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THIS IS A TEST! 
If you can see this post, “like” and “comment” so I can see how many of you are able to see my post.
Instagram is limiting the ability of accounts to actually reach their followers. 
From what I gather:
• If you want to see my page, you need to interact with it
• If you don’t regularly interact with accounts you want to see, if they are creators or businesses they will stop dropping off your feed
• Personal accounts may be immune to this the same way it is on Facebook.
💛If you like the content I share it’s important to interact with it, save it, share it, and turn on notifications!
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#instatravel #travelgirl #wearetravelgirls #girlslovetravel #traveltheworld #solotravel #femaletravel #discoverLA #exploregon #columbiarivergorge #horseshoebend #traveldeeper #exploremore #prettylittletrips #oregonexplored
20 hours ago
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Sharing my love for travel with all of you is why I do this.

Traveling further o̥f̥f̥-t̥h̥e̥-b̥e̥ḁt̥e̥n̥-p̥ḁt̥h̥ instead of just seeing the touristy stuff is what will make you feel CONNECTED  to a destination and leave you with life long travel memories.

Thank you to everyone who came to see me at the Denver Travel & Adventure Show this week, and Los Angeles last week.

I will be giving my talk again in Dallas at the end of March. Hope to see you there!

Drop a comment and tell me when you have traveled off the beaten path. 📸: @travelogician ————
#offthebeatenpath #roadlesstraveled #travelandadventure #travelandadventureshow #travelgirl #travelgirlsgo #prettylittletrips #suitcasetravels #cnntravel #cntraveler #speakingengagement #travelstoke #travelaholic
4 days ago
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Recently I took a trip to Indonesia to share with you all the country has Beyond Bali.
This is the island of Java!
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Thank you to @indonesianconsulatela for partnering with me to share all there is ᗷƐƳOᑎᗪ ᗷᗩᒪƖ!
#beyondbali 
#IndonesianWay
#DiscoverIndonesia
#ExploreIndonesia
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#travelstoke #mtbromo #mountbromo #postcardplaces #surabaya #wonderfulindonesia #goopgo #tlpicks #traveldeeper #culturetrip #suitcasetravels #earthpix #volcano #sonyalpha @sonyalpha
10 days ago
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Who is coming to the @travadventure shows?!
I’ll be speaking at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure show this weekend!
Saturday, I will be sharing places to visit in Indonesia BEYOND BALI, and on SUNDAY, I will be sharing all of my Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel secrets!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Save $5 off your ticket with the code VALERIE20
Denver the following weekend, and Dallas at the end of March!
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#travelshow #wearerravelgirls #traveltheworld #prettylittletrips #travelblogger #travelexpert #traveltheworld
13 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
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• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared anything about myself so here are some fun little facts:
(Before I dive in, did you know Instagram thinks you don’t want to see my content if you don’t engage with it? Please continue to like, save and comment so that I will continue to come up on your feed! 🙂You can even start a save folder and title it “accounts I want to see” and you can save our images in there!
.
• I am from Saratoga Springs, New York which is famous for horse racing, (the track is the oldest sporting venue in the United States).
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
• I am not just a skier... I’m a DAMN GOOD skier. Chances are, I can out ski you... even though I’m not as fast as I once was. I will ski anything...and I used to be a slalom and GS racer in high school.
WHAT SPORT COULD YOU DO EVERY DAY?
• I’m a Clemson University alum, and proud to be apart of the #ClemsonFamily 🐅
I’ve been to every National Championship we’ve been to since I’ve been alive— which means for football in the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to Phoenix, Tampa, Santa Clara, and New Orleans!
DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? IF SO, WHERE?
• I was basically bedridden at one point with Lyme Disease, pretty much unable to do simple tasks to take care of myself. I’m doing a lot better, but I still have a ton of issues (especially in recent months). I hide it because I don’t like to complain, but if you are going through something similar— I’m always here to talk!
• I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I even have 1st place trophy’s. I don’t practice anymore, but I wish I had the time to!
• My dogs name is Oliver, and he lives with my parents.
WHAT CAN YOU RELATE TO?
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#aboutme #skier #skigirl #travelgirl #scubadiver #padi #padidiver #girlswhoscuba #travelblogger #wearetravelgirls #bossbabes  #prettylittletrips #instagramvsreality
17 days ago
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I love my travel insurance policy from @travelguard so much. I’ve partnered with Travel Guard & I’m so excited to share this fun video about the facts and the fiction of travel insurance!
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#travelgirls #wearetravelgirls #girldlovetravel #traveltheworld #travelinsurace #prettylittletrips #travelfacts #traveltips #venicebeach #discoverLA #visitcalifornia
21 days ago
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Have you always wondered where to get those iconic Eiffel Tower photos in Paris?
