Juillet 2018 : arrivée aux Açores (île de São Miguel) depuis la pointe sud du Portugal après 137,5 heures et 821 milles nautiques (x 1,852 = km)
Déjà 2 hivers depuis la transat. En arrivant à la Barbade le 13 février 2018, je réalisais ce rêve fou. Je ne voulais pas que la traversée s’arrête. Je me suis tournée vers Nate « je veux le refaire », chaque année, comme pour suivre le mouvement perpétuel de notre belle planète bleue, comme une retraite hors du monde civilisé et bavard, au plus près de l’essentiel, confrontée à l’immensité et à la force de la nature, soutenue par l’ingéniosité des humains et l’entraide au sein de l’équipage, seule sur le cockpit pendant mes quarts, dans le silence à poursuivre la lune, le soleil qui se couche, les étoiles, poussée par le vent fidèle, trempée par les grains chamailleurs...
Pas de voile en 2019 (écriture et Sun Trip) ni en 2020 (écriture et Pacifique Crest Trail). 2021... traversée du Pacifique ?
🇺🇸 Below the last post, I mentioned that I'm more open to other people while travelling solo. I meet interesting people more often, and there is usually a unique story behind each photo taken by a complete stranger. So it was in this case.
This extremely picturesque rock is located next to Dalawella beach. I found it accidentally, walking aimlessly along the seaside, even though I knew that it is another Instagram-worthy spot. It was around noon, and the light was not so good to take a picture. So I decided to come back later. So I did, before the sunset. I tried to take a picture but it seemed that the light is even worse than before. Regardless, I asked a random person passing by the rock to help me take a photo of myself. He appeared to be a professional photographer. And this is how this beautiful moment was captured. Credit goes to @photobymuzo
🇵🇱 Pod ostatnim postem wspomniałam, że podróżując solo jestem bardziej otwarta na innych ludzi. Często na mojej drodze pojawiają się interesujący ludzie, a zdjęciom zrobionym w podróży towarzyszą ciekawe historie. Tak było i w tym przypadku.
Ta niesłychanie fotogeniczna skała znajduje się niedaleko plaży Dalawella. Trafiłam na nią przypadkiem, spacerując wzdłuż wybrzeża, mimo, że jest to kolejny bardzo popularny Instagramowy punkt. Koło południa słońce świeciło na tyle mocno, że nie udało się zrobić dobrego zdjęcia. Postanowiłam, że wrócę tutaj nieco później z nadzieją, że warunki będą korzystniejsze. Wróciłam tuż przed zachodem słońca. Przymierzyłam się do zrobienia zdjęcia i ponownie stwierdziłam, że nic z tego nie będzie. Jednak mimo wszystko, poprosiłam pierwszą spotkaną w tym miejscu osobę o zrobienie zdjęcia. Osoba ta okazała się profesjonalnym fotografem. I tak postał ten fantastyczny kadr! Dziękuję @photobymuzo
Wow, it’s been a while since we were in the desert and it feels goooooooooood! Literally got a buzz just feeling the sun hit our faces and breathing that dry desert air after escaping the wet PNW winter. It’s got us thinking back on all the amazing desert elopement adventures we’ve shot and itching to get back for some more. Almost every winter we hit the road to spend the coldest months of the year exploring and climbing around the arid regions of the US. This year was a little different for us as we stuck around Washington to focus on some other things work and health related. But getting out here for just a couple weeks is the refreshing breath of adventure our souls needed 😌
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Live by the sun, love by the moon ☀ 🌘 Teotihuacán legendás Nap és Hold piramisa, amelyet a Holtak útja köt össze. Felemelő érzés volt a piramis tetején lenni és látni a csaknem 2000 éves várost, amely egykor a legjelentősebb volt az amerikai kontinensen, ma pedig az UNESCO világörökség része 😍
Tipp: mindkét piramist megjárva szerintem a kilátás a Hold piramisról szebb a városra, ez a kép is onnan készült. Szerencsére a kora délutáni órákban sem voltak itt sokan, az emberek retusálásával meg nem szoktam foglalkozni. De szerintem így autentikusabb is a kép, mintha csak én lennék rajta egyedül 🙋🏻♀️
Are you eating enough?
Did you know it’s totally possible to be of ANY weight and suffer from malnutrition (or be on your way there)?
