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“I know that many of you fear the wild places. But that is because you fear the wild places within yourself. You do not understand our way of life—the natural life. If you did, you would not fear it or fear the wilderness within yourself. However, just in faith, knowing that wherever you live, the wild places are the sources of your oxygen and clean water, please revere us. Let us live and sustain you.” ~ Channeling from Pan, Carol Chapman, When We Were Gods * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #merrellcaribbean #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #createyourtrail

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But if you insist... You can also rock climb at our beaches ⛰️🌊🇨🇼 Many are the ones who would blatantly declare that a coastline filled with boulders and sheer cliff sides has no value... But guess what... Many of the ones who declare this spend sedentary lives couped up in cubicles, while pencil pushing. They forget that many are people out there who consider these very areas as their play grounds. Research shows that registered rock climbers outnumber registered divers (one of the key pillars of our tourism industry). Now imagine that...An island in the Caribbean, which year-round, offers vast options for both diving and rock climbing. Mind you, these activities, being sustainable, are perfect for economies of island nations with limited resources. For the travel industry to properly function it needs diversity. A diversity of activities and diversity of the people working in it. It cannot be so that on an island nation there exists the privileging of certain groups of people. Sustainable adventure based travel is an inclusive industry, unlike exclusive resorts who reap resources and only generate actual income for a select few. 📷@fleurvanderwoude * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #Curacao #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #climbing #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #SaveDoggyBeach #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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This is the area of "Pier di Maripampoen". I learned to swim here. Many people from the area where I'm from learned to swim here. As an islander, the place where you learned to swim is quite important. It's the next natural step after walking. Right after that comes diving. To be honest, I wasn't really comfy with that last one in the beginning... The whole holding your breath thing seemed like a chore... and then you end up flailing around to propel yourself forward... the fish looking at you as they figure out if you're an idiot, their next nibble or both. As a child, coming face to face with a rather inquisitive tarpon was quite an experience. It's definitely an activity where you learn your place in the food chain. If you sink, that's the end of it. Swim and you'll survive. Freedive and and you become one with it. Interestingly enough it is also where I learned to fly... A chance run in with @chris.ajb.gallery and his drone made for an interesting evening. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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I tend to just take off. Grab my melancholic mess, my camera, pack gear for a day, and just go outdoors. Some of my best photography has been done in these very moments. Just slow down and take your time to absorb what's around you and remember that in the end, regardless of what people do... The sky and its stars, the moon, the sun, wind and waves will never leave you. The trees will never judge you. And the air that you breathe doesn't care what language you speak. The mountains don't care how far you've made it or not. They are just there for you and eternity, no questions asked. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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Here's to those willing to get their hands dirty. Being outdoorsmen isn't a spectator sport. It's definitely not all fun and games. It takes hard work and commitment to the tasks at hand. The fun comes from the experience. Experience consists out of the people you meet, the visuals you see and vibes you draw from the environment. So accept the discomfort and grow. @lotjevb_ wrangling more than her weight in kayaks 💪🏼 * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #paddlelife #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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~looking forward to the weekend like...~ As active people we should accept that being bored is okay. We need moments to ground ourselves and let our minds wander. Open the gates of the pasture called boredom and let our creativity dash through it like a child who's had too much sugar! It's in these moments that we find ourselves, the eager inner child who people tend to suppress by keeping themselves busy and not committing; jumping from thing to thing for instant gratification. Let that child dash around, scream and giggle. But also explore and try out new things. You'll then be able to tap into your creative spirit. It's ok to be bored. It just means it's time for the inner child to play 💙 Thanks for the inspiration @elisakurylowicz #hammocking photo by @gitlandgarmes * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #hiking #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #werehikers #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #hammocklife #hammocktime #korsoubigup

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~The power of the people~ The power of globalization, to me, isn't about a bunch of governments coming together to decide the fate of humanity behind closed doors. The power of globalization lies in moments when common people come together to achieve great things, either through NGOs or grassroot efforts. It's through these connections, be it your buddy next door, someone halfway around the world and everyone in between, that we can get true progress in the direction we actually desire. It's not about deals behind closed doors or hidden agendas. It's about standing for what you believe in and making a deeper connection with your fellow human beings, no matter where they're from or what their beliefs are -- a deeper destination Hammock pic by @gitlandgarmes #hammocking! * * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #hiking #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #werehikers #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #charity #hammocktime #volunteering

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~Excerpt of quentessentially Curaçao landscapes~ A throwback to simpler times. Clean horizons and close knit communities. Plains blanketed with grass and dotted with cacti. Green rolling hills that shelter bays that paraphrase. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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~ In the end the earth will still be here; with hopefully a few more inspired souls. Lightly we must go on. Even when feeling deeply. Lightly caress the surface of the earth. Not forgetting to enjoy what we’re fighting to protect. While we can, while it’s still there ... ~ Excerpt from Terence, C (2015) KC Diaries Now let's do some #hammocking! * * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #hiking #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #hammocklife #hammocktime #korsoubigup

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I'm honestly embarrassed to say how long it has been since I edited a video. It's something I really enjoy doing. And then this happened. A short lil video... But let's celebrate little victories, ok? Last week was quite intense, but in the good way. Here I stand with an awakened creativity, a refreshed soul and renewed purpose. Now let's get out there and do some #hammocking! ~I'm an artist of the dark... I embrace it to find the light~ @alyssa_hrndz * * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #hiking #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #hammocklife #hammocktime #korsoubigup

