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Interacting with the whales made me a humbler, better person. They’re so self aware, curious, and playful. They kept coming back around over and over to keep playing and each time I dived down and mimicked their moves it felt like they loved it even more. There’s nothing in the world like locking eyes with a humpback whale, watching as it gently moves through the water totally aware of how close it is to you, and careful not to harm you even though it easily could. These creatures are magnificent and it has changed my life to be this close to them. Now I can’t imagine a year passing without seeing these magical creatures (a million thank yous to : @matthew.reichel for these beautiful photos). Come with me next September. Link in my bio.
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Interacting with the whales made me a humbler, better person. They’re so self aware, curious, and playful. They kept coming back around over and over to keep playing and each time I dived down and mimicked their moves it felt like they loved it even

French Polynesia
Clouds formed like rivers, and rushed into the scene. 30 sec after this shot, I couldn’t see 10 ft in front of me. @jess.wandering
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Clouds formed like rivers, and rushed into the scene. 30 sec after this shot, I couldn’t see 10 ft in front of me. @jess.wandering

Switzerland
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@badboi @everchanginghorizon haters will say it’s photoshop

@jordhammond Froth worthy conditions

TAKE ACTION. Imagine if a line of garbage trucks pulled up to your favorite beach and dumped a full load of plastic right in front of you. Over and over and over. Beep beep splash, drive away.
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic gets dumped into our oceans every year.
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WHAT CAN WE DO? Go to @AmericanExpress or @parley.tv Instagram page to help #BackOurOceans. In the comments of the #BackOurOceans posts explain why you #BackOurOceans or tag friends who you want to get involved. For every comment made from now through 9/23, @AmericanExpress will partner with @parley.tv to remove 2 lbs of plastic from beaches and coasts, up to 1 million lbs!
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There are lots of ways to help but this is something our collective numbers can do right NOW. At the same time let’s S T O P things at the source by auditing our own plastic consumption, and by getting involved in initiatives in our communities. We need as many solutions as possible - Let’s DO THIS! #AmexAmbassador
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TAKE ACTION. Imagine if a line of garbage trucks pulled up to your favorite beach and dumped a full load of plastic right in front of you. Over and over and over. Beep beep splash, drive away. - An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic gets dump

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@bestvacations 🙏🙏🙏

@ayla_woodruff Omg ....😍

Danté and I arrived into Yosemite for our first day of vacation well past the time for the really good morning light despite having left Los Angeles long before the sun came out. So we stuck around Oakhurst and toward the end of the day, made our way to Washburn Point which looks across the valley to the smooth expanse of Half Dome that from this angle makes me think of the face and beak of a bird. It was a dark night. Perfect for astrophotography. One of the last of the year. A night with no moon and a very visible Milky Way. Despite some deep fears of the dark that manifest themselves in the weirdest ways sometimes in my mind and even occasionally physically, I was looking forward to the challenge of some night sky photo action. No matter how many times I attempt to get better at this, my desire is never sated. I just want to keep at it!
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We weren’t alone at Washburn. A few other photographers had the same idea. Some loud and disruptive, a few like us - just there to work. The darker it got, the thinner the crowd got and soon we were all alone save for one other photographer.
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As beautiful as the Milky Way was, I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off the scene across the valley as the tiny blinking lights of head lamps bobbed and blinked in the trees, the last brave adventurers making their way down from hikes that began as early as our drive that morning. The fading rays of sunlight had made the three waterfalls to the right side of Half Dome look like a scene from Lord of the Rings. And as day became night, Half Dome seemed to keep the light longest, aglow long past all the scenery around it. And it was that scene which I couldn’t tear my eyes from that I ended up liking best from all the photos I took that night. The Milky Way didn’t extend all the way across the sky, it’s behind and to the right of me as I shot this, but the foreground in that direction couldn’t hold a candle to this. If Yosemite has a King, it’s Half Dome. And who needs the embarrassment of riches that is the Milky Way when you still have more stars than the Queen has diamonds and pearls...
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#PPSummerPostcard
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Danté and I arrived into Yosemite for our first day of vacation well past the time for the really good morning light despite having left Los Angeles long before the sun came out. So we stuck around Oakhurst and toward the end of the day, made our way

