The oldest and most charming church in Bermuda 🌙
We were pleasantly surprised by how few tourists there were. This was around noon and we felt like we had all of St. George’s to ourselves. Could also be because it was scorching and no one wanted to walk around outside except us 😂
Midweek Zen Hunt 🙏
Ayutthaya is about an hour from Bangkok Thailand. It’s the perfect day trip and we’d recommend hiring a private driver for the day so you can stay at the temples for as long as you like and soak in the good vibes. ..
Thailand is one of our favorite places on earth. We’ve been 6 times and will keep going back for more. Where’s your favorite place to keep visiting?
It’s been exactly seven years since I stepped foot on my first big mountain summit. I don’t think I realized then how significant the experience would be. I excitedly accepted the invite, borrowed a pack and did zero research before heading out for Mount Olympus. I don’t think most people with zero experience tackle a 44-mile climb with glaciers and a rock finish, but it felt natural. I remember far more emotions than actual moments — awe, delight, anxiousness, wonder, a sense of accomplishment. I never wanted it to end — and after seven years and hundreds of summits, I’m happy to say it feels like the beginning over and over again.
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Out of all the times I’ve been to Vegas I never bothered to make it out to valley of fire. Now that priorities have changed I completely bypassed the strip. As many times as this composition has been done I had to capture it. Pictures do not do this place justice. Valley of fire is a must go to stop if you’re headed to Vegas
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Here are a couple iPhone snippets of our time in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. I’d be lying if I said this portion of our overland adventure was completely relaxing, though it must appear that way here. Each time we paddled our way through a lagoon, or heard a disturbance in the bush I held my breath, waiting for something to jump out at me.
After a two-hour mokoro ride through the finger-like channels of the delta, we arrived at an island. This was where we were to camp the next couple days. It was stunning, as you could imagine, and completely isolated. Birds trilled a melancholy melody as we set up camp, and the warm air enveloped us as the sun climbed higher in the sky. It was a beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime type afternoon.
The evening brought its chill, sending goosebumps over sunburned skin. It wasn’t long before the song of the night greeted us and we cozied in beside one another, telling stories to the Okavango’s epic soundtrack.
I spoke with a new friend who had grown up in the area about the superstitions of his people and about the experiences (good and bad) of his childhood. All the while, smoke rose in thick, burning plumes from the campfire and filled my lungs, as a planetarium of stars twinkled above and all around us.
That first evening as we finished up our meal and sat around the fire, we were instructed to “Pee in our tents or hold it until morning should we see glowing eyes when we flashed our torches out the flap of our tents.” We all giggled, but of course it wasn’t a joke. We took this expert advice into the night, and thankfully, at least to my knowledge, there were zero accidents.
Being in the Okavango, we quickly learned that one can never go unprepared into a wild like that. But it was that little flush of adrenaline and that bite of fear I felt as we swam in the waters of the delta or came across that massive, lone elephant in the bush that made the experience so surreal. And ever since I left I made a promise that I would be back, not once but twice. And then many times after that.
Chitons (pronounced kite-ton) are such cool creatures. This lined chiton (tonicella lineata) had some colorful orange pops on its shell. Chitons are mollusks and have a soft, unsegmented body underneath their armored multi-plated shell. These guys look prehistoric because, well, they are! The oldest chiton fossil on record is way older than any dino fossil. Chitons date back 400 million years, whereas dinosaurs only hit the 10-15 million year mark 🦖
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Not gonna caption this “When can I move in?” Because there’s no pool, and that, boys and girls, is ya boo’s No. 1 criteria.