T-minus 1 week until I’m back in Boston! I’m so excited because I haven’t been home in a whole year. That’s a long time. I’m actually a little nervous too, because so much has changed while I’ve been gone. In particular, my parents are doing construction on the house and it looks completely different and I’m so scared to see it 😱But more than anything, I’m in dire need of some high quality time with my family and friends, catching up and just being together. I’ll be home for a full month to make sure I get my fair share ☺️After this weekend’s nature fix, I’m particularly looking forward to some outside time with my dear @sapna_jawid_piracha and visiting my sister @snook_j who’s now living smack in the middle of Vermont 🌲🎄🌲Yay can’t wait!
Quick thoughts on location tagging & protecting special places! // I’m not a fan of overcrowding in the outdoors. It seems weird to say, but if you’ve been to a National Park or even Hawksbill Crag here in Arkansas, you know what I’m talking about! I love people getting out & enjoying nature like I love, but I also value the pockets of solitude you can find in places like the Ozarks. I’m not a fan either of people who are selfish with locations either though.⠀
Over everything, I just hope for more responsibility & protection for areas like this. This is a spot I’ve joked about “keeping secret” before, & it’s not because I’m selfishly keeping it to myself, but truthfully I worry about how responsible others might be with areas like it. It’s not an official trail & the area is not regularly maintained by any local or federal government. It’s public land & it’s up to us to protect it! I’d show you if I got the chance. I might tell you if you ask nice, but good luck actually finding it tbh, haha. This is honestly just one of the small things I think I can do to help protect lands I love. As simple as picking litter up off a trail.
-You are ultimately the only person responsible for how happy you are- (paraphrased from Rachel Hollis). Sometimes I wonder if my arthritis is a time bomb. That someday 10,20,30 years from now, my joints will deteriorate and I won't be able to do the things that make me happy, like hiking, kayaking, traveling or photography.
I can't let myself think like that though. So I do my best to intentionally pursue the things that make me happiest. Life is too short not to. So whatever it is that you want to do, that you dream of, I just want to say-go for it.
Un poquito más del sur patagónico chileno, un mirador que tiene las cuevas del Milodón, luego de una pequeña caminata de la mano de @wcircuitpatagonia llegamos a este lugar con un día muy lluvioso pero lleno de buenas sensaciones como todo el paseo cruzando por diferentes puntos panorámicos que nos dejaron perplejos!
Que vontade de planejar e realizar ainda mais viagens nessa época do ano com tantos feriados e datas especiais se aproximando... verão no Brasil, férias das crianças... 💙 clima de final de ano pra mim é = amor, família, amigos, confraternizações e muitasss viagens!!!!!!!! E pra você ? 😀
📍 Pousada Refugio da Vila , Praia do Forte BA - uma opção @roteirosdecharme para quem gosta de exclusividade, qualidade, excelente atendimento, paz, tranquilidade, requinte, ótima gastronomia e muito charme!!! Localizada praticamente a 1 quarteirão da vilinha e alguns minutos a pé ou bike (que a pousada disponibiliza aos hóspedes) de varias praias e piscinas naturais ✨ e essa piscina com água quentinha !?
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu! With @emmett_sparling / Located at the meeting point between the Amazon Basin and the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu is among the greatest achievements of the Inca civilization. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Today it is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The site covers 32,592 hectares of mountain slopes, peaks and majestic valleys surrounding “La Ciudadela”, an archaeological monument considered the heart of Machu Picchu.
The mountain ridge lies 7,970 feet (2,430 m) above sea level and approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Cuzco. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style around 1450. But, at the time of the Spanish Conquest, the Sanctuary was abandoned. Interestingly, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.
Most people who lived there were immigrants from diverse backgrounds. And not only people were suspected to have immigrated to Machu Picchu. Most animal bones found were from llamas and alpacas. These animals naturally live in altitudes of 14,000 ft above sea level rather than the mere 8,000 ft. Machu Picchu rests on. As such, it is believed that these animals were brought in from the Puna region for meat consumption and for their pelts.
Today Machu Picchu continues to amaze visitors from all around the world. It is not surprising that this ancient sanctuary is the most visited attraction in Peru! 🙂 Special greetings to @emmett_sparling for sharing this wonderful series with us!
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Isn’t it interesting how we’re all frantically running toward the future in hopes that we’ll finally arrive in the perfect life? Yet we keep arriving here. In the present. The very place we are trying to escape. The place we wish would hurry up and leave. But, No matter how far I’ve travelled I’ve never left this moment. In fact my life has always been a series of this moment. I’m beginning to realize my power doesn’t lie in the future... some far off dream I wish I could arrive at, one day. A tomorrow in which I’ll finally find happiness. It’ll rain upon me in showers. A distant bend where all my dreams will be fulfilled and my best self will emerge.
No, it’s not there. My power lies in the present and my ability to surrender it as it unfolds. My ability to appreciate it for what it is. My ability to be my best self now. Not tomorrow.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
This land has been inhabitant by Native Americans around 11,000 years! Due to the harsh climate, the natives would follow the elks migratory path during the winter months.
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Death Valley in California has the most unique colors. The colors are produced by the oxidation of the metals and elements found in the ground. You can find anything from purple and blue to green and red.
The crazy sky is not photoshopped! I looked at the picture for so long trying to remember if it indeed looked like that when i was there.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
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