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Travel can be competitive. I’ve entered into many conversations with fellow wanderers that feel like a pissing contest of geographical check marks. Each of us trying to decipher if the other travels as a hobby or a lifestyle. As if the former would make us just strangers exchanging small talk, and the latter, would somehow make us kindred spirits.

For a while, I plotted ways to become the youngest person to travel to every country. I wanted to be considered an expert on travel, and I wanted my experiences to be acknowledged as worthy.

But years came and went, and I chased other dreams more fervently. Realizing along the way that checking off every country in the world would not give me a greater understanding of the people who populate this planet. Instead, I decided to live on each continent, and I began focusing on making genuine human connections in the places I went. I wanted to collect perspectives and customs. I wanted to feel a place deeply, and I became profoundly drawn to the wilderness.

The wild is not a quick stop. It requires patience, inconvenience, flexibility, endurance, and compromise. It also offers the most valuable lessons. The people you meet there, are wild too. They are brave, they are dreamers, they are motivated, and they have learned to overcome pain.

There is competition in the wild too. Hikers comparing trails completed, and miles walked. But at least there, I am reminded of our smallness in the universe. Tall trees dwarf me, mountain peaks tower over, and the circle of life is visible. There, I am reminded that my journey is but one in a collection of Earth’s short stories, but it is indeed mine to create. It is in that perception, that I want to live each day.
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sri lanka, you + me = utopia. •

on an island we ride away / it’s so blue i can’t look away / vacation forever baby / i know we gonna make it someday / baby you and me, we’re dreamers / we could tear down the sky ... •

i don’t want to wait another lifetime to get a dose of the high life... •

we could be utopia.
- lykke li

#lykkeli #utopia #jaguarsintheair #sosadsosexy #myfavoritealbumof2018 #listenonrepeat #albumoftheyear #alwaysasonginmyhead #tbt #srilanka #myfavoritecountryof2018 #ilovesrilanka #tissamaharama #debarawewa #myhappiness #mykindoflove #wandering #wanderer #wanderlust #seetheworld #travel #girlswhotravel #womenwhotravel #solofemaletraveler #badwoman #intersectionalfeminist #sosodamnlucky #imissmynewbalanceshoes


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Desert at dusk🌵


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Tan at Chinatown 🇨🇳 📸random tourist 😅
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Yes that’s right - I am a health & fitness coach and I’ve actually GAINED weight since the new year. 😶 The how or why isn’t important, we’ve all been there....fallen off the wagon hard. And then that shit doubled it’s speed and ran away!! I’m not asking for sympathy or anything like that. I’m telling you this to show you that coaches are R E A L. You don’t have to have a six pack or be a size 0 or have a fitness degree. You just have to want to work on yourself, share your journey and love and support others on theirs. And be supported when your journey isn’t “perfect”. My team and tribe have been behind me 💯% since I injured myself and spiraled through the holidays and beyond. No judgement, all love and support 💕🙌🏽💕 So now, I’m offering that same deal to you - coach or not - in my accountability group or not - I’ll show up for you and you’ll show up for me. I will love on you, support you and cheer you on (and motivate you when you need it😉😉). And you’ll do the same for me. Ask me what I’m eating. Ask if I did my workout if I don’t show up. I’ll check back on you too. So if you want in my “virtual gym” shoot me a DM, comment below, send a carrier pidgeon, whatever....🦉I’m happy to help, especially those that got left in the dust from the “New Year, New You” wagon. I’m standing here brushing myself off waiting for you so we can do this together 💪🏽
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#cleaneatingaddict #selflovesoldier
#solofemaletraveler #bikramyogaaddict #blackgirlsdoyoga #bikramyogalife #bookwormsunite #bibliophiles #crocheters #yarnlovers #worldtravellers #shortgirlsrock #ilovemakeup💄
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Kick ass: espresso shot, banana, coconut, dates 😍😍
And avocado toast topped with vegan feta 🥑🥑🥑


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Missed these Bali sunsets ✨ I arrived in Bali a few days ago and it feels so good to be back! I’ve spent the last few days revisiting some of my favorite spots before I head to Ubud to settle down for a little while 🌿
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#ramaresidencepadma #ramaresidencehotels #canggu #canggubali #balitrip #indonesia #ilovebali #balitravel #baliindonesia #dametraveler #igersbali #explorebali #visitbali #sonyalpha #traveldeeper #worldtrip #backpacker #worldofwanderlust #solofemaletraveler #travelgram #nomadlife #girlswhotravel #travelphoto #travelawesome #travelgirls #liveyourdream #indonesia #giliislands #nomad
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An amazing regram photo 📸@thenomadnextdoor


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Underestimate Me.
That’ll be Fun.
@stevemaraboli 🔥⚡️🔥⚡️🔥
#VeganAthlete #IronmanTraining #TimesUp #MeToo #WomenWhoTri


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Impala Lily’s. The blooms and the leaves are never on the tree at the same time. #impalalily #safari #blooms #flowers #safari #southafrica #krugernationalpark #solotravel #solofemaletraveler


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Lee lashes to die for. Southern ground hornbill. #southerngroundhornbill #hornbill #safari #solotravel #solofemaletraveler #krugernationalpark


