This is Saxon Switzerland, which is surprisingly not in Switzerland! It's just a few hours drive away from Berlin, and even more amazing in person than it looks in photos. I journeyed here with @alamorentacar who I'm so excited to announce I'm partnering with to do three amazing trips this year! I'm thinking next on the docket should be Australia or France. What would you most like to see? Where would you go? #alamodrivehappy#sponsored
When the time came to check out of @inverlochycastlehotel and head back down to the city, @dante.vincent and I both had heavy hearts. Leaving the Highlands is always hard for us because we love Scotland so much and in particular the wild, windswept landscapes that characterize the area. In fact, we both hope to call @visitscotland home one day and if we had to pick a place now, it would surely be somewhere in the Highlands. (Don’t tell him I also plan to have a little cottage in France. The two countries are the two halves of me!) Anyway, we took our time, and lingered around Loch Laggan. That’s where we spotted this gorgeous estate through the last of the Autumn leaves clinging to the twisted trees that line the shore. Danté had rented the Sony 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens from @borrowlenses so we had no trouble capturing this scene. With just my 24-70, I couldn’t have gotten close enough. The land Ardverikie Estate sits on is steeped in history, going back to the beginning of recorded time in Scotland. Primarily it has been private, used for sporting and once hosted Queen Victoria. It also was featured in the television series ‘Monarch of the Glen’ in which it was known as Glen Bogle Castle. Ardverikie Estate is now owned and run by descendants of its original founder. They offer holiday cottages, wedding venues, options for sporting and still lease parts of the property and estate for filming. In a country with no shortage of stunning estates and castles, I think this stands out as one of the loveliest. 🏴 #scotspirit#lovescotland#visitscotland#ardverikieestate#scottishhighlands#lochlaggan#sonya7rii#sonyalpha#shotwithbl#bokehlicious
Thank you @glenmorangiecom for this moment of zen. #ad I’m getting ready for a night out while enjoying a dram of Glenmorangie Lasanta, extra-matured in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks. Feel the whisky’s tastes online through The Distillery’s three new sensorial films which I enjoyed because they helped me feel the whisky’s tastes in a new and innovative way. Follow the link in my profile to see what I mean. 🥃 Sláinte! (Which is pronounced “slawnt - cha.”) #glenmorangie#asmr#drinkresponsibly#asmrglenmorangie
It's the last day to sign up to join me in the Amazon in April! Here's a few perks I want to offer to those who come along for the adventure: 1) Total access to me for help with booking flights, talking about which activities you might want to do before or after the trip, and any questions at all that you have about traveling. I'm available. 2) lots of help with figuring out your camera, and coming home with stellar shots. 3) Help with getting confident about traveling abroad, so you can try it on your own after if you want to! You can book your space at the link in the bio. As always, comment or PM with questions. Sales close after Friday or when they sell out, whichever happens first.
It's calendar season, and this year I'm not releasing 1 or 2, but 4 brand new 2018 wall calendars! They all feature photos from my recent 5-month road trip #peaksofeurope. A calendar with photos of the whole trip (12 countries) or a calendar featuring a specific region (the North, the Balkans or the Alps), you get to choose your favorite one! And if you buy 2 or more before December 1st, you receive a 20% discount with coupon code CALENDAR20. Shipping worldwide. I hope you'll enjoy the selection! Jump over my story for the next 2 hours to have a preview, or have a better look and order yours directly on my website johanlolos.com (link in bio). Note: this photo of Iceland is in both 'Peaks of Europe' and 'Peaks of Europe - The North' calendars.
I'm currently travelling in Japan with my photo workshop group, enjoying beautiful views of Fuji-San 🗻 If you want to learn from me online, please remember that I still extend discount 50% on my photography tutorial, check it out visiting link in bio and use code DANIEL50 #japan#fujisan#mountfuji
Many of my most meaningful travel experiences over the last 3 years have happened on this boat. I owe this captain a great deal of thanks for sharing his knowledge of the land, sea, it's people, and it's cultures. I led a workshop with some great people through this landscape but I'll always be a student when I step on this boat. @auroraarktika
found the perfect spot for a morning paddle 🚣🏻 | it's no secret that canada is one of my favorite places to visit. between some of the bluest waters I’ve ever seen to the world’s grandest views, this place never gets old. i couldn't be more excited to announce that canada is @travelandleisure’s destination of the year for 2017! congrats canada! 🇨🇦 #travelandleisure#destinationoftheyear#doty2017#ad
Who wants to travel with me to Russia this spring?! After years of being asked about it, I’ve finally given in and decided to co-lead an adventure travel & photography tour with my wife @anna.everywhere. …. Our destination is the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, where we’ll spend 2 weeks in March traveling by snowmobile and living with ethnic Reindeer herders, to learn about their way of life. …. Of course there will be plenty of photography opportunities too, and we’ll hang out together creating some amazing images of the journey. Super excited about this trip! • ——————————————— Visit my website to learn more & sign up for the tour! ——————————————— ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ #kamchatka | #russia | #adventuretravel | #photographytour ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
My favorite place to see art isn’t on a phone but hanging in someone’s home, office, dorm or even Van. Throughout the Holidays I try to make my prints a bit more affordable by offering 30% off till Nov 26th & again in Dec. check out www.ChrisBurkard.com for some of my favorites or order a custom. Code: CBTHANKS30
Was rewarded with this magnificent arch after solo rappelling down a canyon wall, the treat for making it down alive. I thought it wise to film myself on the drone all the way down, freaking out while I accidentally pushed buttons, trying not to fall. Made a YouTube video of the whole experience, including locating the sneaker route to do this hike, which usually takes at least an overnight, in one day. Link in the bio!
