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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Or rather, taking shortcuts can cheapen an experience that could otherwise have the potential to be remarkable if earned. Imagine the difference between visiting the summit of a tall mountain via a gondola vs. visiting the summit after an entire day of grueling effort. Which one would be more appreciated/memorable? Or in the case of this photo, experiencing the worlds largest natural bridge after several days of arranging logistics in a foreign country, getting giardia along the way, and rafting a remote canyon for a few days with portages and whitewater to navigate. It is possible to visit this place in a single day, but I know it would never have been so magical and appreciated without the persistence and dedication it took to complete the entire journey. In the age of instant gratification, we are always looking for the quickest way to do anything, but it's taking those shortcuts that steal gratification in the end. PC: @moonmountainman
Grateful doesn't even begin to explain it. Heart is full and I'm thankful to all those who helped Kickstart our film. We have successfully funded a tour & can bring this film to life! Stay tuned for dates & pledge fulfillment. .  Going to be touring USA May-June & global audiences late summer/ fall. 🙏🏼
a young girl is surrounded by marijuana plants in a pygmy village overlooking mount nyiragongo, a volcano just outside goma. for a @natgeo news story published last week
Coming in hot, chasing the #toyota86 through curves in the woods of the North West for my partner @toyotausa.
Driving the rugged & beautiful coastline of Oman. 🚘 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7RII Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #roadtrip
Calm morning at Lofoten islands. February 2017. Danielkordan.com workshop #lofoten #lofotenislands #reine
When a photo you share can help someone see the world differently than they have before. Possibly even care a little more. Maybe thats when it becomes more than just a career.. but a calling.
It's easy to get addicted. The feeling can be really hard to forget... Photographer and surfer alike, we were both mesmerized by the simple idea that is was even possible. Fueled by a passion to try something new we pushed our cameras to the absolute limit ( often shooting ISO 40,000 +) & ourselves even further. But that numb frozen smile on @jquinny 's face after he got out of the water is something I'll never forget. . There is 8 hours left to buy your copy of Under an Arctic Sky on Kickstarter. Link in bio or : http://kck.st/2ldrcuw
Three years. It has been three years since my last time in Tasmania. This island has an important place in my heart as this is where I started to get serious about travel photography. For that reason I've been dying of coming back, but always had to postpone it again and again. When one of my clients, #leffe, invited me to join a trip to Tassie in order to discover the origins of the new #lefferoyale and shoot some content for them, the opportunity to return to my favorite state of Australia was too good to refuse, although very short stay. I tried to do as much as I could during these 3 days even though I was soooo jet lagged. Here's a shot I took this morning from the top of Mt Amos (check out my story for more). #royale
it's the simple things 😊⛰ @beautifuldestinations
I came to San Francisco to find some #fairmontmoments and I found quite a few. I hope you enjoyed seeing those in my Stories! And yes this was a job, I have been #sponsored to do this by @travelmindset. But like so many things, this weekend took on a life of its own, becoming something more personal than just a job. So it's this view from my perch in the Tony Bennett Suite, after watching the sun set and the lights of the city begin to sparkle like so many diamonds, that will stick with me as my personal favorite moment from this weekend. You see after the difficult catalyst that first launched me into travel photography as a career, I spent some time regrouping, living with family in San Francisco and though that period was brief, it was very transformative. The city came to feel like home. And though I've had many homes, this one burrowed so deep into my heart that it's right up there with where I was born. Every time I visit, I know it won't be the last time and I'm not worried about what I didn't get to do or see. I know I'll be back. No one at @FairmontSanFrancisco knew this when they put me in this Suite where Bennett's paintings hang in my field of vision and many stories above where a statue of him graces the lawn, but it's incredible that it happened this way. You see the Suite's namesake once sang, downstairs in the Venetian Room underneath where I type this, "I left my heart in San Francisco..." then later he said: "That song helped make me a world citizen. It allowed me to live, work and sing in any city on the globe. It changed my whole life." San Francisco is that song for me & since I first heard its notes, I've traveled all over the world. Always, to come back.....
