Rosemary

Rosemary

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I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list ~ so far 50 countries 📱, 📷Nikon & Go Pro pics by me.
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I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads. It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel. Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See Okay first one of my favorite books I have read in the past few years ~ some of the finest writing I've come across with a captivating story. And second, I do love me some mountains but I'm really an outdoors person so not surprised to find the siren of the sea calling to me now...luckily there's a fix coming up very soon. Anyone feel the same? (Book or ocean calling?)

23 Hours ago
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I was sitting in the Bangkok airport ~ getting ready to board a flight to Krabi when I impulsively decided that I had to go to Petra. I ended up canceling the rest of my plans and flights in SouthEast Asia and headed to the Middle East. And Petra ~ I was there right when it opened ~ watching the sunrise as I walked through the Siq in solitude. The Treasury ~ you may recognize it from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade ~ that and National Geographic developed my desire to see this place in person. And a lot of airline points helped get me here....

4 Days ago
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A sense of mystique, wonder looms over this place - my second 7new wonder that I have seen. Have you been here? Did you also feel this? . . . . wanderlust travelblogger travelgram photography

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The first of the New 7 Wonders of the World that I have visited. The Great Wall of China ~ it's such an immense structure. Awe inspiring indeed ~ the amount of foresight, engineering, man power that went into creating, maintaining and manning this massive structure is crazy when you think about it. The snowfall was fortuitous in that we saw one of the most popular sections of the wall with only our small group. Only when we were headed back did we start to see other people...not to mention it made me even more awestruck. I was slipping and sliding in modern day sneakers ~ made me wonder how the workers and guards dealt with the snow so long ago....

9 Days ago
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So many reasons I love sunrises... I love watching the sky slowly light up and then have this explosion of colors ~ I like starting my mornings when only a few others are up ~ getting to experience places before they're really crowded or hectic ~ and the list goes on and on. Do you find yourself a morning person?

18 Days ago
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I have learned to enjoy the journey ~ that it's not just about getting from point A to point B but only within the last few years while solo traveling. It did help that I started in South America ~ I'm forever a window seat and mountains person and getting to enjoy views of the Andes like this...

27 Days ago
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Okay so new year, new post (FINALLY I know)👇👇👇👇👇 http://beautif autifullifebeautifulworld.com/ .com/2018/01/23/life-love-the- -the-pursuit-of-travel-hacking the view from my EVA Royal Laurel (business class) flight that I booked with miles. Sometimes the best thing in life are (nearly) free 😎🍾🥂✈️

33 Days ago
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"Travel not to find yourself but to remember who you've been all along" ~ unknown

38 Days ago
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Does anyone else get super excited when they read a book or watch a movie/TV show and you've been to that locale? I just finished reading Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan and it's partly centered in Milan, Italy. For me that city is represented bythe Duomo and La Scala ~ one of the most beautiful buildings that I have ever seen and really quite incredible that it wasn't destroyed during World War II and this picture does not do it justice I know. And I love music of all type including opera ~ one of my biggest mistakes traveling was when I only gave myself one night in Milan and it happened to be one of the few nights in the year there wasn't a show ~ but it's nice to have a reason to go back...and the book reminded me of all the other places in Northern Italy I have to go Any books/shows bring these feelings up for you lately ~ for which place in the world?

49 Days ago
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I love when the sun rises ever so softly and colors all the sky ~ watching the mountains turn pink and the sky slowly lights up. And watching the moon set into the Rockies...it's really beautiful and sets the mood for the rest of my day. Happy FriYay and 2018 everyone 😘

51 Days ago
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I've been thinking a lot about the newest Star Wars film...the idea of light vs dark ~ good vs evil and how we so often put things into dichotomies...but how life is so much more complicated and nuanced ~ that it's less black and white and mainly grey. How being human can mean making both good and bad choices and sometimes not being the best version of themselves and maybe the most human thing of all is that search for connection ~ because it means that we belong? Maybe it's because as I've gotten older that I've mellowed in my need to label everything at least as opposites or even more likely is that with all my travels, I've learned to appreciate the complexity of humans and places and my relationship to them ~ a great example is Jordan. There was definitely highlights like Petra and low points like the harassment but I would still go back