One of the properties that @visitscotland so kindly arranged for @dante.vincent & I to review during our trip was @inverlochycastlehotel. Renown as one of the best castle hotels in all of Scotland, a member of @relaischateaux and a true “step back in time,” it was a treat to be sure. But I had to almost laugh when, after being left alone to settle in to our elegant room before dinner, we opened the windows to see the most glorious sky and sunset of our entire trip to Scotland. It was as if I could hear Mother Nature audibly wanting to compete with our stunning man made surroundings, to remind us that nothing outshines the natural world. Or perhaps it was because we’d had a string of gray days, rain and a lack of sunshine leading up to this moment, so we were simply unprepared for the scene before us. Who knows. What I do believe is that this is a scene I won’t ever forget. I thought the clouds looked positively fake, a painted set from a movie or a theater backdrop. I wish we’d had time to walk to the Loch on the hotel’s property, stopping to say hello to the resident coos or just relishing in the vibrancy of all the shades of green. But dinner is a serious affair at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, where men must wear dinner jackets and I needed more time than normal to get ready after all day mucking about in the woods. We only had one night at the Castle and I was determined to make the most of it. 🏴 #scotspirit#lovescotland#visitscotland#relaischateaux#inverlochycastlehotel#sonya7rii#sonyalpha#alphacollective#sunsetsky
Writing has always been painful for me. There is this uncomfortable place I reach after a few sentences where I question if any of what I'm saying makes sense. I've tried to articulate for years the importance of a "Road Trip" and what it can do for your creative process. In the end its not about playlists, gummy snacks, or even the open road (although major perks). It's about severing ties with a solid foundation, & granting yourself the freedom to love and breathe with your art. Through this process you learn what you need & most of all what you don't need. You will be surprised just how many people have fueled their creative process like this... @timkemple @ladzinski @coreyrichproductions and even Ansel Adams to name a few. I finally finished a somewhat cohesive article & would love for you to check it out - link in my bio or here: http://win.gs/2zGRxv5 . Thanks @mikechinch & @redbulladventure for publishing my rant 🤙
#ad Catch ya later! ✌🏼 | There's a lot of planning that goes in to every trip I go on, but sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. I always try to be prepared whether that means packing the right equipment or always being ready with a backup plan. Experiences like this have taught me the value of planning for every scenario and also remaining flexible and going with the flow sometimes. Follow along at @herlifeheradventures to learn more and let me know where your next adventure is! #adventuregoals#herlifeheradventures
Greenland at night can have moments of unreal joy mixed with hints of slight fear. After making it to the small island in total darkness a group of us stayed within yelling distance as the northern lights crept overhead. Without a headlamp the slippery frozen seaweed & rocks would have made you immobile. And although unlikely, the thought of polar bears seems to creep into your mind. I love straddling that line where comfort and discomfort meet. On our way back captain Siggi turned the lights on the @auroraarktika to illuminate our path. A literal nightlight for us. This was the moment I remember the most from my first trip to the east fjords.
I lasted about 3 weeks before dropping out of my junior college photography class. I only remember two rules. 1. Don't shoot midday 2. Avoid shooting into the sun. . Neither made much sense. @johnny__bones
Sitting, waiting, wishing #ad | Photography wasn’t always something that came natural to me. It started out as nothing more than a hobby when I picked it up 3 years ago as a way to capture my favorite moments outside. Since then, it’s grown into so much more. I'm so grateful to have found a creative outlet that I’m so passionate about. The fact that I’m able to share my adventures with others makes it all the more rewarding. As a dentist and a photographer, my eyesight is definitely something I take very seriously. The best thing you can do for your eyes is to always get your annual comprehensive exam. Trust me, your eyes will thank you for it! Show me your favorite views using #thinkaboutyoureyes.
Our little slice of paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii! The beautiful @holualoainn sits above Kona overlooking the ocean. It was a tranquil base for experiencing the island’s many adventures. They grow their own coffee & produce too! • ——————————————— #holualoainn | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
This image was taken last summer after an uncommon heavy snowfall that day in the French Alps. I don't know how often one gets to see the Lac Blanc unfrozen yet surrounded by snow, but I feel like we've been pretty lucky that evening. 24 hours later, all the snow was gone already. #peaksofeurope Shot for @icebreakernz
The mud drip castle of the Citadel Tower has one of the smaller summits you can imagine. @sketchyandylewis stands alone & exposed before a BASE jump off. . Shot by @renan_ozturk during a visit to one of my favorite parts of the world to test new cameras, drones & catch up with friends.
More Scotland photos to come, also thinking of France on this most horrid of anniversaries... 🏴🇫🇷 But I’m glad to announce a partnership between two of my favorite brands. Voluntarily btw, I’m not being paid to share this. It’s the launch of ‘The Hudson’ camera / laptop bag by @onabags & @zioandsons. The Hudson was inspired by @thisoldhudson, which I visited last week with a group of creatives from New York City. We all met up at the lovely @wmfarmerandsons before shopping for French antiques at @redchair_hudson and noshing on the most delectable pizza + Italian wine at @oakpizzanapoletana. Having followed Anthony online for what feels like forever, I was thrilled to find out he and his recommendations for the town of Hudson are as awesome as it seems they would be online. And This Old Hudson, which is his vision for a modern guesthouse in Hudson, lives up to the hype. I’ve been using ONA bags for many years now so it was also no surprise to find out that The Hudson is a bag in line with all their others. It is expertly crafted, beautifully designed and thoughtful in detail. I can’t wait to carry mine around the city and when I travel. I’ll be sharing a link to the bag in Stories, in my profile and on the blog. See more at #onaxzio • Oh and this year, $10 from every bag purchased on the @onabags website supports grants for emerging storytellers through their Storytelling Fund. I love that! • #whereonagoes#onabags#hudsonny#thisoldhudson#zioandsons
A casual commute in the Arabian sea. Never has a body of water left such an impression on me. Beyond it's clarity, the rawness of the reef seemed like it had just been formed & only few tiny keyholes allowed for surfable waves.
