What are your weekend plans??
It’s CatGriz weekend in Bozeman 🏈 (which is like the Super Bowl for Montana) so I’ll most likely have a few too many Tito’s and soda’s and maybe a chicken wing or six ✌🏼
Balance, babes. Balance. #GIRLGETAFTERIT
Chasing lights at Stokksnes🌌 How we loved the Northern Lights performance & it was our 2nd consecutive night 😃
🌎 #TravelTip : 5 steps to
a successful Aurora chase :
1) Check the aurora forecast. If you are in the right area (no cloud, forecast 3 & above ), look around in the daytime to know where to park & set up your camera safely. Make sure there are no street lights or lighted buildings nearby
2) Set up your camera on the tripod. Set up your camera on the right settings to shoot the aurora. Leave the tripod standing in the room or lay it down in the car. Make sure all your camera batteries are fully charged & bring them with you
3) Dress very warmly. Put on extra layers. Get hand warmers and put inside your gloves. Your hands will freeze
4) Bring snacks, hot water thermos. Bring a headlamp to strap on your head as you will be setting up in the dark & you will need both hands
5) Check the aurora forecast on an hourly basis as soon as the sky is dark. During our #IcelandRoadTrip , the aurora came early at 9pm and became really active just before midnight. Drive out to check the skies
You're all set to go chase the lights! Have fun and patience is key as the lights will just come & go as they please ❤ @travelistajen
🔍What settings did I use to shoot the aurora on my little point & shoot #CanonG12 ? Watch out for tomorrow's post 😉
Love how the Vesturhorn changes its look with each passing cloud 🏔
🌎 #TravelTip : For access to Vesturhorn & Stokksnes, need to pay ISk 800 (€6.50) per person. A good spot to watch the Northern Lights at night as it was dark & you only need to pay once to enter here.
ForAurora forecast, go to en.vedur.is & check frequently as the cloud cover can change quickly. Green on map means cloudy & white means clear skies. You will need clear skies in your area & aurora forecast of at least a 3 for a chance to see it ❤ @travelistajen .
🔍 So did we see the aurora here? Stick around & find out 😉
I am a #UniqloMY girl & you can always find at least 1 @uniqlo item in my backpack 😀
My must-have on this #icelandRoadTrip ? All HeatTech layers! From legging pants & leggings to bratops & long sleeve shirts. They kept me warm without the bulk or weight
So with #uniqlowherever I go, there's no stopping my exploration of the world!
🌎 #TravelTip : Layering is the way to go to keep warm in winter. Since most of our accommodation has washer & dryer, I kept it light at under 7kg for all clothing items to last 12 Days and 11 Nights ❤ @travelistajen
I need to know....
What sets your soul on fire?? 💥
Is it time spent in the mountains?
Getting shit marked off your to-do list?
Giving back to others?
Going on vacation?
Breaking a really good sweat with really good company?
Let me know! Why? Because I’m planning something cool...like really cool. So I need to know #allthethings 🙌🏼 Just trust me on this one...
Comment below with activities you enjoy doing, places you love visiting, things you wish you did more of, etc etc
Mark your calendars and come on out and join us!!! Repost @switchbackchics
Another chance for all of you ladies to join us in a huuuge group hike in Arizona!
Bringing all of your fave groups together, join us Dec 16th at Piestewa Peak Trailhead at 9am for a Christmas in AZ Group Chic Hike! No ugly sweaters unless you like to excessively sweat, but make sure to come in your fave holiday colors so we can get a festive photo at the top!
Co sponsors include @badasshikingwomen, @hiker_babes @hikeinlandempire @toughwomenonly @mtnchicks @women_on_adventures .
More details on our website and Facebook page/group. Switchback Chics Adventure Group for Women. Join for future event notifications and special promos! 🐥🐥🐥
Just had a great show out in Long Beach this weekend for the Patchwork Show! It was so much fun meeting people and sharing the Calypte story. I brought the California Wildflower collection from this past spring/summer and the new #metalclay pieces inspired by the forest floor - my take on pinecone art! Thanks so much for putting on a great show @dearhandmadelife
Look Ma! No barriers! If you're not careful, into the sea you go 😅 Especially on a super windy day otw to Stokksnes.
🌎 #TravelTip : What to do (& not to) when driving on super windy roads 🤔
. Hold on tight to the car door when you open it. Otherwise, the wind will rip it off. Then it's bye-bye door & hello super hefty bill as your car insurance does not cover flyaway door 😮
. Hold on tight to the steering wheel & slow down. The wind will push against the car & steering wheel will shake especially if you are driving a 4WD due to its higher center of gravity ⛐
DO NOT ⚠
. Open the window suddenly to take photos as this will cause the car to become unstable. Always inform the driver beforehand so that he/she can find a place to park safely or slow down if there are no cars around.
. Overtake other cars. Just slow down & enjoy the ride
. Leave the door open when you exit the car. Remember, flyaway doors! ❤ @travelistajen
🔍Do you have any other tips on driving in strong windy areas?
Exercise should reduce stress, not cause it.
For me, the flow of exercising outside is both mentally and physically challenging, but the outcome is pure ecstasy. Now it’s become a lifestyle.
What kind of exercise brings you stress relief? #healthynhappyaf