“Adventures are never fun while you’re having them.” — C.S. Lewis
Seriously traveling is amazing, but it’s not all rainbows and butterflies and perfect hair days. Adventures are not always meant to be fun — they’re meant to teach us something.
So YEAH SURE WHATEVER to all those other instagrammers who don’t report the FACTS like this. 😜 also, #wine
PS isn’t the Chronicles of Narnia series is the BEST!?
Did you know that éclair is the French word for lightning? Some speculate that the pastry is so named for the dreamy way its glaze glistens. Others say it's because you eat it in a flash, like lightning. I can tell you I have tested and found conclusive evidence in support of the second theory. Then again, I grew up sharing meals with a brother; I eat everything fast as lightning. 😜
You know how they say we become like the things we love? If it’s true, I hope I'm gettin' golden like the alpine grasses and brave like the giant volcano peaks I shout about every time I see them from the passenger side window. I hope to be as humble as the big blue lake we live on, who doesn’t need to be anything but a big blue lake, who has nothing to prove or nowhere to be. Who isn’t there to be looked at or appreciated, it is just there. To be. I know it won’t feel special and good, always. That it won’t always feel like something worth writing home about. But still, all the things I love, I hope I’m becoming.
We spent an incredible evening at @obpc ! 🐧 We saw how the wild penguins got back ashore from spending the day at the Pacific Ocean 🌊 This was a great opportunity to see penguins in their natural environment. 🌸 Blue Penguins are the smallest penguins in the world, only 30cm tall when they are standing. Another interesting fact is that they usually cover a distance around 50km per day, despite their tiny size. 🌴 We had to drive carefully when we left from the Colony cause the penguins were walking on the street 😁
Day 27/365 — We spent our one week anniversary in #santiagodechile seeking a park that ended up on the wrong side of the freeway as we watched the #costaneracenter (tallest building in Latin America) get smaller and smaller. As soon as we made it back to our #airbnb we realized our mistake. Bus lines link the gaps between metro stops. And yes, this big city is wearing me out. I’m ready for our upcoming (super cold water) beach village life! #worldnomads#worldschooling#travelwidefamily#chile
📍Planet Earth ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 💚Baby hippos nurse for about 18 months, but are sampling grasses within a few weeks of birth. Mothers will often park youngsters together to make babysitting easier. Young hippos will stay with their mothers until they are mature, about 8 years.✨Approximately 14 days after birth, mother rejoins the herd with her calf. She will nurse her calf for at least 8 months…. A female generally only has one offspring every two years. While Hippos are known to be highly aggressive and loners, the mothers are very good caregivers. They offer guidance, interaction, and learning so that their young can be strong and healthy as they mature.😍✨✨ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 👇👇COMMENT👇 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 😅Talk about kids mimiking👀 their parents 💙 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 📌 TAG your BEST friend 👇 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🚀 Follow 👉#silvernomads_#instagramvideo ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🎥 By @planetwildanimals ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Spent an afternoon strolling threw Burano, Italy. Feeling grateful for the locals that allow tourists to travel threw their home. It is a small place full of color, beauty and authenticity and I’m happy I was able to experience it first hand.
The Creative, Skilled Hands of the Women of Peru 🇵🇪 -
Women in Peru represent a minority in both numbers and legal rights. Although historically somewhat equal to men, after the Spanish conquest the culture in what is now Peru became increasingly patriarchal.
Women receive less pay than men, have fewer employment and political opportunities.
When their Husbands goes out for work, women are left doing the households, taking care of the Children, and sometimes they are left to do the farming, etc.
Traditional assumptions and misconceptions about women’s roles in society and at home often obstruct access by women to influential roles in both the public and private sectors.
Traditional assumptions and misconceptions about women’s roles in society and at home often obstruct access by women to influential roles in both the public and private sectors. -
There are a number of non-profit organizations, such as @awamakiperu that helps women to start their own business through their skills and expertise, by connecting them to the Global Market. There are also some organizations that empowers girls through Education for a brighter future. Organizations like Sacred Valley projects, that empowers Indigenous Female leaders, giving women the same access to non-land resources and services as men could. There are also some companies that offer peruvian women to be a porter in Inca Trails, etc.
And with these, although Peru has quite along way to go to end this discrimination, it is now making a positive difference for the creative women of peru, South America, and across the World.
I have officially found my favorite color palette 🎨 in Burano, Italy. I’ve always loved these colors but this spoke to me. The whole place did. Something about colorful houses just make you feel good as you walk threw town. Thankful for this journey.
*Why should we stop labeling people?* Labels do not define us.
Labels have taught us to classify people by what we hear, and what we think we see. We grew up believing we were just the labels society put on us. But labels have caused a division between people. We no longer see people based on their character, but their appearance. Some, are quick to judge because they think they understand an entire class because they've dealt with a couple of its members. Or they've dealt with one single experience. Events are linked to a certain race because of what we hear on the news. People are judged by their race, sexual orientation, or gender. Labeling people also comes with 'overgeneralizing.' Imagine the amount of opportunities that are missed on getting to know someone because of the amount of labels that are put on them. We see people based on what we think they are, not who they really are. The human mind is a very intriguing thing. It can help us get a better, broader and deeper grasp of reality, but it can also deceive us immensely. If you're going to label someone, label with love. Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are. We should see all humans as equal. Racism, sexism, feminism, and so much more were created from the harm of labeling. Before labeling someone, ask yourself "Do I really know that?" Go into the next conversation with an open mind and heart. Although judgment is a natural instinct, try to catch yourself before you speak. You can’t get your words back. And words can be harmful. Pause. See if you can understand where the person may be coming from. But most of all, Respect. You’ll begin to see the world with new eyes. Try not to let the stereotypes affect your perception of someone. We're all human after all.