Washburn Point Yosemite National Park
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@bucketlistjourney Wowza! What a beautiful sky 🌟

I look up to photographers that capture nostalgia.  Namely: @elizabethgadd @forrestmankins @thiswildidea @kitkat_ch @shortstache .  From what I can tell, it’s all about the details, and candid moments.  But, I usually fall into the trap of only shooting the grand scale of things. So here’s my attempt to appreciate something else. .
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Roasted mallows are the best physical representation of nostalgia for me.  Sitting there, mesmerized by the flames, then, “oh crap, it caught on fire.” Charred mallows make for better s’mores anyways. Right?
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I look up to photographers that capture nostalgia. Namely: @elizabethgadd @forrestmankins @thiswildidea @kitkat_ch @shortstache . From what I can tell, it’s all about the details, and candid moments. But, I usually fall into the trap of only shoot

The Washington Coast
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@roam Giving us all the feels today!

Cozy camp nights under an old pine forest, falling asleep to the sound of the rain I just went on a bit of a crazy, dirt road, stream-crossing adventure with my @hyundaiusa Kona now that I’ve got my new rooftop tent! So so excited for the adventures to come. 
This month, in honor of being #DrivenByBetter, I’m sharing a list of books + podcasts that have motivated me over the years and helped me grow and change my mindset. Longer list is in my stories but I challenge all of you to read AT LEAST one book this month! #BetterByHyundai

Books:
Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (everyone should read this book)

The Rise of Superman (about flow state, incredibly interesting)

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Anything by Seth Godin (This is Marketing, Linchpin, The Icarus Deception)

Podcasts:
The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show (so so relevant especially if you are a creative or entrepreneur)
1. Seth Godin: How To Do Work That Matters
2. Tim Ferris’s: On Creativity and Simplicity
3. Scott Belsky Navigating the Messy Middle

Broken Brain Podcast (episode 55: How to Retrain Your Subconscious Mind - kind of a long one but so good. Listen in parts)

The Ezra Klein Show (Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism and Deep Work episodes) Cal Newport is a great speaker on any podcast. I think I’ve heard him 4 or 5 times.

Bulletproof Radio - semi biohacking and diet kind of things. He talks about sleep which I’m fascinated by

Elisabeth Gilbert Magic Lessons Episode 209: Show Up Before You’re Ready
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Cozy camp nights under an old pine forest, falling asleep to the sound of the rain I just went on a bit of a crazy, dirt road, stream-crossing adventure with my @hyundaiusa Kona now that I’ve got my new rooftop tent! So so excited for the adventures

Hawaii
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@bestvacations Wow! Wanna do that 😍 PS so happy to see you today even for a few seconds 🥰

@reneeroaming Ooo yay! Thanks for the recommendations ☺️

Crazy that this was my home for over 4 years! From ever-changing landscapes, new friends, cultures, and experiences, #vanlife gave me some of the highest moments of my life—and some of the lowest. But I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.

It’s been a year and a half since I was in my van and I’m excited to share that I just bought a new vehicle to hit the road again! Any guesses on what it is?
Stay tuned to find out
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Crazy that this was my home for over 4 years! From ever-changing landscapes, new friends, cultures, and experiences, #vanlife gave me some of the highest moments of my life—and some of the lowest. But I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. It’s be

United States
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@visitcalifornia A Prius? Just kidding, probably a Tesla so you don't have to drive anymore.

