Frommer’s says: “The summer capital of Spain, San Sebastián harbors no pretense; this beautiful Basque resort simply wants you to indulge in its two favorite hedonistic pursuits. By day, bask in the sun along majestic La Concha, a luxurious, sparkling crescent of beachscape carpeting the city's harbor along the Bay of Biscay. By night, the delights are epicurean: No city other than Paris comes close to the number of top-caliber restaurants, but the true culinary fireworks may be found in the seemingly endless spread of modest pintxos (local tapas) bars.” For more travel love, visit Frommers.com. 📸 Credit: @asilgirl6
🍷 My dearest Kaylita! I took this photo for you months ago, long before I even knew you would come to adventure with me in the future. You gave me this mantra when I needed it most and it helped me more than you can imagine.
I know I mentioned it once, but something that has really stuck with me through this whole trip is that I am ecstatic to have a friend I am SO proud of. I look at you and I see you beaming with desire to GROW and learn and adventure. We all know these things are not easy, and your willingness to tackle them with a (slightly nervous) smile is so inspiring.
I had the best time with you. I cannot properly express to anyone
how freakin well we balanced each other on this trip. I am so grateful that you came to Central America to adventure with me, and like I’ve said a thousand times, you are always welcome to crash whatever shenanigans I find myself it. Te extraño mucho!
Landscape arch is the longest natural arch of the #archesnationalpark in #utah
It was in the northern part of the park in the area known as Devil's Garden.
What's your favorite national park around the World?
One of my favourite restaurants in London, the Rib Room at @jumeirahct is on the blog #travelsideofstyle
We visited on a Friday evening but our next visit will be on a Sunday for their roast as the experience sounds like the making of a perfect Sunday.
They offer you a Red Snapper cocktail on arrival followed by offering a complimentry ride home in their mini clubman.
http://liketk.it/2vusk #liketkit @liketoknow.it
D R E A M E R S ✨ D I S E A S E
Using today as a day to organize and declutter my life. Honestly, it’ll probably take much more than a day, but at least I’m starting somewhere. Anyone else dreaming of a minimalist life but just have way too much stuff? 😅 Wish me luck!
On a more exciting note - 7 more days till I’m out ✌🏻
**About**🤪 halfway between Auckland and Wellington, NZ, is the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal system. A leisurely 2hr walk takes you through amazing scenery... •
Pic 1 - Marble Terrace and Iodine Pool - Silica rich waters from the hot spring have built these variegated colored buttresses over time. Primary minerals causing the colors are antimony, molybdenum, arsenic and tungsten. •
Pic 2 - Inferno Crater Lake - this trumpet shaped lake rises, overflows it’s primary crater, fills an overflow area and then recedes in a rhythmic way every several weeks. It’s depth varies from 72 to 98ft with a cozy temp of 176*F and pH of 2.1. The highly acidic nature of the water accounts for the lack of algae and the silica content for the white lining of the pool - both contribute to the signature pale blue color of the water. •
Pic 3 - Frying Pan Lake - Not actually a lake at all, but the largest hot spring in the world. The surface of the water is only about 131*F and only 20ft lower, it’s boiling (>212*F). The carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide gasses account for the ‘steam’ seen coming off the water. The pH here averages 3.8 even though it’s also fed by hot springs and vents that carry alkaline input of 8.2-8.7. •
There’s an interesting, and inverse, relationship between Frying Pan Lake and Inferno Crater. Every 38 days there is an oscillation where one fills and is significantly more active in its outflow and temperature while the other reduces. •
Pic 4 - Lake Rotomahana - 2,000 acre lake is the newest formed (1886 eruption that created the entire valley) and deepest lake in the north island. A protected wildlife refuge, it’s host to a large flock of native New Zealand black swans, pukekos and other birds.
with gratitude and respect, for the planet that sustains us, tolerates us, and inspires us. -C.A. 🌍we all enjoy the life of convenience, but even the smallest changes will make a world of difference. Acknowledge, celebrate, and take action. She’s the only one we have. Apathy is not an option. #EarthDay 🌍