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Kayleigh Gibson

7 years 🗺 60+ countries 👣 100% survival rate so far 📖🏇🏼⛷🧗🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏳️‍🌈🃏📝 writer, Kayleigh.gibson10@sky.com

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Travel tip for the day: have a few small, local trips planned for when you’re just back after any major adventure. It helps to remember how beautiful your home country is when you get back into the work/life routine and inevitably start to wish you were back on your carefree wanderings. Current holiday blues: about the same shade as Lake Braies ^^ #holidayblues #travel #travelblogger #naturephotography #nature #landscapephotography #lake #dolomiti #europe #italy #mountain #hiking #adventure #fitness #steps #water #wanderlust #cloud #mood #girl #wanderlust #explore #backpakcing #latergram #camping #travelfriends #clearwaterbeach #takemeback #takemebackpacking

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👑 You make me a better friend, sister, daughter and person. I actively think to care for the needs of others, where I didn’t before. I’ve refined and strengthened my values because you challenge me to think about what I believe in and how I act. Those values stand up to questioning and are better thought through as a result, making me more self-aware and confident in my choices, just as my faith in us is reaffirmed with each conversation we have (no matter how short or silly or serious or strange!) One last flight and I’ll see you at the other end 😍 #travelcouple #longdistancerelationship #bestfriend #love #loveislove #couplegoals #lesbian #gaygirls #lgbt #queen #partnerincrime #girls #homecoming #home #wifey #newzealand #uk #camden #london #auckland #adventure #travel #travelblogger #lifestyle

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I’ve see light shows like this on a few beautiful, old buildings now but this was the first time I saw the concept. It’s a cathedral in central Prague and was one feature in a city-wide light show, accompanied by mixed dance, house and electronic beats. I’d just landed in Eastern Europe for the first time and fell in love with the vibrant, quirky city. Cue absinthe-induced sight-seeing as the hostel crew followed the green fairy lights all night #prague #europe #eurotrip #trippin #music #lights #action #show #dance #culture #drink #fun #creative #art #city #architecture #travel #adventure #hostellife #budgettravel #absinthe #greenfairy #old #new #citybreak #interrail #traveleurope #electricshots

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Horses and the equestrian lifestyle used to be such a huge part of what I did and focussed on. Of course, they don’t travel very well, so it’s been years since I’ve even sat on a horse. (Last time was in Mongolia 2.5 years ago actually!) Looking after a horse teaches you to plan your life around the needs of another living thing, to work in partnership and it’s the only Olympic sport not divided into male and female competitions. The strength of a horse compared to a human obliterates any slight differences between the strength of male or female riders. Sometimes the enjoyment of riding comes from pushing yourself and your horse to jump higher and perform better but other times (see last photo), it’s just about getting windswept and splashed with dirt and enjoying the ride #horse #horsesofinstagram #crosscountry #jump #water #eyesclosed #holdontight #outdoors #equestrian #countrygirl #lifestyle #sport #sportphotography #childhood #partnerincrime #partnerworkout #fitness #training #adventure #animal #horseriding #wild #enjoytheride #travelblogger #homesweethome #leapoffaith

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Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet in the jungle, near the phenomenal Iguazú Falls. I’ve had an absolute blast exploring the local area and taking countless rainbow and waterfall photos. South America was a continent I’d been saving until towards the end of my world tour for this exact reason. Hands down most beautiful natural place in the world #argentina #brazil #paraguay #iguazu #waterfall #rainbow #nature #landscapephotography #wow #destination #wild #jungle #southamerica #misiones #outdoors #explore #adventure #hiking #travel #travelblogger #bucketlist #wanderlust #solotravel #backpacking #travelgirl #beautiful #earth #lifestyle #live #worldwonder

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Just before I left for Heathrow today, my mum and I had breakfast. She said that all she’d ever wanted for her children was for us to find somebody special to spend our lives with and make us happy and she used to worry about me being so independent that I’d never let anyone in like that. Even though I had very loyal, strong, lasting friendships, she worried I’d get to the end of my travels and realise that my friends had all started families. She said that out of everything I’ve done and all the stories from university and from around the world, the happiest she’s ever been and most proud she’s even been of me was when I told her about Suki. I have no idea what I did to deserve the family I have or my partner but I’m not going to question it. I’m sharing this because expressing feelings like that is so important, for the people we care about and for ourselves. Go ahead, spread the love #couple #couplesgoals #lesbian #lgbt #pride #travel #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #naturephotography #outdoors #summer #travelcouple #travelgirl #fitgirl #family #livewell #love #loveislove #expressyourself #spreadthelove #positivevibes #hawaii #honolulu #holiday #heathrow #flight #destination #wanderlust #adventure #happiness