67 Days ago
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If you're daunted by the prospect of change because it seems so overwhelming ~ take the case of Colombia and Medellin specifically as an incredible example of being able to overcome your past. So ~ many of you are thinking of Narcos right now, aren't you? Well Pablo Escobar is long gone and the city of eternal spring looks forward not backward. I think that humans are way more resilient than we give ourselves credit for and you are as well. Being brave isn't the absence of fear but taking action anyway ~ take one step and go from there. And surround yourself with people that will help and support you...life isn't what happens to you but what you make of it. So be brave, be strong, be confident to live and love the life that you are meant to ~ with no regrets. With love and light ❤️Rosemary (If you wanna read more about my time there: http://beautifullifebeautifulw ifulworld.com/2015/10/31/life- life-love-the-pursuit-of-new-b

81 Days ago
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Life moves fast....in the end, most of what we spend out time worrying about won't matter. So make the most of what you have now. Take the chance to be happy ~ take the opportunity to forgive and forget ~ take criticism and use it however necessary or disregard ~ take compliments with grace...give yourself a break ~ give time and love to those you love ~ give people the benefit of the doubt ~ give in to your desires ~ don't forget to dance as if no one is looking ~ live and love fully. PS thoughts on the pic in black and white vs color? It's a change of pace for sure...

83 Days ago
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Have you ever noticed that when you travel ~ how quickly you can become close friends with someone? Maybe it's because you're willing to be more open or maybe because you're putting superficialities aside that normally get in the way or maybe you allow your guard to come down a bit more...I always talk about how travel isn't just the places I see or the experiences I have but the people I meet and befriend. Yes I am super outgoing but I love how travel, especially solo travel, forces you to get out and meet people. And I have made so, so many good friends that I still stay in touch with during my travels and my travels and life were/is better for having them in my life. So here's something "radical", I suggest that you try to be this way at home as well...I'm not saying that you have to like everyone because you won't and that's okay as well. You should treat everyone with respect but that doesn't mean you have to be friends but if you're open in the same way as when you're traveling ~ your life can be enriched in the same way...people can surprise you in the most beautiful ways.

86 Days ago
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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. St Augustine of Hippo So travel and reading are two huge passions for me and are very similar in that sometimes it's a way to escape, sometimes to discover new places and cultures, sometimes to challenge myself or my beliefs or to have me face my fears, or to gain a better understanding, and many times to become a better version of myself. So go out into this incredible world and discover what's out there...

88 Days ago
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“I don’t know where I am going but I’m on my way.” – Carl Sagan ~~~~~ Oh and the places I've seen along the way: my favorite infinity pool in the 🌎 ~ amazing locale with the travertines, incredibly blue water from hot springs, ancient ruins and this gorgeous view. Pamukkale is stunning. So here's to trying to figure it all out (maybe one day?) but just really learning to enjoy it along the way + meeting the most incredible people + eating all that is wonderful and delicious + creating my own path, truth and beautiful life ~ I definitely am blessed 🙏🙏😍

90 Days ago
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Happy Thanksgiving! My absolute favorite holiday...food, family, friends. I have so much to be thankful for 🙏🙏🙏 wherever you are in the world, may your day be filled with joy and laughter as well.

93 Days ago
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Some places are just magical....and some shots just come together. Hopefully I'll be as lucky searching for the golden llama today 🙏🙏🙏

95 Days ago
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We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us. Neil deGrasse Tyson

101 Days ago
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I wish that autumn lasted longer ~ the explosion of colors always fills me with such awe and joy...

