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Kayleigh Gibson

7 years 🗺 60+ countries 👣 writer 📝 keep your mind and body active 📖🏇🏼⛷🧗🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏳️‍🌈@poppyapparel use ‘nomadgirl10’ 🖤 Kayleigh.gibson10@sky.com

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I took the bullet train up to Hiroshima all the way from Tokyo to check out the infamous dome and beautiful peace gardens. It was extremely hot when I went, almost exactly two years ago today and it was one of the many unforgettable moments I experienced in Asia. Lessons from the past, which are as relevant today as they ever have been. Counting myself very lucky to live in nuclear-free New Zealand #japan #peace #garden #reflection #hiroshima #ruins #lesson #nuclear #damage #war #past #history #forgiveness #culture #travel #travelphotography #consciousliving #ethical #tourist #wanderlust #explore #adventure #asia #bullettrain #blossom #water #cycle #jogging #yoga #mindfulness

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Take me back to Lisboa, where bar patrons spill out onto the narrow, cobbled streets and mingle into one big fiesta every night of the week. This place is a true contender for best European city I’ve ever been to #portugal #lisbon #lisboa #europe #interrail #backpacker #wanderlust #city #travel #urban #old #transport #sea #surf #adventure #explore #life #lifestyle #nightlife #fiesta #party #music #girlswhotravel #solotravel #favorite #soul #goodtimes #goodlife #positivevibes #free

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Just north of Glasgow there is a country park, where I return every time I visit family and friends in Scotland. It’s called Mugdock and I have been there in the snow, in the sun, in gale-force winds, torrential rain and in several hailstorms. My grandparents and parents used to take us there and we’d play in the park and climb in the castle ruins. My mum’s parents used to take her and her brother years before that. On my trip home last Christmas, I took my new family (just myself and my better half at this point) and we walked the moors until we found this beautiful view. It is the furthest point we have travelled together away from where we met and live in Auckland. This view is the furthest north in the British isles I have shown her so far. #uk #home #history #scotland #beautiful #cold #snow #water #reflection #sun #nature #family #past #memories #place #outdoors #wild #adventure #explore #travel #future #lifestyle #travelblogger #castle #climbing #hiking #view #picnic #walk #wanderlust

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I had breakfast with a friend today, who is also a long term traveller. She spoke about struggling to get into a fitness routine. I advised her about nutrition and how to build up gym training in a safe way for a good ten minutes before it dawned on me... I am really passionate about this stuff!! I gave her tips on how to aid recovery and minimise any aches and pains that might put her off going back to the gym the next day and I passed on a summarised version of what motivates me and why I am so rewarded by this lifestyle: 1. I can do more with my life when I am in peak fitness. I can travel further, carry my backpack and explore up hills and around cities without limiting myself. I can run around at work on a double shift and still have energy to get up, run errands, workout, walk 4km to work and 4km home again 5 days a week and not need to spend my days off sleeping in. 2. The endorphins! I LOVE the moments where I push myself beyond my mental comfort zone, where I tap into a wild energy that civilised human life doesn’t require me to use... but I know it’s there! 3. The deep reserves of energy I can call upon when I need to. When transport complications occur and I need to walk across the city. When I’ve not slept in two days and I have two huge back packs and my hostel is up five flights of stairs. When I’ve run around all day to sightsee and still found an extra bit I want to explore. 4. The look on the faces of (mostly male) co-workers when I casually stack beer kegs or 25kg rice bags without taking a break from my sentence. 5. Knowing I can handle myself and/or run away in a dangerous situation. Solo female travel can get sketchy! 6. Knowing that I can give practical help to those I care about when they are sick or need help with jobs you would traditionally ask a man to do #fitness #fitnessmotivation #health #life #philosophy #empoweringwomen #livewell #empowerment #fitgirl #tattoo #girlswhotravel #running #walk #adventure #explore #wild #energy #mind #body #soul #nomad #wanderlust #lifestyle #strongwomen #feminist #active #abs #tomboy #femme #passion

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Follow your own path. Those who matter will support you and keep in touch despite the distance and fill your trips back home with awesome memories! There may not be snow when I next go home in a month’s time but I will definitely be revisiting my favourite running and hiking routes near my parents’ house with my favourite, furry, adventure buddy. Lots of fun activities planned when I’m a tourist in my own country #uk #peakdistrict #path #offthebeatenpath #snow #dog #pose #forest #hiking #mansbestfriend #adventure #play #active #fitness #mountains #nature #tourist #home #travel #lifestyle #wild #running #past #memories #walk #favourite #peace #mind #body #soul

