4 days till I’ll be back at the beach🌴🏄🏼♀️
I I walked around Bahia Palace today, and the bird songs were incredible! The palace was built in the 19th century and named for a favorite mistress. I luckily got to listen in on a German-language tour guide, so I was able to glean some information. 😁 #moroccanadventure #girlswhotravelsolo #northafrica
The picture on the left came up on my memories on Facebook and it’s from two years ago. I had to do a double take because I couldn’t believe how puffy and swollen my face looked. I didn’t think that was how I looked.
I put it next to a picture from last week and wow. I look so uncomfortable in the picture on the left. At that time I was trying to figure out what to do with my life since a job didn’t fall on my lap after graduation, I started figuring out how to prepare for my upcoming internship in China, and I was living in my future MIL basement with Zach. It was not where I thought I was going to be post graduation.
Fast forward to today and while I’m still figuring out what I want to be as an adult, I feel so much better mentally and physically. Seeing this comparison reminds me that I found something that works and that I’m on the right track.
SEEKER WARRIOR DREAMER. I know you’ll understand me when I speak of intangible things...because to us those invisible planes of knowing are very real. Today I want to honour those places that can be entered only by the gift of silence. In the heart of the heart where all the Truth lies in wait. Seek there! Only there. And bring forth the treasures you are given, out into this world that needs you to shine shine shine. What is the treasure you offer up today? Xx
As you know, I’ve travelled extensively as a solo female: backpacking RTW trips, two week holidays and city breaks. Over the years I’ve found myself in situations that honestly could have gone a lot differently - I know I can look back on times in which I was ‘lucky’ nothing particularly terrible happened. Those situations had nothing to do with me travelling alone - bad things happen everywhere including at home - it was just that I’ve been ‘lucky’. Although tbh saying that you’re lucky because the guy you went home with didn’t happen to be a murderer seems fucking insane because we shouldn’t have to consider that luck. I haven’t stopped thinking about Grace Millane over the last week or so. She wasn’t murdered because she was a solo female traveller, she wasn’t murdered because she used dating apps. Those things had nothing to do with it and she did nothing wrong. She should still be on the trip of a lifetime, celebrating her graduation, meeting interesting people, seeing incredible sights. Instead a man murdered her when she was as far away from home as could be. It could have been any of us: at home or travelling, single or married. She did nothing wrong and I hate seeing any suggestion that she did.
I don’t know if I’ve articulated myself all that well here so please forgive me if I haven’t. Women shouldn’t have to stop travelling by themselves or going on Tinder dates or living their goddamn lives for fear of being killed by men. It never ends and I’m just furious.
Captured this sunrise on my 8 hour flight from London to Muscat on my way to Dubai. Do you guys love traveling as much as I do?
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...and this is not even the busiest time of the day in the medina. So, I've walked countless miles inside the medina, outside the medina, around Marrakesh...almost got hit by donkeys, motorbikes, taxis, and bicycles, as well as hiked around Spanish castle ruins, up and down cathedral towers...so I'm going to be very disappointed if I'm not stick thin with abs and buns of steel by the time I get back to the USA. #moroccanadventure #marrakech #marrakechmedina #girlswhotravelsolo #travelandlearn #vipkidteacherswhotravel
Happy days under sunshine and salty Mediterranean air. 🌊🐙🌅🌿
Feelings are much like ocean waves, you can’t stop them, but you can choose which ones to surf. Sometimes life gets in the way and gets all fucked up , shit happens but you know what The people that are in your life and by your side supporting you are the ones that God truly wants you to keep in your life, he put them in your life for a reason. 🧘♀️🐕🐘🍍🌴🌮When there is a great disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story, it may just be the beginning of a great adventure . ~Pena Chodron. Life is short I found out this weekend lost a loved one at young age. In the end we only regret the chances we did not take. , we’re afraid of taking chances. What truly makes you happy? If you left today would you have regrets, on not taking chances and having faith that something so good is worth fighting for? Happiness is the key would you leave knowing you were happy and loved? Don’t wait too long to make that decision life is short. Believe and have faith everything always works out. In the end you write your own story. #storyoflife #oceanvibes
. Photo by @alison_gamel
And it’s not even summer yet 👀🔥
Photography quite literally means, ”writing with light”, did you know that? Do you realize that light, beyond it’s obvious helpfulness in the middle of the night when you’re trying to find the bathroom or when your headlights light up the street to guide you safely home... is warmth, is power, is a helping hand when you’re lost; light changes moods, it helps things grow. To me, writing with light, photography, whatever you want to call that which freezes time, it means all those things: it helps me grow, it shines on my strengths, it helps me when I’m lost, it writes stories for me that I don’t sometimes have the words for. Light, writing with it, and writing in general, are all an outlet for something I am not always capable of putting into dialogue. Photography is magical, it is powerful, it is emotional and it can be used by anyone in the world. From flip phone to cinema, there is no wrong way to create that which makes you truly feel something. Trust yourself, trust the process, and (this is a reminder to myself, as well) please stop comparing yourself to others. Your art is your journey and no one else’s.