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... Don't mind the water droplets and haze 🙄 My phone got a bit wet. ⛰️🌴⛺🔥🌊 * * * Yes the water has turned pink. It's because of the Dunaliella Salina algae bloom that came to be after an interesting turn of events directly after a huge sargassum patch hindered the flow of sea water to the estuary. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #paddlelife #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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~Blood is thicker than water~ This quote is usually used to suggest the strength of family ties. In reality when read in context "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb" it means that the blood shed in battle bonds soldiers more strongly than simple genetics. Here's to my fellow men and women who strive to protect and share the wilderness. ⛰️🌴⛺🔥🌊 * * * Yes the water has turned pink. It's because of the Dunaliella Salina algae bloom that came to be after an interesting turn of events directly after a huge sargassum patch hindered the flow of sea water to the estuary. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #paddlelife #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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Meet our Staff: Leonardo Ramos . Entrepreneur and Marketing expert graduated in Advertising in Public Relations. Specialized in Advertising campaigns, Web Sites and Apps Developments, and Social Media Strategies. Is the owner of La Oferta y La Demanda, a Commercial Guide with presence in 6 countries, in its printed and digital versions. Has been branding advisor in different companies and industries . . #curacao #beach #fun #sun #bearockstar #optoutside #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #climbing #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #wekeepitwild #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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Here's a challenge. How about actually getting outside and doing something beneficial this Earth Day Weekend instead of just posting about it on social media? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities with for example your local park services. Get out there, plant a tree, pick up litter, repair a trail or educate a child 🌴⛺🔥🌊 📷 Checking an oilboom that protects a vast RAMSAR area. * * * * * #parkranger #optoutside #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #paddlelife #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #gopro #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #mynature #wekeepitwild #rei1440project #ilivewhereyouvacation #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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I've been wanting to shoot at this location since the very moment I discovered it. Honestly... I'm embarrassed to say how long ago that was... One way or another things never really worked out. Lack of time, skewed priorities and sometimes simply the vibes of whomever was available to shoot with just never synced. The pool of people willing to hike out and then patiently pose and wait for the right light, those perfect rays, and that specific shade of gold is not really big either. All of this deff lead to some creation frustration... I bet most artists are familiar with that feeling... That one project... Cooking away on the back burner... You know what you want... But the ingredients just aren't coming together... That is... till @lotjevb_ and I made it happen. It was definitely a fun, relaxing day. 🌤️ #hammocktime! * * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #hiking #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #hammocklife #hammocking #korsoubigup

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Meet our Staff: . Manuel Delgado . Mechanical Engineer by profesional and specialist in marine propulsion system. Businessman in several countries and representative of the Caterpillar Brand in Venezuela and Curacao . Rock Climber and amateur mountain biker for more than a decade . His taste for these two sports has led him to practice them in different locations and events in several countries. Project entrepreneur in different areas and passionate about outdoor activities . He is a Rockstar!! . #curacao #beach #fun #sun #bearockstar #optoutside #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #climbing #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #wekeepitwild #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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Meet our Staff: . Sergio Ramos . Mechanical Engineer by profession, with a master's degree in rotating equipment and specialist in pumps, entrepreneur in several countries such as USA, Venezuela, and Curacao . Rock Climber for almost 20 years with experience in both sports climbing and traditional climbing, with first ascents in different locations to the east of Venezuela . His passion, dedication and constancy in rock climbing has taken him to many countries and places such as Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Malibu Creek, Echo Cliff, Riverside Quarry, Mount Gorge, Taquihtz Rock in California, Red Rocks, Smith Rocks, Devils Lake, Red River Gorge - USA, Dinant - Belgium, Dorset - England, Suesca - Colombia, Pan de Azucar - Brazil, Arenales - Argentina and Roraima - Venezuela. . He is a Rockstar!! . #curacao #beach #fun #sun #bearockstar #optoutside #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside #climbing #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #werehikers #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #outdoorsman #getoutsideandplay #ilivewhereyouvacation #wekeepitwild #werehikers #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao

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. “I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. ... I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” -Maya Angelou #similarlives . . . . . #mayaangelou #lenscultureportrait #wearemorealikethanweareunalike #diversitymatters #unityindiversity #humanfamily #culturetrip #lensculture #massachusetts #berkshires #portraits #berkshirecounty #paperjournalmag #photojournalism #exploreyourstate #blackandwhitephotography #exploremassachusetts #exploreyournation #happybirthdaymayaangelou #mayaangelouquotes

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Let's be honest... How many of you take the time to enjoy a full sunrise when able? Many people no longer have this privilege, especially considering the fact that many live in cities with obstructed horizons. When was the last time you had a front row seat to enjoy all the phases? The blueish pre-glow? The sun slowly inching its way up through the sky? Call it nihilism, but we have to accept that we only have an X amount of time on this blue planet. An X amount of time means and X amount of moments... So when you can and are able... Get out there and enjoy the gifts that most people take for granted. And do your best to share these moments with loved ones... #hammocktime! * * * * * #parkranger #outsidelifestyle #departedoutdoors #wildernessculture #getoutside # #adventurelife #explore #exploremore #kcco #chiveon #Curacao #islandlife #caribbean #nature #natureismyplayground #exploreyournation #onlytheoutdoors #everytrailconnects #landcruiser #getoutsideandplay #fj75 #ilivewhereyouvacation #rei1440project #overlanding #ilivewhereyouvacation #findyourpark #peoplewhohike #rightnowincuracao #hammocklife #hammocking

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