wandering around while waiting for the Sicao green tunnel boat ride ☀️
10912023 hours ago
I’m sick at the moment, but looking back to days when I wasn’t... 💕
32349622 hours ago
What an incredible hike through Mpumalanga! I'm pretty sure I made some serious booty gains after lunging up this hill.
But as usual, the view is always worth the stiff legs and aching muscles the next day.
Thanks for the epic shot @hvdm_ !
We had a sailing and snorkeling tour in Aruba today: snorkeled a shipwreck, had barbecue on the ship, enjoyed the sun and swang around the ship with a rope doing tricks
146720 hours ago
Why do you travel? Is it to experience a new culture, make new memories, see beautiful places?
While those are all reasons why I love to travel, I think that what brings me the most joy when traveling is that it grows my faith.
That might seem odd or unlikely, but seeing how God created the earth and all the uniquely beautiful places and people on it just leaves me in awe! And that is something that I treasure completely!
This is one such place- it's right outside of Boulder. If you're traveling to Colorado, you can just take Baseline road all the way up Flagstaff mountain until you reach this spot, Gross Reservoir 🙂
On island time 💦✌🏼🌺
Btw, Roatán Island, Honduras is some of the CRAZIEST turquoise blue water I’ve seen. Where has been the prettiest water you’ve seen?
So this one goes to why I don't think I will ever go back to Tulum. Gonna be long, so buckle up 😏
🌼 The saddest part about the city, as my marine biologist friend put it that people are building very fast and the ecosystem will be killed in 10-15 years. It is sad how all the cenotes, jungle and beaches are being destroyed for profit. This changes are thanks to the Instagrammers and travel bloggers that in 10 years turned city in one of the most popular places for "glamor" people to hang out. 200m from the private beach you can find tons of trash washed up to the shore (plastic bottles, slippers, kids' toys, gasoline tanks(wtf!!))
🌼 All the restaurants and property are owned by foreigners, a lot of them look like retired hipsters from Europe. I literally felt like I was in the colonist era, when Europeans own all the property and Mexicans are working in construction and in the kitchen. Also, those hipsters can't cook. So if you see one, run from the restaurant unless your stomach is made of iron. .
🌼 The city is very touristy with space-like prices and if we saw rare backpackers they looked scared, lost and were looking for the way out.
🌼 The city is divided in two areas. The center of the actual city and the beach line area.
🌼 The actual city has lots of restaurants (in a week I wasn't able to find a place with really good food. A few places didn't give me a food poisoning, that was already great)
🌼 The beach area is the area where the rich and Instagram stars hang out. The restaurants are very expensive and the majority of people have a duck face frozen to their faces and talk about private parties and how many followers they have. Fuuuuuun. Tired of constant food poisoning we went to get a dinner there and their charged us over a 120$ for noodles that would be 16$ in nyc. In nyc they also give you more seafood.
🌼 The beach line store prices are like $650 for a sweater
🌼 This is a first place after Florida when I saw old guys escorted by girls "wannahaveitallforfree"
This is just my subjective perspective and I worked here glad to hear about other opinions!
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Just out here chasing fairies and mystical green landscapes in Skye 🧚🏼♂️✨
Did you know Faeries actually play a prominent and important role in the Scottish folklore? Before every waterway, well, and loch had a name, they had an ancient faerie that protected it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They are also important in rituals and are believed to be responsible for failing crops, etc when someone has upset them and known to be onlookers of the human nature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So before you decided to go walking into the fields or forests by yourself, beware of the fairies!✨💫
631715 hours ago
We love visiting places that remind us how small our problems really are... 🏜 #FollowOurTrail to Horseshoe Bend, AZ
Watercolour Wizardry 🎨 I miss days in London like this when the sun is gloriously shining and the sky looks like it’s been painted...a little bit like my skirt! 💙 It feels like it’s only going to get colder here in the UK before it gets warmer though so I may have a little while longer to wait! 🥶 Today’s been a bit of a naff day in particular, but I’m not letting it get me down. I’m using it to drive me and make myself better than before! ✊ In the words of Timothy Mouse, “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up!” 🐭 I hope you’re all having a fab week and let me know a positive thing that’s happened for you so far! 💖
Me when I realized I still have a chance of being the 8th Wonder of the World if I wanna be @bunb’s girl. 🙌🏾💃🏾
21115 hours ago
it is better to travel well than to arrive. - buddha
I love having all the experiences that can only happen when I leave my comfort zone!
Struggle and discomfort is where your growth actually starts. Don't be afraid to try something new because you're scared to fail.