Being in a chronic caloric deficit is also a stressor to the body. The body doesn’t know that you’re trying to act in its “best” interest. Your body thinks maybe food is scarce. Now it’s acting in YOUR best interest by sending you red flags and trying to lower the amount of energy it uses.
Here are some signs that you might not be eating enough (because oftentimes this isn’t actually intentional):
➪ Having constant thoughts about food
➪ Never feeling full or satisfied
➪ Fatigue or low energy
➪ Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
➪ Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
➪ Hitting a wall early during workouts
➪ Difficulty building muscle
➪ Scant, irregular, or missing periods
➪ Thin or brittle hair
What do you do if you've been chronically under-eating?
Enter reverse dieting. This is the process of gradually increasing your calories so you can get to a healthier maintenance level. Your body - especially your hormones - will thank you!
"But wait...aren’t I going to gain weight if I increase my calories?" Maybe from muscle, but not likely from fat if you’re currently under-eating!
I'm not saying to run off and start counting your calories. But do try to become more in tune with your body and listen to it if it's trying to tell you something is off.
If you’re not sure about how much you should be eating or what a balanced diet looks like for you, I’d love to have you as a client. I’m now accepting applications for February clients 🙌🏼
Have you ever had the pleasure to feed a giraffe?😁 If it's cloudy day, there is also something to do on Fuerteventura! Discover the largest reserve in Europe dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and wildlife.
It’s Waterfall Wednesday and today we’re sharing a how to for permitting, reservations, and hiking to Havasupai!
WWH Ambassador Caitlin @greengiraffe23 has written an in-depth how to which is live on our blog at womenwhohike.com. Here are a few quick notes from her blog to keep in mind for when permits go on sale, Saturday February 1st.
Pre Permit Launch: In order to save precious time on February 1st, create an account on havasupaireservations.com. Permits go on sale at 8AM MST, so set an alarm, and be ready to in front of your computer at this time.
Day Of Permit Launch: Be flexible with dates. Have some preferred dates from different months. Weekend dates will go fast. If you’re going with a group have different group members online at the same time trying to secure your preferred dates. The smaller the group, the better chance that you’ll secure your reservation dates.
Monsoon Season: Keep in mind that monsoon season usually occurs July-August.
Leave No Trace: Havasupai is one of the most beautiful places in the world. After visiting and exploring, I understand why it was has become so popular as it truly is magical. This place is also home to the Havasupai tribe. With this in mind, we are merely guests in their home. It is essential that when you accept an invitation to visit, you treat it with the respect it deserves. Please adhere to the Leave No Trace principles and leave it better than you found it. Only take in items that you intend to carry out. Do not wash dishes in the river. Do not leave trash behind.
The Golden Rule: Remember that when you are visiting that you are sharing this space with other visitors. Treat others, hikers, backpackers, and campers the way that you would want to be treated when visiting the great outdoors.
You can see more of the above in detail and a day by day itinerary from Caitlin @greengiraffe23 on our website, womenwhohike.com
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By sundown we had set up camp atop the snowy plateau, huddled against the wind with the peaks on one side of us and the misty valley below.⠀
It had been a long, challenging but exhilarating drive up the frozen roads of Mavrovo. The golden sunlight was just beginning to dip behind the mountaintops casting the snow and the clouds in soft shades of pink.⠀
The air up here was fresh and cool with an icy bite as it entered your lungs and nipped at your fingers. We’d concluded our day’s adventures and now sat warming by the stove in our van as a hearty dinner bubbled away, safe from the wilds outside.⠀
The distant howling of wolves sent a thrill down our spines, and reminded us of where we were: out here, alone, in the most remote corner of North Macedonia, tucked amongst the snow drifts high above the valley mist. We settled down for the night with rosy cheeks, icy fingers and big grins across our faces.⠀
The next morning we rose with a decision on our hands: turn back and skirt around the mountains, or press on and see what challenges they held in store? The road conditions looked like they could only worsen, and there were some parts on the map that didn’t even look like there were tracks going through.⠀
After a hike through the snow chasing the sunrise with our @homeofmillican bags, and a Turkish coffee to warm our bones, it was time to make our decision.⠀
Maybe we’re just young and a bit reckless, or maybe we’re adventure addicts who refuse to accept the limitations of our LDV, but that unmarked stretch of road was intriguingly impossible to resist.⠀
As was the answer to most things in life, we said 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘵 and continued onwards into the mountains. ⠀
You can read all about our adventure in our upcoming article featured by @homeofmillican.
