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As city dwellers, we’re prone to believing that the good life is found on a desolate beach far from the cacophony of any urban environment. Cities, to their credit however, actually make us much happier than we might otherwise believe.
Pierre Herman on the urban secret to happiness. (via thisbigcity)

Ok fine you’re right.


11:15 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[119 notes]

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I try to be present in life as much as possible. I try and keep a few hours to myself every week where I don’t answer the phone, use technology, or have any other plans other than ones I want for myself. It’s my time. I try to meditate every day, even if only for 1 minute. I don’t always have my phone by my side, but when I do, I am present in those conversations (ok fine maybe checking my Instagram or trying to keep up with my 87 group texts. but not usually). And I try to live life with no regrets and being appreciative and happy every day. But sometimes I just miss being elsewhere. Being present anywhere but at home. I miss vacations. I miss traveling. I miss discovering new places and cultures and people. I miss climbing on glaciers with my friends. And I think that’s OK.

I try to be present in life as much as possible. I try and keep a few hours to myself every week where I don’t answer the phone, use technology, or have any other plans other than ones I want for myself. It’s my time. I try to meditate every day, even if only for 1 minute. I don’t always have my phone by my side, but when I do, I am present in those conversations (ok fine maybe checking my Instagram or trying to keep up with my 87 group texts. but not usually). And I try to live life with no regrets and being appreciative and happy every day. But sometimes I just miss being elsewhere. Being present anywhere but at home. I miss vacations. I miss traveling. I miss discovering new places and cultures and people. I miss climbing on glaciers with my friends. And I think that’s OK.

10:39 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[2 notes]

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Bohemian. My heritage.

Bohemian. My heritage.

(Source: fengshuidana.com, via thetaoofdana)

08:38 am, BY adventuresoflpl[63 notes]

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kushandwizdom:


Everything Love

Perfect timing.

kushandwizdom:

Everything Love

Perfect timing.

(via thetaoofdana)

02:31 am, BY adventuresoflpl[2,686 notes]

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Caution: Soap Box Moment

Those times when you’re fighting back tears of laughter of the absurdity of the movie, The Other Woman, and also hoping that the script wasn’t written from someone’s experiences because they’re so painful. I was the Cameron character. Dated a guy who courted me, told me he loved me, but I always told him he was acting shady. And then I find out that there’s a reason why. Because he got married. Um, I’m sorry. I must have misheard you. No? I didn’t? You’re married? Awesome. But unlike the movie where hilarity ensues and there’s moral justice, real life involves lots of lies, hurt, and all forms of emotional abuse. When you question anything, they jump to the defense and accuse you of all sorts of things. They make YOU seem like the crazy one, even though the only thing you’ve done is try and make sense of a senseless situation and trust the liar that everything they’ve said since the major lies, is true. But it never is. And you can continue getting mindf*cked by an asshole. Or you can finally see the light. And realize you’ve never lied. You’ve only tried to do the right thing once figuring out what your “relationship” would become. And try to be the best person you can. And realize that you don’t want to constantly be shit on. So you finally get the strength to move on. And ask your friends and family not to ask questions but just to support you because it was the right decision. And surround yourself by those people who don’t lie to you and have always supported you and just want what’s best. Would I have loved to look back on a hilarious plot made for a movie? Maybe. But what’s better is moving on, leaving everything in the past, and learning from the situation so you spot yellow flags and get out before they turn to red flags. And realizing that you being headstrong is OK. And you being picky is OK. And you not wanting to stick around dating guys that aren’t the most amazing guys in the world is OK. And being single because you want to be is OK. And that there will always be assholes, but the one thing they all do is provide learning experiences. And, consistent with ridiculous movies like this one, everything works out in the end.

11:11 pm, BY adventuresoflpl

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condenasttraveler:

Photo by @trevortraynor at Machu Picchu, Peru: “I remember the journey the most. The long, dark, and humid hike to the ancient Inca ruins. By 5 a.m. I stood in the clouds almost 8,000 feet above sea level.” #machupicchu #peru #takemethere (at Machu Picchu)


Yep. Those moments are indescribable and ingrained into my memory (and back) forever. Peru love.

condenasttraveler:

Photo by @trevortraynor at Machu Picchu, Peru: “I remember the journey the most. The long, dark, and humid hike to the ancient Inca ruins. By 5 a.m. I stood in the clouds almost 8,000 feet above sea level.” #machupicchu #peru #takemethere (at Machu Picchu)

Yep. Those moments are indescribable and ingrained into my memory (and back) forever. Peru love.

(via newsweek)

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mothernaturenetwork:

The MilkCrate App: A one-stop shop for sustainable-minded consumersA new app has launched in the Philadelphia region with guides to sustainable businesses in 20 categories. Money raised from a crowd-funding campaign will help it expand across the country.

If only I had taken my written idea to fruition. At least someone else had the time!

mothernaturenetwork:

The MilkCrate App: A one-stop shop for sustainable-minded consumers
A new app has launched in the Philadelphia region with guides to sustainable businesses in 20 categories. Money raised from a crowd-funding campaign will help it expand across the country.

If only I had taken my written idea to fruition. At least someone else had the time!

09:15 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[70 notes]

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Post vacation depression. The feeling that sets in when you’re no longer meditating on black sand beaches or by glaciers or overlooking the water. When you’re no longer fjording. Or driving at the top of Iceland in a cloud. Driving towards the only 3 lights on the entire fjord and staying in a cabin with magical views of stars, the Milky Way, and the beginnings of Northern Lights. With a porch with majestic views. Or flying over an erupting volcano. Or driving in a car for 3 days with your closest girlfriends around the most beautiful country you’ve ever seen. That’s the definition of post vacation depression, and it set in the moment my alarm went off.

06:52 am, BY adventuresoflpl[3 notes]

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thisbigcity:

urbanresolve:

2016 Campaign Promise: Piano stairs in every subway stop!

If you haven’t watched this yet, you should!

The Swedes are at it again…being cooler than the rest of the world.

10:16 am, BY adventuresoflpl[196 notes]

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Croke Park in panorama, post victory.

Croke Park in panorama, post victory.

06:54 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[5 notes]

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Impromptu pep rally in the streets of Dublin

Impromptu pep rally in the streets of Dublin

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Heard next to me: your job is like the opposite of stressful. you go there to relax.


Whaaaaatttttt job is this?!?!?!

04:26 pm, BY adventuresoflpl

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Ireland and Iceleand, HERE. WE. COME!!!!!!!!!

Ireland and Iceleand, HERE. WE. COME!!!!!!!!!

04:26 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[1 note]

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smile-forallthe-haters:

Sooo cute♡ I want a Penguin*-*


It’s happening!!!!!!!

smile-forallthe-haters:

Sooo cute♡ I want a Penguin*-*

It’s happening!!!!!!!

(via mothernaturenetwork)

09:38 pm, BY adventuresoflpl[852 notes]