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New York made me love cities and traveling alone, but Ireland confirmed everything for me. Ireland was the first country I traveled to alone, the first place I got my passport stamped, and the site of my first hostel.
It was also the first place where I learned to avoid drip coffee at European Starbucks, but that’s a story for another post. 🥑

#singlecavegirl #paleo #paleoblogger #blogger #aip #celiac #travel #backpacking #europe #ireland #dublin #europetravel
#autoimmune #feedfeed #templebar #celiacdisease #irelandtravel #hashimotosdisease #wanderlust #solofemaletravel #justgo #seetheworld #adventure #nikon #womenwhotravel #solofemaletraveler #womenwhoexplore #solofemaletravel #foodtographyschool #cavegirltravel


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December 6, 2018.
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I checked into my Airbnb a little after 1 p.m. and wasted no time hitting the streets. Guys, I had places to GO. All on foot. And this pit stop was only the beginning.
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Here's where I walked:
2 p.m. left Airbnb
Montemarte/Sacre Coeur
Galleries Lafayette
3 "hidden" covered passages
Palais-Royal
The Louvre Pyramid
Notre Dame
Shakespeare & Co bookstore
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe
Grocery store
10:30 p.m. dinner at Airbnb
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Miles walked? 11+
Exhaustion level? 7/10
Happiness level? 20/10
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If I showed you my planning process... how I figure out what I want to cram into a day, and then map it all out to maximize my time... you might think I'm nutzo. Or genius?? Yeahhh, prolly more nutzo. But, I'm a planner and the system works for me. I even leave room for unplanned wandering, and don't sweat it if I don't get to some things on my list. But the underlying structure and strategy gives me confidence to know I won't waste time getting lost or meandering around, wondering what I should do next.
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Are you more of a planner, or a go-where-the-wind-takes-you sort of traveller?


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So far, I’ve been blown away by the natural beauty of Ecuador. These mountain view’s are breathtaking. Yesterday I took a little too much time at the border and knew I wouldn’t make it to Quito before dark so I settled on a low key hotel on a mountainside. The catch was, no running water. 😑After I began negotiating with the lady to get $5 back I realized... to let it go.
This morning I rode an hour to a natural hot spring, finally got my shower 🚿. Then I treated myself to a massage and nice meal before heading toward Quito. .

Sometime today Tortilla and I hit 10,000 miles 😁
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#ecuador
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🇰🇭 If you guessed (or thought) silk worm cocoons... you were right! I visited @artisansangkor, an organization that trains young people for free on how to create Khmer traditional handicrafts including silk fabrics, stone and wood carvings, lacquerware, ceramics, silver plating, jewelry, silk paintings, and gilded objects.
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They also offer visitors a free silk farm tour where they show you the silk-making process from start to finish with their golden silk worms! Golden silk was once used for the Cambodian elite before the Khmer Rouge. .
It was very interesting and I got to hold a bunch of silk worms in my hands (hidden by the mulberry leaves)! They're actually super soft and cute 😍.
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#Cambodia #siemreap #artisansangkor #freetour #educationaltour #silk #silks #silkthread #silkworm #handicraft #handicrafts #artisanmade #goodcause #giveback #lifeskills #khmer #traditionalcraft #silkthread #weaving #loom #mulberry #educate #tour #culturetrip #solofemaletraveler #solotrip #backpackerlife #backpackerstory #backpackingasia #femaletraveler


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A friend recently asked me ‘In the last 5 years have you slept more nights in a house or some alternative structure like a hut, tent, vehicle, yurt, cave or tauntaun?’ (Had to google that last one…) So I did the math. If you include the random accommodations I’ve come across in my travels that I wouldn’t really consider a house because it only maybe had electricity, definitely didn’t have hot water and certainly no heat, with a large potential of unwanted critters and animals … then I’d say it’s about 50%. Beds made of straw, bamboo, dusty rugs, train stations in India (by far the ickiest), far too many airports, one bed was covered in blood and I had the choice between bed & next to the squat toilet - I went with bed, the blood was dry, wooden planks, next to ginny pigs running around ... you name it. In the past year definitely more in an alternative space, the year previous to that was 60% in a house, only 40% in alternative. And then thinking back the 3 years previous were all about on the 50% mark. It sort of trended that I would go for about 3-5 months running around and then I’d set up shop and stay in a place, but only during the week and then I’d typically to get out every weekend, or on my free days. So roughly 50% of the past 5 years I’ve slept in an unconventional arrangement. I feel privileged and proud that I can’t pick a favourite.. from backcountry ski huts, to insanely epic tent spots in numerous countries, outrageous and dangerous spots I parked up in my rally car, gems I found bombing around in my beloved minivan…. I also feel privileged I can sleep just about anywhere. Here’s an unforgettable one.

#yum #didireallydothat #somebodypinchme #iwokeuphere #travelpakistan #k2basecamp #igpakistan #shotoniphone #thesebootsaremadeforwalking #solofemaletraveler #getoutstayout #adventurechicks #ladieswhomountain


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Mayon Volcano is the most active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, Philippines, erupting 47 times.
It is known for having a beautiful symmetrical shape.
Our tour guide said, the “she” (the Mayon) is very shy. We waited patiently all day and we almost let go of seeing it as our tour was nearing the end. But as just the sun was setting, she revealed her perfect natural beauty and we were left mesmerized🌋
Have you ever seen a volcano? Comment⬇️


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