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I define meditation when we allow ourselves to connect with our body and environment. Brining awareness to ourselves and surroundings.
I genuinely think that we were born to meditate. Throughout the years we have allowed ourselves to get pulled in different directions. We have allowed ourselves to give our attention away so easily to the external world that we have forgotten to slow down.
There’s power in connecting with ourselves. I would like to challenge you to do one of the following:
🚗 Challenge One
Next time you are in your car, do not listen to anything. Just observe your drive, the cars, the people on the streets, and the local business. Be present. At the red lights, bring your awareness to your breath. If someone cuts you off or does something to upset you, just let it go by taking a deep breath. After parking, noticed how you feel. Was your drive less stressful? Did it go by faster? Did you notice something new?
🏞 Challenge Two
On your next hike or trail run. When you get to your “destination” instead of quickly taking your phone out to take a picture, video, or sit down to eat, take a deep breath (inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth). Notice the view. Listen to the wildlife. Feel the wind. Really take a few seconds to connect with the environment. If you can, I would like to encourage you to find a spot to sit down and do this for at least 5 minutes. If you have friends with you, have them joy you in being present and just connecting with nature. See if you notice the difference in your experience at the view point and/or for the remaining of the hike/run.
If you do one or both of the challenges. Share your experience. Let me know how it went for you. ☺️🧘♀️🧘🧘♂️🌄
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My sweatshirt says “La Guerres Des Étoiles” which loosely translates to: You Know The Vibes ✨
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Ever get so into something you have a serious power stance? Has that thing ever been snail racing? Can anyone relate? 🐌 🏁 Anyone?
Planting orchids and Nipa palm trees back into the wild 🌷
Every time I travel somewhere new, I try to leave a positive mark. Either by volunteering or leaving a permanent gift like planting a tree. It’s such an amazing feeling to know that the tree I planted will be there for a very very long time and will keep benefiting the land for generations to come.
What do you like to do to leave a positive impact ?
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The very first time I hiked up here I went alone, completely lost. There were no signs, no obvious trail just lush and very confusing route! Haha I got so lost that I started talking with the sheep, asked them for the direction. They didn’t answer, just looked at me really stupid. I started to hear some noise from running water and went towards the sound. I didn’t find the rock at this time. Second try I brought my friend from hawaii, was gonna be proud and show him this awesome rock, we got lost, I was kinda embarrassed, he asked if we could turn around but I told him that I had to find that stupid rock! Haha after some time we finally found it! I was so happy and believed in myself and tried again completely by my own again. I GOT FUC*** lost 🤣🤣🤣🤣 so when I finally found it after some confusion, I sat there for 5-6 hours, watched the sunset and walked back down at midnight, I’m telling you, I was hella scared of the dark, the woods and the sheep who was just staring at me.. this place is around 1100 meters above sea level, it should take you about 2 hours to get up there. I spent 4 hours the first and second time 🤣🤣🤣 bur it’s hella famous now, I don’t know if it’s cuz I posted a picture from there years ago or if the village itself tried to put it on the tourist map. Now there are signs! If you ask people who use to hike with me you will probably hear that I get lost ALL the time! Been couple scary episodes in the desert of Utah (we tried to call 911 but no connection) mountain hills on the west side of Hawaii (man with pit bulls and gun, wild white horse and a closed gate) avalanche hike in Norway where I fell from a dead tree and almost crying because we wr so scared! Hahahah (this probably sound worse than it actually was) but I don’t think I’ve learned my lesson yet. I still think I’m a pro! 🤣🤣 .
HAVE YOU EVER GOT LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS OR DESERT ? .