@brinkleydavies You put 4x4 wheels on a moped didn’t you 😂

The larger area around Portland, Maine that we visited for this assignment with @glpfilms includes @visitfreeport. It was here we spent our last hours in Maine before flying home; walking the trails through Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park where we emerged from the trees to this beautiful rocky coast, riding the tractor around @wolfesneckcenter to learn about their innovative practices in regenerative agriculture, shopping at L.L. Bean where it all started and having lunch at the historic Harraseeket Inn all before grabbing a last pint of Maine craft beer at Stars and Stripes.
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Like every day of this experience, it was the people who made it special. I’ve tagged their businesses and organizations in my photo.
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I arrived to Maine knowing I’d probably enjoy it based on my prior visits to the state. But we visited only areas that were new to me and I found I went from liking Maine to genuinely loving it in the space of our 10 day journey. Like I said when I started this series, I realize it’s a weird time to talk about why you should visit any part of the USA. I see headlines about people being afraid to come here and it breaks my heart. Because we’re so much more than just those headlines. There are so many more stories to discover here. Maine really reinforced that for me. And spots like this reminded me that I don’t have to travel to a foreign country to see beautiful vistas in nature. There’s that and so much more right here. #UnscriptedMaine
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The larger area around Portland, Maine that we visited for this assignment with @glpfilms includes @visitfreeport. It was here we spent our last hours in Maine before flying home; walking the trails through Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park where we emer

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
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@rachelroams What a brilliant adventure. Hope to get there soon myself!

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Stairway to heaven (Austria version) 
I posted this video about a month ago, and took it down after a follower brought to my attention that droning in Austria is potentially illegal. I’d previously researched online and come to the conclusion that if I flew under 30 meters and away from civilization I’d be fine. Turns out some website (spoiler: don’t trust a random website) says that you always need to go thru a massive permitting process to fly a drone in Austria if you plan to take pics or video. To be safe, I took it down. Later emailed the official Austro Control (who control the airspace in Austria) and they responded with: “As long as you operate your Drone under 79 joule kinetic energy you don't need a permission”. So I researched the formula, and using a Mavic Pro at 1.62 lb at a velocity of 20km/hr generates 11.34 joule kinetic energy. Which is less than 79, so here’s the video again.  I deal with stuff like this, just spare you guys the details usually. Not a very cool story to go with this ridiculously cool day that me and @jess.wandering had in the Austrian Alps.
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Stairway to heaven (Austria version) I posted this video about a month ago, and took it down after a follower brought to my attention that droning in Austria is potentially illegal. I’d previously researched online and come to the conclusion that if

Austrian Alps
I used to be consumed by the need to know why I’m here. I wanted answers and meaning. Then I realized that I wouldn’t find them in the places where I was looking, and that maybe the point is to find comfort in the not knowing. What if the only reason why we’re here is to teach each other something, and to walk each other home? How different would life be if that’s what we all believed?
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I used to be consumed by the need to know why I’m here. I wanted answers and meaning. Then I realized that I wouldn’t find them in the places where I was looking, and that maybe the point is to find comfort in the not knowing. What if the only reason

Black Rock City
Unique beauty, 500 million years in the making.
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Photo by @cobiandewey
#wonderfulindonesia
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Unique beauty, 500 million years in the making. - Photo by @cobiandewey #wonderfulindonesia

Indonesia
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@bestvacations Just keep swimming 😍

@reneeroaming Wow! That’s really cool that they adapted to be like that 😍

You only purchase your first house once, feeling happy that mine is on wheels. And I made it. I’m all about living in the moment, and when you combine these passionate moments together, they tend to accumulate into good stories. The story of this van is already one of my most cherished... And it’s just beginning. Ready to start the journey down to South America. @acquapannausa #acquapanna #sponsored
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You only purchase your first house once, feeling happy that mine is on wheels. And I made it. I’m all about living in the moment, and when you combine these passionate moments together, they tend to accumulate into good stories. The story of this van

The Road
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@roam Stoked! Let’s go!

@reneeroaming Can’t wait to follow along on that epic sounding adventure!

