You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
This is becoming more and more apparent in my life. I love connecting with people when we’re not afraid to share our imperfections or allow ourselves to be vulnerable. We all have insecurities and things we struggle with so why pretend that we don’t?
Don’t be afraid of your imperfections, they are part of what makes you beautiful.
So happy to be in Cuba! With all the recent changes to regulations for Americans visiting Cuba, I’m stoked to be able to take part in one of Holland America Line’s cruises to this gorgeous country. I’ll be writing more about it on the blog soon!
Iceland provides an undeniable opportunity to capture some truly mind-boggling natural locations on camera. Here are the best photography locations in Southern Iceland!
I loved hearing the stories and history behind each place I visited in South Dakota Tourism this week. Bear Mountain (pictured here) is sacred to many American Indian tribes who still come here to hold religious ceremonies. It’s been a spiritual place for thousands of years and if you hike this mountain, you’ll find prayer flags and offerings scattered along the trail.
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Nature is rad. 🙌
If you’ve been following on Instagram stories, then you already know that I’m traveling in South Dakota Tourism this week — exploring all the outdoor beauty in wintertime! The more I travel, the more I appreciate the seasons in each new place I visit. I woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow and couldn’t wait to get outside to explore. I love the silence after it snows; everything just feels so peaceful.
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Don’t forget to pack these on your next trip to Italy!
Our weekend at the Chopra Center was a great opportunity for us to recenter and refocus our attention. Practicing mindfulness over our weekend at the Chopra Center has carried through to our daily lives at home and I’ve found myself remembering to stay present in each moment — even the uncomfortable ones.
What are your 2018 travel plans? I'd love to hear them in the comments. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
I just added more of my favorite travel destinations (some that I have yet to share on the blog) to my Trover list! --> http://bit.ly/Trover-2017
‘You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being. This is why you’re here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be.’
Follow these simple money-saving tips when planning your trip and you’ll see how it really is possible to travel Switzerland on a budget!
It’s a well-known fact that what we see on Instagram is not an accurate picture of real life. Our perfectly curated Instagram feeds don't always tell the full story -- especially when it comes to travel.
The great Californian outdoors consists of some of the most sought after photo opportunities in the world!
Check out our interview on Beckworth & Co.!
The Sea of Cortez is Baja California’s own little slice of paradise, known for its crystal-clear waters, unique coastal landscapes, and exclusive — even interactive — sea life!
This was one of my favorite solo trips last year. I visited the countryside in Switzerland (a dream come true for me), set up my tripod in precarious places and took some fun “selfie” shots. I get a lot of emails asking for my suggestions on the best places to travel, so I’ve added this photo (with the exact location) along with tons of my favorite travel destinations into my most recent Trover list to help you with your 2018 vacation planning! --> http://bit.ly/Trover-2017
For those who want to experience the fairytale vineyard landscapes and some of the country’s best wines on a bare-minimum budget, this Napa itinerary and our money-saving tips will make this trip within reach for even the most frugal travelers!
Ocean Club Resorts has a luxurious, yet laid-back atmosphere making for an ultimate Turks and Caicos experience. Escape crowded resorts and embrace the Caribbean culture at one of the best resorts on the island!
We've been all over the world and I'm still blown away by how much natural beauty can be found right here in our home country. It's a great reminder that it's not about how far we travel or how many countries we visit; there's so much beauty everywhere around us and we don't have to travel very far to find it.
Looks like it's time to head back to Iceland!
Forgetting a few key items while you're on a small boat could easily ruin your vacation. Here are the essentials you should be packing to make any sailing trip a smooth one!
I can’t say enough good things about my recent time at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa — truly an idyllic vacation in paradise!
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The cybersecurity hub that gives me peace of mind wherever I am, especially with the wi-fi connected devices that I keep docked at home.
What would you do?
If you're planning your first trip to Iceland, you're likely scratching your head as to what to pack. Here's what you won't be able to live without!
I love this so much
Need some great gift ideas for the travelers in your life?
Another reason to love Scotland!
"It would be good to live in a perpetual state of leave-taking, never to go nor to stay, but to remain suspended in that golden emotion of love and longing; to be loved without satiety."
John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
I've just spent a week exploring the Sea of Cortez and the islands off the coast of Mexico with UnCruise Adventures. This is an area I've been dying to visit and I can't wait to share more photos soon!
How to have a stress free vacation in Europe!
👋 from Ocean Club Resorts in Turks and Caicos! 😍👌
T&C has been one of my dream destinations and I'm so excited to finally be here!!
What is your dream destination?
Um... how is everything so adorable in Turks and Caicos? #OceanClubResorts
Just arrived at Ocean Club Resorts in Turks and Caicos and my condo looks like my dream beach house. Those ceilings!! 😍
I'm on a mission these past several weeks to crush old, limiting beliefs by immersing myself in how I want to think and feel. I'm so tired of the yo yo of going back and forth between old fear-based thought patterns that I've been told to believe and the ones that I know deep down in my heart. This has been the ultimate struggle for most of my adult life -- realizing that everything is here to help me even during those times when it feels like life is beating the crap out of me. It's time for a paradigm shift and I am SO ready. ✌️
What about you? Do you feel like you've learned how to stay positive even through the tough times in life? I know it's easy to recite positive quotes but to really live it... that is a different story. I know many people struggle with this as well and I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the subject.
Use this automatic iPhone back up to ensure your vacations go smoothly and you never have to worry about losing those precious travel memories again!
With places like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Hyde Park, London is a place like no other. Here are the best things to do in this amazing city!
Starting your holiday shopping already? Just in time, we’ve put together a few gift ideas the traveler in your life will love!
A question I try to remember to ask myself every morning is "how am I so lucky?" Your brain is constantly asking questions -- whether you realize it or not -- so why not steer it in the direction of asking questions that focus on abundance rather than lack. The quality of your life comes down to what you choose to focus on. Do you focus on what you have or what you don't have?
Self shot with a tripod and timer on my solo trip to Italy last month.
Tag your adventure buddy who would love to visit Aruba!
After traveling this continent for the past 20 years, I've learned a few tricks along the way. Here are the 10 best tips for traveling Europe!
You were born rich and your abundance is contained in your thoughts, so be good to yourself, choose magnificent ideas and cease permitting your physical world to control your thinking. ✌️
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Solo sunrise at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa 👌
I had originally planned this trip with one of my besties, but she was forced to cancel due to airplane mechanical issues and a missed connection. Since I've spent most of my trips solo the past few months, I was really looking forward to some girlfriend time. Anyway, I'm making the best of it -- which is definitely not tough to do here. 😉
Good morning from JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica!
Fun fact: Costa Rica was the first International trip Scott and I took together and that was nearly 10 years ago! I'm flying solo this time and I'm so excited to be back here -- exploring the northern part of the country this time.
Have you been to Costa Rica?
Do you visit museums when you travel? London has quite a few with amazing architecture like this one.
Stay tuned for my upcoming blog post with tips for visiting London and my experience staying at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane!