Each room at Hotel Union Oye is named after a famous person who once stayed in it. This is the room of Caren Blixen, the Danish authour that is famed for her work of "Out of Africa", an account of her time spent in Kenya. Her Burberry boots are still in the room, and you can try them on for fun! Such a cool place full of history.
Our grandparents lived in the sun better than we do.⠀
Growing up, I often went fishing off the Florida coast with my grandfather (and that's my cousin Matthew in the picture). It was sunny and blazing hot offshore, and he wore a long sleeve shirt, jeans and a hat. On the hottest days he might put a little zinc on his nose.⠀
He didn’t have skin cancer trouble even though he grew up on a farm and was in the sunshine all the time.⠀
He and his generation did it better than we do. They grew their own food and wore long sleeve shirts in their fields and gardens. They, like every generation since man first came to be, had a common sense relationship with the sun. They didn’t fear it, but they respected it and knew we needed it. The crops needed it. ⠀
Fast forward to modern America. We’ve been told by health authorities that modern, chemical sunscreen is the answer. We’ve been told that if we buy it, apply it, reapply it, and reapply it some more, we’ll reduce the risk of skin cancer.⠀
And we’ve dutifully obeyed, so much so that the average American uses FOUR TIMES MORE SUNSCREEN today than they did in 1975, when only 1 in 288 Americans developed skin cancer.⠀
Today, after using all that chemical sunscreen meant to prevent skin cancer, the rate has skyrocketed to 1 in 84. And if we continue down the current path, it will reach 1 in 42 by 2040.⠀
Clearly, those earlier generations had a more sensible approach to being in the sun. And just as clearly, modern, chemical sunscreens aren’t they answer we were promised.⠀
Fortunately, there is a way to bring together the wisdom of old with a fresh, modern approach to mineral sunscreen which avoids the huge risks of petrochemicals. And if you’d like to learn the how and why of the skin cancer epidemic, or what we can do about it, watch our video on this page> ⠀
#tbt to a few Autumn photos from around our woods to celebrate the new season beginning tomorrow here in the northern hemisphere. Autumn is my favorite season! 🍁 I have been counting down the days until the calendar says Summer is officially over. I'm looking forward to spending even more time in our woods with @wetlandjeff and our adventurous cat Otis. I just got a fancy schmancy new point and shoot camera from @wetlandjeff that I've been eyeing for a couple of months and I'm super excited to put it to the test, especially since the camera on my phone intermittently stops working now. (An aside [or a rant], I'm convinced that our phones are designed to stop working in weird ways after your contract is up for renewal. And the fact that my camera is the part of my phone I use most [nearly all of my IG photos are taken on my phone], how strange that this is the one application that has decided to cause problems. Weird.) I'm going to practice using it this weekend, this first weekend of Autumn, and hopefully figure out how to share a few photos with you guys!
ITS FALL Y'ALL!! 🍁 What is your favorite thing about the fall season?!?
There are so many things I enjoy about fall that it's hard to pick a favorite! But I'll give you my top 3!
1. Festivals! 🍎🎃 I love the Apple Picking, Pumpkin Carving, Oktoberfest, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Cider Making...ALL OF IT! I grew up in the Midwest, Ohio to be exact, where people go crazy for this stuff!
2. The beautiful fall colors in nature!! 🍁🌳🌻🍂 Seriously! There are some amazingly scenic parts of the country at this time of year!!
3. The food!!! 🍪 I love to bake and I love all of the fall spices! Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, maple...and EGGNOG! I have a slight(ok maybe large) addiction to eggnog this time of year. And besides all of this...THANKSGIVING!! 😋
Reiseplanung! • Menorca, seit Jahren unsere Lieblingsinsel. Der Plan unserer ersten Trekking-Tour: die Insel auf dem #camidecavalls umrunden, 185 km. Tja, hat nicht geklappt. Gründe: Wanderschuhe in falscher Passform, 5 Blasen an den Füßen vom Mann. Zu schweres unnötiges Gepäck (15 - 20 kg). August, 30 Grad im Schatten - mehr brauche ich nicht sagen. Nach über einem Jahr des Erfahrungsammelns haben wir uns dazu entschlossen, die Tour im Frühjahr 2018 nochmal anzugehen. Davor stehen noch andere große und kleine Reisen an... aber planen kann man ja schonmal! #outdoorlovers