Check out @dante.vincent’s feed to see a drone shot from this spot: Old Inverlochy Castle. Though our trip to Scotland was mostly a vacation, @VisitScotland assisted with a few aspects of the itinerary. They made the suggestion to stop here, while we were in Fort William, before staying overnight at Inverlochy Castle Hotel. I’m so glad they did! The trees around the castle were colored in the full spectrum of Autumn and the sun even came out for a few minutes while we explored. It was built between 1270-1280 by John “the Black” Comyn right on the banks of River Lochy. At one time it had a moat and was one of the most important castles in Scottish history, the backdrop for two major historical events; the first and second battles of Inverlochy. Old Inverlochy Castle is now in ruin, but it’s incredible to think about how it has remained almost unaltered since it was built. 🏴 Oh and for all my fellow #outlander fans, the “Fort” in Fort William fell into disuse by the mid 1860’s. That was when the railway came, cutting though the land on which the Fort was built along Loch Linnhe. So no, you can’t visit that. But this is, I suppose, as close as you might get in this area. It sure did remind me of sets from the show. 😉😊 #scotspirit#lovescotland#visitscotland#oldinverlochycastle#fortwilliam#sonyalpha#sonya7rii
Thank you @glenmorangiecom for this moment of zen. #ad This is Glenmorangie Original which I am enjoying curled up at home while watching my current favorite TV show. Feel the whisky’s tastes online through The Distillery’s three new sensorial films which I enjoyed because they helped me feel the whisky’s tastes in a new and innovative way. Follow the link in my profile to see what I mean. 🥃 Sláinte! (Which is pronounced “slawnt - cha.”) #glenmorangie#asmr#drinkresponsibly#asmrglenmorangie
I still remember climbing up to this mountain in deep snow to meet the most incredible winter sunrise in my life. I was in snow powder up to my waist, to reach the spot. Eventually it was rewarded with short but incredible sunrise with clouds burning below and above me 🔥 Danielkordan.com #russia#ural#uralmountains#taganay
Tucked away in my cabin I found a book on the history of the Lofoten Islands. One early translation says that the word Lofoten actually means- Lynx foot, and speculated that at some point the shape of these islands were compared to the shape of a Lynx's foot.
The enormity of The Three Sisters in Glen Coe is difficult to capture in picture form. It requires a full frame camera like my Sony a7R II and a wide lens, or the capture of a panorama image. I did capture a pano this time and I’ve shared it in my latest blog post, which you can find via the link in my profile. But this Photo essentially shows just one & a half of the “sisters.” To capture it, @dante.vincent & I crossed to the far side of the road from where the parking lots are, hiked up the side of the Glen till we couldn’t see people. And then we paused, to take it all in. I reveled in the quiet, in the enveloping feel of the moss and heather underneath me as I lay down to take this photo of Danté. As stunning as it all is, there’s a sorrow here too. One that I think should always be remembered. As best I can tell from research, the story is this: King William of England offered the Scottish Highland clans a pardon for their part in the Jacobite uprising of the 1680’s if they would swear an oath to him before December 31, 1691. Alasdair MacIain, Chief of Glen Coe and a MacDonald, tried to make the oath but was turned away and sent to a different location. By the time he made it, the date was 6 January 1692. So on the 2nd of February, 120 soldiers arrived in Glen Coe under the command of Robert Campbell. As was customary in the Highlands, they were given hospitality by the MacDonalds and for the next 10 days & nights the troops were given food, drink and lodgings. On the morning of the 12th, Campbell & his men fell upon the "rebels,” killing all under the age of 70. They succeeded in murdering MacIain, his wife plus 40 more. Many others died because of the weather, while trying to escape. It is said that the MacDonalds were murdered to make an example to other clans and that the order was signed by King William himself. What would Scotland would be like today if they’d been successful in any of the Jacobite uprisings that took place during the
Wow! We sold out of week one of the Peru adventure in April in 11 days, you guys are amazing! I seriously can't wait. Ironically, I focused a lot less on talking about the part of the trip that I'm actually the most excited about - the Amazon. We do still have some spaces for this week! Most trips in Peru visit Machu Picchu but few venture deep into the Amazon like we will. I can't wait to wake up in the jungle hearing monkeys and birds, swimming with sea lions and finally seeing a Pygmy marmoset in person. This is such a bucket list adventure - and I'll turn 32 there! Want to join? It's a great way to ease into South America and if you still want to hike afterwards, you'll already know the ropes of traveling - I'll show you! Click the link in the bio for the itinerary and as always, questions are welcome in the comments 🌎💙💚
Check out these amazing videos by talented @dennisschmelz Watch all 3 parts. Dennis filmed them during our summer photo workshop in Greenland. Check his feed for more amazing videos. Next year we are organizing Greenland trip again, to join you may visit Danielkordan.com (link in bio) #greenland#diskobay#ilulissat
I'm grateful to be hosting the @savethewavescoalition film festival this Saturday at my studio in Pismo Beach. Save the Waves is an organization dedicated to protecting our beaches & waterways & I've been lucky to work with them over the years. There will be some amazing films shown including Under An Arctic Sky. Event is from 6-11pm. Seating limited. Come hang 🤙 Details: http://bit.ly/2AzjHX9
Does this look like paradise? One of my favorite beaches on Oahu: Lanikai! 🌈🌴• ——————————————— #hawaii | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Handmade boats launching through barreling shorebreak just to help a few strangers get to their inaccessible ferry. I saw more than one man get smashed by a wave & an entire boat almost flip. It's the moments of kindness & service I've been lucky enough to experience that always stick with me the longest after im done traveling.