Portland, Maine was founded as, and still is, a port city. You can see its connections to seafaring in most of the obvious ways you will see in any city on the water but sometimes the evidence of history is a little harder to spot. In this area of the Old Port in particular, you have to look high up at the building on the far right to see the doors that were once used for offloading cargo from ships. There was a door for low tide and a door for high tide and where I stood to take this, the water would have been over my head at almost any time of day before the land was eventually filled in and a more modern port added. It’s that connection to the ocean that really sets this Portland apart from the one I know a bit better on the West Coast. (Which is weird since I was born and raised on the East Coast. Then again lots of my life is weird.) Anyway, that’s where the most obvious differences may end for some and after that, there are actually more similarities than differences. I think! Chief amongst them that “Portland, Oregon's founders were two settlers from New England: Asa Lovejoy of Massachusetts and Francis Pettygrove of Maine. Both men wanted to name the new port city after their respective home cities—Lovejoy for Boston and Pettygrove for Portland, Maine. The men flipped a coin to decide [in 1835], and the rest is history.” — words in quotes from @smartertravel since I thought their succinct version of the story was the best one I found online. But I heard it first from Bob at @visitportland.
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Both cities also have a heart for the environment, a link to nearby outdoor adventures, a healthy art scene, universities, lots and lots of breweries and so much to keep your mouth and stomach super happy on the food front. The latter two which we discovered thanks to tours with @mainebrewbus and Bryce of @mainefoodforthought. I’m hungry just recalling all that we learned. When was the last time you wanted to eat your way through a whole city?! #UnscriptedMaine #VisitPortlandME #PortlandMaine #PortlandME #oldportportland #historiccities #mainelife #maineland #mainetheway #lovemaine #exploremaine #scenesofnewengland #mainevacation
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Portland, Maine was founded as, and still is, a port city. You can see its connections to seafaring in most of the obvious ways you will see in any city on the water but sometimes the evidence of history is a little harder to spot. In this area of th

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@bucketlistjourney Such a great city, and I need to go back so I can eat my way through it!

@swedishnomad Nice 👍

Swiss ridglines w/ @jess.wandering and @michiwohlleben(extended cut) #switzerland #gopro
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Swiss ridglines w/ @jess.wandering and @michiwohlleben (extended cut) #switzerland #gopro

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@gopro 😱🤯

@gopro 👋 #GoProFusion

Whitefish Montana, just outside of Glacier NP, was the perfect wind-down for a hippie like me. I went to a crystal sound bowl meditation in a salt spa called SaltBox (SO good for clearing the sinuses!), walked along the Whitefish trail, ate delicious food, did a gentle yoga that was perfect, and got to SUP into the sunset. What a cherry on top to a perfect #MontanaMoment. I've got all the deets on the blog, up today! @explorewhitefish @visitmontana #sponsored
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Whitefish Montana, just outside of Glacier NP, was the perfect wind-down for a hippie like me. I went to a crystal sound bowl meditation in a salt spa called SaltBox (SO good for clearing the sinuses!), walked along the Whitefish trail, ate delicious

Whitefish, Montana
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@traveltomtom Absolutely goegeous setting

For the youth that reach out to me. This was me in high school (freshman-senior year photos). I didn’t travel back then, just dreamt of it. Looking around my classrooms, I felt like I didn’t fit in. Maybe born in the wrong decade, or place, or something. 
So, I spent most of my time alone, decorating my room (2nd photo), and making/riding skateboards (photos 3 & 4). Now in my 30s, I look back on this awkward time of my life with so much pride. The time I spent as a teenager lost in creative outlets has now paid off 10 fold. It gave me my eye for photography. 
The most annoying phrase I hear (especially from teenagers) is “I’m bored”. When I got bored as a 13 year old I found a big stack of my mom’s “Better Home and Gardens” magazines and started stapling them to my walls. Didn’t really like the magazine, it was all about color. I kept going till the walls, ceiling, doors, windows were all covered. Whenever I felt bored, I’d go into that room, and find something else to staple up on the wall. I think by the end it was about 5 layers thick. 
Around 15y/o I stepped out of my room to the driveway and started making skateboards. There was a house under construction up the street that I’d get scrap wood from. My school notebooks were full of sketched board designs, and I spent all free time cutting, sanding, painting, and ultimately riding my creations. 
If at any time, I’d been given the opportunity to travel abroad I would’ve been the most stoked kid... But my travel opps came after high school and college. It was that much sweeter when I finally saved up, and was able to see the world beyond my bubble. A lot of people glorify making goals, and working for the future... I think the earlier you realize that happiness is only found in the present moment, the more successful you’ll be in life.
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For the youth that reach out to me. This was me in high school (freshman-senior year photos). I didn’t travel back then, just dreamt of it. Looking around my classrooms, I felt like I didn’t fit in. Maybe born in the wrong decade, or place, or someth

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@travisburkephotography Such a legend 🙌🏼

5 years ago, someone showed me a picture of the PNW forest lit up by light rays. In an attempt to see if it was real or not, I made my first trip north. Turns out the forest is real, but the light rays are elusive. And after 5 years of searching for em ... we woke up to clearing fog, with bright sun shining thru, witnessing the PNW rays. Surreal.
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5 years ago, someone showed me a picture of the PNW forest lit up by light rays. In an attempt to see if it was real or not, I made my first trip north. Turns out the forest is real, but the light rays are elusive. And after 5 years of searching for

The Washington Coast
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@ilhan1077 awesome man

@asenseofhuber 🤤 So cool!

I'll never forget the first time I saw the Milky Way. Growing up in greater LA, it's just not something you see much unless you go out into nature. As an adult, I plan trips around the moon cycles so that I can see this dazzling display. Bonus points when a bunch of meteor showers converge, as you'll see in the timelapse. ...
As anyone who is into astrophotography knows, the more you get into it the more you plan it out so that you can get the Milky Way in the right moment, facing the right direction. That often means going to greater lengths, like a night hike miles down to a lake in a dark sky park, to see it. No regrets. This was a beautiful #MontanaMoment to capture @VisitMontana #sponsored
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I'll never forget the first time I saw the Milky Way. Growing up in greater LA, it's just not something you see much unless you go out into nature. As an adult, I plan trips around the moon cycles so that I can see this dazzling display. Bonus points

Glacier National Park
Portland, Maine was a definite win for my sea-loving soul. We took the quick 20 min ferry to Peaks Island with @visitportland and enjoyed a wonderful half day of bike riding, golf cart driving, ice cream eating, beach combing and learning — at the most unusual museum I’ve ever had the privilege of visiting: the Umbrella Cover Museum — all before boarding the Nicte Ha and taking our sweet time getting back to the city with @calendarislandssailing. And no offense at all to everyone and everything involved in the day before we boarded the sail boat, truly, but I love sailing so much that Nicte Ha plus owners Sandra and her son Nathan, stole the show. Under a cobalt sky with just the right amount of clouds, we left Peaks Island and sailed around for a while in Casco Bay under the ideal amount of wind to really feel the appeal of sailing before returning all too soon to Portland Harbor. Along the way, I was able to learn that there are many islands off Portland’s coast and that Nicte Ha has enough solar power on board to last for several days. This enables them to dock without always having to worry about whether or not a harbor has traditional hookups for electricity and it made my clean energy-loving heart happy. I also learned that, as the name suggests, Nicte Ha has connections to Mexico and Mayan culture. But it is a John Alden Challenger built right in Maine, in East Boothbay! We stayed in Boothbay for the first three nights of this trip and I smiled to feel the universe signal a sort of coming full circle in terms of storytelling and the trip overall. Captain Nathan is also a Chef so he and Sandra can offer shorter trips like we experienced or much longer excursions with gourmet food and drink included and the chance to sleep on board.... which is what I’ll be signing up for the next time I visit Portland in summer ️ #UnscriptedMaine
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Portland, Maine was a definite win for my sea-loving soul. We took the quick 20 min ferry to Peaks Island with @visitportland and enjoyed a wonderful half day of bike riding, golf cart driving, ice cream eating, beach combing and learning — at the mo