*happiness comes in waves, let it*
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Come live your best life with me today, and everyday. Because let's be honest, you only get one life, so why not make it a good one? One that you really love! Am I right? So here's to a great week and an even better new year, filled with kicking. a$$ and achieving all your goals, one step at a time. What is one thing that you want to achieve this year? Let's make it happen together! ❤ #girlwiththepassport
Getting lost in the right direction 👣
Hey! My name is Madisyn, I am 22 years old and from the United States. I recently returned home after spending 6 amazing weeks in Madagascar volunteering on the Marine Conservation project.⠀
🌊 I chose the Marine Conservation program because I have a huge love for the ocean and finding new ways to leave a positive impact on it! While scuba diving plays a major role in the Marine Conservation program, there are plenty of other activities such as beach cleans, active turtle surveys, survey data entry, and my favorite, turtle watch. Who wouldn't love sitting, taking in the views from the deck, and recording all the turtles that pop up to the surface for a quick visit!⠀
🔨 I took a little break from the ocean and joined in on construction! We spent a week on the Madagascar mainland helping to build a health clinic for the local community. Once the clinic was completed we were able to celebrate it's opening with the locals! We celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, music and lots of dancing!⠀
#ivhq #ivhqtakeover #ivhqmadagascar #volunteerinmadagascar #volunteerabroad #madagascar #exploretheworld #girlswhotravelsolo #wanderlust #adventure
I was thinking about Carl Sagan these days. And Thor Heyerdahl. And Arthur C Clarke. All explorers, in their own right, wanderers of the unknown, adventurers - they were called back then.
I grew up reading about their adventures, hearing Sagan's passion for exploring the Universe, going on archaeological expeditions via Heyerdahl's books, and becoming aware that the world is filled with wonders though Clarke's mysterious foundings all around the planet and his sci-fi books.
The desire to wander, to explore, to go beyond the known valley is part of who we are as a species, they all say, each of them in their own way. And I agree. I've felt the pull of it since I can remember. Strongly, undeniably, as much a part of me as my legs.
That is why I keep on going. Beyond the fears. Beyond the doubts. Beyond the voice of reason at times...
What fuels your wanderlust?
#carlsagan #ThorHeyerdahl #arthurcclarke #wanderlust
The ENTIRE place is mine for three nights! The riad is right in the medina. A medina is a walled-in city which is laid out like a giant, confusing maze. You can totally get lost in the alleyways if you're not careful. GPS will pin your locations, but it won't necessarily get you through the medina. There are, of course, helpful "guides" but steer clear of them. Be polite and friendly, but firm with your NOs...they can be aggressive. Any time you can walk, do so. It will save you the trouble of haggling with a taxi driver. A trip of 2km should cost you no more than 30dh but they'll ask you for 200dh. Prices should be agreed upon before you get in the taxi. We should all walk more, though! #travelandlearn #womenempowerment #vipkidteacherswhotravel #girlswhotravelsolo
Count down -7 days to come back! ⏳
Non posso credere che siano giá passati tre mesi da quando tutto è iniziato... viaggiando la percezione del tempo è completamente diversa dalla vita di tutti i giorni. Sento di aver vissuto un milione di esperienze, ma allo stesso tempo di averne altrettante da vivere! 🙈
Da oggi una foto ogni giorno fino alla fine del viaggio! 📸
art therapy is good for the soul
A laugh-filled road trip through the Tuscan hills
We took a 3 hour train ride to Napoli for pizza