#herwanderfullife

Leaving Port-de-Paix, Haiti at sunset to sail to La Tortue was nearly too much to take in. We had to move quickly from the bus station, following a bumpy, seven hour bus ride through the countryside that day. Losing daylight before sailing an hour between the mainland and La Tortue was a major concern as we scrambled from the old, dusty bus to an old, beat up pick-up truck that took us to this small port. Our bags were loaded into an old wooden rowboat that ferried us to the sailboat waiting just offshore. I was excited, tired and anxious as we made our way through the water. I could not believe all that my eyes had seen and it hadn't even been 12 hours since leaving the airport in Fort Lauderdale. Already, I felt myself being humbled and it was only the beginning.
#thesecondminute
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#thesecondminutecollection #crystallilyphotography #photography #travel #liveauthentic #livefreely #portdepaix #haiti #ocean #sunset #discovery #savorthejourney #livefreely #travel #explore #getoutmore #wanderlust #girlsLOVEtravel #backpackerstory #passionpassport #onelovetravelclub #TheseAreMyJourneys #wayfarerwolf #backpackersjournal #wanderwell #unfoldingroad #travelwithher #womenwhoexplore #herwanderfullife #havevisions

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these things make me feel small. sometimes thatโ€™s a good feeling.

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Being busy is seriously overrated. Relax, breathe & smile...surround yourself with GOOD energy! That feeling is called living! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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This place is gold ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›

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Haven't seen a sunset that I didn't like ๐ŸŒค

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's lethal. // Paulo Coelho โœจ
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Day dreaming back on my first ever backpacking trip!! Thankful for a job that allows a life full of adventure. ๐ŸŒŽ #travelnurse #nurse #cctctravel #wyoming #thayswy #backpacking #hiking #travel #exploremore #optoutside #stayandwander #adventure #wildernessculture #throwback #cirqueofthetowers #gopro #sheisnotlost #herwanderfullife #awakethesoul #choosemountains

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"I urge you to please notice when you're happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point: if this isn't nice, I don't know what is!!" -Kurt Vonnegut
This is my happyโ›ฐ๐Ÿƒโœจ What's yours??โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
I always tell the kiddos to recognize the moments they feel happy or at peace. Especially in a world where students and kids are getting stressed younger and younger, as if it's the expected homeostasis to live a life of stress. It doesn't have to be and we like to try our best to show the kids this. Yes, there will always be moments of it, but it doesn't have to consume your whole life and part of that is being able to recognize when your heart and soul are singing or your body is consumed with laughter and smiles. Follow those things. I have kids tell me that when in nature they feel at peace, relaxed, they think about how they couldn't see the stars at home, or the best answer: they didn't think about anything at all!! If you can find a place or something that allows you not to think and to just be, go there or do that as much as you can and then smile or yell or laugh to yourself that, finally, you found it โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿƒโœจโ˜€๏ธ

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โ€œTraveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.โ€

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This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. - John Muir
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#chasingthelight #sunrise #johnmuir #optoutside #exploretheoutdoors #rockymountainnationalpark #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #coloRADo #coloradotography #coloradolove #lovelivingincolorado #viewsfromcolorado #viewcolorado #hikingcolorado #hikingismagical #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #sheexplores #mtnchicks #herwanderfullife #forceofnature #outdooradventures

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Working extra hard lately to find little moments to enjoy fall and get some uninterrupted ๐Ÿ#herwanderfullife #madison #irun #running #badasswomen #getoutside #lifeoutdoors

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haitian happiness ๐Ÿ

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So thisss is why they build castles on top of mountains ๐Ÿ‘€

