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We left sunny Wanaka and headed south to rainy Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. -
The further we drove and the closer we got to Milford Sound, the harder it rained, BUT the more waterfalls we saw
I was obviously freaking out the entire drive but especially when we went through a tunnel and came upon this incredible wall of waterfalls
It was definitely of the most spectacular waterfall experiences I’ve ever had
More in my story from this spot
New Zealand has been incredible so far! - -
I haven’t had WiFi the last few days though so I’m a bit behind on posting stories and photos from the trip. -
But here is a shot from sunset a few days ago in Mt Cook National Park. Check out my story for some behind the scenes of the hike
Especially thankful for these incredible women who I’ve had the privilege of adventuring with these past few years
You’re an inspiration to us all.
@vagabondhearts @christianschaffer @chelseakauai @jess.wandering @reneeroaming @leah.myers @on_uh_lee @elisabethontheroad @kristianirey @emilyharyphotography @laurambilling -
*I wish I could have included more people but Instagram only lets you share 10 photos
One of those bucket list type places. -
“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find a stranger in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention.” - -
- Donald Miller - ‘Throught Painted Deserts’
#ElChalten #Argentina #Patagonia
Passion is contagious.
I know for me, when I’m around people who are excited about life and are wholeheartedly pursuing their purpose, their enthusiasm and determination inspires me to believe in my own dreams and ambitions, to put aside my fears and insecurities and just go for it. -
Let us strive to live with such passion that we inspire others to believe in themselves, to believe in the seemingly impossible. -
Photo from a morning of waterfall chasing in Bali with @Chelseakauai.
Congratulations @serenamaylock and @westcoastleah!
@vagabondhearts and I have teamed up with our friends at @glampinghub to give one of you $500 USD towards a stay at any of their properties around the world (think domes, treehouses, cabins, A-frames). -
- Follow @glampinghub, myself & @vagabondhearts + tag a friend in the caption below and let us know where in the world you guys would go!
- Closes Feb. 21 at 7pm PST
- Good luck and go play outside!
From an early morning on this beautiful red sand beach on Maui.
Well, sadly my trip to Maui with @vagabondhearts has come to an end... it’s time for me to fly home to Seattle. I’m sure I’ll be back soon though, this island is already calling me back and I haven’t even boarded my flight yet
#Hana #Maui #Hawaii
Happy Valentine’s Day -
I took this image just a few hours ago near the summit of Haleakala on Maui. As the sun was setting, storm clouds were rolling in, blocking part of the sky… but at one point the storm clouds had this gap in them shaped quite a bit like a heart that revealed the colorful sunset behind them.
To me, it, and today in general, is a good reminder, that no matter where you are in life, whether you’re in a relationship or single, that we could all love a little more.
#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii
Above the clouds at Haleakala with @vagabondhearts.
After an afternoon of relaxing at the beach, we made the drive up the 10,000 foot volcano and hiked down into the crater for sunset.
It was quite the change going from the warm beach to just above freezing in the crater but that’s one of the things I love about this island... you have such diverse landscapes within just a short drive of each other.
#Haleakala #Maui #Hawaii