My fav color is October 🧡 so ready for sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything ( sadly I don't like pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pies 🤦) that's chai in my hand 😅.. Do you like PSL ?? #fallfoliage#fallcolors
Топ моих любимых getaway cabins в штате Вашингтон или где остановиться, если вы хотите провести уикенд в особенном месте вдали от цивилизации? 🏠
В рамках серии постов я поделюсь своим списком “must stay”, куда вошли самые аутентичные Airbnb штата. Это будут подборки для национальных парков Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic и в целом места для ночлега по штату.
Сегодня начну с подборки у горнолыжного курорта Stevens Pass, ведь уже совсем скоро откроется горнолыжный сезон 👌🏻Так что вот мой топ-5 аутентичных домиков:
🏡 Foss Haus / 4 гостя, 2 спальни, 2 двуспальные кровати и 1 софа / $150-205 за ночь
🏡 Tye Haus / 4 гостя, 1 спальня, 2 двуспальные кровати и 1 софа / $220-250 за ночь
🏡 Sky Haus / 4 гостя, 1 спальня, 1 двуспальная и 3 односпальных кровати / $220-275 за ночь
Все три варианта классные, но имеют один минус — они все пользуются дикой популярностью и бронь сделать не так просто. Но если вы планируете поездку в штат Вашингтон задолго (хотя бы месяца за 3-4), то у вас есть отличные шансы снять что-то из этого.
🏡 A-BBC’s frame just minutes to ski area & hikes w hot tub, spacious yard / 4 гостя, 1 спальня, 2 двуспальные кровати / $139-258
🏡 Mountain Play Chalet / 4 гостя, 1 спальня, 1 двуспальная и 2 односпальные кровати / $139-165
Как вы понимаете, указанная здесь цена — не финальная, в нее не входит cleaning fee, service fee и occupancy taxes. Также некоторые дома можно забронировать только от двух ночей и более. Небольшая рекомендация: по возможности старайтесь делать брони на будние дни, т.к. на выходные ценник по понятным причинам резко подскакивает.
Для удобства открытия ссылок как всегда переходите на сайт в шапке профиля 😉
To think I was going to stay home to clean my house & miss my gal's excitement over golden hour... We didn't receive the anticipated sunset that we spent the afternoon waiting for but it was still a beauty! Also made a strange bearded friend that quickly got annoyed that he couldn't show us secret spots that Alicia hadn't already discovered 😅 📸 @aliciashreeve
“The big value of wilderness travel is we're dipping our toes into that landscape from which we evolved, back to a time when our lives and even our spirituality were guided by weather, the animals, the plants, the seasons and the tides.” - John Clarke
I love how the rocks allow you to connect from lake to lake. This is what Fall would have looked like up here without the snow 😎 When I find areas like this that stimulate my senses I get into the overflow of joy zone!
In switching jobs this summer, I’ve been working more days a week than I ever have as a nurse over the course of the last 6 years. It’s been a little bit of a transition for me.. The trade off is I’m drastically less stressed and have a better work life balance, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss my old co-workers and the numerous days off for adventures. It takes a little more planning and hoping to get lucky with weather when we finally have the time to get out + today couldn’t have been more perfect 🥰
// Oh, October, you’re my forever favorite. Until I can pictorially and verbally express the first week of my third decade on earth, here is a photo from October 2018!
I’m feeling ALL THE FEELS. Last week, I had the BEST weekend in New York. I saw all my closest family and friends in celebration of my 30th and my Nonno’s 85th birthday. I was struck by feelings of gratitude, nostalgia, and love. When I got back to Washington state and my apartment, I definitely felt sad. Really sad. I missed my friends and family. I still do, and always have, every day. I have a big Italian & Irish Family. We’re loud, we have our problems, but wow are we full of love and fun. I laughed so hard, cried from my heart, and spent simple quality time with the people who mean so much to me. From bonfires to movie nights, time was well spent yet too brief.
I’m holding onto this hug around my heart from loved ones as I continue moving forward through faith and self-exploration. I keep curiosity about my life’s big picture and move through hard thoughts & emotions. My heart continues striving for connection to the world and the people in my life who are deeply meaningful. Truly, I am incredibly grateful to feel SO MUCH LOVE all over the world.
To those of you who I saw in New York last weekend, I hope you know how much you mean to me. Thank you for being my rocks, my constants, and my biggest supporters. You inspire me and I can’t wait to see you again.
When I first started hiking I didn’t know that there are rules to follow and etiquettes to practice.
As going outdoors has become more popular, there are instances that hikers encounter wild life. Four years ago, I am not aware that feeding a bird doesn’t help them at all. And as I hike more with different people, it helped me become more aware of what to do and what not to do in the backcountry. I am still pretty new to hiking and backpacking but every hike I do, it teaches me different lessons and aspects of enjoying the outdoors without destroying it.
