Angelika Pokovba Angelika Pokovba is a lifestyle writer who lives part-time in a corner of the Mayan jungle. She speaks six languages, writes in four of them, and focuses on conscious living and travel. Follow her on Instagram for more barefoot exploring in Latin America and beyond. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.