Portland, Maine
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@bucketlistjourney Ooh! I love this shot! And Peaks Island was such a great place to explore 😊

@sezgiolgac Sounds like a fun visit 🙌🏼

For me, Burning Man over the past 8 years has been all about self-care. I know that many go to party but I go to come back to myself, to learn at workshops, and to be around loving people who are as weird and quirky as I am. This year I really felt the goddess, divine feminine energy from everyone, and was reminded how important it is that we, especially women, trust ourselves. This is my biggest struggle - I doubt myself and worries and fears hold me back. But what if I just let that go? What if it were easy and I just trusted that I am always doing the right thing? How much sweeter would life be? Watching the art disappear and reappear as the dust storms enveloped me I felt this need to trust emerge. Beautiful art would disappear and reappear, begging to be discovered out there and by trusting it was fine and the dust would clear, covered in my mask and scarf, I was fine, and the adventure was even more beautiful than if it had been a perfectly calm and clear day. I hope that this year what I carry away is that life is like that, and the storms make room for beauty. All we have to do is trust. (you can check out my insta stories today if you'd like to see more!)
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For me, Burning Man over the past 8 years has been all about self-care. I know that many go to party but I go to come back to myself, to learn at workshops, and to be around loving people who are as weird and quirky as I am. This year I really felt t

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Montana lived up to the hype. I'd been wanting to go for years and it's only made me fall more in love with the American west. The diversity and abundance of wide open spaces and wilderness is unparalleled. Glacier National Park, in particular, really wowed me with its super clear water, lakes with rainbow rocks, and of course, glaciers! I put together a guide on the best things to do in the park, designed to help you pick and choose if you're short on time. Link in my bio! #MontanaMoment @VisitMontana #sponsored
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Montana lived up to the hype. I'd been wanting to go for years and it's only made me fall more in love with the American west. The diversity and abundance of wide open spaces and wilderness is unparalleled. Glacier National Park, in particular, reall

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@travelbabbo Gorgeous photo!

At times I struggle with how fast-paced the world seems. I think photography has helped me understand time in a tangible way, to embrace its relentless unfolding forward.

Photos are my reminder that even microseconds are enough if I pay attention. Hair blowing in the wind, a flare of light, birds swooping, emotions, perfect, fleeting, messy, movement, color...I love all of it.

Every second is of infinite value. And within each moment lives the power to find something beautiful to focus on.
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What a year it’s been and a dream to be #sponsored by @canonusa. Besides my wonderful friends, the EOS M50 has been one of my favorite travel companions to date. The autofocus is fantastic even with multiple moving objects and it’s lightweight enough that I never think twice about bringing it with me 8 miles up a river!
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#shootforgreatness #Hawaii #leavenotrace
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At times I struggle with how fast-paced the world seems. I think photography has helped me understand time in a tangible way, to embrace its relentless unfolding forward. Photos are my reminder that even microseconds are enough if I pay attention. H

Everywhere on Earth
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@moonmountainman Life is tooo fast. It’s good to have photos to help remember it

@reneeroaming Such a beautiful collection of images Chels 😍 I also love this capture... it’s so true how fast paced our lives are and how photos almost force us to stop and pay attention to the details