When it first became apparent that our plans to visit the Isle of Skye were going to fall through...I was definitely sad. If I’d known then that we’d end up staying at @glencoehouse that night, I don’t think I’d have cared in the least about the mistake @dante.vincent made with directions. Our stay was the biggest and most pleasant surprise of the trip. In fact we loved Glencoe House so much, we are already planning to return and stay there again during a future trip to Scotland. One in which we will also plan more carefully for Skye since that is huge on our list of places we want to properly explore, not rush through! I can’t thank Danté enough for treating us to this stay because I was in pretty poor health by this point in our trip but the honor bar in our room, the private jacuzzi tub, fireplace and in-room dining made me forget all my health woes. What’s a severe sore throat and chest pains when you have the choice of aforementioned private jacuzzi OR a claw foot soaking tub with a view. Why not both?! 😍 The service was also exemplary, the bed like a cloud straight from heaven and the view over the Village of Glencoe as well as its Loch: simply, sublime. Plus, my beloved @steamlineluggage case looked as if it was made for Glencoe House. I already can’t wait to return. I just hope James is still there wearing his kilt and welcoming us with a smile. He was the creme on the sticky toffee pudding of the whole experience. Reminded me of an older Jamie Fraser ala Outlander and as you know, I’m a huge fan of the books and the show... 🏴 #scotspirit#steamlineluggage#lovescotland#glencoehouse#glencoescotland#luxuryhotels#luxurytravel#scotlandhotel
Is it winter yet? 😂 I actually can't wait for it to get all snowy and beautiful here in Berlin! This is from Alberta last December. It was a frigid sunrise with @infarawayland in -30 Celsius but as any winter lover knows, there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad outfit choices! Unrelated but I did a little tour of my Berlin apartment. It turns out that I have some pretty quirky decorating choices, and it made me realize how many nipples I have in my apartment. Link in bio!
If you have driven through the Southwest you’ve probably passed by dozens of features that looked just like this. From the ground...nothing much to see or a least nothing that probably catches your eye. From the air it’s a delicate & intricate look at the earth’s geology in what can only be described as Art. A part of my life’s mission has been to bring these places to life, sharing a vision of earth we don’t normally get to experience in hopes that when it comes time to make a decision.. we can preserve even the most mundane pile of rocks.
To make this photo I've used several techniques I describe in my photography course: focus stacking, hdr blending and luminosity masking. We decided to extend the special price of my course. I want to see it affordable for everyone. Use code DANIEL50 at Danielkordantutorials.com (link in bio). This photo was taken during my spring photo workshop in Tuscany, D810 + 14-24, 3 focus stacked frames and 1 bracketing pair.
In a few days I'm going to lead photo tour in Japan together with @iuriebelegurschi November is a season of maple leaves 🍁 in Japan. It's no less beautiful than sakura season in April. Stay tuned for updates! Danielkordan.com #japan#kyoto
I just did a Facebook Live last week with @vanguardworld about travel photography and one of the things I said is that I’m always trying to better my skills in portraying the full range of places I travel. Landscape photography is “easy” and popular to share, especially here on Instagram, but it doesn’t communicate the full depth and range of places on its own. Without the people, the animals, the food & the details of a country, you miss out on so much of the story. For a place like @visitscotland especially. 🏴 Sure the landscapes in Scotland are STUNNING. But in Glen Etive for example, it’s not just the scenery that draws me. It’s also the wild Scottish red deer that graze in the Glen, as far as I know, all year long. We visited during what I think is the height of the rutting season in Scotland. This is when the large dominant red deer stags compete against each other for mating rights. I’m told they can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the female deer. The rut will draw to a close soon and then the stags will spend the winter feeding to regain strength for the following season. There were so many of them during our trip that at times we had to stop the car and simply watch, waiting for them to move. That’s when the females were so friendly they came right up to @dante.vincent, unbidden, trying to steal his midday snack right out of his hand, which I thought was adorable! (And yet also conflicting given I don’t think feeding wild animals is kosher.) But this Stag was all by himself further down the Glen toward the end of the road and we watched him for a long time, never going close, not bothering him, only observing. 🦌 Shot at 70mm f/2.8 on my @sonyalpha a7R II. #scotspirit#lovescotland#glenetive#sonyalpha#sonya7rii#visitscotland#glenetivedeer
Scary ridge hike on Oahu! It’s a loooong way down on both sides... 😳 .... Are you afraid of heights? • ——————————————— #oahu | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
I’m having a problem. Wherein I’m paralyzed with indecision about what photos to post from our Scotland trip. I’m my own worst enemy where my photos are concerned and so I normally don’t like most of what I capture, or I immediately think I could have done so much better. This time I’m caught between that state and one in which I think so many good photos came out of this trip, that I can’t possibly narrow it down to choose what to share and what not to 🙆🏼🤷🏼♀️ But post I must! So here’s a photo from Glen Etive that I captured on a timer with my @vanguardworld VEO tripod and my @sonyalpha a7R II. I’m calling this the Fairie Glen even though I’m not actually sure it has a name. It just immediately struck me as a place of magic and mystery, which often in Scottish history was associated with fairies. This spot is in fact nearly invisible from the road that took us through Glen Etive but when I climbed the ladder that took me over the fence to descend downhill and out of sight of @dante.vincent who stayed in the car - I immediately felt as if I’d left Scotland and entered an alternate universe. One in which the trees looked like something from Japan, the rocks from the river I learned to swim in as a child in Vermont and the moss from a forest in the Pacific Northwest. All of those elements and yet it WAS still Scotland. I wish I could tell you more about how to find this spot. I wish it had a name. And yet, I don’t. If you can find it when you @visitscotland, you’ll have truly earned it. And an earned adventure is always better than one that’s clearly marked!! 😉🏴 #scotspirit#sonya7rii#vanguardworld#lovescotland#visitscotland#glenetive#sonyalpha#onlywithveo
The Pilgrimage Boulder. One of the more beautiful rocks I have ever seen in person... sitting all by itself amongst the Hampi boulder field. A test-piece for the area made famous by @chris_sharma many years ago. It was cool to revisit this rock that inspired our trip & watch @paulrobinson87 work the V11 moves in 90+ degree heat & eventually send it. The rubber on our shoes felt like it was melting along with my skin. Always loved your vision Chris.
