I’m sitting here praying that my 2012-2017 external HD hasn’t taken a dive and the files can be recovered. It not only has tons of outdoor and travel experiences but also memories of Aspen and Koa growing up. This was captured on Koa’s first hike with my phone and I’m thankful I have it 🙏 look at that big head though 😂 #throwbackthursday
"I’m always one for a great interior and one of my favourite aspects to Nimmo Bay was the floating dock. The floating dock is where guests gather for breakfasts and dinners on communal tables. It’s an indoor / outdoor experience. There are chesterfield sofas upholstered in oilcloth to keep them dry from the elements (clever), chandeliers hang from the exposed timber rafters and there are lots of classic red and black buffalo plaid blankets to keep you warm from the cold winds which come off the water." Words and photo: @kararosenlund, while on assignment for @qftravelinsider #nimmobay
In the Guatemalan highlands town of Chichicastenango, syncretism between Mayan rites and Catholicism is well alive lending the town a magical feel. Outside the church, locals swing censers smoldering with copal resin and chant in Maya, while inside they shuffle on their knees towards the altar invoking god and their ancestors under their breath. Some light thin candles on darkened stone slabs down the main aisle upon which they place other offerings too like flowers and liquor. I climbed up a pine-clad hill to a clearing that is used for Mayan ceremonies and had luck: a rite for familial protection was taking place around a fire in front of a shrine of a stone-faced idol surrounded by stone crosses. After observing the ceremony for a while from a respectful distance, I was invited to join in - otherwise I might get negatively affected by all energy they were summoning up (so they said). So I waved some white candles around myself as instructed and then placed them in the fire, before sprinkling some aguardiente on it and then drinking the rest (I hadn’t had breakfast so it was this in the place of coffee!).
UGH winter is finally upon us here in Atlanta and all of this dreary cold weather makes me dream of long sunny hikes. Anyone else struggle with being lethargic during this time of year? Making a promise to myself that I’ll get back to the mountains even if it’s raining and cold. Check out the link in my bio for my latest post about opting outside!
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
All I wanted to do was get a sports car and just cruise this road.
COMMENT below if you would drive on this amazing road.
Back in #barbacoabali again this #bali trip but first time dining in the #alfresco area. Whether dining indoors or out it is always a great dining experience. House specialty is the slow cooked (8hrs) chargrilled pork but most other dishes are fantastic as well. There are tons of great restaurants in bali but this ranks very highly for me for sure.