A POSTCARD TO ME 💌 Dear 2020 version of me, I hope you will have a great year, please remember to:
- Practice gratitude ❤️
- Forgive 🥰
- Know your self worth 😌 .
- Be confident 😎 .
- Live in the moment 💕
- Stay true to yourself and what you want 🤩
- Value the people in your life 😍
What’s in your postcard to you?
5 5037 minutes ago
Calling all Italy lovers 🇮🇹!! Now is the time to book those popular summertime destinations, like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, while pricing is still low and there’s still availability at the top hotels. I can help you plan your dream Italy trip, filled with incredible hotels and activities you’ll remember forever.
In my very very accurate opinion, dogs are the most pure & perfect creatures on earth. So you alllllready know that this husky safari was my favorite activity in Finland by far! 🐕 .
All of the dogs were so excited to run and wouldn’t stop barking until we let them get going! ❄️
Anytime I travel and I have an experience to interact with animals I always make sure that I ask questions to ensure that what I’m doing is ethical. We sat down with an employee from @kennel_northern_travellers and had a long discussion about the dogs, their living conditions, how often they run per day and what happens when they retire. These dogs truly love their handlers, were treated with respect and every dog had a name. After gathering this information and being satisfied with the answers, needless to say - we had a BLAST! 🐶
I won’t be forgetting those views (or the climb 🤪🥵) from the top of Arthur’s Seat anytime soon. An oasis of calm in a beautiful buzzing city. #ArthursSeat#ThisIsEdinburgh
2 601 hour ago
Do you remember butterfly kisses?
7 1691 hour ago
📍Estatua de los Gigantillos, Burgos. .
Tienen un peso total de 1000 kilos y miden 2,5 metros! El autor tardó 6meses en hacerlas, dedicadas a los populares Gigantillos (personajes populares que desfilan durante las fiestas de Burgos)
😂 @merih.94 era una enanilla a su lado! .
Life is made up not by the number of years that we have lived, but of the moments that we have lived. We won’t remember every exact year of our lives, but we will remember every exact moment following what we love! ❤️
Master of cooking with fire @niklasekstedt taught us some valuable tips as well as forest etiquette a while back. @elna_n_andersson reporting and I shooting, on a job for Monocle.
6 541 hour ago
🗣 Where my front desk homies at?? 🙋🏻♀️
The Front Desk is the central hub of a hotel. They know the property inside and out. They know which rooms are ready and which ones aren’t. (& guess what if you’re rude, your room just got pushed to the bottom) Which rooms are bigger and which ones have a crappy AC. They truly are the masters of the guest experience. If there is anyone at a hotel that you want on your side it’s the front desk.
As a former front desk agent/manager, I can entertain you for years with stories of bad guests, sweet guests, impossible situations and whatnot. No matter what I always went out my way for the guests that were super sweet and kind. My goal is to take my 10+ years of hotel experience and help you become a more informed traveler. •
Have any hotel questions? Drop them below!
6 121 hour ago
What’s the coolest hostel you’ve ever stayed in? Comment name and location 🗺
27 3141 hour ago
Foto: Deutsches Museum
🇬🇧 When traveling with us to Munich you should spend some time in The German Museum and experience the amazing characteristics of liquid nitrogen in the Physics exhibition.
🇩🇪 Verbringen Sie auf unseren Reisen Zeit im Deutschen Museum in München und erfahren in der Ausstellung Physik die erstaunlichen Eigenschaften des flüssigen Stickstoffs.
🇪🇸 Cuando viaje con nosotros a Múnich, le recomendamos pasar un tiempo en el Museo Alemán y experimentar las características increíbles del nitrógeno líquido durante la exhibición de física.
Business is tough, but I’m tougher 💪🏾😄
I’ve spent the last 2 days here in Gothenburg, Sweden on business and it’s 6 degrees out here. Those who know me well, will know that I absolutely cannot stand the cold (it’s just not in my blood!) but as I write this, I’m still trying to regain the feeling to two fingers on my left hand which are totally numb. I’ve tried putting my fingers in my mouth, under my armpit and wrapped around a hot drink ...but as yet they’re still numb 🥶 !
So let me tell you, I know I’m tougher than than anything life has to throw at me...including the cold 😬
I often get asked, how I have the confidence to just get on the plane, to a place where I don’t speak the language and meet people I’ve never met before. And I say, this is my business, so I’ll do whatever it takes. My business gives me so much pleasure, I’m doing what I love, so I guess the confidence comes from that.
Business will always have its challenges but so does life 🤷🏾♀️. Therefore we have to keep looking forward and don’t let our fears get the better of us 👊🏾❤️
As we walked along Hohenzollern Bridge, amongst the many love laced locks adorning the steel work, I spotted a lock from someone named ‘Norman’. Norman had placed his lock right in the middle of hand holding, neck nuzzling, in love coupled up locks and for some reason it really made me smile.
