What on earth did we do before the existence of Instagram?
I held out joining the Instagram craze until May 2012; why would people intentionally add ugly vintage filters and dumb borders to low quality photos taken on their phones? What was the point?
But then I caved. I’m a snap happy photo girl at heart; what app could be more perfect for me than a photo sharing one? I’ve been traveling so much and getting bogged down with sorting, editing and sharing my photos taken with my SLR, that it could be months and months before I got around to blogging about a trip. Instagram is the perfect solution to sharing travel photos in real time.
I owe a big heap of thanks to Adventurous Kate who showed me at the Blog House how I can take and edit amazing photos right on my iPhone to share on Instagram.
And as much as I DETEST having to crop my photos down to a square size, I secretly am an Instagram fiend. I love it. I’m obsessed. I am always trying to think of new and creative ways to take a photo of something average and make it awesome. I am constantly refreshing my Instagram homepage at work when my boss isn’t looking. My day brightens with all the lovely comments and feedback I get, except the spammy ones. Boo spam.
The past month has been cray-cray. I’ve moved home from Spain, started a real person job, and traveled a bunch around the US. And…today I hit a personal milestone and hit 200 followers in Instagram! Yippee!
So I thought I’d share what I have been up to with a little Instagram catch up, inspired by the lovely Rose at the Londoner! This might be my last post for a while as Hurricane Sandy, aka Frankenstorm, blows towards us. The weathermen have predicted the end of the world for the east coast USA, well, they’ve predicted at least a lot of power outages, which might as well be the end of the world for a blogger.
Don’t forget to follow me @YoungAdventures on Instagram and keep up with my crazy adventures!
Are you addicted to Instagram?
I flew out to Portland, Oregon for the first time and saw one of my best friend’s get hitched. It was magical!
Portland has lots of beautiful roses!
I may have eaten my weight in sushi.
Portland is such a cute city!
Then I went to Seattle, which I loved even more!
Seattle has no shortage of amazing coffee shops!
Sunset from my friend’s backyard in Seattle, not too shabby!
Pike’s Place Market, amazeballs!
Came home to these smiling faces 🙂
Helped with (forced to do) family stuff
Got to visit my other baby in Virginia
Hot and spicy, baby! I’ve missed this kind of food!
Sheetz! The best thing about living in the south!
Hung out in the travel section of Barnes and Noble, planning my next big adventures!
Training for a half-marathon in my Tahir Square t-shirt I got in Cairo
My golden thinks she’s a lapdog
Fall is HERE!! I’ve got 2 years without a proper autumn, so I am super excited!
View from my room, not too bad
Found this gem on my old phone
I drive by this lake every day, so beautiful
Hung out in Georgetown, DC for the day with a great friend from Spain
I fell in love with this bakery in Paris and now they have some in the US!
Getting ready for Halloween for the 1st time in 2 years!
Celebrated Halloween this weekend in Adam’s Morgan, DC. Can you guess who I am?
The east coast USA is preparing for a mega hurricane, aka Frankenstorm. No water left at the grocery store, so I stocked up on red wine instead. I’M READY!
11 Comments on “Instagram Catch Up”
your foto vere nice
Beautiful! I understand your old reluctance too, but I like Instagram a lot now. 🙂 I think it’s funny how people write “no filter” because it’s not the norm anymore.
haha I know, right?