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Sometimes I go to DeskHub to commune with other humans.

As a freelance travel writer based in San Diego, I work almost exclusively from home. Sometimes, I’ll pop into my co-working space in the Little Italy neighborhood. It’s one of my favorite corners of the city to eat and caffeinate but mostly, I post up at my dining table. It’s located equidistant from my fridge (gotta eat) and living room (aka my gym as of late). In other words, working from home is incredibly convenient. As exciting and tasty as the destinations I’m lucky to visit are, I personally enjoy returning home to a predictable environment after checking out Nashville’s music scene or Brussel’s art deco architecture for example.

That’s why I’m a big fan of online streaming workouts that prioritize technique and flowy choreography, like Barre3 online’s movement method that hones in on alignment, posture and personalized intensity. I also like that it gives me a curated workout playlist so I don’t have to search for a workout, though I do save and replay my favorites if I’m not into the selected workout of the day.

Body, Breath, Beats 21-Day Yoga Challenge

This month though, I’m adding some of these yoga videos from Wanderlust’s Body, Breath, Beats 21-day yoga challenge. It actually began yesterday (March 4), though each of the 21 videos will be accessible for five days after it goes live. You can also sign up by email for free to get the videos delivered straight to your inbox this month. I have a feeling I’ll enjoy this series as each video focuses on a specific element of a solid yoga practice––breathing, side body work, an entire video dedicated to hip opening poses, and they’re all set to some dreamy instrumental tunes.

UPDATE: After flowing through the first two videos, as someone who has been practicing yoga on and off for a number of years I am finding the verbal cuing a bit fast. However, I do appreciate the constant reminders to take full inhales and exhales. I also like that the flows are no more than 25 minutes, just long enough to stretch out and reset before getting back to my computer.

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Weekend Reads is an almost-weekly series on The Curious Passport and features a round-up of travel news, features and other related links (probably related to food, fitness or the outdoors) I’ve either found around the internet or has been sent my way by friends and family.

Photo credit: Candace Rose Rardon

Photo credit: Candace Rose Rarden, BBC Travel

  • “The End of a Wandering Way of Life?” BBC Travel – The author paints a beautiful story about an internal struggle many of my peers (as well as myself) face in our current life stage while highlighting a culture I’ve never heard about until now. How do we keep moving and growing along with the desire to settle down, a concept entirely different from settling. The most touching part of this longread is the author’s encounter with what the children continued to sketch during her visit. [UPDATE: Unfortunately, the link is no longer available.]
  • “When Strangers Meet: An Invitation to Dinner at an Old Medici Villa,” Fathom – Wonderful things can happen when you just say ‘yes.’ Reminds me of my most recent post on keeping an open mind while traveling. While you may not always enter into a grand historical villa filled with the smells of warm basil and fresh bread baking like this author, experiences and memories are built on even the subtlest of interactions.
  • “Defying Expectations in India, Modi Begins Key Trip in US,” New York Times online – In a sense, a new campaign has been launched in India and the public relations professional in me is curious to see how the Prime Minister’s campaign for a more formalized government will pan out the longer he remains in office. It would seem he is off to a good start by sticking to his key messages of process, consideration and authority.

Weekend Reads is a weekly series on The Curious Passport and features a round-up of travel news, features and other related links (probably related to food, fitness or the outdoors) I’ve either found around the internet or has been sent my way by friends and family.

A few friends and I stop into the original Starbucks in Seattle during a Pacific Northwest road trip.

A few friends and I stop into the original Starbucks in Seattle during a Pacific Northwest road trip.

 

 

 

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