@rachelroams - RACHEL RUDWALL

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I’ve always wanted to stay in an igloo, but if we’re being honest, I run cold, so I probably wouldn’t enjoy the real deal… ⁣
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Thank goodness for the glass igloos at @santasigloos, ‘cause people can get the experience without the chill! What’s extra cool is, with a glass igloo, you can see the blue sky overhead during the day, and shimmering stars at night. ⁣
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In other news, I’ve been working on my flying skills. Swipe through, and let me know what you think of my aerial form. ⁣
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I’ve always wanted to stay in an igloo, but if we’re being honest, I run cold, so I probably wouldn’t enjoy the real deal… ⁣ ⁣ Thank goodness for the glass igloos at @santasigloos , ‘cause people can get the experience without the chill! What’s extra

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle
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@calsnape I want to live in one of those forever!

One of the main reasons to visit the Arctic in the wintertime is the chance to see the #NorthernLights… and see them we did!!!! ⁣
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The Northern Lights occur when storms on the Sun eject particles toward the Earth, the particles colliding with our upper atmosphere in a brilliant display of fast-moving color and light. ⁣
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Given the fact that the Lights are dependent on particles from STORMS ON THE SUN TRAVELING ALL THE WAY TO EARTH, they can be tough to predict accurately. Even when they *do* occur, clear skies are necessary see them, so catching the Aurora is far from guaranteed. ⁣
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If YOU want to catch the Aurora, your best bet is to book a winter trip to the Arctic for 4-5 days to maximize your chances of seeing the Lights, then head out on a nighttime tour with local experts. @borderfreetravels and I went out with @christmas_house_safaris_santa in Rovaniemi, Finland, and our guide stayed with us well into the night as we time-lapsed, danced around to fight off the cold, and awaited the big show. ⁣
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You know how they say that “patience is a virtue”? Virtue or not, patience was necessary to catch this magic… so consider us virtuous indeed.
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One of the main reasons to visit the Arctic in the wintertime is the chance to see the #northernlights … and see them we did!!!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The Northern Lights occur when storms on the Sun eject particles toward the Earth, the particles colliding with ou

Rovaniemi, Finland
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@travisburkephotography Looks epic 😍

Happy Valentine’s Day from Finland! In honor of love, I’ve got some puppy love to share with you. Swipe through these photos, and let me know which husky is your favorite. ⁣
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This week, I’ve been exploring northern Finland with @borderfreetravels, and I’m LOVING the landscapes and adventure opportunities. We’ve based our journey in Rovaniemi—the largest population hub near the Arctic Circle—which acts as a gateway to the region of Lapland. ⁣
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On day one of our Finnish adventure, we joined @bearhillhusky for a stunning dogsledding trip through the forests and across the frozen lakes of Lapland. The pups were thrilled to run full-tilt along the snowy trails, and *I* was thrilled by the chance to steer the sled along the way.⁣
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@bearhillhusky is a small, family-run operation that prides itself on the great care it takes of both their dogs *and* their visitors. Their small group tours allow for an exciting, personalized experience, giving access to well-loved, well-trained, and well-rested sled dogs. ⁣
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Would you travel to the Arctic if it meant you could drive one of these things? :)
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Finland! In honor of love, I’ve got some puppy love to share with you. Swipe through these photos, and let me know which husky is your favorite. ⁣ ⁣ ****⁣ ⁣ This week, I’ve been exploring northern Finland with @borderfreetr

Rovaniemi, Finland
Just arrived in a new destination—Finnish Lapland! Can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, here’s how I feel when I’m exploring: 🥳

What’s one activity that makes you feel this cheeky?
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Just arrived in a new destination—Finnish Lapland! Can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime, here’s how I feel when I’m exploring: 🥳 What’s one activity that makes you feel this cheeky?

Big Bear Lake, California
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@jchauser I was just there a week ago!

I am⁣⁣
My biggest ally⁣⁣
My greatest weakness⁣⁣
My closest friend⁣⁣
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I am ⁣⁣
My absolute truth⁣⁣
My surface confusion⁣⁣
My deep reminder⁣⁣
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I am ⁣⁣
My raw potential⁣⁣
My forgetful purpose⁣⁣
My always knowing⁣⁣
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I am⁣⁣
My most capable⁣⁣
My version of flawed⁣⁣
My very own perfect⁣⁣
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I am⁣⁣
Only this moment⁣⁣
Every moment⁣⁣
All, and nothing at all⁣⁣
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// musings from the road ⁣⁣
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I am⁣⁣ My biggest ally⁣⁣ My greatest weakness⁣⁣ My closest friend⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I am ⁣⁣ My absolute truth⁣⁣ My surface confusion⁣⁣ My deep reminder⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I am ⁣⁣ My raw potential⁣⁣ My forgetful purpose⁣⁣ My always knowing⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I am⁣⁣ My most capable⁣⁣ My versi

