Craters of the Moon.

18 Dec

Originally posted on :

DSC_0256_2In the North island of New Zealand, we visited Craters of the Moon in the city of Taupo. It was a 45 minute walk that showed off all of the thermal activity including bubbling craters and steam vents. You could hear the water under the Earth bubbling which in turn created all of the steam. It was unreal, like something out of Jurassic Park. They call it “Gollum’s Lair” in our guide book which isn’t exactly accurate (as they didn’t film that there) but it was fun to think that he lived there.

DSC_0283_2(The steam was huge and went high into the sky)

DSC_0301_2(Just take a look at all of this thermal activity!)

DSC_0325_2(Bryan and I walked into the steam and my sunglasses got all fogged up and blinded me. It was fun!)

DSC_0332_2(Each of those small holes created a ton of steam and were pretty loud as well)

DSC_0330_2

Just…

View original 14 more words

Kupres.

17 Dec

justalittlebrit:

A must see!

Originally posted on :

IMG_0872

I realized I hadn’t finished sharing all of my photos from Bosnia and I really want everyone to see how beautiful it is.  Definitely worth a visit even if you aren’t an avid horse rider because there are many other things to do.  Every day was fun to wake up and look out the window because the weather was changing so fast.

IMG_0902

IMG_0913The horses coming in for the night.

IMG_0888
The cabins!

IMG_0885
Fred overseeing the horses going out in the morning.

IMG_1628
The beautiful mountain colors.

IMG_0871
Morning fog.

IMG_0965
The babies!

IMG_1201Petra and Fred.

IMG_0893
Hanne at the barn :)

IMG_0897
Barn chickens.

DSCF9226
Fred laying in the snow.

IMG_1251
Snow cover!

IMG_1252
Gorgeous snowy covered Kupres!

Kupres is a short 3 hr drive from Split, Croatia.  You get the best of both worlds by flying into Split because you arrive near the ocean and end up in the mountains in Kupres.

View original

Milford Sound.

15 Dec

justalittlebrit:

How is this real?!? Another bucket list place to see 😍

Originally posted on :

DSC_1002WARNING: This is real life. In the South Island of New Zealand sits a fjord which was created by glacier erosion. We glided through the water surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. I have never seen anything as magnificent as Milford Sound, and I imagine I won’t ever again. If you get a chance, I highly recommend seeing this, it is absolutely stunning.

DSC_0857(Part of our drive to Milford Sound)

DSC_0868(A rushing waterfall under the highway we were driving on)

DSC_0880(Still, just our drive to Milford Sound)

DSC_0898(Took a pit stop to take a photo)

DSC_0904(Your first view once you are on the boat is of this gigantic waterfall which supplies the majority of the tiny town’s power)

DSC_0916(We were lucky to be there on such a cold day, the fog created a majestic view)

DSC_1040(A waterfall behind me)

DSC_0919(A few hundred meters away from the first waterfall, it still looks…

View original 59 more words

Fakin’ It: Cookie Style

14 Dec

Originally posted on :

SMK_987796A_88862002_GingBrdMix_Ctn_R2_OLWe love cookies! We love to eat cookies! We love to eat holiday cookies even more! There are those special people who kill it when it comes to baking things from scratch, Brittany is one of those people. However, when she arrived at my house with a box of gingerbread cookie mix and said, “screw it, let’s use this box instead” I wiped the sweat from my brow because gingerbread cookies are the hardest to make! I tried once and it took 6 hours and they didn’t even taste good. But this box, this box is magic. All you do is add water and egg and heat those bad boys up in the oven for 8 minutes! It only took us 6 to eat them all up too!

DSC_0370(We grabbed some mint M&M’s and topped the warm cookies)

DSC_0379(And we force fed them to each other too)

DSC_0382(Nom!)

This cookie…

View original 12 more words

Sail Away to Whitehaven.

12 Dec

justalittlebrit:

Just added this to my places I need to see list. BEAUTIFUL!

Originally posted on :

10620163_814025968653568_8993737879314789562_oWe stayed on a catamaran for a few days in the Whitsunday Island chain (north of Sydney). We swam, paddle boarded, kayaked, and snorkeled our way through. It was such a relaxing few days, I enjoyed every bit of it!

DSC_0368(Life is hard on a catamaran! I spent a lot of my time reading on  the front of the boat)

1799025_814025675320264_698389114056329675_o(I’m off in the distance, paddling through the warmest water you have ever felt)

10818239_814029995319832_2592679323144212744_o(We had plenty of fishy friends who stopped by to say hello)

1493290_814028818653283_4703696648773467602_o(We stopped and swam with the stingrays at the famous Whitehaven Beach. The sand was unbelievably soft and white)

DSC_0376(We saw the most beautiful sunsets)

DSC_0412

DSC_0386

DSC_0468(Trying to keep your hair tame at sea is virtually impossible)

DSC_0390(Sunset light reflecting off of rope tied to our anchor)

DSC_0518(By the end of the trip, I was completely freckled)

I have an underwater camera that I need…

View original 25 more words

The Ultimate Rain Boots.

11 Dec

justalittlebrit:

Love sorels!

Originally posted on :

DSC_0796Before I left for my trip I picked up a pair of these awesome Sorel rain boots. I am crazy about combat style boots, if I could live in a shoe it would be a combat boot. So, you can imagine it was love at first sight. I wore them all throughout New Zealand as it was unseasonably cold. I can’t recommend these boots more, they are so comfortable and completely waterproof.

DSC_0835(I love the subtle wedge)

DSC_0808

DSC_0829(Queenstown, New Zealand. It was a pretty chilly day but these boots kept my feet cozy)

DSC_0824(Water just trickles off the boots)

FullSizeRender(Awesome photographer credit: B. Gould)

 There is an intense storm hitting San Francisco as we speak but it looks like I am prepared!

View original

From Coogee to Bondi.

10 Dec

Originally posted on :

DSC_0002Before leaving for Sydney, my Australian friends and travelers told us the one thing we needed to do was the walk from Coogee to Bondi beach. It ended up being one of our best days there!

DSC_0016(Our starting point- Coogee Beach)

DSC_0034(We walked along the coast and saw some beautiful homes as well as these cool mosaic stairs – reminiscent of San Francisco)

DSC_0057(The waves were pretty high that day which was super refreshing as the temperature hit to around 90 degrees!)

DSC_0067(This was a cool find- a very old cemetery along the water)

DSC_0089(I found this oddly cool- a swimming club on the beach. Hmm)

DSC_0091(We made it to the famous Bondi Beach! This area is a lot like San Diego, people running around in bikinis and ice cream for days)

The water was too cold for me to brave but the scenery was spectacular!

View original

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 720 other followers