Emerald pool at Skagsanden beach, Lofoten islands. Danielkordan.com  D810 + 14-24 nikkor + #lucroit gnd soft 3 stop, nd 6 stop filters. #lofoten #lofotenislands #skagsanden #nikon
The road to the Temple of the Moon & Sun is long, dusty and full of excuses to turn around. But these perfectly named rock & mud formations are some of the most perfect geological formations I've seen... and they will blow your mind as you gaze up at them. If you have made the trek then let's digitally fist bump. 👊🏻 If not, then let me know when you do & you can thank me then.
24 hours left to support Under an Arctic sky on Kickstarter. .  Every dollar spent to purchase our limited edition book & pre-order the film will allow us to fund a world tour to share this with as many people as we can. .  Info in bio link or here : http://kck.st/2ldrcuw
Watching the last three seasons go by
Made it back to Berlin last night, but per usual, I left a little bit of my heart in Africa. Here's a little memory of the Serengeti. I wrote all about how you can do the exact same vacation, and @simbaportfoliolodges is offering a discount to BMTM readers! Link in profile 💙(📷: @theworldpursuit)
It's like an endless Ocean with waves in every direction. If you hike far enough west in the great White Sands national monument you will find no footprints.. no tourists.. you will even be hard pressed hear a sound. This often overlooked part of the west is a pretty special place. I guess it's safe to let the secret out as the only way to truly protect these parks is to get more people caring about them. . @bfshannon @emmasirena
cayo largo 🏝
bus stop 🚎
Fairmont took me on a special tour of the expanded @sfmoma that reopened in May 2016 yesterday during which we visited the Matisse/Diebenkorn & Diane Arbus exhibits. I couldn't have come up with a better way to spend a rainy day in San Francisco if I'd tried, my inspiration seemed to quadruple with every new floor we visited! Especially after I found out that SFMOMA was one of the first museums to recognize photography as a fine art! I felt compelled by all I saw, to try to create my own "art" and this video was born out of that compulsion. It depicts the soaring central entrance way you find when you come from Third Street with the 'Untitled' piece created by Alexander Calder in 1963 that slowly moves beneath the oculus under a pedestrian bridge. As wonderfully thrilling as the exhibits were for someone like me for whom art has been a lifelong interest -- especially the Matisse/Diebenkorn rooms & the Cloud Cities room by @studiotomassaraceno -- it was the architecture of the building itself that left the most lasting impression, making me want to return. Closed for three years to expand the original Maria Botta-designed building with renowned architecture firm @snohetta, upon reopening SFMOMA became one of the largest museums in the USA and one of the largest in the world for modern & contemporary art. It's also now on track for LEED Gold Certification and features the largest application of composites technology to architecture in the USA. There's a connection to @fairmontsanfrancisco too. During the 1940's meetings that led to the signing of the United Nations Charter, SFMOMA was forced to temporarily move from its original Van Ness location to make way for the UN Conference on International Organization but many of the closed door meetings took place back at the Fairmont where b&w photos of those meetings now line the halls! ⚪️🔲⚫️ #fairmontmoments with @travelmindset #sponsored
Cold Arctic mood of Lofoten islands. March 2017. Danielkordan.com workshop #lofotenislands #lofoten #norway
Tonight, I’m celebrating #earthhour and the fight against climate change! Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one designated hour as part of the Earth Hour movement, a symbolic gesture to inspire action on climate change.  What are you waiting for? Turn off those lights, take a stand for the planet, and join me in posting a photo or video that shows why protecting the planet is important to you. ••••••••••••••••••••• Dancing with the northern lights in Iceland. ✨ ••••••••••••••••••••• #iceland #aurora
Last month, we spent a week chasing the #toyota86 around the woods of the northwest with some racing drones shooting footage for my partner @toyotausa.  The 86 is a blast to drive and and the drones gave a pretty crazy perspective.
All good road trips should start this way.