So many things about Maine surprised me during this assignment for @glpfilms but one of the things that surprised me most was how much our team loved our stay at @hostelofmaine. We’d all had varying levels of experiences with hostels in the past (most of mine less than great) and despite knowing from @budgettraveller that there IS such a thing as a luxury hostel, not having experienced one myself - I was skeptical.
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But it all just reminded me that in every way, every day, I should keep hold of my ability to be pleasantly surprised and never assume that I know a thing/person/place until I actually do. Know it. Thank you, Justin and Melanie for your gracious hospitality during our stay.
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The rest of @melakesmtns outside Rangeley and the Hostel was pleasantly surprising as well. From the heights of mountain-top view points to the banks of rivers abundant with swimming holes and cooling depths to the conversations, the mountain biking, wild blueberry-picking, the stories of cars with trees growing through them (that I want to go back and see for myself), the covered bridges, the history, the hikes that began in cemeteries and ended in unexpected scenery — indeed all the varying activities, there wasn’t a dull moment to be had.
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More on this special area of Maine in my latest post which you can find in the link in my profile. And next up, I’ll talk about the end of our trip in Portland, Maine which does actually have a connection to Oregon. #UnscriptedMaine #MaineThing #melakesmtns #visitmaine #luxuryhostels
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So many things about Maine surprised me during this assignment for @glpfilms but one of the things that surprised me most was how much our team loved our stay at @hostelofmaine. We’d all had varying levels of experiences with hostels in the past (mos

Hostel of Maine
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@bucketlistjourney This hostel experience completely surprised me too!! I’d actually like to go back and stay again 💛

@bucketlistjourney This hostel experience completely surprised me too!! I’d actually like to go back and stay again 💛

Happy lemur Chelsea + some amazing film photos by @cobiandewey. This is me practicing my fast caption writing because ahhh So much happening in life right now - but mostly excited for my acro workshop to start tomorrow!!! I’ve been training acro 5 hours a day this week and I’m feeling SO strong can’t wait to show you guys some of our new tricks️ #wonderfulindonesia #Derawan #regalLemurpose?
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Happy lemur Chelsea + some amazing film photos by @cobiandewey. This is me practicing my fast caption writing because ahhh So much happening in life right now - but mostly excited for my acro workshop to start tomorrow!!! I’ve been training acro 5 ho

East Borneo
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@reneeroaming You’re so cute!!!

@sorelleamore Hehe. These are adorbs 🤗🤗

Wildflowers, early morning sunbeams, and solitude, check. #MontanaMoment @VisitMontana #sponsored
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Wildflowers, early morning sunbeams, and solitude, check. #montanamoment @visitmontana #sponsored

Glacier National Park
It’s a rainy morning in @pnwcabinland. Been catching up with old friends @saraunderwood and @jacobwitzling , scheming new cabin designs, mossing roofs, and watching Netflix. The pace is slow, and creativity is high. Song by: Noah and the Whale

Cabin by: @jacobwitzling @saraunderwood
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It’s a rainy morning in @pnwcabinland. Been catching up with old friends @saraunderwood and @jacobwitzling , scheming new cabin designs, mossing roofs, and watching Netflix. The pace is slow, and creativity is high. Song by: Noah and the Whale Cabin

Pacific Northwest
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@calsnape These look insane!

@asenseofhuber This is incredible!

One time I got my camera sensor cleaned at a camera store and when I came back to pick it up, the guy said, “I’ve worked here for 10+ years and that was the dirtiest camera I have ever seen!” I wasn’t sure if I should have taken that as a compliment or been embarrassed? The truth is, I’ve always used my camera as a tool to capture experiences, and similar to my actual body, if I don’t come back with a couple of scratches, needing to “recharge my batteries,” or covered in dirt, I probably didn’t have all that much fun . Head over to @goalzero to see a video from our epic adventures in Moab, Utah with @ridecake ️
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One time I got my camera sensor cleaned at a camera store and when I came back to pick it up, the guy said, “I’ve worked here for 10+ years and that was the dirtiest camera I have ever seen!” I wasn’t sure if I should have taken that as a compliment

Moab, Utah
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@moonmountainman Sweet bike man. I need to add one of these to my vanlife setup

@roam Ripping it dude!

