Hi friends! 👋🏽 I’m Cara, wife to my cute hubby, @justinjosephbowen! 👫
We live in West Seattle right on Alki Beach, and we LOVE IT! I’m a tropical island girl to the core, but have lived in WA most of my life. I’ve been a flight attendant for @alaskaair for 8 months now, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to explore so many different cities around the world every week! ✈️
I just recently started posting more of our everyday life, and I’m loving the new freedom to post other stuff I love rather than being confined to a certain aesthetic. 🍁
It’s my goal to be as raw and authentic with you guys as possible! And building relationships & exploring God’s beautiful earth has to be just about our fav things in the whole world. 🌎
We want to be more involved in this community, so if you live in Seattle or West Seattle, introduce yourself! And PLEASE TAG your favorite churches, coffee shops, restaurants, spots, and Seattle influencers/bloggers & friends that you follow so we can hit ‘em up! Also tell us your favorite places/hikes/things to do in WA! 👏🏽 ⠀
📷 @jenolemelemai 🧡
Thanks to all my new and old followers! Who are you?!!! How long have you been with me? Where do you live? TAG ALL YOUR WA FRIENDS!👇🏽
Everyday starts with a sunrise ☀️, and it’s what we do before it sets that matters! Our most valuable asset is our time. The average human life expectancy is 80 years or 29,200 days. If I gave you a dollar for every one of those days, it wouldn’t feel like much would it? Make that time count and maximize your experiences between sunrise and sunset 🌅... live that extraordinary life you deserve, and don’t wait as the clock ⏰ is always ticking!!!!!!
Spent the day feeding, washing, and playing with these gentle giants. 🍌🐘 A day we’ll never forget. 💫 We learned the rescue stories for each of these elephants. 📖 They were saved from circuses, logging companies, and tourist attractions. ⛺️ We can see just how happy and healthy they are roaming free here! ☺️🙌🏻
Хотели бы вы жить на тропическом острове?
Будь то Бали, Пхукет или маленький необитаемый клочок земли посреди океана?
Лично я - нет, ни за что) но на месяцок-другой отдаться пляжам, теплому океану и вкусным фруктам - всегда пожалуйста😏
#TruthAboutLove : Date Your Spouse 👫
Dating should never stop, even after you get married! It’s so important to put money aside specifically for going on dates. (Even when you’re single to take your friends out!!). Justin and I created a “date fund” sort of like a separate savings so that we’d always have money to date. 💰💕
We became pretty good at coming up with creative ideas and going on [cheap-er] dates - we don’t ever spend more than $50 (including a big tip for whoever serves us). 🙌🏽
One of our big goals is to get to the point where we can tip 50%! Our dating/generosity belief is that if we can’t be generous with our tip, we shouldn’t go out. 😁
SO! We wanna do something fun with you guys — we wanna Venmo 1 person $50 to go on a date w/ the person of your choice! We will even give you a list of ideas on what to do/where to go! Here’s how to enter: FOLLOW US! TAG other couples, TAG your best friend, TAG your LOVE (in separate comments). TELL US what city you’re in & who you’d take on a date! For extra entries, share this post in your stories by pressing on the arrow at the bottom of the photo and tell ppl to enter! Winner announced in 1 week!👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
THE KISS 😘!!! Anthropologists are divided into two ✌🏼schools on the origins of kissing 😘, one believing that it is the instinctual and intuitive and the other that evolved from what is known as “kiss feeding”, a process used by mother’sfeed their infants by passing chewed food to their babies’ mouths. 🤔🙄🤭😶.... what do you think? ..... We are going with the FIRST one, and will chew our own food 🥘 thank you very much 🤣!!!!
There are tons of port tasting rooms along the river and up in the hills on the Villa Nova de Gaia side of Porto. If you’re wearing sneakers - they’re all walking distance from one another, so it’s easy to “port crawl”. 👟 We found that most the the port brands belong to just 3 or 4 prominent families who have being making port for generations. 🍷 We chose to take a tour at @gramhs_port and highly recommend 👍 Which do you prefer - a Ruby or a Tawny? 😉
Officially our one year anniversary, and we spent it walking around these beautiful temples in magical Thailand 😁I love you and look forward to many more destinations ❤️ Remember to remind your ladies you love them guys✌🏼
The heaven that is @bawahreserve 💙
Our stay on Bawah island was unforgettable from start to finish, not only is it the most beeeautiful place we’ve ever been to, but every detail is thought out and nothing is too much trouble. There’s so much to do on this little island too 🌴 From snorkelling amongst the blue coral with starfish, pufferfish & nemos, scuba diving in crystal clear water, paddle boarding (I may have to repost Phil’s attempt on my stories 🤣), private island picnics, numerous hiking trails, endless spa treatments, opening air cinema screenings, stargazing nights and sunset boat trips.... Bawah island we will definitely be back 🌟
I bet you thought we would post Mexico photos forever??? Well we finally had to tear ourselves away from our beloved Mexico and venture somewhere new and there really was no better place to start than @bawahreserve 😍
We can safely say we haven’t ever been anywhere like this. We found it difficult to believe they had only been open since February and yet still provided an experience both me and @thesetraveldaze will never forget! 😀
A resort that offers daily spa treatments, private island pinics, boat trips, guided hikes, outdoor cinema screenings and so much more, all included is a resort who is doing things correctly in my mind. If we are lucky enough to go back, we will 100% be staying for at least a week!!! 👌🏼
Gardens by the Bay 😍
Ich kann einfach nicht genug bekommen von diesen schönen Supertrees 😇
Es hat so Spaß gemacht, dort Fotos zu machen und die richtige Position für das Handy zu finden 😅
Heute habe ich meinen ersten Blogartikel von unseren Flitterwochen veröffentlicht. Dort gebe ich meine besten Tipps für Ubud. Ich freu mich, wenn du vorbeischaust 🤗 Link siehe Bio.
