Had a conversation with a friend from work the other day who asked me “How do you do it? How do you travel by yourself? What do you do when you’re just by yourself?”. This was after I gave him the Cliff Notes on my trip home to Malaysia and shared my upcoming travel/park/hiking plans. My answer and the logic behind it seems simple to me, but was such a foreign concept to him. We ended the conversation with him still not understanding my “how”. And that’s quite alright with me. What’s your “how” on supposedly unconventional traveling? On a side note, this is probably my favorite picture of me performing this activity. Pulling my pants up 🤪 (PC: Adam R.) #solohiker#introverttravel#weekendwarrior#ferncanyon#redwoods#redwood#redwoodnationalpark#talltrees#redwoodnationalandstateparks#reimember#forceofnature 🌱🌿🍃🌲
Taking a cable car through the cloud forest in Mindo, Ecuador.
And if you are into birds, it is one of the best locations in the world. You'll need to take things at a slower pace to spot them, however.
I captured this shot while I was in Portland, Oregon. You can check out more of my pictures at dylanepstein.com, the link is in my bio!
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Skiing is a great teacher. The more you let go and loosen up, the better your line becomes. I carry its lessons into my day to day life as it reminds me to be a silent leader-to listen, observe, and soak it all in, to learn patience and let the world unfold. Your surroundings become a part of you when you glide through a winter glade. The unwavering trees guide your direction while the snow waits to be shaped by the flow of your turns. They serve as reminders to guide those who are willing to learn from you and open your mind to those who have something to teach. And with these lessons come happiness.
Stokefest! I set 3 active goals this year and nothing else matters. Climbing, surfing and paragliding. If it works out right I get to work on kiting and also surf the one spot Ive always wanted to surf in Oregon next month. I have a few back burner goals like peaks I want to bag and countries Id like to visit but these 3 are my tops. I love my life. I love my goals. I also love Oregon so being back is always joyful ✨ Oh I cannot wait to be car camping the coast 😁⛺️🌲
All good things are wild and free🙌
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Playing with blade shapes. Nothing like forging in the snow! ❄️🔥🔪
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About the other day....Guess Whoooooooo crossed my path while on an evening stroll? It just sat there, on an oak. The more he saw the less it spoke. Leaving me with much astonishment, as for the first time in my #wildlifeencounters 😜 A Barred Owl finally made an appearance through my lens😍😍😍😍😍😍 #thatpnwlife#barredowl#shutterbug