We’ve saved the best for last. The granddaddy of all camps, Singita Sasakwa should be the last item on your Tanzania itinerary. Not only are the game drives on the Grumeti Reserves incredible, but the activities at Singita Sasakwa are second to none… visit the local community (and grab a beer at the town’s watering hole), go stargazing at night, play a few rounds of tennis, or go hot air ballooning over the reserve to take Tanzania in from a new angle. @singita_
Wrapping the weekend up at this magical note, thank you for this @jessrachelsharp 💓 Always know that there is no such thing as failure, there are only lessons to learn. You live for yourself, not for others, and it’s nobody’s place to bring you down, including your mind! Practice allowing good things to happen. Go by what raises your vibrations, and remember that your True Self always knows. Let’s have a wonderful week 🕊
“My happiest moment was when I first became a time traveler. In 2016, I got to visit Paris for the first time with my girlfriend, Nataliya. It was such an adventure! We even got bumped up to first class! We went straight from the airport to the hotel, dropped our bags and headed out to explore the city. When we got to the Arc de Triomphe, I was stunned. Engraved on this national monument in France was the name of the tiny town in Holland where my grandmother was born. I knew it would be there, my Mom had told me all about it, but I hadn’t realized how it would make me feel. A flood of memories came back to me. Stories that my family members had told me about their own trips to Paris. My Mom peering over the edge of the Eiffel tower at 12, my sister hiding from a rain storm in a café on the Champs-Élysées and having the best soup of her life, my grandparents dancing the night away and drinking fancy French wine on the Seine in 1959. I felt connected to everyone I love. It literally felt as if time was stripped away in that moment and everything was now. All the stories were interconnecting, all because I was in the place where they happened, and it was the warmest feeling. It was as if I could have just turned my gaze to the left, I’d have seen my sister coming out of that café, or my Mom skipping down the street holding her baby brother’s hand.
You don’t always get to experience things the way you want to. I would love to have been there with my Oma (grandmother), would love to have known her as an adult. But she’s still there. The shared history and experiences interconnect us, regardless of time. Echoes of the people we love.
Part of this happy moment was the bonding experience with Nataliya. Hearing all her stories, as well. It was not just our happy moment it but the happy moments of the people we’re close to. We were learning about each other and the people who matter in our lives.
All while sitting in a chintzy hotel room in Paris later that night, trying to recreate the cocktails from our first class flight with cheap booze and apple cider.”
Day 50: Adam, 30, NYC
Life is not a zero sum game. In order for you to succeed, that doesn't mean that somebody else has to fail, nor vice versa. We spend far too much time looking to see how we size up against other people. That time would be better spent pursuing our relationship with God and loving others with our whole hearts.
Spent the weekend in MN with freezing hands and a warm heart celebrating my maternal grandmother’s life with my entire extended family. It’s been a tough few months over here, losing grandparents on both sides of the family within a few weeks of each other. It’s especially hard that we are all spread out- Seattle, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Naples.
But the hours of travel and time change mean absolutely nothing when the end result is that I get to spend time celebrating the people who were fundamental in who I am, with the only other people in the world who could possibly understand what these losses feel like. Maybe I’m biased, but I truly believe I was blessed with the best family in the world, with love, support, and so many important life lessons on every side. All of my grandparents were living legends, larger than life and an absolute blessing to anyone lucky enough to know them. If you still have grandparents, I would encourage you to call them this week; despite weekly phone calls and multiple cross country visits per year, I would give anything for just one more. Wishing you all the love and warmth we got to feel this weekend, from my family to yours. 💗 📍 @bachelorfarmer, Minneapolis MN ☕️ #partylizard by @stovetoproasters
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how as children, we tend to ‘normalize’ and blend in to stay under the radar. There’s this grand concern of what’s cool and rather than be who we are, we push the pieces of ourselves that others might question beneath the surface. The thing is, the world doesn’t need more people that do the “cool” thing but people that are passionate and being completely & wholeheartedly themselves. So kick your legs in the air! Be whoever you want to be! Do whatever you want! No one really even cares!
Draped in velvet, and warmed by the fire, she thinks to herself as she lightly dabs her fragrance against your wrists and brings it to her nose...'I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night...'⠀
Last time I went to Fushimi Inari it was summer and about 9 or 10 in the morning and it was so unbelievably crowded (Mona-Lisa-at-the-Louvre-crowded), it was impossible to take photos without people in them. The Internet always says "you gotta go at certain times and just walk a little bit further out". Ok, this time I went right after sunrise and it wasn't as crowded, but it was sure as hell not empty. It is a beautiful place, but the amount of people ruins the "serene temple" experience. To take this photo I went about half of the way of the hike up, waited for about 5 minutes to get an empty view and had about 10 seconds to take the picture before someone walked into the frame...
a lesson i’ve been learnin’ and turnin’ around in ma brain: only you can introduce the world to that which occupies your thoughts and motivates your soul by working to make it a reality, whatever that process looks like 🤙🏼
I’m super excited for this upcoming week! My birthday is this Tuesday (November 20th) and then Thanksgiving is this Thursday.... basically all I can say is, my body isn’t ready for all this food I’m about to have. 🥓🥞🍕🎂🦃🥔🥐