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’20 Reasons to Not Workout:’ Sincerely, A Flight Attendant On Reserve

"20 Reasons to Not Workout:" Sincerely, A Flight Attendant On Reserve It’s a stormy, gloomy day here in Chicago, and my plan for a beautiful morning run has been destroyed.  The Weather Channel predicted storms starting last night, and continuing on throughout the day.  So, last night, I changed my plan and decided that I...

True Stories: How I Became A Flight Attendant

A few months ago, while biking to a small Swedish town, I asked Rachael to contribute to 'The Flight Attendant Life.' I felt that the website could use her contagious energy and spirit of adventure. I love being around this girl who exudes a love for people and shares a smile that makes everyone's day...

International Street Style: Kyoto Edition

  A few weeks ago, I found myself in Kyoto, Japan and I immediately had this feeling that I was in a whole new sub-genre of Japanese fashion. Unlike the bleached pixie cuts and Harajuku girls of Tokyo, Kyoto fashion is a brand all its own. Think understated, modest without sacrificing style, and a total throwback...

A Holiday Tour Around The World

I'm currently on a paid holiday tour around part of the world.  It's eight days long...I think.  I forget how many days it is actually, because I actually really never know the day, the date, the time, or the zone.  This tour comes with free flights, free hotel stays, and friends. What more could a...

A Holiday Tour Around The World

I'm currently on a paid holiday tour around part of the world.  It's eight days long...I think.  I forget how many days it is actually, because I actually really never know the day, the date, the time, or the zone.  This tour comes with free flights, free hotel stays, and friends. What more could a girl want? Well, actually a lot, but we won't get into that right now... This...

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International Street Style: Kyoto Edition

  A few weeks ago, I found myself in Kyoto, Japan and I immediately had this feeling that I was in a whole new sub-genre of Japanese fashion. Unlike the bleached pixie cuts and Harajuku girls of Tokyo, Kyoto fashion is a brand all its own. Think understated, modest without sacrificing style, and a total throwback to post-WWII Japan, when American style was just starting to seep into Japanese mainstream culture. I saw a...

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Fit Gifts For Your Fly Friends- Twenty Under $20

The holidays are coming up fast and my stomach is already doing flips thinking about the lack of funds that I have to spend on gifts. On a new-hire flight attendant salary, I am  trying to come up with inexpensive, yet interesting and unique gift ideas.  I have many fitness obsessed friends and family members, but so many fitness gadgets and apparel are priced completely out of my price range....

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It’s A Trip:  An Inside Look At What Defines A Flight Attendant’s Life

Trips are defining, determining where the flight attendant will fly, who the flight attendant is with or with not, and how long the flight attendant will be away.  Trips are often why many become flight attendants, and trips are often why many give it up.  Trips are often given, then taken- without reason, choice, or warning.  A flight attendant learns to take his or her schedule lightly, treating it as the...

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How to Survive Your First Year As A Flight Attendant

Your uniform has been fitted. Your wings have been pinned. You have been assigned a domicile and a giant manual full of rules and the flight benefits are starting to roll in. Welcome to your first year as a flight attendant. It's going to be a little rough. Be prepared for that. But there are a few things that you can do to make your first year a bit easier, and...

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The Inflight Dietitian:  Why Cutting Out Carbs Is A Cut Below The Best

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m cutting out carbs," or “I can’t eat that because it has too many carbohydrates?" The common belief in eating “low carb” may not be beneficial.  Low carb is not balanced, and our bodies crave balance. A balanced diet includes carbohydrates, proteins, and fats along with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.  Water and fiber are also important for healthy lifestyle.  Carbohydrate foods should...

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A Flight Attendant Chef’s Guide:  How To Follow A Recipe

As the holidays approach, the baking season is upon us.  Some of us will be entertaining, and some attending parties. Either way many of us will be attempting new baking projects. My goal today is to try to make it slightly less intimidating.  Where can time be spared, and what if I don't have that ingredient? Tarts seem to be my focus lately, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner,...

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True Stories:  How I Became A Flight Attendant

A few months ago, while biking to a small Swedish town, I asked Rachael to contribute to 'The Flight Attendant Life.' I felt that the website could use her contagious energy and spirit of adventure. I love being around this girl who exudes a love for people and shares a smile that makes everyone's day better. I am better for knowing Rachael and love that I can be her colleague...

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The 26.2 Mile Story

Disaster struck.  My 3rd marathon went to hell.  Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic, but anyone who has trained hard for an endurance event would understand. Let me to a quick recap of the weeks leading up to the marathon for anyone who forgot, starting with my 18 mile training run: Everything was great; the flawless weather, lack of aches and pains, and I had an insane amount of...

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Don’t Rush Her- That Thing Called Life

As the train clicks and rocks its way past buildings colored with Japanese characters, and trees dusted with the yellow, orange, and red hues of Fall, I sit quietly, contemplating how life discoveries have this way of sneaking up on one.  At least these type of understandings have this way of sneaking up on me.  I never learn what I expect to, but I always learn what I need.  I...

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