Instagram accounts I love this week

In November, I showed you some of my favorite travel ‘grammers. While I still love those accounts, there are some new ones I’ve taken to:

  1. TheAdventureProfessional

12. PNWonderland2




3. Wilderness_Culture


4. TreasuresandTravels


5. RecreationNews


OK, this one is cheating because I run it, but hey! We’re doing some pretty cool stuff over at and across social media.  Like this #LivePlayDo contest – all you have to do is use the hashtag to be entered to win travel prizes monthly!

Oh, and that’s me on the left, totally enjoying hammock life.



House on the Hill, Susquehanna County, Pa.


I’ve adored this dilapidated house for as long as I can remember. I can remember being a child, riding out to a restaurant on a Friday evening with my parents –  The Candlelight Inn – and thinking about how neat it was.

Today was the first I’ve ever photographed it.

Something about this little town nestled in the mountains is magical in the fall.

Photo apps I love

I’ll always be a wannabe photographer.

I’ve got the means to be a good photographer — the equipment, willing subjects, and even a little free time on occasion. But I’ll never have the patience to learn how to edit photographs properly.

That’s where my two favorite photo apps come in.

PS — I’m an Android girl. I think both of these apps are available on iOS, but not completely sure.

1. Snapseed

A quick & easy photo editor, Snapseed makes it possible to adjust lighting and colors with two fingers.

Plus, it has an awesome HDR filter that makes creating high-quality HDR images super easy.

Here’s an example of a photo edited with Snapseed:


2. A Beautiful Mess

I downloaded a lot of collage apps before I really landed on one I liked. Created by the ladies behind one of my favorite sites, this ended up being a perfect fit for quirky photo edits (mainly to share on Instagram).

It also lets you add text in fun fonts and other artsy elements.

Here’s an example of a collage created using A Beautiful Mess:


These apps make it easy to be an almost-photographer, and they come in handy for editing photos from outdoor adventures that you only want to carry your phone for!

Favorite WordPress bloggers’ hiking photos

Using WordPress, I often find myself searching endlessly through tags like “hiking,” “outdoors” and “nature.” Scrolling through and reading others’ adventures is just one of the ways I’m using to plan (hopefully) trips I’ll be able to take myself some day.

There are many incredible photographers and adventurers on WordPress, and today I just wanted to share a few of my favorite photos, and potentially places to visit:

1. High Falls, Dupont State Forest, North Carolina.

WordPress user Transylvania Bounty blogged a photo today of a beautiful waterfall at the state park. See it here. 

2. Lake Josephine, Montana

Montana, The Last Best Place, with the tagline “our adventures through Montana and the surrounding areas,” posts some pretty great photos. This one they posted today makes Montana a must-see on my list:


3. This photo of a sunset at Lake O’Hara, in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, is stunning:


The photo was blogged by user The Daily Pic(k)ture, and the blog has other incredible photos as well. 

Social media has definitely intensified my wanderlust, and I hope that some day I’m able to see some of these places in person.