Something big is coming this summer! Stay tuned for more info but what I can say so far is that I'm going to live on the road for almost half a year and anyone keen to join, who's into hiking/camping/roadtrip and good vibes, is more than welcome to do so! Send me an introduction email about yourself and where you're from at johan@johanlolos.com if you'd like to know more :)
gypsy, lahabana
Woke up in San Francisco where I'm seeking out #fairmontmoments for a project with @travelmindset. I could hardly believe it yesterday, when @fairmontsanfrancisco showed me to my "room" which happens to be THE Tony Bennett Suite. It features original paintings he has done of some of the views out the suite's windows which defy words they're so good on a clear day like it was when I checked in. I can see an almost 360 degree view of the Bay Area but since it's raining today, frankly I wouldn't mind having all my moments right by the window! Then again, there's so much to see! So after I finish breakfast, I'll be heading to SFMOMA for a special visit. Watch it all unfold in my Stories... 🌉 #sponsored
When night falls on Lofoten islands, it's nice to seat in the cabin looking out for fast running clouds over this rugged dreamland. Danielkordan.com workshop at Lofoten islands #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway
we're all just tiny people in a big world 🐜🌎
When @moonmountainman invited me on a river trip down a canyon in Southern Mexico, I almost didn't go. In fact, the only reason I said yes was because I had a back injury preventing me from skiing, so I figured it would be an alright way to pass the time while I healed up. Now that the trip is over and I'm back in the States, I can only shake my head at my original thought process. The places that river took us were amongst the most beautiful and remote places I've ever been in my life. Travertine waterfalls, lush jungles, parrot-filled caves, awesome rapids - the list goes on... So yeah, lesson learned - No matter how much you think you've seen, don't underestimate the ability of the natural world to inspire! 🌎✌🏼 PC: @backcountry13
lupe en lahabana
Firing up the sauna on the first day of spring.  For anyone thinking about building a wood fired sauna or hot tub I would go with a sauna.  It warms up much faster and can double a small cabin 🔥👌🏻
From storm to silence. The weather changes so quickly at Lofoten islands that you can experience all seasons in one day. Danielkordan.com  #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway #nikon #d810
More camels from Oman. I can't help myself! They're too funny. 🐪 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #camels
Storm is coming. I cannot wait for these summer evenings spent in the mountains- @johanlolos / @beautifuldestinations
I thought it was a bit of hoax. These certified "Dark Sky Parks." Places where supposedly the amount of light pollution from nearby towns is so minimal that you can see constellations with the naked eye you can't see anywhere else. . After spending one night in Goblin valley I can easily say I'm converted. The night sky in the desert somehow just feels bigger. .
some places you just have to see to believe 🙈 | 🚶🏻: @sinclair_photo
Above all else I learned patience waiting for these perfect conditions. But even in the moment it didn't really feel like a triumph to shoot the photograph I had worked so hard to get because all I could feel was... well .. nothing. My fingers and toes had lost sensitivity & ice was forming around my eyes & mouth.  But passion can drive you to do crazy things like wait for a perfect set Under An Arctic Sky. .  There is 4 days left to pre- order the film / book & support the world tour - check it in my bio link or here: http://kck.st/2ldrcuw
@memmonz sculpting a puppet for a @moviemountain stop motion skateboarding project we are working on.  Next step is making a cast of this sculpture and then machining a metal skeleton so that we can animate it's movements and swimming pool skating antics...