Gardens by the Bay 😍
I just can not get enough of these beautiful supertrees 😇
It was so funny to take pictures and find the right position for my iPhone 😅
Today I published my first blog post from our honeymoon at Bali. There I give my best tips for Ubud. I'm glad if you take a look 🤗 Link in bio.
#TruthAboutLove : Trusted with a little, trusted with a lot 👫
I freakin’ love this boy. I love being home and in his arms. We were just talking about how excited we are for where God is taking us in our lives! 💑
We know what it’s like to feel “stuck” in the unknown. We know what it feels like to struggle with finances and not know if we’d have enough. We’ve experienced sleepless nights asking God for answers. We’ve cried on the floor holding each other countless times in our marriage in desperate situations. 😢
We know it can be gut-wrenching and feel hopeless when you’re going through something hard. 😭
But what we’ve learned over the years is that God is ALWAYS faithful. It doesn’t matter what you go through, if you are obedient to God, and take on the challenges hand-in-hand, He will take you places beyond your wildest dreams, and He will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS provide JUST what you need. If you show Him you can be trusted with a little, you’ll be trusted with a lot. That has been our life motto since we first got married! 🙌🏽
Justin has been working hard at his job for 8 years, we’ve been fervently praying for the past 5 years that we’ve been together, and we FINALLY got the BEST news we could ever receive this week. We knew this day would come someday, but at times, it felt impossible. We are so so happy and feel very grateful for God’s faithfulness! We cried together, but this time it was tears of overwhelming joy. 😂
So if you’re believing for something, stay hopeful! NEVER stop praying about it. It may take 8 days, or it may take 8 years...but whatever the timing may be, it will always be the right & perfect timing if it’s God’s timing! 🙌🏽
TAG SOMEONE THAT NEEDS THIS WORD! And feel free to ask us questions! We’d love to chat with you 😍👇🏽
Chugging oysters like 👆
Did you guys know that Galway is famous for their shellfish? Sames. Eating the oysters here—and the mussels, holy crap the mussels!—was like discovering the long lost brother to a food we are already very much in love with
Finding local eats that we think we know about, but are actually just discovering, is always such a joy. Also doesn’t hurt when said discovery happens over many pints of Guinness •
In short, you’re looking at moment in time of a very happy Joe & Alicia right here
We were sure that for us no season could be as summer ☀️. Then falls comes with all its colors 🍂and the big scarfs 🧣and the chestnuts🌰 and now, we are not sure anymore about this.
What your favorite thing about autumn? 🍁 ➴
È tanto che ci penso, ad aggiungere la descrizione anche in italiano e oggi, mentre l'acqua della doccia mi scorreva sugli occhi, mi sono convinta.
Sì perché solo in questa lingua riesco a dire tutto quello che penso, a trasmettere determinati stati d'animo, a far passare concetti e immagini.
Tutto è nato come diario di viaggio, tutto è nato come pensieri ed emozioni messe nero su bianco e tutto vorrei tornasse ad esserlo, nella maniera più naturale possibile, come se a leggere, ci fossero soltanto quegli amici di cui ti fidi tantissimo e sai che saperti capire.
E allora ricomincio da qua, ricomincio da questo weekend a #pavia trascorso su una vespa a (ri)scoprire la Vita, 50km all'ora, tra i colori più belli che l'inizio dell'autunno è riuscito a darci, felici e innamorati.
È di questo #Viaggio che voglio ricominciare a parlare, quello che mi trascina fuori dalla quotidianità e mi fa amare fortissimo. 📷 credit: @valeilviaggio ✨ ➴
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Driving on the scooter and this is what we pass! 🙏🏻Of course we stopped to check out this unique white temple. 🙌🏻 Two of our favorite things in Chiang Mai so far - the temples & the FOOD 🍜 🍛 Who else feels the same way about Thailand!? 🇹🇭