Like I said in my last post, the history of the Rangeley area is full of stories about extraordinary women who pioneered guiding people around @melakesmtns. From tying flies and fly fishing circles around their male peers to literally mapping the terrain and more, women were integral to making Rangeley what it is today. (Speaking from the time Maine became a state and on. I don’t yet know enough about the Indigenous people to speak to their history. But I think it would have been the Wabanaki.)
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Rheanna Sinnett carries on that tradition with @justaddwaterfloatingcamps. She’s blazing a trail in a sense by being the first to offer overnight stays aboard the cutest house boats I’ve ever seen. She can motor you out to a part of the lake you’ll have all to yourself (the houseboats are after all a boat) or you can sleep just off the family property which includes another beautiful wood boat her father Kevin takes people out on for tours of the lake and bird-watching to spot Rangeley’s resident loons. There’s also kayaking.
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I wanted to share a photo of Rheanna that showed her in her element, not just a stiff, formal portrait. So that’s why in the second photo she’s just sitting on the first of her two houseboats, Nomad, sipping coffee and enjoying the view. Roam, pictured in the first photo in this post, is slightly smaller and was completely custom built from the ground up to her specs after she restored and improved Nomad.
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She’s not likely to add a whole fleet of houseboats on Rangeley Lake because she’s wise enough to know that would neither help the lake’s community nor be good for the ecosystem. Which is why I predict when the word really gets out, she’s going to be booked up far in advance. You heard it here first. You should look at booking next summer pronto. You’ll have to compete with me of course because I’m going back to stay for as long as I can afford it or as long as Rheanna will let me  And if she ever franchises this to other lakes in the USA, I’m sold.... #UnscriptedMaine #melakesmtns #mainething #shotonassignment
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Like I said in my last post, the history of the Rangeley area is full of stories about extraordinary women who pioneered guiding people around @melakesmtns. From tying flies and fly fishing circles around their male peers to literally mapping the ter

Rangeley Lake
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@othellonine Looks so cute in there!

@sezgiolgac Love the bed and window 😍

An ode to beautiful endings...Six consecutive nights of sunsets (plus one from earlier this summer thrown in) and I’m grateful that I’ve made being outdoors for the last 20 minutes of the day an unshakable habit :) Any favorites? Mine are the bike ones I almost wasn’t going to go but I biked like mad and just as I arrived the sky turned to fire. #home
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An ode to beautiful endings...Six consecutive nights of sunsets (plus one from earlier this summer thrown in) and I’m grateful that I’ve made being outdoors for the last 20 minutes of the day an unshakable habit :) Any favorites? Mine are the bike on

Hawaii
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@demibagby So pretty omg

@roam All of them are incredibly awesome!

Back in 2014, I took off with a few thousand dollars and a trusty Toyota Corolla. I remember feeling conflicted, like I was doing something wrong. Phrases like: “Yeah nobody likes their job... but you gotta grow up at some point...” echoed in my head at night. I conjured up images of me in my 40s, still waking up to a spotlight in the face by cops, then driving a half mile down the road to another parking space. Looking back now, I don’t know where all the ambition came from. The biggest fight that me and @klyn8 got into was when we stopped for an impulsive burrito. Walking out of the restaurant, I envisioned being $10 short to make it to South America. In my mind, that burrito could have broke the trip. 
Behind the wheel, with infinite possibilities, I came alive. Never once did I think that 5 years later, I’d still have that feeling on a regular basis. That feeling, made the whole trip possible. That feeling, is why I’m successful today. That feeling, is not one that can be replicated. It is my story... and this account exists to hopefully inspire you to find your equivalent. . .
Here’s my plans for the next 6 months(ish). Do you guys have any South America recommendations?
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Back in 2014, I took off with a few thousand dollars and a trusty Toyota Corolla. I remember feeling conflicted, like I was doing something wrong. Phrases like: “Yeah nobody likes their job... but you gotta grow up at some point...” echoed in my head

The Road
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@andy_best We're game :)

@reneeroaming How amazing Quin!!!

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