Crystal clear morning at Federal lake (Croda da Lago), Italy. When first rays of light strike the valley, it shines with gold. The gold you really feel rich with. Travel to remote locations is priceless. Shot with @djiglobal phantom 4. Danielkordan.com #italy#federa#lagofedera#djiglobal#phantom4
5 years ago, I was driving from Ventura to Carpinteria along the Pacific Coast Highway checking for surf and spotted this VW T3 Westfalia. At the stage in my life, I was spending most of my time lurking up and down the coast of California, surfing by day, stealth camping by night and amassing a near encyclopedic knowledge of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants from LA to San Francisco. As a van dweller, I was always on the lookout for other people living in their vans, and this person's van/drying rack caught my eye. I snapped a few frames of my Mamiya 6, and went on my way. When it came time to lay out Home Is Where You Park It with @victoryjournal, I knew I wanted to use this image for the cover. It conveys so much of what I loved about my time spent living in my van; self reliance, the sense of freedom and discovery of having your own escape pod, and the accessibility of reconnecting with nature (in this case the ocean) on the relative cheap. Every time I look at this photo, it takes me back. The fourth edition of Home Is Where You Park It is now back in stock in my web store (follow the link in my profile or head to store.arestlesstransplant.com) to get a copy before they are gone (I order 1000 at a time and they go fast!) and use the discount code Vanlife10 to get 10% off. #vanlife
Has anyone seen my friends?🚶🏻@United #ad | With splashes of vibrant colors throughout the country and some of the most unique and symmetrical architecture I’ve ever seen, Singapore left me with a brand new perspective and a huge appreciation for all it has to offer. Where are some places that you find inspiration? #unitedjourney
There is always an internal struggle that goes on when photographing this place. Beautiful in every way.. but if you knew what was given up in the process to create it you would definitely feel a little bittersweet. Once home to gorgeous slot canyons, native dwellings and more history than any of us can fully appreciate. Typically when we cover our mistakes it doesn’t look this beautiful. . Your inspiration for conservation has grown deeper than this canyon ever could have. 🙏🏽 ed abbey, Katie lee
The salinas de Maras, a little day adventure in Peru. There are just four spots left on the Peru trip in April! Come along and I'll take your pictures here 💛 a few common questions: 1) how fit do I have to be for the hiking? A: we are hiking and camping for four days along the Inca Trail but everyone has their own Porter which makes it easier. And nobody will be left behind! It's a moderate trek because of the altitude, but you've got six months to train! 2) Are there extra expenses? What's included? A: unlike a lot of tours, all of the activities, accommodation, and transport once you are on the tour is included. 3) is there a single supplement? A: no way! In fact, everyone who has signed up so far is a solo traveler. This is the perfect place to meet others like you! Link in bio for itineraries. Come for one or two weeks!
We left Monachyle Mhor when it was still dark, intending to get all the way up to the Isle of Skye. Due to some miscalculation with the ferry time table though, we ended up not making it. Our backup plan wasn’t too shabby since it gave us an afternoon and the next morning to explore Glen Coe and Glen Etive. This is a favorite area of @visitscotland for @dante.vincent and I both but we’re not alone in that. It’s an area of the Highlands that’s busy all year round. Photographing it without lots of people in your images though just means a little extra work. You can’t park your car in a lot and expect to get a great shot without working for it. You have to hike and walk about a bit to find the right perspective. That’s why I was extra grateful for the jumper and waterproof jacket that @barbour gifted me in advance of the trip and the @hunterboots that I bought a few winters back. It’s taken me many trips to Scotland to figure out just the right clothes to wear so I can explore properly no matter where we go or what the weather is and this time, with this combo, was ideal. Thank you for capturing this moment, Danté ❤️ 🏴 #scotspirit#barbourwayoflife#lovescotland#visitscotland#glencoe#travelfashion
Just finished my workshop in beautiful autumn Tuscany. Next time I'll guide photo workshop in May. Infinite rolling hills, poppie flowers and masterclasses at our amazing villa waiting for you. Join at Danielkordan.com #tuscany#valdorcia#italy
Aloha from Hawaii! Yesterday we kayaked out to this tiny island called Mokoli'i. So much fun! .... Spending the week on #oahu, then a few days on the Big Island. Any recommendations for us? • ——————————————— #hawaii | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
To say I was excited to return to Monachyle Mhor during this trip to @visitscotland with @dante.vincent would be a heck of an understatement. From my earliest trip to Scotland, it’s always been my top recommendation for places to stay in the Highlands. When I first visited just for dinner many moons ago, owner Tom Lewis and his wife Lisa had several businesses in @themhorcollection and if they’ve not doubled the number that existed at that time, then they are well on their way. I’m not sure you will find two people in all of Scotland who are as hardworking and creative as they are. I just learned while researching for this caption they even have their own annual festival on the grounds of Monachyle Mhor ala Glastonbury or Coachella perhaps — except if I know these two, twould be way better. Perhaps that’s next on the Bucket List of Mhor Collection experiences but needless to say, our all-too-brief overnight was delightful. Especially cocktails and canapé in the Lounge before dinner with resident Black Lab, Betty. Danté and I were sad to learn all of the nine puppies she recently brought into this world were already spoken for. You’ll find the hotel is very off the beaten path but the winding road along Loch Voil that leads you there is so sublime in and of itself that you might not notice how long it takes to get there. (Click on the location tag to see a photo of the exterior taken by uber talented @nicole_franzen.) 🏴#monachylemhor #themhorcollection#scotspirit#visitscotland#lovescotland
Be there in a flash ✈️💨 #ad | At a whopping 18 hours, @United’s inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Singapore is the world’s longest flight originating from the US. Long flights are never easy, but this one couldn’t have gone any smoother on the 787 Dreamliner in United Polaris. Before I knew it, we were on the ground and ready to explore all that Singapore has to offer. For me, the best part about traveling is sharing the adventure and I can’t wait to show you guys all my favorite moments from Singapore! Share your adventures with #unitedjourney 😊🤙🏼
While driving through @lomondtrossachs on the way to Monachyle Mhor, @dante.vincent and I passed the Falls of Falloch which are part of a network of natural features in the park that have specially created viewpoints designed by young architects. Part of the first round of Scottish Scenic Routes competitions, each stop offers its own unusual reward. At Falloch, it’s a sort of tunnel created by John Kennedy that is entitled ‘Woven Sound’ and it highlights a quote by Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William Wordsworth, taken from her diary. Set in a peaceful glen and falling 30 feet, the falls are an abrupt step in the passage of the River Falloch as it makes its way down Glen Falloch towards Loch Lomond at Ardlui. I recommend wearing a good pair of wellies to explore the area as the amount of mud is only exceeded by the level of beauty in the Glen. However, there is a well worn dry path for those who just want to walk to the Falls themselves. Swipe left to see the full installation and a photo of the Falls. Part of the quote says, “The noise of waters did not appear to come this way or that, from any particular quarter: it was everywhere, almost, one might say, as if "exhaled" through the whole surface of the green earth.“ You’ll have to visit to read the rest! 🏴 #scotspirit#visitscotland#lovescotland#wovensound#lovelochlomond#lochlomond#fallsoffalloch#barbourwayoflife
What is @moviemountain you ask? Watched POOL SCUM and thought WTF? We put this little video together to answer some of these questions. Thanks for all of the support and feed back on our first shorts. We have some bitchen projects in the pipeline and pumped to do more 🙏🏻🙏🏻
A Mountain that is my favorite color: rainbow! So cannot wait to be standing right here in Peru, seeing it with my own eyes in six months with a few of you! Will you be standing there with me? More about the trip at the link in my bio!
