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The Yoga Culture: Should You Plan a Trip to Nusa Penida? Spontaneous vs. Planned

The Yoga Culture: Should You Plan a Trip to Nusa Penida? Spontaneous vs. Planned

Sometimes travel really does need planning ahead of time and putting in a little bit of extra time researching your destinations to make the memorable adventures seem as seamless, safe, and dreamlike as they really are. Here are some tips when planning a trip to Nusa Penida, including the Kelingling Beach hike and most importantly… HELMETS!

Adventure Movies to Get You Outside and Inspired

Adventure Movies to Get You Outside and Inspired

Looking for a perfect date night adventure movie? When I am not able to get outdoors, or stuck inside with a cold, I try to find something to watch that will keep my wanderlust and inspiration alive. Here are some of my favorite movies to watch cuddled up at home while you are waiting for your next adventure!

Maria’s Go-To Healthy Spots to Eat on the North Shore: Food Truck Central

Maria’s Go-To Healthy Spots to Eat on the North Shore: Food Truck Central

Here are three of the best healthy spots to eat on the North Shore. Food trucks, coconut bullet coffee, papaya bowls, açaí bowls, and more! The Sunrise Shack is seriously incredible. All of the fruit and food there is super fresh and mostly everything is vegan—makes for a happy girl. Haliewa Bowls is an Acai Wonderland. It’s hard to decide when you get there what you want to try, but know this: everything is tasty!

The Lovely Audree + Nick

 

When it comes to weddings, nothing is better than getting to help decorate and sneaking in some fun shooting while relieving some of your friends' stress. Back in October, I got the pleasure of going to Nick and Audree's wedding at the Curtis Hotel, in Denver, CO. It was such a beautiful event. I'll have a little place in my heart for this city forever.

Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO
Nick + Audree, The Curtis Hotel Denver CO

Also, if you want to see me go crazy to catch Audree's bouquet, check out this amazing videography work done by none other than Tanner Dunn. Go check out the rest of his work on his website!

 

Montana Road trip: Olloclip adventures

This weekend was purely brilliant and I am still in a daze from it. I packed completely wrong and slept most of the car ride, while the boys jammed to heavy metal and rock music. (I'm a very heavy sleeper.) Nevertheless here are some great photos on the drive up there. We stopped quite a few times to take some photos. (Okay, maybe more than a few) I also got to try out my new Olloclip, which is so neat! It's a lens you attach to your iphone to take fisheye, macro, and wide angle shots. Really highlights the beautiful camera power that Apple has designed. Here is a photo of me using it:

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And here are some shots I liked:

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Our next stop was near spokane area, right off the highway the sun was going down and we found brilliant shadows created by the trees. These are some of my favorite shots, ever.

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This is my glamorous friend, Nick.

I'll post our adventures that we had when we got to Montana later on. In the meantime I am still trying to locate all my essentials that got lost in Pete (the rabbit) on the car ride back home. This was after as we were leaving. Pretty huh?

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Mount Pilchuck Jeep Adventure

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Spur of the moment, "lets go on an adventure" with three of my friends. Blasting Blink 182, uplifting dirt and exploring the good old PNW.

My cute bestie and her guy!

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I no longer have the video file, but this video I posted on this day never fails to take away my stress, I revisit it all the time. http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/499564507990920868_198208138

Finished up the evening with a large dinner at an unknown mexican restauruant with a gay waiter who bought my friends boyfriend a margarita.