Do you ever pull inspiration from your travels into your home decor? We can’t wait to settle down again in a year or two and see what elements from all over the world make their way into our future house. 🏠 Until then, we’ll just keep dreaming of moats and thrones (just kidding! kind of...)
When Ursula decides to enjoy the sun. @ilove_bern@myswitzerland °°
Really close to the city centre, we find Bärengraben, next to the Aar river.
How the pic was taken: Nikon D5100 f/2.8 ISO 100 1/500s 130mm (70-200 mm)
🗣When you were a kid, what was your favorite birthday meal?! 🎂🧁🍰
🤫 Twas the night before my birthday 🎁🎂🎉🎈... and just like last year, I’m planning a lovely little vegan-y dinner party (here in Nairobi, Kenya!) 👩🏻🍳🌱🥘
🤔 I’m still brainstorming my birthday menu, but was also thinking of ordering TONS of foreign takeout food. 🥡🍱🌯 Nairobi has delish Indian, Ethiopian, Chinese, Somali, Italian, and moreeee amazing foreign cuisines. 🌎🌍🌏
Y’all know eating “wrong” foreign food while abroad is my fave- just check out this dope vegetarian Indian lunch special from @sangeetha.veganparis_ 🇮🇳🍛🌱💚
👧🏻 Anyways, for much of my childhood my mom (shoutout to @ellendpayne) ALWAYS made me a huge pot of fettuccini Alfredo with peas 🍝🧀😍
👇🏼 Drop a comment below about your fave birthday food (as an adult or kid!) 🙏🏼👧🏻🎉🍱
My new cookbook, Cooking on the Guiding Light, is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel in electronic and print form.it features 17 sailing and cruising stories along with over 60 recipes including cocktails, soups, appetizers, main courses, desserts, breakfast, and my famous homemade bread. Visit www.svGuidingLight.com for more details and order your copy today.
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Sunrises like this make going to sea worth it. I took this on passage from Grenada to Puerto Rico. Check out www.svGuidingLight.com to read about the passage.
Its a sad reality that on Instagram, there are people that try and cheat the system by buying fake followers and even fake engagement (likes/comments) to try and get ahead. Every industry will always have people who will try and game the system.
Some of them even start out thinking that what they are doing is okay. But the truth is, it hurts authentic content creators that work hard to take that perfect photo and get recognition. Not only does it create unfair competition, but more importantly, it waters down and devalues the reputation and authenticity of the travel influencer community as a whole.
How do you tell if someone is buying their way to the top? - Low engagement (likes + comments divided by the number of followers)
- Comments are generic and inauthentic (for example, “cool pic! 😍”)
- Participating in lots of giveaways (these cost money for influencers to take part in, in exchange they get many followers)
- Big spikes in follower count. Organic growth is steady.
I don’t believe in public shaming because I think it does more harm than good. But be aware that it happens and don’t believe everything you see on the internet 😊
First time I hiked to Franklin Falls was about five years ago. I was relatively new to the hiking culture and often didn’t have anyone to go with. On a nice summer morning, I drove up to the trailhead on my own, put on my nikes and headphones, and hiked to the falls and back in less than hour. It turned out to be a perfect trail for a quick solo hike on a sunny day and I enjoyed every minute of it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Second time I hiked to Franklin Falls was about three years ago. On a crisp winter morning in January, a group of my close friends and I parked just off I-90 and set out on a long snowy hike to the falls. It took us about three hours roundtrip but we didn’t mind it one bit. It felt like we were walking in the winter wonderland the entire time.
The last time I hiked to Franklin Falls, was this past weekend. It was one those quick one-hour-before-the-sunset hike in my desperate attempt to get in the mountains before roads get snowed in and hiking turns into snowshoeing. My friends and I set out on our hike a little past three in the afternoon. The trail was completely dry and snow-free and I wasn’t sure what to expect at the top. When we finally turned the corner to get down to the waterfall, we saw thousands of icicles, a little bit of snow, and frosty ice-covered rocks surrounding the falls. I was pleasantly surprised that we could escape into this “Narnia edition” of the winter wonderland with so little effort. In and out under an hour, and back in the city, drinking coffee, just a little past the sunset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every time I’ve hiked this trail I was at a very different point of my life. I had different jobs, cars, clothes, hiking shoes (or a thereof), goals, and even aspirations. But throughout the years, a few things remained the same: God’s unfailing presence in my life, my amazing friends and family, and my relentless love of the outdoors.
You don’t get enough time in this beautiful world to be stuck doing things you don’t enjoy. There is just too many places to go and things to see, so being happy and free is the perfect way to be ✨🌅🎈⛰🌏✈️
– 📸 @itsnedkelly