Cooking dinner over an open fire at the end of a long day in the BWCA. The Boundary Waters is a 1 million acre wilderness in Northern Minnesota, home to over 1000 lakes and pristine backcountry forests. Just the place to escape civilization for a while — and reconnect with nature. ... How do you unwind? • ——————————————— #boundarywaters | #minnesota | #canoeing ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
From the Isle of Arran, @dante.vincent & I drove to Monachyle Mhor via Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. I can’t help but pass Loch Lomond without thinking of the oft sung lyrics, “O ye'll tak' the high road, and I'll tak' the low road, And I'll be in Scotland a'fore ye, But me and my true love will never meet again, On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond”... 🎼 Though I’d passed, and stopped at, the Loch before I’d never seen this twisted tree along the banks. Since I do in fact have a true love and he was with me, I thought it would be nice to have him pose for me near said tree. I’m so grateful he has fallen as much in love with @visitscotland as I have. I first came here as a single woman and at that time dreamt of one day having my own “Jamie Fraser” but who needs a dream when you can have the reality of a good man, Scottish or no. Plus, everywhere we have gone all the dogs have fallen in love with him and the wild deer come up to him immediately as if he’s some pied piper of forest creatures. I kid you not. Oh, and he likes Haggis. It’s too funny. Or maybe it’s just Scottish magic... Now if I could only get him in a kilt, but at least he adores @barbour as much as I do 😝 #scotspirit 🏴 #lovescotland#visitscotland#lovelochlomond#barbour#sonyalpha#alphacollective#lochlomond
Hey you, wanna come to Peru? I've been hinting at it a bunch in Instagram stories and today I put up all the details on the blog about the adventure trip to Peru in April! We will hike to Machu Picchu at sunrise, journey to Rainbow Mountain, we will swim with sea lions and stay in an eco-lodge deep in the Amazon. We will look for pink river dolphins and Pygmy marmosets and colorful poison dart frogs. Most of all it's going to be fun and laid-back. I've picked locally run and ecologically sound vendors, and partnered with a trained wilderness guide to make sure that this is the well organized trip of a lifetime you deserve! Join me and a bunch of other awesome travelers as we explore Peru, plus, I will personally make sure that you come back with amazing photos! Click the link in my bio for more. The sale was opened up to newsletter subscribers before I put it out to everyone else, so about half of the spots have already booked out. It's a small group of only 14 people for each week, sign up today to join! And please feel free to ask any questions that you have, I'm here to help!
No complaints about the gorgeous fall we’ve been having in Germany, but as the weather turns colder I’m remembering these days in Aruba fondly! Over the past few months myself and a few other faces you might be familiar with headed to various warm and beautiful places to create #barcelostories. Here’s one of the three that I made at @barceloaruba. You can see the rest of them at the link in my bio! #sp (📽: @whatspaigewearing)
Swipe left for more photos from Scotland’s Isle of Arran, including an adorable Heilan Coo! Arran is just 432 square kilometres but it packs a punch in terms of its physical beauty and the variety of things that there are to see and do. @dante.vincent & I only had the better part of a day to explore so we didn’t even get to scratch the surface of what’s possible. See his feed for even more photos of adorable Heilan Coos, including one that looks like a brown bear 🐻😍 Despite the short visit, we still fell in love with this gem of an island in the Firth of Clyde on Scotland’s west coast. During our overnight at @thedouglashotel, we experienced the island‘s exceptional culinary reputation first hand, including their own rather delectable Arran Whisky. While driving home from the Machrie Moor Stone Circles, we saw our third rainbow AND it was pointing right at the Scottish Saltire. Having seen two rainbows just before that on the ferry crossing from Ardrossan, it made me think of an old blog post I once published claiming Scotland is the home of magic. Three rainbows in one day seemed nothing short of mystical and it’s certainly a first for me. Even though the weather on our ferry ride back to the mainland the next morning wasn’t as clear as the going over, I still found myself out on the viewing deck, hanging on so to speak to the last glimpse of Arran...hoping we can return again one day for a taste of their famous cheese and hopefully, much more time exploring. 🏴 #scotspirit#lovescotland#visitscotland#isleofarran#visitarran#sonya7rii#sonyalpha#alphacollective #🌈🌈
I've been quite silent recently. It has already been 3 weeks since I'm back from my #peaksofeurope trip, and after a few days catching up with all the important people in my life and getting some deserved rest, I've started to work on my photo book which I hope to release as soon as possible. It's a long process though as I want it to be a beautiful piece of art, both about photography and storytelling. So yeah, not much time for social media recently as all my efforts are put on that new publishing adventure. If you want to stay updated with news and get a notification when the pre-orders of the book start, you can sign up on my website. Link in bio :)
After spending over a year in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, I've discovered a lot off cool stuff in the region. I wanted to share some of my favorites! .... Have you been to Mexico? 🇲🇽🌮 • ——————————————— Check out my new blog post to learn more. ——————————————— ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ #yucatan | #visitmexico | #foundinmexico ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Just spent a few days hiking & camping in Joshua Tree National Park! It was my first time -- very cool place. My friends at @Wrangler sent over some lightweight, moisture wicking clothing to test from their very affordable (under $25) Outdoor line. Helped block the sun and kept me cool & comfortable in the California desert. Do you enjoy exploring deserts or mountains more? • ——————————————— #bewrangler | #joshuatree | #ad ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
