Lesley • The Road Les Traveled@lesleyannemurphy

Travel Blogger | BRCA Previvor | Yoga Teacher
Based in LA but probably out of town✈️

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Lesley • The Road Les Traveled

My love for horses grew and grew while I was living in South America. From Argentina over to Chile and up to Peru, I couldn’t get enough of these creatures. Wild horses are my spirit animals and even though Sky from @horseabouttrails wasn’t wild, she was fast. She was a Polo player in her previous life and all she wanted to do was GO. Whenever someone got close to being a step in front of her, she’d start trotting...which quickly turned to a gallop into the forest at dusk. It was dark inside. I couldn’t see a thing but felt trees brush past me on either side. I trusted her, plus, I think we have the same favorite speed: full throttle. One thing’s for sure...she likes to take The Road Les Traveled. I immediately knew we were kindred spirits✨Thanks for the joy ride baby girl🐎♥️Your turn! What’s your spirit animal? :)


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Somewhere deep in the abyss of Central America, Southeast Asia, Europe and South Africa, I think I faded into a brunette. Thanks to @kelcey901 I’ve found the light again✨Goldie locks is back and parking the rays right here for wine and Netflix. But seriously my pop culture knowledge is horrendous so help a sista out. Give me your best series recs! #tgif #fridayfeels


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We all have slow days, off days, days we feel tired or uninspired, but they are nothing to concern yourself with. Like the ocean, stillness is another one of our natural states. Soon the winds will return, the waves will rise, and your imagination will flow freely again. -Beau Taplin•Creative Block
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After feeling creatively stuck for the past few weeks, nature struck again and saved the day by reigniting my soul. After leaving Mexico, I hopped off the plane at LAX (with a dream and my cardigan) and went to Whole Foods. The nice man behind the counter started engaging in conversation and out of nowhere goes “it’s a blessing to be able to use your energy to create.” Damn right is it. I love people. I also love this little Mexican heaven @playaviva♥️ #travel #mexico #creativeblock #naturelover


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Save a turtle, ride a palm tree🌴


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Find stillness in the chaos. #justbreathe #yogaeverydamnday


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This is how baby turtles come into life - crawling out of a hole in the sand to make it towards the roaring seas and straight into the crashing waves with a small chance of making it in the wild. The next time you feel unmotivated, just think of these guys. You’re a baby turtle. You can do it🐢Special thanks to @playaviva @latortugaviva @109world for all you do! #turtles #travel #mexico


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Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when shooting stars streak through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. -robin williams
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I’ve been extremely tired lately. I think I took on too much the past few months. I’ve felt flat, a bit stunted creatively, craving alone time but not making any for myself since the end of September. Last night I went out to the beach, danced under the moonlight with new friends, sang to old songs and watched shooting stars pass me by. I made a wish.. I think it’s working. Nature, you never fail me💫✨#travel #mexico #naturelover


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Power Trip💪🏻My pineapples and I made it to Mexico with @109world and @playaviva to build turtle sanctuaries, do daily yoga and hang out with people from all walks of life. Can’t think of a better way to end the year than helping to support an impactful project where the fundamental belief is that all life is interconnected. More turtle pics to come if you haven’t seen them on stories yet!🐢♥️ #mexico #playaviva


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I bless the rains down in Africaaaaaa💧
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“Africa” by Toto was the combined genius of main songwriter David Paich and drummer Jeff Porcaro who first heard African drumming at age 11. Porcaro claims the song is about a guy writing a song about Africa, but he’s never been there and only going on what he’s seen on TV. Through UNICEF commercials and Nat Geo, Paich has always been fascinated by the place..so he made up a story about a social worker who falls in love with Africa and is trying to tear himself away to have a life. Paich mentioned meeting some missionaries back in the day, asking them the kind of things they bless over in Africa. “We bless the crops, the people and the villages. And we bless the rains.” That was the first time he’d ever heard of anyone blessing the rains. The song was on the album Toto IV and was *THIS* close to not making the cut. (The horror!) Much to the bands surprise, the song was a major hit and still shocks them to this day on the journey it has taken around the world.🌎 #africa #toto #iblesstherainsdowninafrica #travel #krugernationalpark


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Layover Diaries: Turkey Edit🇹🇷
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4 hours through Istanbul in 60 seconds. Quick, dirty, messy, moody, perfect. A stranger turned friend @iskenderfilm took us on a morning adventure through his city😍 Oh and if you’re wondering why Turkish hamams weren’t included in the layover madness: I never, ever rush a bath. Thanks for the mems, the delights and the rugs✌🏻Until the next (extended) time✈️✨
Video by @drone.pilot, not bad for an iPhone eh? :) #turkey #istanbul #layover #dronegear


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I've been viewing this scene on screen for years. That moment when you first see it with your own eyes...when your heart beats a little faster, your eyes opens a little wider and your jaw drops a little lower...those are the moments that keep me inside the adventure. Anyone else ever have a similar moment around the world? Thanks to @officialMauiJim for helping see the light through these lenses😎 #MauiJim #travel #porto #portugal #TheViewisBetterFromHere


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Made it off 1 of 2 international flights back to the States with an 8 hour layover in Istanbul, visa in hand! This @royalmalewane safari lodge tub looks more appealing than ever right about now🛁 Eyes are heavy but adventure is out there. Any and all recs for a few hours in #Istanbul are welcome🙂🙃😵 #travel #southafrica #layover #tubtravels


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