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How to Stop Being an Environmental Slob While Traveling

This month, we’re diving into Plastic Free July, a time where we can finally shine the light on plastic consumption like the fluorescent bulb at a department store changing room. Talking about plastic consumption isn’t pretty, can be uncomfortable, and at times shows flaws in ourselves that...

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Sydney: Hitting the Tourist Highlights

Australians might snub those who incorrectly think that Sydney, not Canberra, is the capital of this sun-scorched country. But are outsiders really the ones to blame? Sydney is by far the largest and most populated city in Australia, often grazing news articles around the globe. When...

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When Kitemares Come True: My Worst Kitesurfing Moments

Kitesurfing is a high-maintenance sport. There’s absolutely no refuting this. Let’s just look at the gear. You throw down a fortune on the kite, harness, bar and lines, board, and bindings. Any gear that’s torn, rusted, or sandy is sure to be a safety hazard and needs...

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How My Relationship Survived Fastnacht in Mainz, Germany

They say that if a relationship can survive Fastnacht in Mainz, it can survive anything. Mo and I boarded a plane together in early February to visit his hometown of Mainz, Germany. Coincidentally, this visit overlapped with Fastnacht, a celebration that would put our relationship to...

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A Warning to Yogis Traveling to Germany

In Germany, I was asked a simple question. “Do you want to go to yoga?” The question was simple enough. I do yoga. I like yoga. Why not? Moritz and I trotted into a yoga studio during our visit to Mainz, Germany. In the waiting room, yogis...