I didn’t know that I would be climbing this mountain, but spirit had big plans for me on this day. I went to check out a lookout point, and behind the fence, I saw a trail begin. @coconutmana and I hopped the fence and started on the trail. I had a feeling that this trail led somewhere special, so we kept climbing and climbing. Sometimes, the best adventures are those that are unplanned. After about an hour of hiking, I felt a surge of mana (life-force) penetrate my being and I started running. I ran through mud puddles, over rocks and roots, and underneath trees. I no longer cared that my new yoga pants were getting mud all over them. None of that shit mattered anymore. Just here, now. That’s all that mattered. Pure awareness, pure presence experiencing itself. This experience has purified and healed me on the deepest levels. I give thanks and praise for the Aina (land) for always leading me h(OM). Video by: @coconutmana. Thank you my love 💕
Happy World Quark Day. Yes, apparently it’s a thing 😂 Learning the most random facts in the most incongruous situations is probably why I love London so much. Thank you so much for having me today @queenofquark @highmoodfood @intoapp ! Tune in to stories to see more!
Singapore is known as a "City in a Garden" and with good reason. 🌸 A lot of people are surprised to learn that Singapore is an EXTREMELY GREEN city. Not only is the Botanic Garden (pictured here) a massive, gorgeous escape from the city where you could easily spend an entire day, but everyday office buildings, apartment complexes, and parking garages are covered by real plants. 🌱 Plants, vines, and foliage creep down and around building walls, green roofs boast mini trees and plants, and small terraces and patios jut out from just about every building, providing extra bits of green. 🇸🇬 Did I mention Singapore is literally the cleanest city in the world? Don't get caught spitting out gum there (if you can even manage to find it in the first place!) ✋ About this picture, this woman stepped in my shot but she looked so beautiful that I can’t complain.
Sound ON and UP! Took a small rest on my hike yesterday and was treated to the beautiful sounds from below. We never saw who was playing but it was very peaceful and serene. #hiking#hikingadventures#hike#hikeaz#arizonahiking#azhiking#azhikingtrails#girlswhohike#arizona#arizonahiking#arizonagirl#igarizona#womenwhohike#womenwhoexplore#takeahike#keepitwild#explorearizona#instagramaz#igsouthwest#azfamily#ig_arizona#beon12#arizonalife#discoverarizona#devine_deserts#100miles100days#pricklypearadventures @laniefarr
Isa capturing me capturing something beautiful. The moment @isa.bellah took this picture of me, we shared a strong mutual feeling. Sounds strange but we felt happy and relieved! Our very old Chevy Van Brooks, @brooksontour made it over Independence Pass. You must know, Brooks is very heavy, very slow and not very trustworthy. Independence Pass is very high up... Maybeeee... we started a little traffic jam behind us and nobody could pass because of the steep road but hey, practicing patience never hurt anyone, right? We had no idea that we were about to have a few VERY fun days in Aspen, CO meeting the legend @samtheleo.
The great chili + rice debate I had on Stories yesterday (still up on Stories for a few more hours, if you missed out!) has made me HUNGRY 🍴 ___ Let me explain myself. In Hawaii, the only way to eat chili is over a bowl of rice (and we have @zippys to thank for that). But in other parts of the country, you eat chili with bread, on hot dogs, on SPAGHETTI (whoa), by itself, on tortillas, with beans, without beans, with mayo, with sour cream, the list goes on. It's crazy to see how one simple thing that you don't even think twice about can have so much regional and cultural significance!! ___ So here's a photo of me eating another Hawaii favorite: mochi ice cream. If you made it this far into the caption, TELL ME - what's your favorite food that you grew up eating where you're from?