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“One of the pleasantest things in the world is going on a journey but I like to go by myself. I can enjoy society in a room but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. I am then never less alone than when alone” ... is true up to a point but the journey means very little if I can’t share my experiences with my partner, family and friends once I am done adventuring! Some of those people are actually people I met on my journey. They now virtually accompany me on all my trips as I update them on my discoveries and experiences over social media from hostels and airports around the world. Hostel friends can also allow you to experience more of a destination than you’d be able to achieve by yourself. Tagging along with others is great for spontaneous road trips and other excursions and usually makes the outings safer, cheaper and more enjoyable and memorable! Here’s to getting the right balance between self-discovery, short-term travel buddies and life-long partners and friendships because variety is what makes life interesting #hostel #hostellife #backpacker #girltravel #solotravel #travelfriends #friendship #wanderlust #quote #travel #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #bali #indonesia #pool #relax #adventuretime #trip #summer #paradise #kuta #beach #beachlife #socialmedia #technology #positivevibes #takemeback #chill #islandlife

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Copenhagen is a city I could live in. It’s full of exciting places to eat and drink, fun areas to wander around and landmarks to spot from my favourite Scandinavian crime drama ‘The Bridge’ #landmark #travel #tv #scandinavia #thebridge #mermaid #statue #art #water #adventure #explore #eatwell #livingdanishly #denmark #copenhagen #interrail #europe #cityscape #backpacking #pose #tourist #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #travelphotograpy #crimedrama #writer #screenwriter #murdermystery #urban #danishdesign

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MAKE LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS SUCK LESS Home is where the heart is... but what if the people you love are spread across the world? Is your heart torn in different directions or can it grow big enough and strong enough to accommodate everyone? That depends on the people you love. Their hearts need to cover the distance too. You can’t do it alone without stretching yourself too thin. I am so unbelievably fortunate to have family and friends who message regularly, include me in major life events and hang out like I never left when we meet up again. On the other side, I have an incredible partner who supports my adventures and fits in short, regular video chats (managing to keep up with my itinerary!) whenever possible while I’m away. Regularly staying involved in each other’s days and including ‘trivial’ details is crucial to bring somebody into your world. Nobody benefits from a conversation where you just say “I’ve been at work all day.” What happened at work? Tell them how you are feeling or tell stories! Or make silly jokes/faces/noises. Make each other laugh and you’ll both remember why you choose to be friends/partners in the first place. Nobody wants to keep messaging and calling to have boring conversations! People need to be able to relate to the stories you tell them from across the planet. Tonight I cooked Pacific Islander food for my parents in the UK (a recipe from my partner); which introduced them to new flavours and aspects of our lives in Auckland and it also let my partner know I appreciate and love her cooking. I have learned from her and am proud to welcome my family into our lifestyle via food. Cooking and dining bring us together but engage us with individual tastes and cultural experiences. I’ve found it a good place to start in many situations. #appreciationpost #auckland #aucklandeats #food #cooking #couple #soulmate #loveislove #family #pacificislands #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #travel #travelblogger #sky #skyline #mood #urban #explore #landmark #skycity #skytower #wanderlust #road #openroad #nomad #travelgirl #moodygrams #home #heart

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Travel tip for the day: avoid extra charges, waiting time and physical exertion from carrying big suitcases on trips. Everything in transit and packing/repacking becomes a lot easier when you only take hand luggage. Plus you won’t lose half of your belongings, as you’ll have less to keep track of! Know what to pack or what you need to buy to cover all aspects of your trip with minimal baggage. Travel towels have various uses and are lightweight and roll up. Roll up all clothing too and take clothes you can dress up or down to make the outfits fit various situations. Plan for what you will be doing/likely to want to do and make sure you have an active outfit and shoes, a few warmer items, more summery items and some smarter options. Fill small bottles of toiletries or buy them when you arrive and remember you can wash clothes/bags/shoes or replace if necessary. A tote bag is great as a smaller day bag, as it rolls up neatly to tuck into your main bag. #girlswhotravel #free #freespirit #backpacking #lifehacks #travel #travelblogger #secret #pack #tourist #holiday #vaycay #italy #roundtheworld #dolomites #climbing #outdoors #active #fitness #hiking #adventure #explore #wanderlust #travelgirl #fitnessgirl #nomad #globalcitizen #mountain #reflection #naturephotography

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Burghley Horse Trials cross country day, full of good times, good friends, frenchies and glorious sunshine. Throwback to growing up as ‘that weird horse-obsessed girl’ 🦄🖤🙋🏻‍♀️ #horse #crosscountry #burghleyhorsetrials #eventing #equestrian #countrygirl #countryside #outdoors #lifestyle #sport #brave #fearless #athletes #jump #fitness #england #uk #britain #friends #picnic #daydrinking #spectator #pony #britisheventing #horseriding #riding #dayout #sportphotography #action #actionshot

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