📷 thanx for clicking the button @heidiryeeri and edit by @bomkanari
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We’re a small community for sure, but the DMs + emails you all have been sending us about our ~return~ to the Internet has us in the depths of our feelings. Hearing about the trips we’ve planned for you come to life, how we can improve, + what you’re looking for from your future travel experiences has been so helpful and nourishing. Keep the messages comin about what would help you most in planning your 2020 travels and the kind of content you’d like to see from us. 💌
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10 THINGS TO DO IN UBUD, BALI 🌴✨
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1️⃣ Stroll through the Tegalalang Rice Fields 🌿
2️⃣ Visit cheeky monkeys at the Sacred Monkey Forest🐒
3️⃣ Go shopping and bargaining at Art Market 👛
4️⃣ Visit the Ubud Palace 👑
5️⃣ Watch the traditional Kecak and Fire dance 🔥
6️⃣ Experience at least one waterfall 💦
7️⃣ Take a bath at holy Pura Tirta Empul ⭐️
8️⃣ Wander the Campuhan Ridge Walk 🌴
9️⃣ Explore the ruins of Pura Gunung Kawi 🌿
🔟 Hike on top of the volcano Mount Batur 🌋 .
☆ Have you been to Bali? 🇮🇩 What was your favorite thing to do? .
↠ Check out my blog post for a guide to Ubud!
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Turns out all my big climbing trips in 2020 so far are sport climbing trips and I’m not mad about it.
Life is short, there is no place for regrets. Use your time to make something great, something you love, something that will make you smile when you remember ✨
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That feeling when you finally see the Northern Lights in person! 📸: AdventureWomen guest Susan A.
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On day 8 in New Zealand we got an early start to drive to sunny Nelson. This is where you can walk 30 minutes upward on Botanical Hill to the ‘Centre of New Zealand’ for stunning views (1). The town itself isn’t so bad either.
Then we went for wine tasting at gorgeous Saint Clair in the Marlborough region (2). One of my favorite activities.
Then we hopped back on the bus and headed to Picton, where we could catch the 3 hour scenic ferry ride to Wellington (3).
I’ll be sharing my experiences on the North Island next!
On the topic of wine tasting, I loved all the New Zealand wines I tried! Sauvignon Blanc is the best. What’s your favorite?
Just do whatever makes you happy
I’m counting down the days till the summer weather starts creeping in, because as much as I love cosy knit layers, I’m bored of this weather now and need some energising change 💛
The Speedy Slaydies on the move 😚
🔝 @firstname.lastname@example.org and @eliselegoff absolutely crushed these last few weeks on #Aconcagua , and 100% earned the team name.
We’re back in Mendoza for a hot minute now and enjoying the luxuries of city life complete with all the food, fancy wine tastings & pool time.
If I owe you a message, keep an eye on your inbox in the next 48hrs - lots to catch up on now that connectivity is easily available again.
What was the highlight of your last two weeks while I barely had online time and missed a bunch of what y’all were up to?
‘We’re waiting for tomorrow,
But tomorrow never comes,
Our last breath is right upon our heels,
Yet we still refuse to run,
86 400 seconds,
And we’re in another day,
All slipping through our fingers,
As we look the other way,
Days, weeks, months and years,
Are made up of right now,
A string of fleeting moments,
That we never can pin down,
We gaze into the future,
As though it’s where we’re meant to be,
Always planning for that day,
When we can say that we’re happy,
We spend so long looking forward,
That we may as well be blind,
Since we don’t see until the very end,
All the things we’ve left behind,
Now I know it’s just a theory,
But I think I’ve worked out how,
The only way to happiness,
Is to love what we have now.’ -e.h
I came to the selfie line prepared. I started by praising her climate policy platform. Then I offered points of polish - especially centering climate action around "nature" & "biodiversity” (which Green New Deal does a little bit). I mentioned that the United Nations will host an international biodiversity summit this fall. And that the planet needs a Paris moment for #biodiversity and U.S. leadership on this issue.
I mentioned the #IPBES report that estimates 1 million species at risk of extinction. And the importance of centering climate action on nature-based solutions with conservation, management & restoration as 30% of the portfolio. My policy points are in a 1-pager in the tote. The planet needs big structural change - 2020 is our moment to make it happen!
I should also add that every chance I get I talk to politicians about the importance of nature and biodiversity - local, state, federal - I'm a broken record. Many pols feign interest. Some turn hostile (even progressives). She not only knew what I was talking about, but confirmed that's it's on her "to do" list! Special thanks to Julian Castro who was graciously patient.
Crisp white snow and nearly-empty trails await you in the Methow Valley! I loved my recent trip to Winthrop for some snowshoeing--here's the first of two trails I hit. Link in bio!