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We each have a life force that is vast;⁣
that has been gifted from the ages,⁣
for a purpose that expands with each in-breath ⁣
to envelop all we touch ⁣
in faith and goodness.⁣
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It is not “us”, per se,⁣
but all that has ever been,⁣
flowing through us like the light the moon impresses on the clouds.⁣
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And when we remember that,⁣
and act within that purpose,⁣
we will be worthy,⁣
for we shall be love. ⁣
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// musings from the road
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We each have a life force that is vast;⁣ that has been gifted from the ages,⁣ for a purpose that expands with each in-breath ⁣ to envelop all we touch ⁣ in faith and goodness.⁣ ⁣ It is not “us”, per se,⁣ but all that has ever been,⁣ flowing through u

Spooky Gulch Canyon
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@kirstenalana Love love loving these musings from the road! And this photo.

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You are the one you have been waiting for, no doubt about it,⁣
Ride the river⁣
Ride the wave⁣
Ride the light⁣
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- I Ching Weekly
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You are the one you have been waiting for, no doubt about it,⁣ Ride the river⁣ Ride the wave⁣ Ride the light⁣ ⁣ - I Ching Weekly

Geiranger, Norway
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@kirstenalana That must have been so incredible!

“Be my ruckus, my perfect non-sequitur. Be my circuit-breaker, my lengthening shadows at dusk, my nest of pine needles, my second-story window. Be my if-you-stare-long-enough-you'll-see. Be my subatomic particle. Be my backbeat, my key of C minor, my surly apostle, my scandalous reparté, my maximum payload. Be my simmering, seething, flickering, radiating, shimmering, and undulating.” - Andrew Varnon
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“Be my ruckus, my perfect non-sequitur. Be my circuit-breaker, my lengthening shadows at dusk, my nest of pine needles, my second-story window. Be my if-you-stare-long-enough-you'll-see. Be my subatomic particle. Be my backbeat, my key of C minor, my

Big Bear Lake, California
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@kirstenalana You have all the best works in your captions. And I love this photo of you.

@kristasimmons This is a gorgeous shot of you Ms Rachel!

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Out here, our spirits can flirt with life. Our every edge and inch can swirl and spark—the open road an expanse in which to play. // musings from the road
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Out here, our spirits can flirt with life. Our every edge and inch can swirl and spark—the open road an expanse in which to play. // musings from the road

Vilnius, Lithuania
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@kristasimmons Need some play time stat!

@kirstenalana Love these musings from the road. And I thought Vilnius was so funky and fun.

Sometimes there are scenes so beautifully crafted you’d swear they were sketched versus naturally occurring. Take this one, for example—a reflection of ice on water during a journey along the coast of Antarctica. I look back at this image I took in 2017, and my wee human brain explodes over the fact that such perfect angles, colors and forms could possibly exist beyond the artist’s imagination. // What natural place leaves your jaw on the floor?
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Sometimes there are scenes so beautifully crafted you’d swear they were sketched versus naturally occurring. Take this one, for example—a reflection of ice on water during a journey along the coast of Antarctica. I look back at this image I took in 2

Antarctica
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@kirstenalana It really is incredible. I felt that way nearly everywhere in Iceland.

“What a day to be alive! Drink it in, drink it in.”⁣⁣
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“What a day to be alive...” A thought that pops into my head often when the sun hits my face, or a breeze drifts through, or there’s the sound of rain, or my eyes are closed so that all I know is how it feels, or how it smells, or how it tastes. ⁣⁣
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And in those moments, it doesn’t matter WHERE I am: home, or far from it. My heart and mind know better than that. It matters THAT I am.
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“What a day to be alive! Drink it in, drink it in.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “What a day to be alive...” A thought that pops into my head often when the sun hits my face, or a breeze drifts through, or there’s the sound of rain, or my eyes are closed so that all I know

Big Bear Lake
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@kirstenalana Well said. So true.

Today I went to the beach. Saw thistles and smelled the sea. Thought to myself, “We could take a walk here together. Make love in the tent with the rain fly off. Watch the day turn to evening.” ⁣
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// musings from the road
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Today I went to the beach. Saw thistles and smelled the sea. Thought to myself, “We could take a walk here together. Make love in the tent with the rain fly off. Watch the day turn to evening.” ⁣ ⁣ // musings from the road

Achill, Mayo, Ireland
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@kirstenalana Love these musings. And this photo.