Death Valley National Park borders Nevada and during our time their with the kiddos, we ventured across the border to visit a little ghost town called Rhyolite. Starting in 1905 from excitement around finding pieces of gold in the gemstone Rhyolite, the town had upwards of 30 grocery stores, thousands of people, a booming economy and yet by 1920 was considered a ghost town as the mining projects lost funding due to the San Francisco earthquakes☃️In the town, we met the old man who hosted the small visitor center and this man was a master Native American flutist. He gave us our own personal concert from a flute he had made himself and it filtered through a personal amplifier with a sound that could only be described as hauntingly beautiful✨After the ghost town, we decided to go back into the park by way of Titus Canyon, described by some historical naturalists as the most rugged drive in all of the americas, and I have to agree. Knowing we were safe since it only requires two wheel drive, it was still one of the most twisting, bumpy, nerve wracking yet exciting drives @chrisburt7 and I have ever taken! For a moment we didn't know what kind of drive we got ourselves and the other vans into until we turned the corner on to this view. Each of 34 of us hopped out of the car to admire the drive we had made and the reward we were given🔮 One of my coworkers bought one of those home made flutes from the ghost town and he said how he had once learned from a native flute player that to play your best, you play to nature. You move up the flute notes as the mountains go up and down as they do. You play up the flute notes as the wind speeds up and down as it does. So he sat there as we watched the view, playing to this vast ridge line and it too was hauntingly beautiful🌈✨⛰🏜🌋
We started each morning on Caye Caulker at @iceandbeans, sitting on swings, looking at the water and drinking their delicious ☕️. They'll give you a flavored shot to sample and then adjust the sweetness of your drink to your taste. Pretty perfect all around!
Meanwhile, new on the blog today: Your Mini Guide to Tulum! Link in bio.
With the shortest runway in the world, the Lukla airport near Everest Basecamp is by far the most dangerous in the world. If the pilot doesn’t time it just right, you’ll be careening off the side of a mountain. 😱 Would you dare take flight? 📸 by @lmonitz
Discoverer @todayshetravels in Barcelona, Spain.
"Elie Rogent, the Director of the Barcelona Architecture School once said of Gaudi, 'We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.' Gaudi has designed a lot of buildings, this one here is Sagrada Familia, is the one to which he devoted more than 40 years of his life. I am traveling to Barcelona pretty often and every time I pass this church there is more and more details to get lost in. For me it's 100% clear, Gaudi is and was a genius and each of his buildings is as beautiful and unique as the nature, and that's because nature was his template!" #thediscoverer
STORY OF THE DAY 🌈
"The truth about travel is different for every person. For me, it isn't an adventure with the intent of partying and making a hundred new friends on the beach. It is a pilgrimage. For me it's been about throwing myself into discomfort; discomforts of trekking the Himalayas and volunteering in the slums of India. It has been allowing the culture shock to hit and feeling every emotion of the journey. Everyone's purpose for travel is different. And it's a really interesting understanding. Open your understanding to different experiences. It's not all a cube of beauty you see on social media. Travel is so much more than that. It is tough. It is exhausting. It is saddening. And of course, it is beautiful."
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