Today is my birthday 🎁 and I woke up and looked at all the photos and videos of the last two years. I got an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to be so fortunate to be able to travel to so many beautiful places and create so many incredible memories that have all taken part in expanding my mind about this world we live in. . As I turn 36 today, I want to share this with you. Life is so simple, we control everything with our minds regardless of our current situations. I’ve met poor people who live extremely happy and rich people who live extremely miserable. The day I started waking up and praying 🙏🏼 for all that I’m grateful for my life took a massive shift in the best direction. I suddenly found myself feeling deeply happy and at peace with everything. Bad days turned into opportunities to learn and good days turned into normal days. We all have this ability to walk around in a state of gratitude no matter how bad our situation is, being alive, having food and water is already a massive blessing. I challenge you and invite you to start your day with gratitude prayer or simple close your eyes and think of all the things you’re grateful for. Have a beautiful day
Have you been to Bora Bora? If you plan on visiting there’s a few things you should know... . 1: plan and book way ahead, at least three months ahead to find the best deal. This destination is one of the most popular tropical destinations on the planet. Therefore it will be pretty expensive if you wait last minute. It’s in high demand all year round. You can find some great deals 50% off from time to time on Travel Smarter but they are not common so you have to keep looking each week to see what opens up . . 2. Most people I’ve talked to don’t know this, but Bora Bora isn’t the main island. You will need to buy two flights, one to the main Island Papeete (PPT) and from there you will fly on a smaller plane ✈️ to Bora Bora (BOB). The flight cost will run you around $2500 round trip if you’re flying from the west coast of US. From New York I’ve seen them go for up to $3500 round trip. Check out Skyscanner.com for some cheap but very long flights with lots of connecting flights. I personally like to take direct flights or the shortest available flights. . Some cool facts! Bora Bora is one of the most secluded islands on the planet. the Island of Hawaii gets more visitors in 10 days than the whole of French Polynesia gets in a whole year. . While you’re visiting, If you put a flower on your left ear, it is an indication that you’re taken, aka married or in a relationship. If on the other hand you put it on your right ear, it means you are ready to mingle, but don’t plan on going there as a single person and meeting someone. Most travelers are couples lol . . . Leave a comment, let me know what your experience was when you visited Bora Bora. We had the most amazing time and it’s in now in our top 5 destinations to visit. Strongly recommend it if it’s within your budget. P.S. I took this drone shot when we stayed at the Presidential Villa in @conradboraboranui last year. Footage is raw, no color grading done. That is truly how beautiful Bora Bora is and even more so in person.
My first trip to Maldives 🇲🇻, I remember when we first arrived we couldn’t believe how beautiful this place is. Everyone at @conrad_maldives treated us like family from the minute we arrived at the airport. For those looking to visit Maldives pay close attention, this is a destination to completely unplug and relax, not many activities or distractions. You go there to relax and enjoy the true beauty our planet has to offer. Amazing food, people, and be ready what paradise on an island feels like. Don’t over pack, no dress shoes and ladies no high heels 👠, you won’t be able to use them since you will mostly be walking on sand. Pack some chill comfortable outfits, maybe a bit dressy for dinners but nothing too elegant or over dressy. Remember you’re on an island and everyone is dressed super chill. Comfort is key here. Leave a comment if you have questions or if you’ve been to Maldives and share what island or resort you’ve been to and if you recommend it. ♥️♥️♥️
Coron Palawan Philipines was one of my favorite trips last year. Definitely a place I want to visit again this year. The culture, food and people were truly amazing and so friendly. I wish I would have spent more time exploring other islands. Have you been?
To an awakened man who has learned to listen to his heart, the woman he loves is not just an object of beauty to adore and pleasure his senses, she is also an angel of light that has come to reveal his own shadow and call him to sacrifice his ego upon the altar of unconditional love ❤️
I had an amazing time in Japan for the beginning of cherry blossom 🌸 season. Traveling has changed my life in so many ways. It has expanded my mindset by learning about new cultures, trying new foods and truly understanding that this world we live in has so much beauty. We truly have two options on how we see this world, we either choose to drown in the bad news the media displays each day to try and separate us or we choose to view the world through our own eyes for what it really is - -
Yes, there’s a lot of bad things happening everywhere, but that has always been the case. Try your best to get out and travel, get out of your country once a year and explore this beautiful world. Eat out less, stop spending money on unnecessary items, right down a plan and stick to it. It’s very possible so don’t tell yourself it’s impossible or that it’s too expensive. There’s ways to get discounted flights if you do a ton of searches on different websites, and there’s also ways to get discounted hotels if you search on @travelsmarter (link in my bio) - my biggest advise is you need to start planning months in advance, that gives you so many more options but it also keeps your mind inspired and gives you momentum to actually making it happen. - - For those who think it’s way too early to start planning my trip, you’re already pushing it away even more. Unless you’re making a shit ton of money and you can book the most expensive flight and hotel, you need to plan at least four to fix months ahead.
If you could go anywhere in the world for one week. Where would you go? And why would you want to go there? Comment below - - The last question isn’t for you to share but rather ask yourself. What are you doing everyday to get closer to going there? The first thing that needs to happen is visualizing it in your mind, focus on what it would feel like to be there and then create a plan that will get you there. Perhaps giving up eating out a few times a month, not buying unnecessary items, maybe working one extra day a week? Understanding your finances? Budgeting? There’s so much that you can do to get closer to your dreams but without investing time to visualizing it, creating a plan and taking action it will never happen. Now get to work!
Currently in Tokyo Japan for Cherry Blossom also known as "sakura" in Japanese. These pale blooms are not only a symbol of spring but they also stand for renewal and hope. - - Add this to your bucket list and make sure you book through @travelsmarter to get the lowest price available on hotels in Tokyo. Link in bio to sign up! #travel#travelsmarter#japan#cherryblossom#earthpix
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