some of the best grub the city has to offer, I also managed to squeeze in a little wine sampling and musicals to boot. All of these activities and events were a…

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Finding Tranquility in Slovenia

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It was so, so time to escape the city. London summers are often chock-full of restaurant pop-ups, festivals and special events to celebrate the two seconds of warm weather. But when it is hot, it can get oppressive and miserable. When Big Berry invited us out to try some glamping in beautiful Slovenia, we jumped at the opportunity. We couldn’t wait to take a long weekend away and indulge in some natural beauty by traveling to Slovenia. Big Berry lies on a beautiful river an hour or so from the…

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4 Ways Yoga Can Help Travel Anxiety

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Sadly, so many people avoid traveling because it can add stress to their lives. Real, scary stress. I totally get this. Oftentimes I’m filled with hot dread before boarding planes and can barely get myself together to book hotels, activities and more. I really, really don’t like flights either. With the world in a bit of disarray too, would-be travelers are putting off vacations and adventures, worried about current state of affairs. These stresses and fears are valid. But, it still shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world. While I…

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What’s Your WORST Travel Selfie?

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Nothing gives out a bigger vibe of FOMO than those gorgeous travel photos we see all over the internet. We strive to have the perfect angle in front of a sparkling beach, holding an adorable animal or dangling off a cliff over some snow-capped mountains. And when we’re lucky, we get that awesome shot that goes right into our profile picture and shared across every social media outlet. But, there is a secret we all are keeping. Loaded up into our phones and cameras are hundreds of other photos that…

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Dinner Delights at Eco in Clapham, London

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London is one of those cities where you can feel like you’ve traveled around the world – when it’s just dinnertime. Living in such a culinary melting pot has spoiled me rotten for choice of the best dishes worldwide. Not to mention, we’re in close proximity to other foodie capitals for ideal ingredient sourcing and incredible recipes. When it’s time for impossibly fresh Italian food, I make a beeline for Eco. It’s been a Clapham staple since the 90s and recently underwent a big overhaul. The principles of authentic dishes…

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City Breaks: Prague

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When my friends and I have gotten over gushing about the typical European cities we love, one other city almost always comes into conversation. Prague! The Czech Republic boasts one of the most picturesque European cities around. All I hear about is how stunning the architecture, craft beer and history is swirling around this beautiful part of Eastern Europe. Through advice and tips from fellow travellers, I’ve been gathering a list of all the great things I want to experience on my own trip to Prague in the future. Local…

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Why I’m So Ready for a Cruise

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Nothing puts me more in a mood to plan a trip than rain. As the water pours down in the UK on these early days of summer, I’d love nothing more than to relax in the sun somewhere. Luckily, the rest of Europe is easily accessible; it won’t take long at all to head south to calmer skies. What better way to take a break than a cruise? I know tons of family and friends who just can’t get enough of cruising as it can offer the best perks of…

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4 Things Every Flight Attendant Wants You To Know

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My good friend (& London neighbor!) Corey from Learning Patience is one of those people who can strike up a chat with anyone. Below is her post on how she used her magic gabbing powers to get some insider tips about the secret lives of flight attendants! PS, today is her birthday, so go wish her well!   I’m one of those crazy people that loves flying. I think it’s the thrill of heading into uncharted areas of the globe, experiencing new things and creating memories that will last a…

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A Guide to Drinking in the UK – At Home

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I haven’t done a proper pub crawl in London yet, but I do love the cozy dive down the common. Although a few cocktails have impressed be at some swanky lounges, I also have kept my liquors limited while ‘out on the lash’. I certainly have taken advantage of all those beautiful happy hours deals though. However, when it’s damp and gross out during this long English winter, I like to simply wrap my hands around a pint or a stemmy wine glass right at home. Fortunately, the alcohol in…

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