I'd hoped that being lost in foreign places would help me find myself but once you've experienced a fair bit of that you realize that every part of the journey is transient; the euphoria of getting acquainted with new places, the journeys within your own heart and mind, the appreciation for the ways of the world, the disappointment when you don't belong, the bittersweet solitude, and the fleeting friendships. This losing and finding of one's way in the world and in life is never final, in fact, very often, you never know what lies around the next corner and so even less whether you are lost or found.
One thing photography has taught me is patience. Patience with the toddler that won’t settle, patience with the executive that hates having their picture taken, patience with the awkward teenager. Nothing has taught me more patience than shooting nature 📷
Waiting, waiting, waiting…..active waiting. Because you can’t just sit there. You have to be ready. You have to know your equipment and get the image when it happens.
Shooting nature has also taught me to be patient with myself. When I miss the shot (which happens more than I like to admit) to not beat myself up, but take it as a lesson. Every failed shot teaches me something and makes the ones I nail even more precious.
Thank you @Cedric.Jacquet and @ElyaneVanCoillie for being wonderful teachers and for being models of patience with me and the elephant 🐘 #wildlife#ginkatravels
The most surreal dining experience from this past week. We didn’t want to leave the table so we just kept eating more and more. 🌴✨ #gililankanfushi
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This Saturday lunch at Coterie Restaurant and Oyster Bar starts with a round of hot charbroiled oysters, because you have to! Next up, a big bowl of gumbo.
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Me & dis chick @evssmith met when we were 17 years old; in the process of figuring out our lives. We took a gap year- went to Fiji, New Zealand, & Australia. Worked on farms, stayed in villages, & experienced true independence for the first time🙏🏼 5 years later, here we are! making this loooong-distance friendship work✈️👭 Moral of the story: if you find something genuine, keep it & if it’s important enough to you, you’ll make the effort🤙🏼 Dis bish @evssmith bout to be the best data scientist you ever did see. TRUST & BELIEVE🙏🏼💸📈 Love u kans!
Golden hour from the roof of the Rosewood hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. My next destination won’t be so colorful (I can’t think of many places that are), but oh, will there be views... .
Fun fact: the entire city of San Miguel is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was selected because it “constitutes an exceptional example of the interchange of human values, acted as a melting pot where Spaniards, Creoles and Amerindians exchanged cultural influences, and is an exceptional example of the integration of different architectural trends and styles on the basis of a 16th century urban layout.”
Let me translate that for all the Millennials and Gen Z-ers out there who obviously won’t understand: San Miguel is hella dope and lit AF rn
TOAT countdown: 4 days.
Sunset crowds in Santorini 🌅 It's absolutely mad how may people pack themselves into the tiny streets, you can literally be sitting on someone's wall to watch the sun sink into the ocean. Got me thinking as beautiful as it is it must be mad frustrating to live in Santorini 💙
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This weekend are you planning your next escape?! Leave a comment below on where you are headed next!
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📍Location: Venice, Italy
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Just another amazing day in Hollywood Florida. Its a little chill but great time to be at the beach.
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We love the way Winnipeg embraces winter. The freezing temperatures make it possible for the frozen surface of the Red River to be turned into a one of the longest skating paths we’ve ever seen (of course, you can also cross-country ski and snowshoe in the snow beside the ice path). A fabulous way to commute in winter. #UrbanGuidesCA
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this was one of the first shows I shot exactly 5 years ago on a POINT AND SHOOT and it did NOT look like this when I first posted it........ finding my old hard drives is simultaneously rewarding and one big yikes
Ok, so reposting this panorama doing it “properly”!! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?! ... Still the Blyde River Canyon from the Three Rondavels viewing point (obviously feel free to ‘like’ this panoramic image once more 🤗)
Can we talk about Pietralata? This ex-industrial district in north Rome, a hotchpotch of warehouses and workshops along a winding country road, started undergoing a transformation over a decade ago into an after-dark village of bars and restaurants. Inofficina, one of its newest residents, combines craft beers with a burger and imaginative specials menu in a oversized warehouse flanked by a motorbike workshop. Despite its size, you need to book for dinner as this trendy spot is full to bursting by 10pm. Drop in for a craft beer at the bar or stay a while for good food in shabby-chic surroundings.
I love changing neighbourhoods at night to explore new places. Which is your favourite Rome hood, or the one which surprised you the most?
Taking a relaxing walk around the village of Chennamkary, on Kerala's backwaters, was one of my highlights of my 10-day trip around the region.
I'll be publishing a post about this, and my remaining nine highlights, on Monday.
Keep an eye on my Facebook page, where I'll be sharing the link 😊
Have you visited Kerala before? Tell me about one of your highlights 😀
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One of the many cascades and plunge pools that make up Bourke’s Luck Potholes situated where the Treur and Blyde Rivers meet. Definitely worth a stop off along The Panorama Route.
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A moody, broody Saturday in #Sedona. Weather report keeps teasing snow. I’m DYING to see these red rocks covered in white.
Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco was one of the most beautiful and picturesque road trips I've ever done. You want to stop every few seconds to take pictures and stare at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean or watch the elephant seals. ⠀
💥What's been your favorite road trip?⠀
#styletipsaturday My favorite outfit to wear for road trips is a soft plaid shirt layered over a tank top paired with leggings. Super comfortable and perfect for sitting in a car all day. And on a road trip like this where the weather would go from chilly to hot, it was easy to take off the plaid shirt and just throw it around your waist. Super cute and super comfortable. ✓⠀
And now a break from our regularly scheduled wintry photos. I wish I were these palm trees swaying gently in the warm breeze right now 🌴Check out my latest blog about my first solo trip in L.A., link in profile! ☝🏼
With a balance of modern and traditional, the culturally diverse and strikingly beautiful destination that is Hong Kong is sure to impress almost any traveler that visits. We partnered with @cathaypacific and flew comfortably on a direct 16 hour flight from JFK to Hong Kong, where we discovered a burst of energy on the Kowloon side and calm, peaceful serenity on the Hong Kong island side. Photographic gems like this street scene of the mini buses in Mong Kok are endless. Our experience was well worth the 16 hour flight, possibly the longest we’ve flight we’ve flown so far. What’s the longest flight you’ve ever been on? ✈️ Photo collab with @wandersnap 📸 More Hong Kong adventures over at @nastasiaspassport#dametraveler#dametraverhongkong#ad
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson
The past year has been such a learning experience for me. I’ve learned a couple of big lessons: 1) if you never try, you’ll never know (shout out to Coldplay for that one, they were spot-on) and 2) you can’t get what you want without asking for it.
I’ve been shocked by what happens when I shake off my fear of failure and vulnerability and just ASK for what I want. Biggest lesson of my twenties by far.
What’s something you’ve learned in the past year? I’d love to hear about anything you want to share!
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Dame Traveler @labengale 🇲🇦 #dametravelermorocco#dametraveler ✨ You have to envision it, no matter how hard life fights you. You have to see yourself, out of the messiness, out of the dark. You have to envision it — you in Paris, or Rome, or wherever the hell your heart wants to go, with your best friend, feeling like the whole world is opening up for you. You have to envision it — the small apartment in your favorite city that you share with someone who is your biggest fan, the both of you sitting on the couch sipping coffee and reminiscing about all of the small and nameless things you got to share together. You have to envision it — the morning you wake up and there is no heaviness in your chest, no lump in your throat. You have to envision it — the survival. The hope. The version of yourself you can’t, and won’t, give up on. You have to envision it, you have to hold on to whatever it is that fills you with courage, because the world needs you here. It needs you.