Spent more than 8 hours in the car that day listening to a mix of Backstreet Boys, Becky G, and Drake with @heykelseyj
But it was definitely worth it, Watkins Glen is fulfilled with hidden waterfalls and the fall colors made it even more magical 🍂
Woke up at 3am and walked for more than 15km at -15°C and in complete darkness. On the way back, we spotted these little cabins on the lake and at that point, I instantly forgot about being exhausted, about having to walk the 15km back, about the cold, and hunger. I simply stopped, dropped off my backpack, jumped a bit in the woods and found this perfect spot for my shot. 🇨🇦
Kind of considering the idea of just quitting everything and moving into one of those cabins, anyone wants to join me? 🏠🙋🏼♀️
September 2018. That’s when I was supposed to start going to grad school. Instead, I decided to take a year off and chase fall colors across North America.
Only now, 89 days later, 2 days back home, I realize how grateful I am for my decision.
Probably the very first photo in my entire feed after two years where you can actually see who I am 😅 sometimes it’s hard being a photographer to actually get a photo of yourself which is kind of ironic if you think about it. But that’s also because I don’t like being in front of the camera. My mom always gets mad at me because the only times that she’s able to get a picture of me, it’s actually when I’m eating because I’m not moving around. Which results in me having the weirdest facial expressions ever but hey 🤷♀️ thanks to @stepoutmiki
for being amazing travel buddies and for these shots at Lake Louise 🇨🇦 and cheers to @hellyhansen
for always keeping me warm out in the wilderness 🌎
Took a little break from Instagram while I was enjoying the last few days of my big trip. Today is my 87th day on the road. Currently sitting at the airport in Vancouver waiting to board on my 9th flight of this journey and finally head back home.
Can’t wait to share more of this incredible journey. Stay tuned. ❤️
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”
― Chad Sugg
Exploring the beauty of fall colors in New England 🍂
We hiked to the second lake at Joffre Provincial Park. The low fog was covering the majority of the landscape and we couldn’t really see anything. But then, the fog went away for a few seconds and we were able to see the bright blue lake together with some soft fall colors 🇨🇦🏔
Perfect sunrise mission with the right amount of fog and moody vibes 😍 oh, and fall colors of course. Currently enjoying one last trip across California before I head back to Canada next week 🇨🇦
Throwback to cabin life 🏡 All we had to worry about was how to keep the fire alive all day long, have hot tea always by your side, soft music in the background, and an unlimited amount of s’mores.
Oh, and the zombies at night. But we survived (for now) 👀
Do you ever stop and truly take in the beauty of nature? 🏔 Sometimes I feel like I am so focused on taking photos that I forget to enjoy the beauty surrounding me at that moment. For that reason, I try to go more and more outdoors without my camera; just nature, beauty, and nothing else.
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
- Lauren DeStefano
Surrounded by nothing but colors, sunlight, and pretty wood bridges 🍂
Whenever I go exploring, I like to have a music background to add up to the magic and beauty of what I'm seeing. Thanks to @aftershokz
, I'm able to go out and explore and listen to music even easier thanks to their easiness of use and comfort while hiking.
Hello November! 🙌🏻
The fall colors are slowly fading and the winter vibe is slowing approaching.
Here's a little throwback from a trip around Austria that I did a while ago with @karl_steinegger.
Can't wait to see these places again with snow on the ground! 🏔
We "hiked" (it was honestly more like a climb) to the top of this little peak and enjoyed the golden light slowly fading away. @dani_the_explorer
lost her hydro flask on the way up, @helbertruiz
chugged a beer (or two) at the top, and @heykelseyj
was just being Kelsey. Cheers to the past two weeks fulfilled with amazing adventures, views, and great people 🍂🏔
When snow, sunshine, and fall colors all show up at the same time ☃️🍂☀️
Throwback to one of the coldest nights ever. I remember basically wearing my entire suitcase and still being cold. After paddling for 15km one way I was so exhausted because of the strong wind and low temperature which certainly did not make our way to the campsite any easier. Despite all that, sunrise was absolutely amazing. The water on Maligne Lake was so calm and clear that it felt like paddling on a mirror. One of the best sunrises I have ever witnessed. 🛶
45 days in out of 70 days across North America. 5 flights, 7150 miles (11515 km), 2 parking tickets, getting pulled over by the police twice, 1 flat tire, 1 broken car, getting locked out of the van, boarding on the wrong flight, breaking my drone during my fourth flight. Can't wait to see what the remaining 25 days will look like. 🍂