Seems normal. #beauty #travel #cosmetics
Hamburg, meine Perle. I miss my hometown
Is this real life? I would love to see it some day!
Lake Retba in Senegal
The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.
Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.
“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.
“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”
Stitches in stone, staircase. Piedra de Peñol in Medellín, Colombia.
649 stairs lead to the top of this 200 meter tall granite batholith
Vermont #travel (Taken with Instagram)
New York #travel (Taken with Instagram)
There might be a few photos of my traveling outfits in my “c’est moi” section but it could take forever to find them so here are some ideas!
I always go comfy! Some leggings (occasionally really soft skinny jeans), cute sweats to change into on the long haul flight with a tshirt and hoodie.
I also always wear really comfy BREATHABLE underwear.
Here is a post i made about my travel makeup essentials- http://wifelife.tumblr.com/post/18630486020
When my internet isn’t sucking i’ll make a proper travel post :)
Bath Abbey #travel (Taken with instagram)
Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today.
I am often asked how to stay on track with diet and exercise while traveling, so I thought I’d write up some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past year of serious training and clean eating! (This post will also be available in my pages)!
Eating clean can be tricky, but depending on where you’re going and your mode of travel, there are numerous ways you can keep your diet healthy.
Bring foods that don’t easily perish or are not perishable. For example:
- Healthy fats like almonds, avocado and olive oil.
- Lean proteins like canned/packet tuna, canned/packet salmon, protein powder & homemade protein bars.
- Complex carbs like oatmeal, canned legumes (preferably low sodium), canned veggies (low sodium if possible or rinse them), sweet potatoes, yams, quinoa, brown rice, apples.
You can also cook your food and freeze it.
- Separate veggies from meats.
- When you get to your destination, immediately put the food in the fridge.
- Depending on how long your trip is going to take, this can be a VERY effective way to have warm/cooked food on hand. Just remember, leaving food out for too long can cause bacteria to grow.
When at restaurants or at friends’ or families’ homes, do your best to choose healthy options.
When at family get togethers, it’s hard to turn down home-cooked meals. You don’t have to offend your host by not eating.. simply control your portions. Load up on veggies & salad. Keep the servings of meat, starches, simple carbs and fattier foods small. This way you won’t feel hungry and you also won’t feel awkward, or as though you’re offending your host. Skip the dressings if you can and either skip dessert or keep the serving small. There is nothing wrong with splurging once in awhile, but if you are trying to watch your diet, those are a few tips I recommend.
When at restaurants, there are several tips I suggest. Follow the link below for my tips on eating out at restaurants! http://muffintop-less.tumblr.com/RestaurantLandmines
Training can be done quickly and efficiently in a confined space like a hotel. There is no need for fancy equipment or hours of time to get in a great workout. Intense, tabata-style workouts are a great way to exercise while on the road (or even at home!) Here are a few links to some FABULOUS workouts!
Jamie Eason Plyometric Workout with Playing Cards:
BodyRockTv’s Youtube Channel:
Body Rock Hotel Room Workout:
No Weights Workout:
“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their ‘patriotic education.’ After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images.”