It’s the first day of Spring and I couldn’t be happier. Saying I was over winter was an understatement. Also skirts may be my new thing this spring/summer thanks to my obsession with this one from @urbanoutfitters 💃🏻
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Not really sure what I’m doing with my hands, & also not really sure what I’m doing with my life, but pretty damn happy with how it’s turning out so far 😋
Three years ago, I came upon this lovely little town and the most beautiful cathedral. Cobh, Ireland was an unexpected jewel on my road trip across Ireland. Did you know that this town was the last port of call for the Titanic?
This is from my last morning in Gallon Jug, Belize, and the sun is rising over the jungle. The black shape next to me is the sweet school pup, Sully. You can get a good idea of the area that the community was in - a big clearing in the middle of a jungle reserve that was owned by an agroindustrial company. The field in the back had cattle who grazed on the land and you could hear howler monkeys screeching like dinosaurs at night- weird at first, but weirdly comforting by the end. You might be wondering how a girl from Upstate NY ended up here— the first post is up and it explains everything 😉 (link in bio)
In recognition of International Women's Day, SriLankan Airlines operated its first all-female crew flight from Colombo to Singapore and return. The flight was piloted by Captain Simran Ghumman , First Officer Maneesha Nambuge accompanied by purser Miranda Rodrigo and the cabin crew - Lakmini, Sumudu, Onella, Shehani, and Dushmanthi.
We are so proud of these beautiful ladies! ❤
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AT Day 4 - We stayed at Jarrard Gap and spent our evening telling stories around the fire 🔥 After a good night of sleep we wake up at 6am and have the opportunity to watch the sunrise which was beautiful!
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Today is the first day of spring and the sunshine even made an appearance ☀️🌷🌻 Summer days of BBQs, beer gardens and beach trips are so close I could literally smell it in the air tonight.
Officially finished my trek on the EBC! It has been an incredible 11 days. And with all that time to think, I wanted to share one recurring thought I had on the trail:
When I said I wanted to do my first solo trek last year, I got all of the well-intentioned responses you would expect: messages of concern, frantic suggestions for guides to hire, statistics of fatalities on the trail, and then some. Beyond a fear of exposure to the elements, I've found there's an ever-present fear of the evil men one might encounter on the trail. Ultimately, the conclusion is always the same: women shouldn't trek alone.
The problem with this narrative is that it can make the world feel pretty terrifying. It causes women to miss out on the awe-inspiring experiences and countless opportunities for personal growth that solo trekking can offer. Experiences that men have free, unbridled access to.
And, trust me, there is so much women can gain from solo trekking: the confidence that comes from reaching your destination on your own, and the strength you build to get there. The independence of going anywhere you can point to on a map, and the freedom of time being dictated only by the sun and your stomach. You gain friendships, cultural experiences, time for introspection and much-needed silence...hell, there's even business networking opportunities on the trail. Above all, there's nothing more liberating than knowing your feet can take you wherever you want to go, and that everything you could ever need is right there in your 10 kg pack. It is a life-altering experience. One that every woman should have access to.
So let me just say this: women can and should experience nature on their own, whether it is locally or abroad.
I have always felt completely safe as a female solo trekker on popular routes like the EBC. All you need is the right gear (sup, @rei ) and a firm understanding of AMS symptoms/prevention. And know that "solo" doesn't have to mean completely alone... inevitably you'll make trail friends along the way. The trekking community is always welcoming.
And if you don't know where to start, know you always have an ally in me. 💚
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“The streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you, now you’re in New York...”🍎🗽