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Lauren Vadnjal


Lauren Vadnjal

Lauren is the editor of Concrete Playground.

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    Take a little trip to New Zealand's little mountain-surrounded oasis.

  • The Novice’s Guide to Skiing

    How to slide down a slope without losing a limb. Or your dignity.

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