104 Days ago
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What is it when your former life becomes your dreams? The things you took for granted are now in that mystical realm where you can only see them with your eyes closed, ephemeral and distant. Nicole Adelle Flamer, The Moor's Golden Helmet (Volume 1)

108 Days ago
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So obviously I have been to some spectacular places around the world but there have been so many cool experiences close to home. I absolutely adore Botanic Gardens and we're really lucky to have such a great one here in Denver. I've been going since I was a kid and still love coming to this place. In 2015, the corpse flower (with the funniest scientific name Amorphophallus titanum ~ misshapen giant penis) but I digress) bloomed for the first time. Though it wasn't quite as stinky as people were hoping it would be, it was really cool to see but for me, even better that so many people were coming to visit one of my fave spots in the city. And even cooler, a few weeks later, I would get to visit a side of the DBG that many don't. This pic is from the inside of that particular greenhouse! And I got to see many of their collections and some of the research that was being conducted ~ if ya didn't know, I ❤️ science and learning and being able to do that in such beautiful environs...well I guess my point is that experiences can be had wherever you are. But the best ones are the ones that move you ~ find what makes you happy, what makes you curious, what makes you think, what makes you laugh, what takes you out of your comfort zone ~ so go on and explore. The world isn't just what is out there in those faraway, exotic lands...it's all around you.

110 Days ago
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Life is what you make of it ~ sometimes you are incredibly lucky: by birth ~ being born in a certain country ~ maybe you'll get intelligence, looks, charisma, or socioeconomic means. And then there are the times that you have to make your own luck. No I do not have the perfect life ~ everything on Insta is heavily curated including by me but it is true that I am living a pretty blessed life. I post pictures from past and current travels (and yes, I paid for those trips myself) and from my home in Colorado, USA. I am well aware of the good fortune that I have had in my life but I also have made many difficult decisions that have lead me to where I am now (two of the featured articles on my blog talk about these two subjects). So I am the person that will always tell you that if you aren't happy with how the story of your life is going ~ your ending hasn't been written yet ~ the next chapter is still being set up so change what needs to be changed. And many times, it's internal ~ the most important thing I can tell you: that you always have a choice ~ sometimes it's to be the maker of your own destiny and sometimes it's simply how you respond to a situation but don't forgot your agency. So take action and responsibility. So look at it as everyone and everything can be a blessing or a lesson...with love and light, Rosemary ❤️❤️❤️

122 Days ago
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Thought maybe it's time to answer some questions I get asked frequently: ~~~~ So yes unless noted I am the photographer that snapped the pics. I have posted shots taken from various models of iPhone, a GoPro and of course, my trusty Nikon. Best camera is the one that you have on you ~ so for me, it's worth it to haul around a DSLR. ~~~ *For the pictures of me ~ I traveled to many places without my tripod due to space and weight considerations ~ so I would prop my camera up wherever and use an app that essentially works as a remote. I now try to travel with a tripod since I can control the height and angle so much better. Also have a small flexible tripod for the iPhone. And lots of equipment for the GoPro. Pictures turn out wayyy better than asking a stranger. ~~~ * I rarely post unedited shots ~ I don't tend to use filters but I like to play around with lighting, contrast, saturation, etc. I use a few different apps Lightroom, Afterlight, Enlight, and Snapseed. ~~~ *one last note: I don't photoshop in certain ways ~ if you get to places early enough, you can be the only person there and if it's a sunrise, you have the bonus of golden hour light. So I don't remove people ~ I just get there when there's no one or only a few people around. And as for myself, I also don't photoshop my body. I'm pretty lucky genetically and stay relatively active so that's that. ~~~ Okay what else are you wanting to know?

125 Days ago
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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home ~ Gary Snyder This statement sums it up so beautifully for me ~ so many times, in so many different places, I have felt this ~ been grounded back and lifted up and amazed by the beauty that surrounds me in this beautiful 🌎...

