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Why I love Airplane Mode

And (gasp!) don’t believe in WIFI on planes. Said the person who runs her entire life online. REALITY: LIFE IS CHAOS, SOMETIMES Here is a snippet of how my afternoon went yesterday: I spent 2 hours hours visiting one of our stores to both train them on a new system and pick up merchandise for […]

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Why I love Airplane Mode

Lifestyle

And (gasp!) don’t believe in WIFI on planes. Said the person who runs her entire life online. REALITY: LIFE IS CHAOS, SOMETIMES Here is a snippet of how my afternoon went yesterday: I spent 2 hours hours visiting one of our stores to both train them on a new system and pick up merchandise for […]

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Searching for Photos, but Finding Freedom in St. John

Travel

In our social media world, it is nearly impossible to travel to a place without stumbling across the famous travel photos that now define it. So many places around the world have become famous for their photo ops. In Cappadocia, it is breakfast on the rooftop in front of the rising hot air balloons. In […]

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A Conscious Staycation: 48 Hours in Miami

Travel

When I think of Miami, I usually think of the ultimate party city – bright, loud, fun and energetic. From the multicolored lifeguard stands to all day pool parties, Miami, especially Miami Beach, has a bit of a wild child personality. As we contemplated our next weekend away, I couldn’t help but wonder if there […]

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10 Ways to Level Up Your Eco Travel Game

Lifestyle

With great privilege comes great responsibility. We have the wonderful opportunity to travel and see the world and it is much more accessible than ever before, but it also means that we need to be conscious as we travel. We need to do as much as possible to lighten our footprint and protect the places […]

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Conscious Fashion: Zara’s Join Life Collection

Lifestyle

One of the things that I am always on the lookout for is sustainable and ethical fashions and accessories for my travels. I often travel to resort destinations because I prefer beaches, turquoise water and warm weather. This means I need clothing that works in these locations both in style and comfort.  There has been […]

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The Beauty of An Unplanned Trip

Lifestyle

Join me on a journey. Let’s imagine that you have three weeks off for a summer break. You agree to meet a friend in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with very little to no specific schedule, just the planned goal to you will make your way to Zanzibar Island off the coast. Aside from airline tickets, […]

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Making Conscious Cool Again

Lifestyle

Really?!! Was it ever cool, Kristin? Do you remember that zero waste video that went viral on social media? What about the one about the all of the plastic floating in the sea? Yea, neither do I. Sustainable living is having a bit of a moment, but I am still not sure the whole concept […]

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Get Off-the-Beaten Path in Bajos Del Toro, Costa Rica

Travel

Do it! I promise you won’t regret it. In Costa Rica’s central highlands near the Poas Volcano lies a waterfall wonderland known as Bajos del Toro. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s cool, because I hadn’t either up until a few months ago when my friends decided to plan a trip there. Just 6 […]

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Conscious Stays: Isleta el Espino

Travel

I kayaked out onto Lake Nicaragua just as the sun was rising for the day. It was only 5 am; the sunrise is early in Nicaragua, but it was well worth the early wake up call. The sky lit up in the most beautiful pastel colors and the air was sweet and fresh in a […]

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My Best Travel Moments Might Be Your Worst Nightmare

Lifestyle

Do I dream about getting away to a place where I can be pampered and just relax? “Um, no” comes to mind first, followed by “of course not!” I can’t relax in real life and I don’t look forward to it when I get away. In fact, I don’t travel to get away from anything […]

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