The Golden Gate Bridge! I've wanted to stand at this spot for years. Finally made it -- there's so much of my own country I haven't seen yet! Where in the US do you dream of visiting? • ——————————————— #goldengate | #sanfrancisco | #california ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
POOL SCUM EPISODE 3: THE REBUTTAL. #poolscum was such a blast to work on and we would love to make more episodes. A great way to support this project and future ones is through the @moviemountain the Patreon. You can watch the whole piece edited together and pick up shirts and socks. We made Pool Scum as an example of how Instagram can be used and as proof of concept for what we are doing at Movie Mountain. A bunch of people but in hundreds of hours of hard work on it at @moviemountain. @memmonz was the special effects supervisor, @kaikorsmo was the lead fabricator and set builder, @lex.lore did the wardrobe and helped with props, @timothytickle made the miniature pants and worked on props, @kylestephensnow spent months animating the puppets, @theshelbyfoundation provided moral support and made miniature beer cans, @nightjarillustration did the matte painting and tshirt painting, Warren Lee did the sound design, @classichenbo interned for a month. I hope you guys like it and thanks for all of the support and great feedback 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Early morning at the Terri hut deep in the mountains of Switzerland after a short night. All the guest are already up at 6am for breakfast, getting ready to go on a long day of hiking in the Greina Plateau. @myswitzerland | @graubuenden
POOL SCUM EPISODE 2: In which FATE decides who shreds first and the bar is SET. Head over to @moviemountain for Episode 3 and tons of behind the scenes footage from building the set and more. #poolscum
Do you have any favorite travel books? Books that inspired you to travel somewhere new? Because I just listed some of mine on the blog. I’m also giving away a free Amazon Kindle Paperwhite… • ——————————————— Check out my new blog post to learn more! ——————————————— ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ #bookclub | #travelbook | #havekindlewilltravel ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Sometimes, you've got bring your own brightness in the storm. The recent news coming out of Hollywood triggered some old wounds for me, and though I have thought about sharing this many times before, I got scared, and put it away, but this time I decided to hit publish. Solo traveling healed me from similar trauma, and by talking about it, we take back our power. Traveling alone showed me that I am powerful, capable, and that men are not by and large the enemy. It can be a powerful tool for healing. Especially right now, I want to emphasize that the world is not a scary place and that solo traveling is not a dangerous or irresponsible choice, especially just because someone is a woman. It's the very thing that gave me life again. Click the link in the bio for the full story! (📷: @thisbatteredsuitcase)
EPISODES 1-3 of POOL SCUM are now live on the @moviemountain Patreon page! Follow the link in our profile to watch it. It took us 7 months to make, here's a video of how we did it. Thanks for all of the support and let us know what you think 🙏🏻🙏🏻
It's been a week already that I returned home after 145 days on the road, driving through 17 countries in Europe and chasing the very best landscapes of the old continent. This road trip has been a blast and those who followed on a daily basis through my InstaStories know how much I've learnt in the past 5 months. I will obviously keep posting fresh content from #peaksofeurope in the next few weeks, as it's now time for me to settle down for a while and start working on what's next. The photo book about this big adventure is one of the main priorities for now, just like the preparation of some epic workshops and photo tours in Europe for 2018. If you guys don't want to miss any update about workshops and about the launch of the pre-orders of my book, you can sign up on my website. Link in bio. Thank you all for your continuous support for the past months, it truly helped and pushed me to keep exploring! @myswitzerland | @graubuenden
4-Wheeling on Mars! 👽 ... Ok, Colorado. 😆 ... Looking forward to discovering where else my new @jeep Rubicon can take me this year. • ——————————————— #jeep#wrangler#rubicon ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Before starting the hike to the Augstmatthorn at 3pm, I have been staring at the mountains from the window of my hotel room the whole day, hoping for the low clouds to lift up. For 6 hours, the clouds were sticking to the mountain ridge, and I had very little hope of seeing anything from the summit. But hey, this was my last day in the Jungfrau region and I didn't want to leave without having hiked to that peak. With a couple of new friends we decided to go anyway, and try our luck. Maybe it was going to be a huge failure, maybe not. We just had to try. At the trailhead, we could see fast moving clouds dancing with the ridges. Again, it was impossible to say what the conditions would be 90min later up there. So we started to hike, hoping for something good. And these are the conditions we got once we arrived at the summit. An insane sea of fog covering just half of the mountains. Luckily I had someone to pose for me to give the whole scene an apocalyptic scene. Those clouds stayed there for about 10 minutes, then slowly started to lift up. 30min later, we could see Lake Brienz down the valley, and the heavenly foggy conditions faded away just like an old dream. Definitely one of the most intense moments of my trip photography wise! #peaksofeurope Shot for @myswitzerland | @myinterlaken
The picturesque valley of Lauterbrunnen at its best time of the day, just before night. #peaksofeurope Starting today until the 15th of October, some of my photos of Switzerland that I took last winter in March will be exhibited in @utrechtcentraal, Netherlands, along with the photos of @michielpieters @croyable and @claireonline. You will have the opportunity to like and share the photos offline and by doing so, maybe win a trip for 2 in Switzerland! Good luck! Shot for @myswitzerland | @jungfrauregion