We all learn from our failures, and the learning process never ends as there's always room to grow no matter what your life situation is.
When was the last time you felt that burning feeling to venture into something new and out of your routine?
39515 hours ago
c u b a // pronounced as cooba
I thought Japan was unique. But then I went to Cuba.
I had no internet for 4 days. Because in Cuba, you have to go to a govt owned shop, queue up, buy the wifi card, go to a public hotspot, and use your wifi. I said, no thank you. I can sure live for 4 days.
It was my first time visiting a communist country and boy I learned so much. I came back with a new pair of eyes to look at life. It is a country where people are happy with less options, because they have never seen too many.
It is a country where a doctor earns about $80 and the lowest rung of worker earns $20. Imagine the gap between rich & poor. Only few are rich, those who are running businesses in the categories govt has allowed for private business.
Have you been to a communist country? Share some learnings?
For our honeymoon we’re going back to Rome! It was our first holiday together 7 years (!!!) ago so I’m in serious need of recommendations! 🇮🇹 (P.s I found this pic on my Facebook whilst looking back for the 2009 photo challenge 😅) #travel#rome#vatican#grundytravels
I propose a toast to Monday because if it wasn’t for Monday there would be no Taco Tuesday or even worse... no Friday, nor Saturday 😱
We normally don’t like Monday because it’s the day we get back to the office but if it wasn’t for work, there would be no holidays or even worse... no money for mojitos at the beach 😱😱 so let’s be positive and kick some ass not only this Monday but everyday!!! Where to next?? 🤓✈️
The Maddalena Archipelago is must of you are visiting the Costa Smeralda region of Sardinia. It consists of 7 major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) and other smaller islands surrounded by the beautiful clear and transparent sea so the best way to get there is definitely by boat so you can see all these beauties. We searched for our sail tour on TripAdvisor which was no The Yacht Week but it did its job. This beach was way more incredible in person 💙
11032:20 PM Aug 7, 2018
“La originalidad consiste en volver al origen, así pues, original es aquello que vuelve a la simplicidad de las primeras soluciones” Antonio Gaudí
8731:14 AM Jul 30, 2018
May the light be with you ✨
260179:13 AM Jul 24, 2018
Grateful to be able to witness such beauty. The real light at the end of the tunnel. We are so small compared to nature 💚
303132:36 AM Jul 22, 2018
Classic leaning Pisa Tower holding photo. But I was able to hold it with just one hand 🤚🏽😜
16248:03 AM Jul 3, 2018
What’s up Cali summer?!? Peraí que vou ali nas Filipinas buscar o sol e já volto tah?! ☀️
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A favorite of all times, right? 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 •The only mammal in the planet that can’t jump.
• They can live up to 70 years and die of hunger because they end up being to old to reach for food.
• They have a highly developed brain and the largest of all the land mammals. Their brain is 3 or 4 times larger than that of humans although smaller as a proportion of body weight.
• Their trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it and they wave it up in the air and from side to side to smell better.
• The elephant’s trunk is able to sense the size, shape and temperature of an object. It’s also used to lift food and suck up water then pour it into its mouth.
• At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce, but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime. • They have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to give birth and their calf babies can weight around 230 pounds!
• Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just as people are either left or right-handed.
• Tusks are an elephant’s incisor teeth. They are used for defense, digging for water, and lifting things.
• Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh.
• Elephants can swim – they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.
• Their feet are covered in a soft padding that help uphold their weight, prevent them from slipping, and dull any sound. Therefore elephants can walk almost silently!
• They also use their feet to listen, they can pick up sub-sonic rumblings made by other elephants, through vibrations in the ground. Elephants are observed listening by putting trunks on the ground and carefully positioning their feet.
• Elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. They express grief, compassion, self-awareness, altruism and play.
• Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group. They are such social creatures that sometimes they “hug” by wrapping their trunks together in displays of greeting and affection. ❤️❤️
Burj Al Arab means Tower of the Arabs in Arabic.
It’s one of the few 7 stars hotels in the world and its architecture shaped as a sail boat is recognized all over.
I didn’t stay there for the night but had to get a snap in front of it 🤩
17364:58 AM Jan 10, 2018
That moment when you see yourself alone in the office and you just wanna take a mini vacay
25681:13 AM Aug 24, 2017
Kawasan Falls was on the top of my list on things to do in the Philippines 🇵🇭 as much as I loved it getting that magical shot was quite a challenge. The blues of the waters are magical by the crowds on the weekends are definitely not. Make sure to plan your visit during the week and early in the day 🦋💦
Still very happy we visited. We had the best time with our guides and friends from @laislacebu .