The location is: Trocadéro
You can capture these images from the top, the steps and even down below!
SAVE this post for your next trip to Paris so you can get the perfect photo. (I suggest you mark the folder “Paris Photo Tips”).
SWIPE to see my family who joined me on my Paris trip over the new year.
📸: Olga in Paris @flytographer
——— #flytographer #flytographerparis #prettylittletrips #parisianstyle #jetaimeparis #eiffeltower #iloveparis #france_vacations #parislove #topfrancephoto #forbestravelguide #cnntravel #travelgirl #visitfrance
a month ago
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Have you always wondered where to get those iconic Eiffel Tower photos in Paris?
The location is: Trocadéro
You can capture these images from the top, the steps and even down below!
SAVE this post for your next trip to Paris so you can get the perfect photo. (I suggest you mark the folder “Paris Photo Tips”).
SWIPE to see my family who joined me on my Paris trip over the new year.
📸: Olga in Paris @flytographer
——— #flytographer #flytographerparis #prettylittletrips #parisianstyle #jetaimeparis #eiffeltower #iloveparis #france_vacations #parislove #topfrancephoto #forbestravelguide #cnntravel #travelgirl #visitfrance
a month ago
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Tag a friend who needs a relaxing weekend getaway!
Carmel by the Sea is the perfect place to slow down & relax by the sea.
Loved every second in this cute little town, and I can’t recommend it enough!
What do you want to know more about when it comes to this charming town?
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@visitcarmel #carmel #carmelbythesea
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#visitcalifornia #wearetravelgirls #traveltheworld #norcal #yourshotphotographer #tlpicks #forbestravelguide #weekendgetaway #prettylittletrips #oceanview
a month ago
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🌊Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of those places that I had been dying to visit for years, but hadn’t made the time.
When you wait that long, it can be hard for a place to live up to expectations, but Carmel did! It was the most relaxing and cute little town I have ever seen!
Fun Facts about Carmel:
• Everything in town is within walking distance
• The food scene is out of this world
• Most places to stay are cute little “Inns”, and although my property said it was between 2-3 stars, it was a beautifully re-done inn with 5 star amenities and 5 star service from staff, so don’t be discouraged by the “stars”!
• You need a permit to wear high heels (but not really)!
If you wear heels over two inches you are technically “breaking the law” unless you have a permit... but it’s not actually something that’s enforced... just a funny little law. If you want to be cheeky you can get a free permit for your heels at City Hall... but really it’s not necessary! • It’s easy to get to, and perfect for a weekend visit, no matter where you are located in the states. If you can’t find great flight deals from into the nearby airport of Monterrey, try flying into San Jose. It’s just a quick little ride away! @visitcarmel #visitcarmel
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#carmelbythesea #relaxingtrips #
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a month ago
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🌊Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of those places that I had been dying to visit for years, but hadn’t made the time.
When you wait that long, it can be hard for a place to live up to expectations, but Carmel did! It was the most relaxing and cute little town I have ever seen!
Fun Facts about Carmel:
• Everything in town is within walking distance
• The food scene is out of this world
• Most places to stay are cute little “Inns”, and although my property said it was between 2-3 stars, it was a beautifully re-done inn with 5 star amenities and 5 star service from staff, so don’t be discouraged by the “stars”!
• You need a permit to wear high heels (but not really)!
If you wear heels over two inches you are technically “breaking the law” unless you have a permit... but it’s not actually something that’s enforced... just a funny little law. If you want to be cheeky you can get a free permit for your heels at City Hall... but really it’s not necessary! • It’s easy to get to, and perfect for a weekend visit, no matter where you are located in the states. If you can’t find great flight deals from into the nearby airport of Monterrey, try flying into San Jose. It’s just a quick little ride away! @visitcarmel #visitcarmel
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#carmelbythesea #relaxingtrips #
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a month ago
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🌊Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of those places that I had been dying to visit for years, but hadn’t made the time.
When you wait that long, it can be hard for a place to live up to expectations, but Carmel did! It was the most relaxing and cute little town I have ever seen!
Fun Facts about Carmel:
• Everything in town is within walking distance
• The food scene is out of this world
• Most places to stay are cute little “Inns”, and although my property said it was between 2-3 stars, it was a beautifully re-done inn with 5 star amenities and 5 star service from staff, so don’t be discouraged by the “stars”!
• You need a permit to wear high heels (but not really)!
