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Dreamer | Blogger | Wanderer Currently: #California

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We’ve been on the road for a week now. Traveled across the country from California to Florida. But somehow it feels like the adventure has just beginning. It’s crazy to think how many times the view outside these doors has changed over the last few days. Looking forward to slowing down, taking in the little moments, and embracing the unknown road that lies ahead. Thank you for being part of my journey. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of travel buddies. You guys are the best! ☺️✌️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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Following footsteps in the sand. Because when you find yourself on another planet, it can be hard to decide where to go first. ☺️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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Tomorrow I’m headed to an area of the United States that I’ve spent little to no time in - the southern half! I’m super excited to see where the road will take us (suggestions welcome 😉). But first things first. Arizona! - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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Jumping into the unknown! 💦 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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A photograph may be worth a thousand words. But Those Words don’t tell a complete story. - Last week I asked you guys if you had any questions you would like me to answer. One question that came up over and over again was, “how do I afford to travel all the time?” I posted my answer to that question in my newest blog. My goal was to be as transparent as possible about this topic. And I hope it answers at least some of your questions. But if you read it, and it feels like I am completely out of touch with your reality, that’s probably because I am. My experience is unique to me, and I can only share my story. In the end, that’s all each of us can do. And even though we are all different, by sharing our story, our diverse world views, and our experiences, we bridge the gap between those differences, and hopefully make this big world just a little bit smaller. - To all of you amazing humans that already read it, your outpouring of comments and messages today has been truly humbling. I’m not sure what to say, except that I see you! ☺️

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I’m at an auction right now. It’s loud, fast, and fun. But I wouldn’t mind some alone time out on this peak right about now. ☺️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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I had corrective eye surgery yesterday. I've worn contacts since I was 12, and without them I couldn't see much further than a few feet in front of me. Even then it was mostly just blurry shapes. So it was pretty surreal to open my eyes this morning and be able to see every detail in the room. I still can't quite wrap my mind around it. I take so many blessings for granted in my life. I forget to appreciate the little things - to live in the present moment. And I'm not sure why it took this relatively minor event in my life to remind me that happiness is found in the little stuff. In the right now. In gratitude. But I'm glad it did. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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New Zealand blog is up! Check out my favorite day hikes on the South Island. And yes, I know this isn’t a photo of New Zealand. But it is one of my favorite hikes! Soooo that counts right? 😉 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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I used to really fight against visiting a place more than once. There are just so many beautiful places to see. But I’ve recently changed my attitude. As I grow, my priorities change, and so do the ways that I experience a place. No matter how many times I return to a location, there’s always something new to take away, not only about the location, but about myself. And I love the journey of peeling back the many layers of a destination until you finally get to feel the pulse of its beating heart. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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The sun didn’t set until 8pm tonight. And it’s got me so excited for summer nights spent on top of the world! Can you find the little me in the big landscape? ☺️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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We floated down this canyon for miles until the river toppled over a series of beautiful waterfalls. My favorite part was never knowing what was around the next corner! Oh, and the awesome helmets we got to wear. 😉 - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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I had big plans to put out a New Zealand blog today. But what can I say, the words wouldn't come, and in the end I decided it was better to miss my own self imposed deadline than put something out there I wasn't proud of. I also decided I should take the opportunity to see if there's anything in particular you guys want to know about New Zealand? Or heck, maybe there's something else you want me to write about. Let me know! - Shot on Sony a7rII, 24-70mm, f 2.8, 1/125sec #alphacollective

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