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These Breathtakingly Beautiful Nature Photos will Excite your Inner Wanderlust

Sometimes in the midst of our every-day lives we can forget about our vast and beautiful earth we live on and how many stunning and serene places that inhabit our world. The earth is our playground and it is waiting for us to explore it’s terrains. Here are just a few picturesque and gorgeous destinations that will have you wanting to book a ticket to these places as soon as possible.

1. A Serene Sight

Crystal Clear Waters in Lake Tahoe, California – USA is where this picture was taken. This picture makes you want to dip your toes in this beautiful lake and take in all it’s beauty. From the fresh mountain air, to the green forest background and the calming water in the foreground, Lake Tahoe is a sight for sore eyes. This travel destination is wonderful for paddle boarding (just like in the pic), swimming, floating, or simply breathing in the outdoor freshness and relaxing in mother nature’s beautiful waters.

2. A Beautiful Waterfall In the Midst of Dry Land

The waterfall we are referring to is Havasupai Falls, in Supai Arizona – USA. The juxtaposition of hot, humid and dryness mixed with a fresh cold waterfall is what makes this destination so appealing and fascinating. This waterfall is also surrounded with some greenery and unlike other waterfalls, has clear blue water at it’s base. If traveling to Arizona, this destination is great for experiencing and photographing.

3. A Heavenly Getaway

This scenic photo was taken in Honolulu, Hawaii – USA. What is not to say about the amazing island of Honolulu Hawaii. This part of hawaii is home to a plethora of travelers from all over the world. However that does not impact it’s beauty. It remains one of the most beautiful islands of the USA. From it’s breathtaking views from hiking trails (as in the photo), to it’s relaxing beaches and high end resort hotels, you are bound to get lost in a dream at honolulu hawaii.

4. The Calming Waters of Alberta

What is not to love about Canada? This particular photo was taken at Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada. It’s light blue color and reflection makes you want to stare at it’s beauty all day. Moraine lake is well known to tourists and travelers. It’s vastness and it’s surrounding beauty of tall mountains and healthy forest make for a refreshing and beautiful sight.

5. A Place That Makes You Feel Small

The scenic photo you are looking at is located in Zion National Park in Utah, USA. The vastness and greatness of this destination makes you realize how tiny you and your problems are. It almost makes you feel like you teleported to a new planet. These huge steep red cliffs might make you think you’re on mars. But do not worry, you’re still on earth. Zion National Park is a must-see, especially if you live near the pacific northwest states!

6. Stunning Water-flowing River

If you think this photo is just a non fictional miriad of a painting, you are wrong. This is a very real photo and it is located at Sunwapta Falls, Canada. This beautiful destination shows us the free flowing powerful nature of water surrounded by mountain beauty. From a distance, the waterfall seems small but standing above it, you will realize how great and big it actually is. This waterfall is a must-see, especially if you’re already in Canada!

7. The Glorious Redwoods

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California – USA is where this photo is taken. The redwood forest looks like a destination from a faraway mythical land. It’s tall standing trees make you feel like an ant walking in someone else’s world. This destination will remind you that we live in a big big world and we are so tiny in comparison to all the beautiful places the earth has, waiting for us to explore like little children.

8. An Enchanting Summer Get-Away

It is no wonder this destination is ranked the third happiest country in the world. The place we’re talking about is Switzerland. This magical destination has all you can ask for – Breathtakingly tall mountains with waterfalls, serene lakes, villages with plenty of land surrounded by mountains and nature, and just the most serene atmosphere. Visiting Switzerland will transport you to a different state of mind where you might never want to leave.

Have you been to any of these beautiful destinations? Do you know of other ones that should have been on this list? Let is know in the comments below!

Dependence, Independence & Interdependence

I started reading a nerdy self- help book (The 7 habits of Highly Effective People) and wanted to share what I thought was a noteworthy concept we often confuse or misprioritize – dependence, independence, and interdependence. (highlighted in blue are direct words from the book) Many people think they need to isolate themselves for several years in order to find themselves or get their life together, but the reality is that we live in an interdependent world and being a part of it means we have to relate to that world every single day. Understanding how what you are impacts every interdependent interaction will help you focus your efforts sequentially, in harmony with the natural laws of growth.

  • Dependence– it has its pros and cons, but if it is an unhealthy type of dependence, our sense of worth and security would come from others’ opinions. Dependent people cannot choose to become interdependent. They don’t have the character to do it; they don’t own enough of themselves.
  • Independence– it has its pros and cons as well. Independence is more of a private victory. It is an important stepping stone, but not what we should ultimately strive for. Trying to reach interdependence without first having independence would be similar to trying to harvest a crop before planting it. In today’s culture though, it seems sooo hyped up about, mostly because independent people seem to get what they want through their own effort and are validated from within. Independence is a major achievement in and of itself, but it is not supreme. Nevertheless, the current social paradigm enthrones independence. It is the avowed goal of many individuals and social movements. Most of the self- improvement material puts independence on a pedestal, as though communication, teamwork, and cooperation were lesser values.
  • 🌟Interdependence🌟- Our ultimate goal. “Life, by nature, is highly interdependent. Interdependence is a far more mature, advanced concept. If I am physically interdependent, I am self- reliant and capable, but I also realize that you and I working together can accomplish far more than, even at my best, I could accomplish alone. If I am emotionally interdependent, I derive a great sense of worth within myself, but I also recognize the need for love, for giving, and for receiving love from others. If I am intellectually interdependent, I realize that I need the best thinking of other people to join with my own.
  • As we continue to grow and mature, we become increasingly aware that all of nature is interdependent, that there is an ecological system that governs nature, including society. We further discover that the higher reaches of our nature have to do with our relationships with others – that human life also is interdependent.

What do you think of these interpretations? Do you agree with them? Let us know in the comments below!