If you wear heels over two inches you are technically “breaking the law” unless you have a permit... but it’s not actually something that’s enforced... just a funny little law. If you want to be cheeky you can get a free permit for your heels at City Hall... but really it’s not necessary! • It’s easy to get to, and perfect for a weekend visit, no matter where you are located in the states. If you can’t find great flight deals from into the nearby airport of Monterrey, try flying into San Jose. It’s just a quick little ride away! @visitcarmel #visitcarmel
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#carmelbythesea #relaxingtrips #
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a month ago
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📸Getting the perfect photo as a solo traveler can be a struggle...⠀
But there are so many ways to get the job done!⠀
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You are always asking me how I get my iconic travel shots, but I found a good-proof way for you to get amazing travel photos.⠀
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I had heard of @flytographer a few years ago, but I hadn’t given them a try yet. So, I called them up about a month ago and told them I was visiting Paris and really wanted to shoot with one of their photographers, so I could report back to all of you if I liked it.⠀
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Well, I think you can tell from this photo— I love them!⠀
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Getting great photos has never been so simple! Whether it’s a solo trip, girls trip or family trip. I actually got a variety of shots with the 1 hour package.⠀
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It’s just myself and my parents in my family, and we’re that family that has NO photos together. This was really a great opportunity to make that happen professionally, in a great place, for a really affordable rate.⠀
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They are in cities all over the world, with rates starting at $250 including your images. It makes a great gift, as well!⠀
TO SAVE $50 ON YOUR FIRST SHOOT, USE THE CODE VALERIEWILSON
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Flytographer was kind enough to collaborate with me and gift me a shoot, but as always, all thoughts & opinions are my own!⠀
📸 by Olga of @flytographer in Paris!⠀
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#flytographer #flytographerparis #prettylittletrips #parisianstyle #jetaimeparis #eiffeltower #iloveparis #france_vacations #parislove #topfrancephoto #forbestravelguide #cnntravel #travelgirl #visitfrance
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
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I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
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In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
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This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
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Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
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@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
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#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
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I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
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In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
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This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
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Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
————⠀⠀
@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
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#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
⠀⠀
I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
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In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
⠀⠀
This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
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Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
————⠀⠀
@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
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#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
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I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
⠀⠀
This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
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Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
————⠀⠀
@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
———
#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
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I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
⠀⠀
This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
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Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
————⠀⠀
@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
———
#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨?!⠀⠀
⠀⠀
I’m sure you, like myself, generally picture Indonesia to be filled with lush rice terraces, or the beach. But, this country is so 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
In Java alone, I saw temples, mountains, volcanos, bustling cities, and this— 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐡 (known a the White Crater).⠀⠀
⠀⠀
This is a crater lake inside a volcanic crater, just a few hours outside Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.⠀⠀ ̳I̳̳s̳ ̳w̳a̳̳l̳̳k̳̳i̳̳n̳̳g̳ ̳i̳̳n̳̳s̳̳i̳̳d̳̳e̳ a̳ ̳v̳̳o̳̳l̳̳c̳a̳̳n̳̳o̳ ̳s̳a̳̳f̳̳e̳?⠀⠀
⠀⠀
Well, it is to a certain extent. This volcano hasn’t had any significant activity since 1600, so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be okay.⠀⠀
It was smoking though— not sure what that means (any volcano experts care to chime in)?⠀⠀
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘰? 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?⠀⠀
𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱!⠀
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ᴘs: ɪ sᴀɴᴋ sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs sᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ɪᴛ were ǫᴜɪᴄᴋsᴀɴᴅ. sᴡɪᴘᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏs ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴅɪsᴀsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏs.⠀
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Thanks again to the Los Angeles Indonesian Consulate for partnering with me to share all of the exciting places in Java— #BeyondBali
————⠀⠀
@indonesianconsulatela 
#IndonesianWay⠀
#DiscoverIndonesia⠀
#ExploreIndonesia
———
#wonderfulindonesia #exploremore #girlslovetravel #prettylittletrips #offthegrid #offthebeatenpath #javaindonesia #westjava
2 months ago
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🙋🏻‍♀️𝘼𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙞 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙨!! ⠀
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Trust me, you will want to 𝐒𝐀𝐕𝐄 this post for your next Indonesia trip!⠀
This is Mount Bromo just outside of Surabaya in the part of Indonesia known as Java.⠀
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Bali May be beautiful, but have you thought about adventuring Beyond Bali to experience even more of this incredible country?⠀
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Late last year I partnered with @indonesianconsulatela to share all Indonesia has to offer beyond Bali.⠀
Bali is beautiful, don’t get me wrong!⠀
BUT— If you are traveling all the way to Indonesia, wouldn’t you like to experience ALL the country has to offer?⠀
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#beyondbali⠀
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