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Lesley • The Road Les Traveled

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


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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


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 . 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


Save a turtle, ride a palm tree🌴


Find stillness in the chaos. #justbreathe #yogaeverydamnday


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


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 . 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


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


I bless the rains down in Africaaaaaa💧 . “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


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


Final night in Africa and saved the best for last✨Beyoncé & Jay Z killed it at the @glblctzn Festival put on by @jnj. And then of course @teddysphotos wasn’t too shabby either😍 Wearing a traditional Xibelani skirt popular in the Tsonga tribe of northern South Africa. So many compliments from men and women of the tribe tonight - thank you! Adore the colors and the way it moves to Queen B!💃🏼 #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA #travel #jnj #livehealthylivewell