There’s something about standing in front of a waterfall so powerful that gives me the goosebumps.
Cave. Big rock. Waterfall.
starry nights and campfires
One of my favorite edits so far from my trip to Alaska! I learned on this trip that there is a ton of iceberg terminology. Because of it’s, size this would be classified as a bergy bit. Any smaller and it’d be classified as a growler. It’s hard to tell scale from this photo, but the little iceberg is about 5 feet long.
I often get so concentrated on taking my next step I sometimes forget to stop and look around to appreciate the now
Think of time not as a continuum into infinity, but the thorough timeline of everything that existed since the beginning, with no definitive order.
•• yes to more days like this 😎
If you can see where you started, you haven't gone far enough.
One of the primary differences between those who achieve greatness in their lives and those who manage only to “get by” is that successful people learned early in life that they were responsible for their own actions. No other person can make you successful or keep you from achieving your goals. Taking the initiative means assuming a leadership role, a position that singles you out for praise — and for criticism. The good leader is the one who shares the credit for success with others and assumes full responsibility for failures or temporary setbacks. When you accept responsibility for your actions, you gain the respect of others and are well on the way to creating your own future.
Hikin’ buddies for life🚶🏻♂️🚶🏻♀️
I woke up to pouring rain this morning. I thought, what humor the universe has to make my last day on this beautiful island, cold and wet and trapped inside. Guess I will have to swim in the rain. I laid in the cloudy shades on the beach after lunch thinking still how lucky I am to be able to do even just that. I must've dozed off with my belly full of pilau rice. Next thing I know I'm waking up, skin tingling, eyes squinting, the clouds made way for the bluest of blues.
The weather has said cloudy and rain for this whole week, but the whole week I got sunshine. Took some small excursions to the reefs, a spice farm, and Stone Town, but otherwise just enjoyed the sun, water, and the many critters that seemed unaware I had booked a room to myself.
This after a super special build in Malawi. Not only is it my first trip to Africa, a land I've been wanting to explore for so long, but it reunited me with so any friends, some I haven't seen since almost 4 years ago in Nepal. We did as much as we could for the four families with our week. It's always bittersweet to leave the unfinished houses, but I know we will be covered in spatters of matope perhaps some other place in the world, for some other families, somewhere down the road.
Thank you to every friend and family that supported me on this journey. To my habitat family for all the laughs, dirty hugs, and bus naps. And thanks to my new friends in Zanzibar for teaching me Swahili and Masai language. 🙏🙏🙏
When you see a place you’ve visited before, through the eyes of someone visiting for the first time, you get to see it for your first time all over again. #easternsierra
A male pronghorn taking a stroll over to his mate. We had to keep a close eye on these guys while driving. They would dart across the road out of nowhere, especially at dusk. We had a close encounter in Teton National Park when a group of about six went right in front of the truck. Thankfully, we were on guard.
✨Mid July...every year this month takes me back to Lebanon in 2006. I remember flying in, landing in my favorite place in the world, getting a sandwich (man’ouche), then going straight to bed to nurse the jet lag. Throughout the night I heard far away explosions, but I thought that I was just dreaming. I woke up the next day, went into the living room, and my uncle looked at me and said, “Your dream came true, you’re staying here forever!” and then I nervously laughed (cuz I had no idea what he was talking about). I turned to the TV— and the airport was on fire. Bombed. It was surreal. We JUST landed there less than 24 hours ago. Long story short, the war with Israel broke out, and we stayed in Lebanon for another 2 weeks before it was time to go. It was a really bizarre feeling to try and forget what was going on, and have fun with friends and family, but then walk out to a balcony and just watch bombs being dropped in the distance. I have a huge place in my heart for the US military for getting us out, and making us laugh as we traveled through the night on a ship across the Mediterranean Sea. No lights were allowed on the ship at night, and those stars were the brightest I had ever seen! Before we knew it, we woke up on the dock in Cyprus, with the marines still there making sure we were ok. I’ll never forget how they carried our suitcases, gave us their beds on the ship, made us bracelets, told us not to date marines (hahaha) and told us stories to pass the time. I don’t remember any of their names, but I always wonder what they are doing now. Thank you, and I’ll always be thankful! 🇺🇸❤️🇱🇧
Travellers are dreamers who make their desires for adventure a reality.
Let’s just say for starters, we were in PARIS😍❤️
Our next destination, next journey, next adventure!
Isn’t it every girl’s dream to be in the city of love, and then the cherry on the top, if it is with the one you love the most in the world!!
It was just the perfect day to be in front of the Eiffel!
Bright sunny afternoon with fresh cool breeze around, clear blue sky with hints of just apt cotton clouds against the beautiful greens, just right for a gorgeous summer love!
And when the minute you reach there, your man takes you in his arms😍
One definitely is in awe the minute Eiffel is in front of your eyes❤️😍