ICELAND

That one time when I went to Iceland and its beauty blew me away! I even rented a car for the first time being out of the country and it was a success. So thankful and hope to go back  soon to chase more rainbows and waterfalls. Fun fact about Iceland: though some parts are very green, there are no trees. :) If you ever have an opportunity to go to Iceland, I hope you say yes and go for it!

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Ending with the Blue Lagoon because it was so magical. The only slot available to me when booking was 8PM, and I wasn’t sure if it was worth it, but it was!!! It exceeded all my expectations and I felt so happy and alive. I want to go back to Iceland. Next time I want to challenge myself to find some natural hot springs, pick wild blueberries, and maybe see a herd of reindeer. *I’m dreaming BIG*

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Brooklyn, New York

Short trip to NYC to visit my little brother and was surprised with the NYC Marathon outside my door. I’ve never been up-close to a marathon before, so this was very interesting. I was really inspired by all the faces; over 50,000 participated and finished! Wow. And oh, I love Brooklyn in the fall. Ate at Romans for the first time too and it was fabulous! I hope to go back soon._MG_2613

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Last rose standing in New York. :) Travel nurtures the soul. Grateful every day.

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Maui, Hawaii

When you love your wedding dress SO MUCH that you take it on your honeymoon!!! :)
Christina’s dress was made and designed by Made with Love Bridal. They are an Austrian based company and work with clients worldwide. I’m obsessed with how comfortable this dress is for Christina and it fits her like a glove. And she literally rolled it up in a suitcase and look at how great it looks on her! Just amazing. I love this girl so much.

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“In my sky at twilight,
you are like a cloud
and your form
and color
are the way
I love them.”
~ Pablo Neruda ~

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Oahu, Hawaii

I feel most alive when I travel. This is my fourth time to the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
I love this little spot on the North Shore…

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Go measure the heavens with your span;
go weigh the mountains in the scales;
go take the ocean’s water and calculate each drop;
go count the sand upon the sea’s wide shore;
and when you have accomplished all of this,
then you can tell how much He loves you!
He has loved you long.
He has loved you well.
He will love you forever.
\\C.H. Spurgeon//

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HONG KONG

 I was so blessed to be able to travel to Hong Kong for the first time in my life. These photos do not represent the typical Hong Kong in my head, and I’m totally okay with it. In fact, I believe God blessed me with parts of Hong Kong that He knew I would truly enjoy. Thankful for friends that are generous and hospitable. Traveling is so inspiring. The two areas that I’m featuring here are Sai Wan Beaches in Sai Kung and Lamma Island. Both are so beautiful and unique. I would totally go back and re-visit just these places.

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“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” ~ Psalm 113:3

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