There’s nothing I love more than hopping on a plane. But when I land, I need a solid base to rest and relax. I’m equal parts homebody and adventurer. As passionate as I am about travel, I enjoy sinking my teeth into a place and staying for long enough to pick up on the characteristics …

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Woodstock, Vermont looks like a scene out of an old-timey children’s book. Its pint-sized downtown is lined with B&Bs, local shops, and Federal and Greek-revival houses. An afternoon walk takes you by stately homes on each side of the Ottauquechee river, giving you a view of its (no less than) three covered bridges. Blanketed in …

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The Borgo I Frati has reincarnated as a spiritual community over the course of its many lives. With roots in the fourth century, “the hamlet of friars” broke ground as a co-ed monastery and transformed into safe haven for pilgrims and religious center for surrounding mountain towns. Sada Sat Singh and Sada Sat Kaur, master …

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I met Henrietta Lovell, also known as the Tea Lady, at one of Boston’s most beloved restaurants Island Creek Oyster Bar. As the founder of Rare Tea Company, Lovell travels the world supporting the finest tea farmers and visiting the long list of high-end restaurants that procure her selections. Don’t get too wrapped up in …

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In Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Kate Bolick dives into her desire for for a life that transcends marriage and allows her to flourish on her own terms. I must confess that I relate to Kate Bolick’s sentiments almost absolutely; I wrote this review in a grateful and delighted state.   When I …

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When MISADVENTURES editor Zoe Balaconis tapped me to visit the American Field Pop-Up Market in Boston, I jumped at the offer. What is that, you ask? Only a smorgasbord of American-made everything, from switchel to sunglasses. And don’t worry, if you missed Boston’s you can still catch the market in Brooklyn, D.C., and Atlanta in the …

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After reviewing these products, I realized that I love yoga gear almost as much as I love yoga. I cut to the chase below and offered a few of my favorite products—the ones that are especially beautiful, durable and practical in supporting you on the path to enlightenment.

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Largely based on the format of a how-to book she stumbled on at a thrift shop, Dunham’s essays in Not That Kind of Girl offer unexpected wisdom. The most impactful stories delve into what-not-to-dos, rather than to-dos. In an email to a once-boyfriend, Dunham wrote, “I’m sorry not to you, but in a deeper way, sorry for my brain chemistry and who I am.” There is humor in her revelations, but also the tragedy of a girl in all of her ferocity, denying her power.

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