A few more pretty winter wedding dress photos along with a bunch of me being me (aka bloopers 😉). After being called a princess multiple times on the other post I figured I should show my other side too. 😂😘💁🏻
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Over the course of 2 weeks I trekked through the Himalayas with little more than a backpack, my camera, and some friends I made along the way. I ate Dhal Batt (rice and lentils) twice a day like it was going out of style, and packed and then unpacked my 40 liter backpack religiously. Alternating when the sun came out and beads of sweat began to bleed through my many layers of clothing to when it dipped behind the mountain peaks and the bitter cold/wind would set In and cut right through you. The nights became incredibly unforgiving the higher we ascended into the mountains. Mid afternoon was time to find the nearest village and retire for the night.. this quickly became my favorite time of the day. When you could take off your heavy pack, rub some tiger balm on your aching muscles, and then set off through the narrow winding streets stopping to play with children, and trying to dodge piles of buffalo poop dotting the path. Sometimes I would walk to the highest point in the village, take a seat and just gaze up at the snow-capped mountain peaks soaring magnificently above and the peaceful stone and mud villages down below.. watching the yaks graze freely in the pastures and the colorful Tibetan prayer flags blowing in the wind. This is where I found my inspiration and ironically a loss of words... the closest I’ve ever come to knowing peace. 🇳🇵
Gürcistan ~Mzcheta • Gürcistan'ın en eski kentlerinden biridir Mzcheta M.Ö 3.-M.S 5. Yüzyıla kadar Karti Krallığına başkentlik yapmıştır 5.yüzyıldan sonra Tiflis Başkent olmuştur -thayraljot.tumblr.com 👩🏻💻
Throwback to early morning hot summer hikes taking in amazing views. Oh how I can't wait for summer to return! First and foremost because I'm getting married and going to have the most epic honeymoon lol! But I also have so many plans in the works after those big events & can't wait to go on more exciting adventures around home. I'm also excited for the 3-day weekend coming up! It'll be filled with hiking, important errands, relaxing, & working on my new blog post featuring my favorite summer 2018 hikes. Hoping it'll help you plan some adventures this coming summer if you're in (or headed to) Washington! My favorite fall hikes & winter hikes of 2018 will follow shortly after. I'll also be working on a new fitness related post soon as I haven't written a fitness update on the blog since I first started it (it's my most viewed post after my Dumaluan Beach on Bohol post) and I'll be figuring out how I'm going to start off my "Introvert's Perspective" little personal corner of the blog. I hope you guys enjoy all the content coming soon. Really hoping to expand and take my blog to another level this year! Wish me luck! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tbt#summer#mountains#mtrainier#view#washington#pnw#upperleftusa#pnwonderland#pnwlife#hike#hiking#beautiful#outdoors#nature#getoutside#optoutside#outdoorwomen#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#welivetoexplore#explore#adventure#womenwhohike#womenwhoexplore#pnwcollective#washingtontrails#northwestisbest#visualsoflife#sheexplores
Finally got to check this place out yesterday and it was beautiful! I can see why it's so popular in the summer. The color and clarity of the blue water here is stunning, I honestly wish the sun was shining on the pool yesterday so you guys could see the clear blue color better. The picture just doesn't capture it or do it justice! People swim and cliff jump here in the summer but I read and have heard personal testimonies that the water is freezing! The hike here is pretty easy and winter is a great time to beat the crowds, but you'll still see some people even in the winter. If you want to make the trail longer you can go back to the beginning and continue along the other trailhead access which is part of the McKenzie River Trail and goes on for awhile. We did that before heading to Tamolitch and ended up with about 10 miles round trip yesterday. There are plenty of waterfalls in the area as well. We love hiking on our active rest days! Happy Sunday! . . . . . . . . . . . #oregon#pnw#upperleftusa#oregonexplored#pnwonderland#pnwlife#beautiful#outdoors#nature#getoutside#outdoorwomen#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#welivetoexplore#explore#adventure#womenwhoexplore#travelblogger#letsgosomewhere#hike#hiking#optoutside#pnwcollective#northwestisbest#visualsoflife#tamolitchpool#sheexplores#travel#wanderlust#womenwhohike
“Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I have ever been” • • I am still overwhelmed by the fact that I’m in Australia, at least when I remember I’m here. Sometimes it seems so similar to the US, that if we were to just drive for a bit, we could easily forget we were here. One thing I do notice daily is growth, though. I can respect and appreciate different cultures better, I try my best to make people feel heard and not talk over them, I have found a passion I didn’t think I had. Australia isn’t coming to a close just yet, but I can see the end. Just want to thank Australia for helping me grow. • • • #australia#travel#womenwhotravel#womenwhoexplore#girlsaroundtheworld#digitalnomads#melbourne
