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Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

In our Western culture we give so much time and attention to taking care of our bodies but how often do we take time to care of our minds? Just as it is important to exercise our body to be strong so that we won’t get injured by life’s falls – a well trained, calm […]

Learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai Kiteboarding

Learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai Kiteboarding

“Don’t do anything until the kite is at 12:00,” my kitesurfing instructor Kelly reminded me, her voice echoing inside the radio helmet that was a bit too large for my small head. I knew I looked quite goofy out at sea, but felt reassured knowing that my instructor could still communicate with me from shore. […]

iKiteGlobal Kitesurfing Travel Guide

iKiteGlobal Kitesurfing Travel Guide

Love kitesurfing? Wondering where the wind is blowing now? Need a kitesurfing vacation? Download iKiteGlobal Kitesufing Travel Guide, and take a virtual kitesurfing trip around the world from your iPhone or iPad. The iKiteGlobal Kitesurfing travel guide includes detailed information on over 120 of the World’s best kitesurfing, windsurfing and snowkiting spots with beautiful photos, […]

Eat Pray Love – Are you a lover or a hater?

Eat Pray Love – Are you a lover or a hater?

Eat Pray Love … the three little words that can inspire and infuriate. You love or you hate. The movie based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert recently aired on the big screen. I have always like Julia Roberts but don’t think she was not best choice for the part and felt the movie […]

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

Blue Waters Kayak – Tomales Bay

“It’s not a matter of if” I told Spencer, “but rather when I will be tipping over our kayak just for the fun of it!” With a nervous laugh he replied, “Very funny Kel,” knowing me well enough to be moderately concerned. Halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge, the morning fog parted, giving way to […]

It’s MANTA Time!

It’s MANTA Time!

My eyes darted back and forth across the deep blue water, each time a little too late – catching only the ending splash. Mobula rays were putting on a show in the water off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, eliciting a chorus of “OOOHHS” and “AHHHHS” from the boats and jet skies that stopped […]

Surf Divas

Surf Divas

“Diva is a female version of a hustla…” I could not get the Beyonce song out of my head as I lay belly down on the nine-foot red foam board awaiting the lift of a wave. The mid-day sun rested high above the gently swaying palm trees that lined the dreamy California coastline. La Jolla’s […]

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

Fire Jumping – Chaharshanbeh Souri

My mom taught me not to play with fire, but she never said I could not jump over it. So when my Persian friend invited me to go fire jumping, I said…WHY NOT?! March 16th was Chaharshanbeh Souri, an ancient Zoroastrian tradition celebrated annually the Tuesday night preceding the Spring Equinox and the beginning of […]

Going Rouge: Sarah Palin An American Nightmare

Going Rouge: Sarah Palin An American Nightmare

If I were to buy a book about Sarah Palin it would be Going Rouge: Sarah Palin An American Nightmare, as the title reflects my sentiment toward the vice presidential candidate. A parody of Palin’s memoir, the book is comprised of essays from various publications and bloggers that take a harsh look at Palin’s verbal […]

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age

When traveling to new parts of the world I naturally find myself learning interesting facts about the place I am visiting. A continuing education of the history of the world is one of my favorite parts of traveling. During my recent visit to The Netherlands I learned about The Golden Age, a period in Dutch […]

The world is still smiling…

The world is still smiling…

January 20, 2009: A collective smile thousands of miles long across America…. But what about the rest of the world? Take a look at these photos of the big smiles on inauguration day all over the world and read about it from Christiane Amanpour: The world welcomes Obama with open arms, demands For many abroad, […]

Global Lives Project

Global Lives Project

One of the many reasons I love San Francisco is the abundance of cool and interesting events always going on somewhere in the city. I recently had the pleasure of attending an event showcasing the Global Lives Project, a collective effort of more than 150 volunteer filmmakers, artists, architects, programmers and everyday people from around […]

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