Arctic calls. Far there beyond the ocean only Arctic lays. It brings snow storms and cold winds to Lofotens. D810 + 14-24 focus stacking, lucroit gnd soft 4 stop filter. Danielkordan.com  #lofotenislands #lofoten #norway #nikon #nikkor #d810 @lucroit
A last one from Switzerland before I go on another adventure tomorrow. This country is definitely one of the most beautiful ones of Europe and I cannot wait to be back there next September for some epic hiking and adventuring in the mountains!  @myswitzerland #inlovewithswitzerland
Yesterday morning after trekking for a couple of hours in a dense jungle in Uganda , we found gorillas! They tolerated us for an hour, the babies playfully drumming their chests and the silverback surveying his kingdom.  You think seeing gorillas would be magical, but I really can't believe how far it exceeded my expectations! This is in my top 10 travel experiences, no question. #traveluganda
The first day of Spring occurred after I left Dublin but it felt as if it had started early when I walked into this space with @dublinmydarling on a day warm enough that I'd been able to shed my coat and walk around in short sleeves. It brought to mind a few lines of a poem I'd read the night before, in a book of verses all written following the Easter Rising of 1916: "Go winter now unto your abode, Your time is done, and Spring is conqueror! Lift up with all your gear and take your road! For she is here, and brings the sun with her! Now we are born again, and now are we, -- Wintered so long beneath an icy hand! -- New-risen into life and liberty, Because the Spring is come into our land!" excerpt 'Spring - 1916' by James Stephens
Cold Arctic days at Lofoten islands... Danielkordan.com #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway
In the Northeastern part of the Navajo Volcanic field lies Shiprock... It is the literal throat of a volcano. The black dikes leading to it were rivers of lava.  A formation that quite literally, erosion has brought to the surface.
When snow falls at Lofoten islands... Danielkordan.com  #lofoten #lofotenislands
The most beautiful sheep shack you will ever lay eyes on. .  @auroraarktika @visitwestfjords
Kai sculpting the mold for a a miniature swimming pool that we are building over at @moviemountain for a stop-motion 80s backyard swimming pool skateboarding project we are working on 👨🏻‍🎨🏄🏻📺
It has just been one stunning lake after another in Rwanda and Uganda! This view from @arcadia_lodges takes the cake, though! Didn't stay here, but enjoyed a soda water, a wander around, and a selfie photo shoot #visituganda
These winter Lofoten days... Between reality and dream. Danielkordan.com  #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway
While in Dublin, I found time to tour the city with the team behind one of my favorite @instagram accounts: Ramona & David of @dublinmydarling. Before meeting David, Ramona showed me the interior of this shopping centre near Stephen's Green which was built on the site of The Dandelion Market, once famous for the concerts from such bands as U2. Then we went to a spot in the centre with a wonderful view of the city of Dublin. I'd never have found either spot on my own because I generally avoid all malls if I can help it and seeing the city from above wasn't a huge priority of mine. Until we were there and I realized how much I would have missed! I'm an advocate for meeting locals, getting to know the people who live where you travel and generally digging in as deep as time allows whenever and wherever one travels. As you know I LOVED the Guinness Storehouse but my short time with @beluck.ie & @david.maguire as well as the interactions with other locals that I had while in Ireland -- these are the memories I will cherish most and to be honest, they are why I want to return and explore more of Ireland one day. People, make the place. And Ireland's people are particularly wonderful. 💚
That thin strip of light across the mountain .. that's pretty much it. All the sunlight you get in the middle of winter... That's if you're lucky. The days were short and the window for surf even shorter. Which is why we realized surfing in darkness was really our only option. .  Have you seen the trailer for "Under An Arctic sky"? Our film about finding what you are looking for in the most unlikely of places. Check it in my bio link or here:  http://kck.st/2ldrcuw to purchase the film & book.
cruisin' into spring like 😎🙌🏼 | pc: @jonathanbasiago with my edit
I love these snowy days at Lofoten islands. When distant mountains appear in the fog like ships approaching the harbor.  Danielkordan.com  #lofotenislands #lofoten #reine
Does anyone else wish Winter could hold on just a little bit longer?
Breaking through the rock like a jackhammer.  #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland
Two months of snow,  60 something inches of rain and half a dozen ice storms sure make longer days all the sweeter.  I don't think I've ever been this excited about spring and the sun setting after 7.
