Kristi Knupp

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Kristi Knupp




North America » United States » Utah » Brian Head November 29th 2012

The scenery changes from Los Angeles, Through Vegas, to Utah and now to Brian head were some of the best parts of the trip for me. The road transformed from beautiful red rocks to snow, and gradually we ended up in winder wonderland. (a cow ever crossed our path at one point!) The timing worked out such that we made it to a look out point near Brian head just as the sun began to set. Brad with his Go Pro and Me with my new Fuji X Pro 1 frantically tried to capture the epicness that was that sunset, while trying to stay as warm as possible. As the sky got dimmer the tempurature dropped, we both had to take car breaks to warm back up and go out for round 2 and 3. Once ... read more
Sunset
Snowboarding
Trees

North America » United States » Utah » Bryce Canyon November 28th 2012

Bryce Canyon is pretty close to Zion, we made it there in less than an hour. Bryce definately has a different vibe than Zion. The most popular hike to do in Bryce is the Bryce Amphitheater You start looking over the whole Amphitheatre and slowly hike down into it. It's stunning really, everywhere you look it's a different perspective and a different view. Close to the last part of the hike, there are tons of rock piles in one area, they are on bigger rocks, in trees, in holes, close and far.. it's really a cool sight. I highly reccomend catching the sunset during this hike it's beautiful. Next up for us is Brian Head for some Thanksgiving Day dinner and snowboarding.... read more
Rocks
Mr Frog
Beautiful View

North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park November 22nd 2012

This year for the Thanksgiving Holiday my boyfriend and I finally got to do part of a road trip we've been thinking about for 3 years Utah's National Parks! 10 days of driving, hiking and photo taking here we come! We started our trip in the little town of Springdale just outside of the Zion National Park Entrance. Springdale was very quaint and really cool. We stayed at a wonderful place called Pioneer Lodge. The rooms were very reasonable, quiet, great views and the beds were very comfortable. It was even next to a really yummy pizza shop. During our stay in Zion we did a few things, we hiked Angels Landing and the Narrows among a few other smaller hikes. Being that it was November we were a little concerned about the Narrows being too ... read more
Looking Up
Nevada
Beginning

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Z├╝rich September 9th 2012

After Interkalen we headed to Zurich for one final day and night of exploring. We walked around for a while and ate Fondue at a well rated spot. After that I packed my bags and prepared for my trip home. Farewell travel, until next time.... read more
Shadows
Fondue
Airport

Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Interlaken » Matten bei Interlaken September 6th 2012

After the Poi retreat was over we said our good bies and hopped on a train to Interlaken. We ended up staying at a pretty nice hostel close to the main train station so it wasn't too much of a hassle to find the place. After we dropped off our bags we went exploring down all the back streets for some good local food. What we found was and still is the best pizza I have ever had. It was incredibly flavorful, unlike anything in the states I've had so far. Perhaps when I make it to Italy some day I may change my mind but that's my story and i'm sticking to it for now. The view of the mountians in Interlaken was surreal, it felt like being on a movie set or something. There ... read more
clipping in
it begins
rappelling

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne August 30th 2012

We took a train to a small town outside Bern, wound up many hills in a tiny car in the rain until we reached our destination. Balmeggberg. A beautiful organic farm with many families living off the land. Yurts, a Sauna, beautiful music room and really lovely people to share it with. Brad and I had been learning Poi through friends and also online videos from Nick's site http://www.playpoi.com/ for a few years now. It was going to be something really special to be able to learn directly from him in such a beautiful setting. It exceeded any expectation I could have had in my mind. Our schedule for the week became 7:30am wake up for Meditation and Yoga. Break for Brunch and Relaxing. Noon: Nick and Alien John taught us Poi Break: for Snacks and ... read more
Yoga
Glow Poi
Fire

Europe » Switzerland » North-West » Berne August 28th 2012

The arrival to Switzerland was a bit rocky with a little sickness and jetlag, but we made it to Bern regardless. Bern had a really old school feel to it, bell towers, cobble stone streets and alley ways. We stayed at a hostel in the heart of Bern. The first thing I remember on arrival was the drastic sound difference in the streets of Venice Beach Vs Bern. Every hour the bell tower would ring, subway trains would pass by, people were chatting, musicians were playing in the streets and bikes almost silently passed by. It was awesome. One of the coolest art things we saw was a sculpture of a pair of feet in mid step. It even had panted toenails. Next to the walking feet was a car with a trailer attached with what ... read more
First Meal
Bern
Cool alleyway

Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Ninh Binh September 4th 2011

Ninh binh turned out to be quite a suprise. We were in Cat-ba wondering where to go next Sapa or Ninh Binh and we chose wisely. We avoided the tourist route and were greatly rewarded. We decided to do a 3 day 2 night guided moto-bike adventure. We had 2 bikes and a guide. Our first stop was Tam Coc. We hopped off the bikes and into a small boat. We were rowed all around Tam Coc. The view was stunning, it was like the Railay of Rice Patties, very pretty. After that we hopped back on the bikes for 5 hours of riding deep into the mountains to visit our homestay family. The scenery was beautiful all around. The further we got into the jungle the more we started hearing "hello hello" all around. The ... read more
Waterfall cave
Tam Coc
Homestay Home

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay September 2nd 2011

We arrived in Hanoi from Hoi An headed to Hanoi Backpackers Hostel. This place was recommended to me by several people so we decided to stay there. They were located in downtown Hanoi, old quarter I think. There were motor bikes all around and endless alleys to explore. After we checked into the hostel and booked a Halong Bay party tour, we wandered the streets. Unfortunately my tummy got the best of me and we ended up in a pizza restaurant eating average pizza. Later that night we ended up finding the local food area with people eating mystery kabobs..maybe next time. A few more random alley ways later we came across a spa that had cheap body massages. We went in and decided to go for it. We both got a lavender full body massage. ... read more
DWS
Boatman
Yoga

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Binh Thuan » Mui Ne August 23rd 2011

From Cambodia Brad and I hopped on a bus to Saigon. We wandered about the town a for a few hours until it was time to get on our second leg of travel to Mui Ne. Mui Ne was an amazing beach town with many water sports at our disposal. Brad and I kite-surfed and SUP boarded while we were there. During out SUP boarding adventure I had my legs in the water just for a few minutes and I was stung by a jelly fish. Aparently it was really unlucky as they aren't really suposed to be around right now. That resulted in my going to Dr. Wong to get 7 anti-toxin shots in the leg by 6 nurses that didn't speak english, crowding all around me. It was not a plesant expeience. Now good ... read more
Vietnam Kitesurfing
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Kitesurfers




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