Life Through A Lens #15- LAKE LIFE

The best welcome to the best place in the world: Lake Nojiri, Japan!

Just another day on the job.

Evening views from the onsen (hot spring) on top of the mountain.

Foggy or not, still gorgeous.

When the lake looks better then you.

…and when the lake looks better than anything else.

Morning boat outings on the lake.

You don’t complain when this is your work view.

JOLYN

There is only one word in the swimming world that is synonymous with joy, pride, honor, and thrill. And no, it’s not 200 fly, it’s JOLYN. For the past few years, Jolyn’s have taken the swimming and water sports scene by storm. Speaking from my experience, the number of my teammates that wear Jolyn’s have grown exponentially, even in the last year. It’s become a way for our team to bond. From “twinning” pics to team orders, Jolyn has creating a strong sense of team. Whether it’s the bright colorful patterns, the unique styles of the suits, or even just the small black logo, it’s something that has proven (time and time again) to be much more than just another brand of swimsuit. I can personally say that neither my sister or I have bought a non-Jolyn swimsuit in the last two years.

Not only are Jolyn’s absolutely beautiful to look at (I may have found true love:), they are amazing suits for swimming, training, and all water sports. With both the one pieces and (some) two pieces having adjustable tie-backs, the sizes are flexible and the suits stay up. I have used Jolyn’s for everything; from swim practice to weight training, and from beach bumming to playing a beach game. And never have a suffered from a wardrobe malfunction (if you know what I mean). From training one-pieces to beach bikinis, it’s the only place I ever want to shop.

So if I haven’t already convinced you that Jolyn’s are the best, I took some photos of me, my sister and a friend in our Jolyn’s, to show you what we really mean. I will link as many links as possible down below, and please let me know in the comments if you want more information on sizing!

Links:

Jolyn- https://jolynclothing.com/

Tops- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/swim-tops-category

Bottoms- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/swim-bottoms-category

One Pieces- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/onesies-category

Active Wear- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/dryland-accessories

Blue One Piece- https://jolynclothing.com/collections/solid-brandon-fixed-back-onesies/products/brandon-fixed-back-onesie-electric-blue?variant=21028013697

Pink One Piece-https://jolynclothing.com/collections/wazza-fixed-back-onesie/products/wazza-fixed-back-onesie-strawberry

Purple One Piece- https://jolynclothing.com/collections/solid-nico-tie-back-onesie

Life Through A Lens #9- HIKING IN NEW ZEALAND

Early last month, I was lucky enough to get to visit beautiful New Zealand on a school trip. We spent 4 days hiking around Lake Waikaremoana, and spent the rest of the time soaking in the beautiful culture of New Zealand. While the hiking was fun (ish:/), I absolutely fell in love with the kindness of the local people, and how laid-back and down to earth the vibe was. Here are some photos that try to capture and recreate the amazing feel of New Zealand.

Downtown Rotorua- 10am

Downtown Rotorua- 10am

And we sailed away on our last night. NZ, you were incredible!

And we sailed away on our last night. NZ, you were incredible!

Traditional Maori Mirai- we were extremely lucky to get to stay here for 2 nights

Traditional Maori Mirai- we were extremely lucky to get to stay here for 2 nights

On our last evening, we took a yacht ride on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hot springs

On our last evening, we took a yacht ride on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hot springs

ROTOVEGAS! We spent our last day luging and white water rafting

ROTOVEGAS! We spent our last day luging and white water rafting

Traditional Maori Hangi- they cook their food underground

Traditional Maori Hangi- they cook their food underground

We were able to visit a Maori Village where they put on a water show for us

We were able to visit a Maori Village where they put on a water show for us

The cutest little lake in the middle of the mountains

The cutest little lake in the middle of the mountains

Lake Waikaremoana from 1,000m high!

Lake Waikaremoana from 1,000m high!

Lake Waikaremoana from a higher angle

Lake Waikaremoana from a higher angle

Lake Waikaremoana right before the sun began to set

Lake Waikaremoana right before the sun began to set

Caught this beauty of a sight during a quick lunch stop on our way to the lake

Caught this beauty of a sight during a quick lunch stop on our way to the lake