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Jason Kessler

Jason Kessler is a lifestyle writer/columnist for Bon Appetit, Food Republic and a slew of other publications. Follow him on Twitter @FlyDine.


The Green Lagoon

By Jason Kessler / October 28, 2015

On a remote island in Fiji, sustainability is all part of the plan The dream of visiting a private island can fade quickly once the word “resort” gets involved. At Turtle Island, though, every effort is made to give you an authentic Fijian experience while still providing the comforts of an all-inclusive property that charges […]


3 Healthy Water Alternatives

By Jason Kessler / October 27, 2015

The ever-expanding menu of H2O alternatives H20. Agua. Water. No matter what you call the liquid that comes out of your faucet, the combination of hydrogen and oxygen has been the source of life for just about everything on earth for all of recorded history. Some would say water is pretty much perfect as it is, […]


Green Guy’s Perfect Day: Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

By Jason Kessler / October 22, 2015

If there was a beauty contest for states, Oregon would always finish in the top five. Lush trees line the roads everywhere you look, striking mountaintops jut out into the sky, and rivers roar through the countryside. Portland may be known for its hipster bonafides, but the rest of Oregon speaks to the mountaineers in […]


Men’s Moisturizers

By Jason Kessler / July 30, 2015

When I was growing up in the frozen tundra of Chicago, winters were a double-edged sword. On the one hand, snowball fights, sledding and hot chocolate made sub-zero temperatures bearable. On the other (much drier) hand, my thirsty, cracked skin was no fun whatsoever. In those pre-Green Guy days, my idea of moisturizer was to […]


Green Wedding Gear for Natural Nuptials

By Jason Kessler / June 5, 2015

When wedding season strikes, the Green Guy ups his game The cycle begins in late winter. Thick envelopes start to arrive, requesting my presence in Portland or Peoria or Perth. “Mr. and Mrs. So-and-So Invite You to Celebrate the Wedding of Their Daughter, Smaller So-and-So.” I’m forced to buy plane tickets, suits and gifts as […]


Bidets for Your Eco-Bathroom

By Jason Kessler / April 24, 2015

The latest object of eco-bathroom obsession is not for women only I have a very personal confession to make: I’m in love with my bidet. It started in early October when, on a whim, I ordered one from Amazon. Since then, my love has grown stronger with each and every day. It may not be […]


When Mindfulness Hits

By Jason Kessler / February 13, 2015

I took my first mindful vacation ever at Rancho La Puerta and came back with a renewed sense of self that I haven’t felt in years What’s your ideal type of vacation? Maybe you’re one of those people who likes to sit on the beach reading trashy fiction and sipping margaritas. Perhaps you’re the type […]


Heel Appeal

By Jason Kessler / October 13, 2014

First steps on how not to cultivate heel appeal and not take your feet for granted Now that summer has drawn to a close, it’s finally time to put away the flip-flops—assuming you live in a climate that actually changes seasons. I’m in L.A., so it’s perma-summer around here most of the time, and that […]


Green Guy’s Perfect Day: St. Lucia

By Jason Kessler / August 11, 2014

While most people may think of reggae and rum when they imagine the Caribbean, one word that may not come to mind is chocolate. That’s changing, though, and a recent trip to St. Lucia during Chocolate Heritage Month showed me that St. Lucia is right on the cusp of being a major chocolate-producing island. Come […]


Take It with a Grain of Salt

By Jason Kessler / June 29, 2014

Local Hawaiian sea salt adds a savory tang to sweets, soothes sore muscles and is a favorite in spa treatments around the world I can honestly say that before now, I have spent less than five minutes of my entire lifetime thinking about salt. That’s probably true for most of us. Salt is something that […]


Green Guy’s Perfect Day: Kohala Coast

By Jason Kessler / May 7, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id=’7128′] Every Hawaiian island has its own specific vibe which makes it easy to pick the perfect place for you, as long as you know what you’re looking for. If you want laid-back, rustic charm, head to Molokai; luxury hotels with the hustle and bustle (and traffic) of a city? Go to Oahu. For […]


Green Guy’s Perfect Day: Hong Kong

By Jason Kessler / April 18, 2014

Hong Kong is a city of towering skyscrapers with people everywhere you look. The boundaries of the territory extend to hundreds of islands, but seemingly each is overrun by a teeming population that bustles from morning until night. Finding some respite here is difficult, but not impossible, as I found in more than a week […]

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