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We've faced a number of travel issues in the last couple of weeks. But today, miraculously, everything fell into place! A recap of the situation:
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Jay's luggage was lost for 12 days. At one point it was found and being sent. Never came. Lost again. Found again. Lost. We gave hope and bought a new backpack and clothes. The bag arrived two days later.
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We intended to stay in my village one week, go to the Greek islands for a week, and then head to our next destination. But because of the constant jerk around with the bag, we stayed in the village. The flights we intended to book tripled in price. So we nixed that idea and decided to book tickets for our next "home" instead.
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We book a last minute flight. We need a visa. Paperwork needs to be submitted four days in advance. Our flight is in four days. We submit application. Website malfunctions. Couldn't pay in time, and application is void without payment. We spend an entire day trying to call them. They say there's nothing we can do except reapply for a later date.
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We decide to pay to change our flight and submit a new visa application. We call to change the date. The card can't be processed over phone and must be presented to the Turkish Airlines office in person. No other option. The nearest one is three hours away. And we have to get there before our original flight, scheduled for tomorrow morning. We take a bus this afternoon.
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Just before we get to the airport, I check my email. WE HAVE BEEN GRANTED OUR VISAS EFFECTIVE TODAY! Meaning, we are taking our original flight tomorrow morning.
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So tomorrow, we begin our journey to a new continent (and one of my fave countries), where we will arrive just in time to celebrate a holiday that has been on my bucketlist for 8 years!!! Can you guess where we're going?!?
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#travelgram #travelfail #miracles #instatravel #instapassport #travelstories #travelnightmares #onthemove #travellife

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๐ŸŒป The HoneyTravelher of the day, @aysteph !
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โœจ What a perfect view. Santorini is really a wonderful place ๐Ÿ’–
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๐Ÿ Want to inspire us tomorrow? Don't forget to tag: @honeytravelher or use #honeytravelher. ๐Ÿ’• DM @honeymooners with your best shot !!
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Location: #redbeach #santorini
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By: @joanasalgueiro_

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Cuddled in blankets, sipping hot tea, on the porch of a riverside canvas tent, with the best of company...this weekend was pure bliss โค๏ธ

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Canโ€™t remember if this was a real place, or a magical wonderland in a parallel universe ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‰โ„๏ธโœจ

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My emotions almost got the best of me on my trip to the Enchantments. Sure glad they didn't and I got to finish to this amazing hike! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ #aasgardpass #enchantments #coreenchantments #CoreZone #anxietysucks

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Will be taking a much needed hiatus from social media for the next couple months to focus on being present and work creatively on my photography skills. Thank you to everyone who has made the past couple weeks so spesh. Love you all ๐Ÿ’• โ€ข

See ya when the snow's back, Vancouver. โœŒ๐Ÿปโœจโ„๏ธ

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I'd much rather still be here than back in the city at the mechanic, but at least the coffee is free and the van is under warranty.
@makoo218
#vanlifewithfriends #happyplace

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There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you.
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Throwback to last holidays when we were unprepared. I was in a skirt and dress shoes expecting to see a concrete walled reservoir. As we tread along a narrow muddy ledge holding onto tree roots to pass. Didn't expect the path to lead into this paradise. We just had to reschedule our route and comeback again for a swim.
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๐Ÿ“Piala Waterfall, Hanga Hanga, Luwuk
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#chasingwaterfalls #wellness #HerWanderfulLife #travelplaylive #neverstopexploring #waterfallbabes

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You know it's going to be a good fishing spot when you don't even see water for 3 miles ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‡.
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That's kind of like life guys! #lifelesson coming at you โžก๏ธโžก๏ธwe all have this "destination" mindset - I'll have more time, or I'll be happy when... (Fill in da blank). For a long time mine has been "when I finish school".
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But guess what - once I get there, there's going to be some other goal or destination I'm headed to โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ. The journey never ends - there's always some obstacle or goal you're going to face!
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But the key ๐Ÿ—๏ธ is your perspective. Do you look at your goals as some far away dream ๐Ÿฆ„ or as something you are serious about? Do you look for the easy way or do you find joy in the "messy middle"?
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I leave you with this: as you evaluate your life & your goals, if you're not breaking them down into daily/weekly/monthly actions, you're not going to accomplish them. ๐Ÿ˜ณ And you're going to be living through your dreams instead of making your dreams your reality.
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And idk about you, but I want to live the life of my dreams ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜‰ (and I'm here to show you how too - reach out! ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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Taking in the amazing view of Grinnell Lake

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