Jonathan got as low as he could at the lowest point in North America—282ft below sea level to be exact.
Badwater Basin got its name from the small, spring-fed pool of water that emerges near the road.
The salt content of the water makes it nearly toxic and gives the location its name.
The entire area is full of salt crystals and is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been—as if you’ve stepped onto another planet.
Kochani na blogu wylądował nowy tekst😎 Tym razem o słynnej Dolinie Śmierci w USA, która z kolei mnie zachwyciła 😀 Link w BIO ❗A przed Wami: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes😍
Na tych piaszczystych wydmach pustynnych kręcono kilka scen Gwiezdnych Wojen. I wcale się nie dziwię, bo sceneria robi wrażenie. Zdziwiła mnie tabliczka, że wejście na wydmy po 10 rano jest niebezpieczne, ale okazało się, że to przez piasek, który bardzo szybko się nagrzewa. Co ciekawe, napis był też po polsku 😀
to all the brides out there who are on the fence between an adventure elopement vs a more traditional wedding
it's totally normal to feel this way! almost every couple I've met who wants to or has eloped was considering a traditional wedding at one point
here are a few things to think about when choosing between an elopement or big wedding:
make sure it's for reasons related to what YOU want. one way to become more aware of this is to think about your reasons for wanting one or the other.. are you saying 'I don't want to get married without my family' OR is it more like 'my family will be upset if I get married without them'
because GIRL THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.
it totally makes sense if you want your family there for your elopement, but make sure you bring them along because YOU want them there and they will ADD to your day, not bring you stress or anxiety.
Or if you decide to have a traditional wedding make sure it's because that's what you want, not just to please other people, you truly only get one wedding day, so BE SELFISH. do what you want, because this day is about you and your significant other, not anyone else.
if you genuinely can't decide whether to elope or have a traditional wedding, it doesn't have to be black and white- there are SO many ways to incorporate parts of both into your wedding, here's a few ideas:
1. plan an adventure elopement with just you and your significant other, then come back and have a small ceremony and/or celebration with your family! Some couples will keep their elopement a secret and show the pictures during their reception, it can be add a fun little surprise for your friends & family while still having the traditional wedding ceremony with everyone!
2. bring your family & friends with you, whether it's a two day celebration or a ceremony in the morning and an afternoon adventure with just the two of you, this is a great way to keep your elopement dream and have your closest people included on your day
3. have a traditional wedding, then go off on your honeymoon and bring your wedding attire and go on a 'post-wedding' adventure
you shouldn't have to sacrifice ANYTHING on your wedding day
One more in front of the fake stone wall 😁 I think it’s supposed to look like a mine shaft. Down the way, there’s fake timber frames... .
It’s the entrance from the car park to the elevator that takes you up to the Inn. And it’s always easiest to snag a picture down here before heading up. .
We’ve just been having the best time this weekend. I never get tired of this area. Death Valley, Beatty, Rhyolite, Goldfield... .
It’s always amazing to me, though, that the tourists that come out here only know about the area for the hiking. I always ask why they chose Death Valley when I get chatting with anyone around here. There is so much more history! Back from the days of the forty niners, to the turn of the century prospectors and mining boom towns, to the tourists starting come in the late 20’s... .
When you wake up to the day
And see the city, dark and gray
You can already see the curtain coming down
Sittin', open up your files
Right click just to see her smile
Transfer to your heart, and let the world go ’round
We saw a semi-truck overturned on the highway on our drive to Death Valley, it was THAT windy. ⠀
Literally holding on to my hat for dear life in this pic. If you saw the story of me trying to close the car door, then you know why 😂 (saved in highlights if you want to watch the ridiculousness). What’s the windiest place you’ve ever been?! 👇🏼
Carreteras infinitas bajo las montañas oxidadas.
Death Valley es uno de los lugares mas inhóspitos del planeta... sus altas temperaturas convierten a este valle, situado 100m por debajo del mar, en una joya única que separa el desierto americano de la costa Californiana.
Visita los Parques del Centro y Oeste Americano de la mano de @wildwatchingspain.
Mas información en la bio.
Soaking in these golden sunset rays 🔆 Can you believe this place is in California? 🏜️ I thought someone had teleported me back to the Sahara!
We rented a car and drove south to explore the Imperial Sand Dunes not too far from the Mexican border. And oh boy, it was so worth it 😍
There's not much infrastructure there, so the @renaissanceesmeralda in Indian Wells was the absolute perfect location to use as a base to explore the region -- these dunes, the salvation mountain, Joshua tree National Park, Palm Springs and so many other places!
Did you know you could find sand dunes like this in southern California?
One important travel tip: make sure you bring your passport / visa / greencard or any documents you use to enter the USA. Because of the proximity to the border there are a few document checkpoints along the way! ::
photo by @vanessamuraphoto
for @renhotels #DiscoverThisWay #RenNavigator
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE US NATIONAL PARK? // One of my biggest travel goals for 2020 is to explore more National Parks. I love international trips and going to new countries but I feel like I need to know more of the country I call home.
Joshua Tree was the first one of the year and I'm so excited to see Yellowstone and Grand Teton next week. I couldn't have asked for a better company and photographer than @vanessamuraphoto to capture the beauty of the Mojave desert with me.
Other parks I'm planning to visit in the next few months are Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, White Sands and Arches National park. What other ones should I add to my list?