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Lessons I have learned on this trip ⤵️
1️⃣ January is the absolute right time to bond with whales in Maui 🐳
2️⃣ I have a mega hard time asking for support, but when I do it’s often given 🙏
3️⃣ Food Bars at health food stores are still my favorite way to eat 🥦
4️⃣ I miss cooking and am ready to do more — toaster oven and insta pot will have to do 🍝
5️⃣ Maui holds some secret magic, particularly little beach 🏖
6️⃣ I could probably travel anywhere with @wa_nderluster 🥰
7️⃣ I’m looking for more support and companionship than I let on — not that I know what that looks like lol
8️⃣ My own blood does NOT make me woozy 🤙
9️⃣ I could probably be pro surfer if I didn’t slice my foot (aka I was almost standing up on the damn board) 🏄🏼♀️ 1️⃣0️⃣ Kale farms make me cheese super hard •
Lots more coming your way...still having a tricky time finding the balance between two jobs, travel, writing and self care but this trip has been full of good reminders that’ll hopefully get me back on track with it all 🤙🐳💙
Shoutout to @campcar.io for getting me and Brooke to a field of my fav food 💚 #donthateonkale
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Switching gears on my Instagram profile as I want to focus on more travel this year and collaborate with hotels + possible content creation partnerships. Here’s to seeing more of the world in 2020! ✈️🌎💫 #seymichelle#seymichellewanders
State 4 ✅ MN #runeachstate2020 🦅☃️🦆 I had a bald eagle fly along side me on this run! The idea of running on ice and snow is always scary, but this run was fantastic. Just the right amount of packed snow (in most places) for comfortable footing, all the right clothing to feel comfortable at 20F, and Minnesota as always delivering with long, scenic, and easily accessible urban trails. Thanks, @stevestenzel for on the ground weather info!
words of wisdom by our #womencrushwednesday , @paulinadao //
“I use climbing as an escape from life a lot of the time. Climbing, though, is really just a metaphor for life. Sometimes you make it to the top. Sometimes you fall. Sometimes you need a little power spot from your friends. Every problem is unique to you, your strength, your weaknesses. And the fun is in finding your own way, even if it requires micro crimps and hold that nobody else would dream of using. Which, really, is the story of my life” //
Tag you’re rad climbing pics using #flashfoxy to be featured on our page!
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I always get messages from friends and strangers with sentiments about how much they love my life and adventures and how it's "goals" and all these praises. It's definitely flattering and I'm happy to share my outdoor adventures and travels and love inspiring others to get out there more whether in their own backyard, states away, or abroad. I love sharing any advice I've learned along the way and connecting with fun stories. However, friendly reminder that my life is FAR from perfect and what you see on social media truly is just my highlight reel. I know everyone knows this about social media but I really wanna emphasize this. I'm definitely not adventuring 24/7 and I'm definitely not happy all the time. If you could see how many bad days I truly have you probably wouldn't find me very interesting anymore lol but hey that's what makes us humans.
As much as I love where I live I also love a good adventure. My mom was a flight attendant when I was growing up and I caught that travel bug super young. For as long as I can remember I’ve made saving money for traveling a huge priority of mine.
These days there’s lots of options for budget travel but the one thing that’s always expensive is the flights. That’s why I’m super excited to announce that I have teamed up with The Adventure Network, @brookewillson , @gypsea_angel and @Jennexplores to give you guys the chance to win a $1,000 flight voucher to ANY airline of your choice! 🌎Below are the quick and easy steps to enter! 👇🏼 ____________________________________
1) Like and save this post
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3) Follow ALL of the accounts that @mountaintravel_ is following (we check)
🌟BONUS) Share this Post in your Story and tag me for 5 Bonus Entries!
Giveaway ends January, 31st. The winner will be picked by a paid 3rd party contest picker, proof provided on that date. Your profile must be set to public so we can confirm you followed all the rules. If you'd like to join our next one contact --> @backpackingviews_
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Our hearts are so full from all the fun we’re having in Tucson! This stay has looked a little different than our usual stops - instead of spending afternoons hiking and sightseeing on our own, we’ve been spending most of our time hanging out with other full-time RVers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we set out on this adventure, we were a little nervous about building a community for ourselves on the road. Turns out, that hasn’t been an issue at all. And we’ve enjoyed our friends here so much that we decided to stay in Tucson for another two weeks! So watch out @wander.free.and.queer - we’re crashing your campground tomorrow. 😘