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Remarkable women rug weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico

We often celebrate firsts: the first person on the moon, the 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. They had weathered large amounts…

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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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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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Crooked Flight’s Ethically Sourced and Wellness Gift Guide

Cooper Bag Krochet Kids

The holidays sometimes get out of hand – and gift giving gets overdone. I wanted to put together a list of some wonderfully sustainable, ethical and mindfully-pleasant items that would be great for anyone who is embracing the season. Each of these items were personally reviewed by my friends and I to cherry-pick the best and hopefully introduce you to some gorgeous brands you haven’t heard of – yet! The Cooper Bag from Krochet Kids As soon as I found Krochet Kids I was in love. This is a perfect company…

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Repatriating: Tips to Make the Transition

westminster abbey and red telephone booth London

Deep down, I think I hoped the situation might change. I spent almost three years in crazy London. During that time, I evolved more as a person than I have my whole life, impacted by the chaotic environment, new cast of characters ad crazy work opportunities. I soared and succeeded, then crashed and burned. Through it all though, it was an indescribable adventure I loved, living the expat life. Then the time came to move on, as all good things come to an end. My husband and I chose to…

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A Walk-through Paradise: The Club, Barbados

the club barbados

I love the holidays up in the winter-y north, but I’ll take a jaunt to the islands any day. The trip to Barbados was a wonderful escape form the cold both in the UK and the US, especially when I saw where we’d stay for a few days. Down a long road lined with trees and Rhianna’s hometown mansion is The Club. All-inclusive, catering toward an adult-only crowd, this property is one of the Elite Island Resorts’ more laid back and relaxing spots for vacation. Rather than drone on about…

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Why Education for Girls Matters in Morocco

After bumping along a dirt road mile away from Marrakech, Morocco, all I wanted was a cold bottle of water. We had enjoyed an indulgent stay at the Kasbah du Toukal the night before in the Atlas Mountains and were on our way back into the city. Although I was ready to tuck into the next riad for a mint tea and nap, we have a very important stop to make first. In the hills of rural Morocco is a small groups of schools, just for girls. An initiative called…

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7 Ways to Slay Your Ski Weekend in France

bridge view morzine france

I said goodbye to last year in style with a quick winter weekend in Morzine, France. While I love skiing and had a blast skiing in Chamonix before, I decided to use the time to rest up instead before the holiday mayhem. Instead, there was tons of wintry activities to look forward to, delicious cosy meals, and plenty of bubbles by the hot tub. Yas girl, I was ready. I strongly suggest you use up a bit of you holiday time to try a snowy weekend this year before the…

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Crooked Flight’s International Jetsetter Gift Guide

Even though I’ve crossed over into a bunch of wellness topics, mental health, yoga and general treat-yoself-ness, traveling is always at the core. I’ve updated some of my fave jetsetter finds to keep my accessories fresh and funky. My fellow travel fans and I have put together perfect items to gift to your pals, or keep for yourself this holiday season! DNA Slim Bag by Tenba The great debate: Do I lug around a bulky backpack when I’m traveling or find another solution? I don’t mind switching out my weekender bag…

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