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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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Decathlon’s Triban Disc 105 RC 520: Bicycle Review

decathlon bike at nature preserve in quincy ma

If you have lived or are living in Europe, then the Decathlon brand will be quite familiar to you.  The value oriented retail giant has shops all across Europe and includes in-house brands such as Quechua and Forclaz. If you’ve been living in North America, you may not have had the pleasure of shopping through one of Decathlon’s megastores – but you can now buy from Decathlon online in the US! I moved from London back to Boston in April of 2018, and with me came my B’Twin Triban 500…

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Nut Butter Blondies – On the Road to Mindful Eating

I’m ready for some change. The season has made for a space of routine, where work, wellness and responsibility has become the norm. But is it a good normal? I’m finding some of my work stagnant and procrastination at an all-time high. Looking just for the nut butter blondie brownie recipe? Click here to jump to it! Usually, I look at big (HUGE) picture all the time, so I struggle with breaking off manageable pieces of tasks. I feel like I have the whole day, or whole week, to get…

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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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“Dangerous Breed” Dogs: Friends or Foe?

“Well, I know someone who was attacked by a pit bull, so I know they’re all dangerous,” a colleague said. Another chimed in, citing ‘pit bull’ breeds are stronger and therefore, simply due to their size and fighting history, are more likely to be more aggressive over other dogs. Everyone nodded in agreement. They believe as the animals are often made to fight and be scary, almost all of them must be…bad dogs. In a room of seasoned travelers and smart people overall, I was shocked to hear such generalizations….

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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 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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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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