Sometimes you just have to get outside and go for a hike! MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland • ——————————————— #lovekillarney#loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Why does everyone love autumn colors so much? Do we actually all like yellow and orange or is it just because we can finally experience a change after 4 or 5 months of green everywhere and those colors are extraordinary, literally? I mean, what if the trees were all yellow during spring and summer and would turn green just for a couple of weeks in autumn? Wouldn't it be amazing as well? #peaksofeurope
The most emblematic mountain of the Alps, the Matterhorn / Cervino, a natural border between Switzerland and Italy, glowing at sunrise. An incredible 4,478m peak, the 12th highest of the Alps, that has been climbed for the first time in 1865, 79 years after Mont-Blanc. #peaksofeurope @haglofs Shot for @myswitzerland | @valaiswallis
Changing seasons in the picturesque valley of Lauterbrunnen. Last time I was there was 2 years ago on a rainy day of November, when all the trees had lost their leaves already. It was great to finally see that place in full colors! #peaksofeurope#whpseasons @myswitzerland | @jungfrauregion
Killarney National Park. Home to Irish elves & leprechauns for sure! 🍀🇮🇪 Do you believe in wee magic folk? • ——————————————— #tbexireland#lovekillarney#loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Yesterday I walked the dramatic “Gap Of Dunloe” outside of Killarney, Ireland. What a cool place! Have you ever been to Ireland? 🇮🇪 • ——————————————— #tbexireland#lovekillarney#loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Best seat in the whole canyon! A memory from a recent trip to Zion staying at @springhillsuites. Jeeping, canyoneering, local art shows, and daily sunset hikes made for one memorable visit. What a special place! PC: @mtn_michael
POOL SCUM comes out in a week! It's been a crazy six months of designing, building, animating and shooting and we are so pumped to show you guys our hard work. This is an oil painting that @nightjarillustration and is available on a limited t-shirt we did for the @moviemountain Patreon supporters. Through our Patreon, you'll also be able to see the projects we make before they are posted online, get the tshirts and socks we made with @stancesocks and buy props and parts of the set. Take a look at the link in my profile for more. I'm also thinking about doing a live tour of @moviemountain today, would that be something you guys would be interested in seeing?
Watching the arrival of fall last night and firing up the sauna for the first time since spring after a long week of shooting at @moviemountain. We are a few shots away from finishing #poolscum and are dialing in sound design and matte paintings. It will be out in a week to do! 🍂🎧🎬
Animating one frame of Pool Scum in the @moviemountain studio. For each shot, puppet is attached to a metal armature and moved around the set, every subtle movement is animated by hand and then photographed by a DSLR on a computer controlled arm and then compiled in Aftereffects. So far we've shot some 3500 frames of #poolscum and only have a handful of shots left to shoot this week. Its been six months since we started building the set. Originally I thought we would have Pool Scum out by July 😂😂. Hundreds of hours of hard work later and we are just a two weeks from it's release. We are so pumped to put it out and see what you guys think 📹⏱💡🗓 #poolscum
The last day of summer or the first day of fall? It's rained five inches in the last few days, putting out most of the fires in the Gorge. The storm broke last night just in time for one of the first smoke free sunsets I've seen in months.
In three weeks, the #vanlife book that I've been working on for the last year comes out! @philliptannand whipped up some limited edition bumper stickers for the release. Best part is that they are free with a preorder of the book. Follow the link in my profile to preorder your copy or upload your sales receipt (if you've already ordered it!) to get your stickers. I'm super happy with how the book turned out and can't wait for people to start checking them out 🙏🏻💪🏻
Watching the Eagle Creek Fire burn afternoon yesterday from @moviemountain . It's been a crazy week of fires, smoke, and evacuations. We almost had to packed up the #poolscum set! The fire on the Washington side is now almost contained but the Oregon fire is still raging at some 40,000 acres. it looks like rain is on the way to help out on the Oregon side but it's going to be weeks until it's fully extinguished by fall rain🤞🏻💦 #raindance#thankyoufirefighters
Yesterday afternoon we took a Zodiac out in the Columbia to see the damage caused by the Eagle Creek fire. The smoke was so thick that the sun was barely visible. The damage was less than I feared after seeing the hillsides glow with flames a few nights before. Having grown up in the Gorge, I've been accustom to the sounds of I-84, the silence the last few days has been hauntingly eerie. The wind was dead calm and the only noises were from the occasional bird overhead and distant whir of a fire fighters chainsaws. The second photo is a shot of Multnomah Falls, thankfully the lodge was saved. The Archer Mountain fir looked very small compared to the destruction on the Oregon side. The next week or so looks relatively calm which would be ideal for firefighters. 💔💪🏻🤞🏻
A group of 30 of us stood on the bluffs of North Bonneville watching the fire jump ridge to ridge down the Oregon side of the Gorgeas the east wind raged. Over head, two hewy helicopters made laps, scooping up buckets of water from the Columbia and dropping them on the fires. "It looks like a scene from a movie..." people kept saying. The destruction is unfathomable. Hours after I shot these clips the fire jumped the Columbia and started burning on a place the @moviemountain crew and I hike a bunch some 4 miles from the studio and tree houses. My dads house was evacuated and we started packing up hard drives and camera equipment. Thankfully the wind switched and the fire started burning in the opposite direction. It's been a crazy 48 hours and thanks to everyone that's been sending messages and positive vibes our way. Thanks to everyone fighting fires, cleaning up flooding, and other natural disasters this year, with climate change, radical natural events will only become more common 💔💔💪🏻💪🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻 🤞🏻🤞🏻