I’ve seen some photos posted in social media that some people are proudly feeding animals they encounter while hiking. It breaks my heart seeing those photos.
Please DO NOT feed wild animals.
Regarding this photo, we did not try to lure the birds with nuts. The birds just landed on us, as a result of other people feeding them. It is sad knowing that these tiny amazing creatures see humans as a source of food. Yes, having a photo of a bird on our hand is pretty amazing but the long term effect of feeding them, is not good for them at all and also for us. It’s not just for photos and clicks on social media, lets be aware of the impact we bring to nature when we visit and enjoy them.
This is an issue that need to be addressed more often but mostly forgotten. #impromptu#justsaying#naturelovers#hike#washingtonhikersandclimbers#pnw#herpnwlife#pnwonderland#pnwoutdoorwomen#womenwhoexplorewashington#womenwhohike#optoutside#explorewashington
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Senior photos by my Viking
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So thankful to call these hooligans family. Here’s a old photo from our camping trip this summer because we spent our first thanksgiving all together and I didn’t take a single photo. 🍁🦃
Sunrises and coffee here ❤️☀️☕️
“Ya know it's funny, what's happening to us. Our lives have become digital. Our friends, now virtual. And, anything you could ever wanna know is just a click away. Experiencing the world through second hand information isn't enough.”
- Travis Rice
Was so nice to spend 4 days disconnecting in the Grand Canyon, camping creekside and hiking to new falls every day. .
T H A N K F U L for these opportunities, these views, this province and these gorgeous mountains. 🧡Thankful for him and all the amazing people who have come into my life this past year and who have shared so many unforgettable adventures with me. 🧡Thankful for all of the love and support I have back home with all my awesome friends and family. 🧡Thankful for where I am now, for what I have in this moment and for what’s to come in the near future. So insanely thankful. 🧡☺️
Yesterday we got a 10 mile hike in at one of our favorite places in the state and it was beautiful! Perfect day for it since it was cloudy so we weren't dying from heat since all those trails are so exposed. It wasn't too cold either! We were spoiled with amazing eerie views, cool ridgelines, and tons of vibrant colorful wildflowers! We were the closest we've ever been to Mt. St. Helens and wished she would have popped out from behind the clouds so we could see our 4th different view of her but it wasn't in the cards. Just the base of her wanted to peek out lol. Still was super cool walking through all kinds of different landscapes and even little lava rock fields where it was hard to find the trail sometimes. We took a 3 mile junction to Loowit Falls but there were washouts and the trail was very narrow/slippery and we kept losing it so we decided to bail out. We'll be back for Loowit Falls though and have already found a couple different ways to get there! All in all it was a much needed day in the outdoors after 2 weeks off of hiking!
Welp. I got my space heater, humidifier, sunrise alarm and “happy” lamp out today. Which means... I’m as ready for fall as I’m ever gonna be. 😑😭
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Last weekend we were on the hunt for fall colors but found winter wonderland instead.❄️ Too soon? I think so.
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I loved these peaks with the contrast of the fall colors 😍
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BACKCOUNTRY SKINCARE TIP! #HeritageStorePartner
I’ve mentioned how I bring skincare with me on backpacking trips before, but I’ve never really gone into detail about what that entails. It’s actually pretty simple… Rosewater. I began using rosewater on my skin about two years ago and it quickly became my favorite and most important step in my skincare routine, even in the backcountry.
Rosewater has a whole slew of benefits, but what I love the most is that it soothes, hydrates and balances skin. I use it every single day, several times a day.
A couple ways you can use it in the backcountry, 1) Pick up @heritagestorenaturals Rosewater (they have a 2oz travel size too). I like to bring a cotton pad and spray directly on the pad until it’s saturated, and then swipe all over my face and neck. 2) Another method would be to pre-saturate the cotton rounds at home, place them in a plastic baggy and use as needed. Sometimes I’ll even add a couple drops of coconut or olive oil to it for added cleansing and moisturizing.
It’s SUPER easy. #HeritageStore Rosewater is a simple, minimal ingredient, clean product that can be used anytime, anywhere - even over makeup… and it’s cruelty free! You can locate it at natural health food stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and you can also find it at Target & Ulta!
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I’m at Rainier today so here is a picture from the last time I was here 😍 Last week lol
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Another stunning fall hike added to my list.🍁
It was a beautiful, sunny morning and I was lucky enough to capture this season’s fall colors before the mountains get snowed in again.
If you’d like to know where this is, click the link in my bio!
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Rainier was my first Love when I moved to Washington.