Croatia our issue 10 Honeymoon destination - Travellers come to this part of the world to swim or sail, to wander its ancient cities and towns and eat and drink from the bounty of its rural landscape. Photography and travel tips by our pals @baylymoore and feature written by @carriewaldegrave
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“Fear does not stop death, it stops life.”
Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport in Austria is one of the most beautiful and difficult airports for pilots to land.
Pilots get special training every year in the simulator for this airport as it’s especially challenging: the mountains that surround the airport; the possibility of heavy snow; strong winds that can come down the Brenner Pass causing quite bad turbulence; and a rather short runway.
But the views of the Alps as you fly in are some of the world’s most beautiful.
We had heard horror stories about severe turbulence and aborted landings. But this morning’s landing was quite literally picture perfect.
I want to take a moment to remind us all that there is so much more than just the surface of what we see. There is so much more just below the surface, below the glimmering exterior. Below what can appear so perfect.
There are always parts to everyone’s lives that are not shared with the entire world. That are the perfectly, imperfect parts of us, the ones that we so often hide just below the surface of the glimmering exterior. The ones that can leave us exposed, vulnerable but I believe actually make us all the more powerful, relatable and real.
It is so much harder to share the darkness than it is to share the light. Life is not always easy, especially when you choose the road less travelled.
I personally am going through what feels like massive shake ups right now, it is causing me to feel anxious, unsettled, breathless, I wonder what I am doing it all for, massively missing my family. ✨
Right now all these feelings are rising because I am being forced by the universe to grow, to change my circumstance, to yet again push outside of comfort zone. There is part of me that screams WHY! Can’t I just stay here for a bit longer and take in the view and another that screams FORWARD!! for I know I am not growing and the next view will be even more epic. ✨
It feels so hard to leave behind what is familiar, the known and yet again step into the unknown, questioning if we will ever find something as good, or if it’s the right thing to do.
Then I dig deep, I write, I feel the feelings of anxiety, worry and I move to a place of trust. “Hannah you are guided, hannah trust your intuition, trust me, trust your journey, I am with you every step of the way, hannah YOU ARE READY” the words that flow out into the page. ✨
Know that everyone has there worries, there own shadows, there own circumstances behind the smile, behind the perfectly placed photo, know there is a whole world just below the surface and know you are not alone. ✨
Also know that if you are called to step into the unknown, if your intuition is guiding you, you must follow it, now is your time to grow! This life is for living, live it with every part of your being! #feelthefear#livelifenow
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
WHY HONEYMOON HERE : Discover island beauty, colonial, seaside-chic design, and exquisite hospitality blending both Maldivian and Thai traditions. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa offers the ultimate all inclusive package with a champagne breakfast, a daily spa credit and a choice of dining from Asian to Italian. Divers will enjoy the resort's house reef with its own shipwreck, as well as other dive spots close by. For a special occasion, upgrade to the romantic Sunset Water Villas or to the Island Club with access to an exclusive pool and dining area.
ABOUT: This secluded island resort is 25 minutes from Male by air. It offers luxurious beachfront and over water accommodation with spectacular sea views. It offers an on-site spa and yoga centre. The modern villas at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives have large bathrooms with a rain shower, bathtub or a spa bath. All have flat screen TVs with satellite channels and Chinese TV channels, electric kettle and high-speed Internet access. Centara Grand Island has several restaurants offering Asian and Western meals which can be enjoyed al fresco. Guests can enjoy the daily champagne breakfast at the Reef Restaurant. In addition, the resort offers swimming pool, water sports, kids club and a spa. The property has staff who can assist guests in Chinese and arrange for daily excursion trips and activities such as diving and snorkeling.
Photo by @beyondtravels