Joe and I woke up at 2 A.M. and drove almost 5 hours to Blue River, Oregon this morning. We enjoyed a morning dip at this beautiful hot spring situated by the McKenzie River at sunrise and then went to hike the McKenzie River Trail. We went to see the infamous Blue Pool but since the hike is kind of short we extended it to other areas of the trail and ended up with almost 10 miles roundtrip today. The pool was GORGEOUS and there was some snow! We were going to stop at a waterfall after but we are so exhausted and currently on the 5 hour drive back home! These are the kind of moments I live for and to be able to have my best friend and soulmate to enjoy life with makes me even more grateful and happy. I'll cherish our adventures for the rest of my life and I'm so blessed to have found someone with the same adventurous, curious, and persevering spirit who loves every little bit of me. What fun stories we will be able to tell to any future kids (if we have them) and grandkids about our travels abroad and outdoor fun near & far. Also, hike 3/52 of 2019 complete! Happy Saturday everyone! P.s. I'm currently editing more pics to share but wowza Blue River, Oregon and the Willamette National Forest is a gorgeous area! Get out there if you haven't! Definitely visit one of the many hot springs in Oregon too! . . . . . . . . . . . #hotsprings#river#oregon#pnw#upperleftusa#oregonexplored#pnwonderland#pnwlife#beautiful#outdoors#nature#getoutside#outdoorwomen#roamtheplanet#exploretocreate#welivetoexplore#explore#adventure#womenwhoexplore#travelblogger#letsgosomewhere#peaceful#pnwcollective#northwestisbest#visualsoflife#beautifuldestinations#sheexplores#travel#wanderlust#lifestyleblogger
“When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.” . Andrew O'Hagan . I don’t know who Andrew is but he for sure knows me 😎
Breath into the light Into the dark Into the love Into the hate Breath into relaxation Into anxiety Into opening up Into closing up Breath into it Lean into it Forgive it all And then... . Watch it change ✨
It’s EUROPE time!!!!! Where it all started? It depends from what perspective you have but definitely where my passion for traveling DID start. No new countries this time but a new island indeed 🌎🌍🌏cannot wait!!
______________ Z E B R A S ______________ . 🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓🦓 . When Botswana became independent in 1966, the black and white stripes on the new flag were primarily influenced by the zebra and the stripes were meant to represent the harmony between people of different races and ethnicities in Botswana. . Interestingly, the first president of Botswana, Sir Seretse Khama had earlier married a white woman who became the country's first lady, Ruth Khama. It is obvious that Seretse having been persecuted for marrying a white woman in the late 1940s wanted to teach the young nation and its neighbours that blacks and whites could live in harmony by adopting the black and white strips of the zebra for the flag. . Two zebras also adorn the Botswana coat of arms, which shows that the animal is a symbol of national unity.
Delighted to have put the explorer hat on to finally discover Africa. A continent a lot of people have never visited. A land market by a dark past but yet full of color diversity and magic. Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world”. I’m still learning as we go but this is why traveling is so enriching. It teaches you to respect other cultures, people, plants and animals. The things I am seeing here, the animals in their habitat, the shine that the locals have in their eyes, you can’t learn any of that from a book. Education is key but motivation and inspiration is what makes us get around 🌎 and around 🌍
Diving into a pool of magic. Yes that’s Africa. A continent full of magic ✨ a special part of this planet which is often forgotten of, but honestly, silly are the ones who forget about it because I never felt so much at home. I know o keep saying this everywhere I go but this is why I keep walking 🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♂️ While some might say there’s no place like home? I kind of wish I didn’t have a home 🙄🤭 because to me, there’s no place than earth, and earth is a heck of a large place to explore (while it still exists). #49 and counting.
_________ G I R A F F E S ____________ 🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒🦒 I have always been fascinated by how tall and yet gracefully giraffes can be. Did you know that their long necks are a form of major social status within their herds? Especially for the males 😉pretty powerful creatures although when living in the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting, they also give birth standing up. Imagina that ladies! That little giraffe you see on the pic is only a couple of weeks old. 🦒🦒🦒🦒When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day 👊🏻💪🏻 #gamooverpredators#nogamemeathere#okavangodelta#giraffe#giraffes#botswana#andbeyondtravel#wildanimals#wildlife#safari#gamedrive