128 Days ago
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metoo TW: Sexual harassment/assault Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." This is too important for me not to support and write about even though I'm not on Twitter This is something I've written about before...and it's something that I've had to deal with for almost as long as I can remember ~ incidents starting in elementary school and still occurring now. It has happened here in Colorado and also in almost every locale, I have travelled to. I have been catcalled, followed and menaced while walking, running and in vehicles, I've been groped by countless strangers countless times and yes I am also a survivor/victim of sexual assault. There have been too many times that I have been fearful for my safety when vastly outnumbered by a group of males surrounding me. I really can't even speculate on the number of times that I have been grabbed or groped ~ at the huge wave pool at Water World when I was maybe seven or eight by older men to walking through clubs or bars now. Oh and verbal harassment isn't something to brush off lightly or label as "boys being boys or it's just locker room talk". The things I have had said to me...ugh downright disgusting and can't be put into print. Instead of more examples I'll reiterate that my body and my sexuality are my own and I am not a product to be consumed at someone's convenience and pleasure. Nick Jack Pappas tweeted: Men, Don't say you have a mother, a sister, a daughter... Say you have a father, a brother, a son who can do better. We all can. MeToo So know that you're not alone...but also please don't let fear and sexual harassment/assault define you or stop you. Even after everything that I have seen/experienced, I still find that the world is an incredibly beautiful place and that so much more good than bad exists.

132 Days ago
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Be open ~ to people, food, experiences, places ~ to the universe ~ to change and growth ~ to love. And cherish the people that you have in your life ~ you never know when their or your time will come...so jump in and live life fully. "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love" Carl Sagan ~ makes me think of you ~ I'm missing you and those deep conversations ~ to the edge of this universe and to the edges of all the universes and back...sending my ❤️❤️❤️

136 Days ago
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I think that my shots are a mix of a little bit of luck, great locations and some skill ~ I look to capture the essence or energy of a place and hope to make people feel like they're right there visiting these places. And some times, it all comes together ~ remember that Instagram is highly stylized, edited and my feed is no different. I have taken tens maybe even hundreds of thousands of pictures by now and you get only what I consider the best...hope you enjoy. I love this snap ~ it has all the elements I was talking about early ~ luck that there is only A in the shot, the beautiful strange Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree) in the gorgeous antiplano region of Bolivia and I had taken some shots early close up that were just okay. Once I backed up and had the rock formation against the backdrop of the mountains, you could feel more the isolation and how it came to be...and A balances out the shot.

138 Days ago
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Inspiration can be found anywhere ~ who else has seen a place on TV or in a movie and thought I have to go there? Petra was a must go for me since I watched Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail ~ and then I read a few articles in National Geographic (also a major source for my wanderlust!) Where in the world do you want to go and what was the inspiration?

142 Days ago
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Time is such an interesting concept...how can it be that I was in Tanzania and taking this picture three years ago? I can vividly recall so many parts of my Kilimanjaro hike and even how this picture unfolded as if it were yesterday...or even currently happening. Amusing interaction with a hotel worker as I commented on how the water was "baridi sana" or very cold ~ and how I wish it was a heated pool and he laughed and stated "yes, the water is very cold. Ma'am, you are in Africa, the water is always cold." But then I think about how it also feels like it was so many lifetimes ago ~ because in a lot of ways it was. My life has changed so much since then and so have I. It's been quite the adventure and I still wake up grateful for all that I have seen, experienced and have and hopeful for all that is yet to come.

144 Days ago
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I love the way the aspens quake in the wind...Colorado is so beautiful and I'm so lucky

146 Days ago
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We took the path that led others nowhere and only we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. They warned us about the monsters we would encounter, the odds that we would meet. And they laughed when we got the scars while fighting the dragons on our way. When we came back out of the tunnel, holding the sword that they always craved for tightly in our hand. Bleeding and the sun shining on our face. We became the tales they wanted to be. We became the reflections of what they always wanted to see themselves through. We became the warriors they had always imagined of. Akshay Vasu

151 Days ago
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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls. Edward Abbey Go out and explore and may your adventures be grand....and include the Grand Canyon 😍

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