With a record number of weddings in my extended family this year, cultural pressures and a lingering feeling that I’ve been ‘left on the shelf’ as I approach twenty-nine, Norman’s Lock was a sweet reminder that singleness is just... singleness. It’s not a label, it’s not a curse, it’s just what it is.
In the mean time, just like Norman, I’m going to keep doing all the things I love, travelling, working, creating, and most of all being happy whilst doing so. 🔒 🤎
5 1032 hours ago
“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” ~ Oscar Wilde.
This is the resting bish face of someone who has seen The Rise if Skywalker for three times now and is still very bitter about that ending 🙄
*Spoiler alert* - although I am not sure why would anyone need it NOW, unless they've been living under a rock in the Jakku desert 😑
As I was saying, I hate that cowardly creatives could not find a better way to redeem #bensolo so they had to kill him. So forgive me for jumping straight into the #bensolodeservedbetter train. .
The heroine standing alone in a desert (as a virgin I might add), exactly where she started is so, well... Pocahontas. Disney, we've already seen this ending.
Bring *and I cannot stress this enough* him back!
Thank you for reading my rant. May the Force be with you, always. 🖤
Machupicchu - Peru 🇵🇪 ☀︎
Guys!!!! Time to go baaackkkk in time! About 5/6 years ago! This was my backpacking trip through South America! My second backpacking experience for 6 months straight. Here I found out how easy it is to go around and travel low budget! I never stopped after that haha 𓆉
5 1082 hours ago
Visit Fischmarkt for a photo? Check. Working on the 24 hours in Cologne blog post which will hopefully be up this evening if you’re looking for a weekend getaway. Scored return tickets for £18 return and what an adventure it got us
13 1112 hours ago
Чтобы понять секрет гармоничных взаимоотношений — достаточно пообщаться немного с Алисой на тему музыкальных предпочтений.
Говоришь «Вот такое мне нравится!» или «Алиса, дорогая, больше так НИКОГДА не делай» и всё. Спустя пару часов она формирует тебе идеальный плейлист и вы кайфуете вместе: ты — от музыки, а она от того, что никто её больше не дёргает и не критикует 😅
2 4172 hours ago
Morocco feeds the soul and the senses. I found it to be the perfect country for someone like myself who loves both bustling cities and small, quiet villages. And it’s landscape is so varied. For a relatively small country it has everything: desert, seaside, alpine, rolling hills of fertile land, forests...
There is an unspoken bond you create with the friends you travel with 🤩
📍Little Adam's Peek, Sri Lanka
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Once upon a time in a far away land... 💛🌼
My phone broke last week. It was frustrating. And then amazing. It took about 3 days for me to stop automatically reaching for my nonexistent phone every time life slowed down. But then I did stop. And those annoying slow times transformed into me times. Conversation times. The minutes grew and expanded into quality time. I’d highly suggest giving it a try! (Although hopefully without breaking your phone first). 😉
The more you know: mustard weed—that’s the flowering plant above—is used as a cover crop in some areas to protect the soil and reduce pests. Soon after it flowers, the plant is cleared to make room for the main specialty or cash crop. The decaying plant delivers nutrients into the soil that are often striped by the cash crop. It also protects the soil from wind and rain over long periods of time, as opposed to traditional agricultural techniques that left the soil bare for months on end during the off-season. This was taken just before the plant was cleared, and it’s important to distinguish between heavy-use agricultural land, and natural habitats. -
I hate influencers. Influencers are the worst. Being an influencer is a fake job.
These are words that I hear on a weekly, if not daily, basis. I don’t think they are malicious, often said without any real thought behind the words. It is to most a joke, a subset of individuals we all love to hate. I don’t often use the term “influencer” to describe myself, but at the end of the day that is how many would classify me. It is also how I would classify many of my close friends, ladies that inspire me every single day. I am admittedly embarrassed to share this fact about myself in professional settings, even though I am truly proud of my accomplishments. It begs the question about what makes influencers so disliked?
The most common answer is the seemingly effortless job — “all you have to do is post photos”. Let me tell ya, it is SO much more than that. There is a whole lot of iceberg beneath the water.
All I ever wanted to do was travel and encourage others to do the same, planning and hosting trips around the world. I didn’t ever set out with the goal of being an influencer, but let me tell you, I worked damn hard to get to this place.
So I hope at the end of the day, we can reframe our thinking. We can redefine what an influencer is, looking back at the original meaning of the word — someone who is influential. I hope that I influence you, that I inspire you, to see more of the world. To embark on a solo trip, or take time to go back backpacking through an unknown part of the world. I hope that I inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, to swim against the current.
On that note, brb — time to plan some epic adventures for 2020! ✌🏼
Souvenir shopping at the crafts market. 📸: @mofejesui ❤️
363 4,36415 January, 2020
Did you know there are estimated to be over 6000 Cenotes in the Yucatán alone?! Now we have not seen nearly 6000, however, out of the few we have been able to explore this one is hands down the coolest!