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While most news right now focuses on the worldwide emergency response to COVID-19, climate change remains an escalating threat. Who remembers pictures back in March that showed wild animals reclaiming public spaces and enjoying the freedom of a quieter world? We all saw the reports about the environment “recovering”, reports about the cleaner air in Northern India which allowed citizens of a remote village to see the Himalayan mountains for the first time. A blue sky in spring with no contrails in it, and the surprising reaction if you happen to see a plane nonetheless. …


Kayaking has undeniably become more popular over the last years. And justifiably so! Before I jump into the 5 How-To’s for kayak beginners, I want to tell you about the Top 3 benefits of kayaking;

  1. Working out while looking within

Did you know that the average person burns 375–475 calories per hour kayaking? It doesn’t sound much but trust me, depending on how fast and far you paddle, you will definitely train your arm muscles and feel exhausted afterward. Many sports are so focused on moving our legs so that we often don’t train our arms. You need your arm…


Kayaking has undeniably become more popular over the last years. And justifiably so! Before I jump into the 5 essential steps for beginners, I want to tell you about the Top 3 benefits of kayaking;

  1. Working out while looking within

Did you know that the average person burns 375–475 calories per hour kayaking? It doesn’t sound much but trust me, depending on how fast and far you paddle, you will definitely train your arm muscles and feel exhausted afterward. Many sports are so focused on moving our legs so that we often don’t train our arms. You need your arm…


Kayaking in the Soca River, Slovenia

The original plan I had was to list the “10 best places in Europe to go kayaking”. I noticed halfway through my research that websites featuring posts about places in Slovenia, Norway, France, and Sicily showed very teasing, perfect looking landscapes that had captions such as “crystal clear water” or “stunning natural sights”. Although I would love to go kayaking at these beautiful locations myself, I realized that some of them might be a little hard to get to unless you’re actually planning on an all kayak holiday. If you’re not a complete kayak expert (like myself) however, it may…


What pops up in your head when I say “Amsterdam canals”? For me, it means romance, coziness, and charm. I’m sure a lot of people would have the same associations. However, since I’m privileged to have been living in this city for the last four years, there are also other, not so nice things I associate with the canals: trash floating in the water. Trust me, once you start to focus on it, you cannot unsee it anymore. Luckily there have been significant improvements in the way the city tackles this issue. …

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