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Coastal hikes are photogenic hikes! Today’s tips are for packing for active holidays: Use a backpack as your carry on, which is just large enough to use as a day-hiking-pack and have a few smaller bags inside for use as beach bags and handbags. Cloth bags roll up to save space but also take a more secure bag as a small handbag to ensure your passport, wallet and phone stay safe. You can have this small, secure bag over your shoulder during flights (so include a pen to fill out departure/arrival cards) or to use when going out at night and jumping on and off public transport. Also, pack clothing that will be comfortable for outdoors activities but is easy to wear as a city outfit when you add a few lightweight accessories. For toiletries, remember you can buy shampoo, insect repellent and sun cream when you arrive. Liquids are heavy and can spill, ruining your clothes. Just be aware that countries such as China will add bleach to most skin products, so take your own travel-sized bottles in a zip-lock bag if that is your destination! #packing #backpacking #hiking #adventure #active #trekking #running #climbing #fitness #fit #health #lifestyle #lifehacks #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #girl #girlswhotravel #solotravel #beach #sea #nature #naturephotography #wanderlust #newzealand #tourist #explore #walking #girlswithtattoos

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Sometimes travel is about learning rather than adventure. Sometimes broadening our perspective and understanding the history of a place is harrowing and difficult to contemplate but ultimately, we stop tragedy from repeating itself by learning from the past, by witnessing the effects of hate and intolerance and by actively living in a way that contests prejudice. Love more, create more, support those around you. Be a force for good and make the changes you want to see in the world. Travel ethically, with your eyes and mind open #travel #learn #life #lesson #ethical #mind #haunted #past #tolerance #racism #homophobia #hate #change #love #positivity #history #europe #war #poland #auschwitz #fog #travelphotography #unforgettable #interrail #tourist #backpacking #student #globalcitizen #education #atmosphere

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‘It’s a dangerous business walking out your front door’ So today’s travel tips are: know your address/route back to your accommodation and have back up cash when you go out in a new city (especially if you go out drinking). New friends, new places and new languages are part of the excitement but don’t assume you can find your way back or find an English speaker for directions! Also, always split up your cash/bank cards and screenshot directions to get you to the next transport station/resting place where you can jump on WiFi and research the next leg of your trip. Don’t assume you will find WiFi and be able to google map a route on arrival somewhere! #hobbit #adventure #newzealand #hobbiton #lotr #fangirl #bucketlist #destination #tourist #travel #travelphotography #lifehacks #solotravel #lifestyle #travelblogger #explore #home #movieset #outdoors #garden #cute #free #backpacking #livewell #hills #smile #movie #fiction #book #reading

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Before we begin our careers, most of us are rich in time and energy but traveling would be on a tight budget. During our careers, most people are rich in money and energy but have no time, so travel is limited to a few weeks of annual leave per year. Once we have reached retirement, many of us will find ourselves with plenty of time and hopefully enough money to live comfortably but we will have no energy for long distance travel and may be too comfortable to have any interest in exploring new ways of life, having earned our rest. Keep exploring as long as you can. Keep learning as long as you can. Keep active as long as you can. Sleep less, make dreams reality! #backpacking #australia #travel #travelblogger #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #scubadiving #snorkeling #greatbarrierreef #whitsundays #adventure #active #bucketlist #wanderlust #explore #nature #swimming #boat #sun #wildlife #philosophy #perspective #learning #grow

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Cobra rock during my first month in China. Made for climbing! The trip to 三清山 was the yearly school trip and we were offered the choice of locations: city break or mountain adventure. Mountains every time! #china #mountain #rock #climbing #nature #landmark #wow #destination #earthpix #earth #explore #adventure #wanderlust #hiking #steps #fitness #wild #snake #lifestyle #travel #travelphotography #challangeyourself #peace #memories #backpacking #expatlife #outdoors

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Find a wild one, with a spirit for adventure, so you never feel tied down. Thank you for filling my life with magic. Active dates are the best dates #girlfriend #love #life #active #outdoors #date #lesbian #lgbt #romantic #beautiful #nature #travel #newzealand #hiking #climbing #running #fitness #beach #river #sea #ocean #holdinghands #kiss #cute #couplesgoals #backpacking #wanderlust #explore #adventure #wild

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Playtime for the young at heart. So many people sacrifice their health as young adults, working long hours to get rich, just to spend their money fixing their health as they get older. Conclusion: stop prioritising the future and live the present. See what opportunities open up and look after your health for the best quality of life. It’s all about balance ✌🏼 #play #water #health #fitness #girl #bikini #waterfall #fun #climbing #tree #tattoo #ironman #pokemon #starwars #geek #popculture #outdoors #active #livewell #explore #travel #hiking #camping #newzealand #girlswithtattoos #wanderlust #adventure #travelblogger #travelphotography #lifestyle

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Most tranquil spot in HongKong! Green spaces are so important and precious and the steps up the mountain were perfect for a scenic workout opportunity #hongkong #mountain #urban #country #outdoors #fitness #steps #running #climbing #workout #travel #travelblogger #adventure #explore #culture #religion #philosophy #meditate #peace #livewell #health #balance #mind #body #soul #city #asia #landmark #tourist #wanderlust

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