Gillian Gibree is an athlete, instructor and owner of Paddle Into Fitness, her own SUP yoga program that combines stand-up paddle boarding with yoga. In addition to developing the first inflatable SUP yoga board, Gibree has traveled around the world to bring paddleboarding to the mainstream. Learn more about her program at paddleintofitness.com.
Name: Gillian Gibree
Profession: Paddleboard Athlete, SUP Yoga Instructor, Owner of Paddle Into Fitness
Take my Wanderlust SUP Yoga board so you can paddle anywhere in the world!.
Favorite travel memory?
Paddling and freediving in Tahiti
Bucket list destination?
Favorite off-the-beaten-path spot?
Secret spots in Big Sur
What kind of traveler are you?
Adventurous, go with the flow, shower in a river-kinda person
Funniest travel story?
I got food poisoning in Peru right before competing in a 12-mile prone paddle race. Yikes!
Best meal you’ve had on your travels?
Sushi and sashimi in Japan
Craziest thing you’ve done while traveling?
Freediving in underwater caves in Mexico
Favorite item collected from your travels?
A machete from Nicaragua
Bali, I hope!
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.