@bemytravelmuse / Kristin Addis
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@pacsafeofficial dry 25L anti-theft backpack which I'm so happy they've come out with because no other bags combine both technologies and I've been wanting to find one for so long! #SAFETRAVELS #adWould you rather be a mermaid or a unicorn? I don't want to choose, but if I had to, today I pick mermaid. Have been loving discovering new dive spots on Lombok. There are some gorgeous corals and no other divers around! Love this island. I'm sporting the new
Let’s talk about daily meditation 🧘♀️ : do you do it? I started a daily practice and stuck to it pretty well when I was in Berlin in the fall, but on the road I always seem to come up with excuses. I have to get up too early, I’m fine as-is, or I’ll feel like checking my phone instead. It helps me to do it right when I wake up, or to remember that it’s possible in any moment by just being in the now and noticing the sounds, what I’m seeing, and ignoring my mind’s endless dialogue for a moment. It doesn’t have to be somewhere beautiful, even the train works. It helps me get that extra minute or two. What helps you?
@pacsafeofficial has been with me from the beginning. I loved their theft-proof features then and I still do now! #safetravels #adI realized the other day that the law of diminishing returns doesn’t apply to sunsets. It doesn’t matter how many I’ve seen, my enthusiasm for them never wanes. Maybe it’s in the not knowing how it will unfold. It could be spectacular and freeze that moment in time. I can remember my top ten sunsets so well - the place, the feeling, the emotion. Lombok is where I experienced one of the best. Naturally I came back to see if history would repeat itself in one of my favorite spots, with one of my favorite bags, the Venturesafe X anti-theft sling pack - now in purple - one of my favorite colors 💜
Every time I land my drone without crashing it, when I learn a new trick in pole fitness class, when I choose my bike over the train, when I offer the seat next to me to someone I don’t know and they react with joy because they feel welcomed and seen, when I choose the option with more veggies, these are the things that make me feel strong 💪 what are the things that made you feel a little more badass this week?
After nearly six years of perpetual movement, thousands of sunrises and sunsets, some solo and some with souls met along the journey, which are the best places I’ve ever been from Asia to Africa, South America, and spaces in between? Click the link in my bio for the top 10, and please, tell me your favorites here. I love adding to the ever-growing list.
This is the day I reached a new height. I embarked on a solo 4 day backpacking hike at over 4K meters without a guide or anyone but me. I worried it might be stupid or that I couldn’t do it, but I surprised myself and climbed that pass without struggle. Certainly there are some days when I’m not this girl. When I just want to pull the covers over my head and pretend I’m invisible. I know that for everyone, each day can feel like waging a battle or playing a joyful game, or sometimes both at the same time. What takes immense courage from one person may seem easy to another and we each have our own personal journeys and limits. One thing I do know is that the universe answers to courage. What once seemed impossible can become your new norm, like traveling alone, hiking in the wilderness unassisted, or even just opening your front door and stepping into the light when you really don’t want to. What did you think you could never do, only to surprise yourself? Nothing is too small!