"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road" - Jack Kerouac. This quote (and Jack in general) has always spoken volumes to me about enjoying the adventure with all of its twists and turns and taking in the moment. Pictured here is the Parc de Volcanes in the distance in Rwanda, wearing what has become my Africa backpack - @pacsafeofficial lined with exomesh and with locking zippers. Thanks for keeping my stuff safe for almost 5 years! #sp (📷: @theworldpursuit)
Step inside the @homeofguinness with me, where I spent two days during my trip to Dublin. It wasn't nearly enough! The Storehouse is a historically-protected building dating back to the early 1900's and the details related to its age were so fascinating to discover from the beautifully tiled walls to the picture windows looking out over Dublin. I loved the private tasting we did in the Connoisseurs Bar, that any guest can add on to their tour (you just have to search the website to find out more), and every meal we had at 1837 Bar & Brasserie was better than the last. I was so pleasantly surprised to find food worthy of the loftiest awards inside what is essentially a tourist attraction. But that's what makes the @guinness Storehouse so different, it is an attraction for tourists but it's also so much more than that. During @stpatricksfestival that included live music on every floor and my favorite was the set by @thelunaboys which took place in Arthur's Bar, aptly named for the founder himself who I think would be blown away by what his brewery has become today! ☘️🍴🍺🇮🇪 #storehousestory #thisisirishfood #sp
Lofoten islands like gems connected by thin threads of bridges and roads. A place to be explored.  Danielkordan.com workshop at Lofoten islands - visit link in bio #lofoten #lofotenislands
Regardless of who you are or where you're from, Nature can always leave you speechless. If there is one thread that will always unite people... maybe that's it. .  I had the pleasure of learning this first hand when I took @rorykramer & @justinbieber to some of my favorite playgrounds in Iceland. I told them the experience wasn't complete without a polar plunge in Glacial water. They didn't need any convincing
pastel colored skies made this sunset one to remember 🍧🍬 | 🐕: @jaspywoof
Blue bird day or moody day in the Alps, which one would you choose?  #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland
Welcome to Northern Dream, Lofoten islands! Reine fishermen village from the air (drone panorama). Danielkordan.com workshop at Lofoten islands. #lofotenislands #lofoten #reine
@cyrus_sutton freezing his ass off in between stints in the sauna.  He's been on the road for the last two months touring his film @island.earth and is about to do a west coast tour. 🔥❄️
shes holding a sliding banner of 'fidel' on his phone
I arrived in Dublin with few expectations and only two items on my absolute must do list in addition to enjoying St. Patrick's Day: visiting the @homeofguinness, and this space. It is Trinity College Library's Long Room. Because I'm a bibliophile who loves architecture, the Long Room has called me like a beacon since I first saw a photo of it as a teenager. It is significant to @guinness because in addition to holding books, the room also protects the oldest surviving Irish Harp known as the Brian Boru, upon which the original Guinness logo is based as well as the insignia of Ireland. Guinness wisely trademarked the symbol in 1876 so when the Irish Free State wanted to use it in 1922, they had to use a mirror version facing in the opposite direction. The harp is a stunner with intricate carving and a glow to its well-worn wood that seems to magnify the light already present in this vast space. As for the room itself, built between 1712 and 1732, it is 65 metres in length and filled with 200,000 books. Originally it had a flat plaster ceiling and a lower level only. After an 1801 ruling, the library began to receive a free copy of every book published in Britain and Ireland though and so in 1860 the roof was raised and the present barrel-vaulted ceiling and upper gallery were added giving it the impressive stature that helps it live up to hype for today's visitors which included me this week. It brought me as close as possible to the phrase, "takes my breath away." #storehousestory #sp
Beautiful village Nusfjord, a gem of Lofoten islands. In snowy weather it looks like a Christmas dreamland. Join 2018 Lofoten islands workshops, link in bio. #lofoten #lofotenislands #nusfjord
Winter wonderland.  #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland
When reality looks like an impressionist painting
one of my favorite roads in the canadian rockies 🛣
Beautiful shapes of ice at black beach of Iceland. I see a swan here, and you? D810 + 14-24 nikkor + lucroit gnd 3 stop soft filter + nd 3 stop. Danielkordan.com #iceland #nikon #lucroit #d810
I'm not usually one for anything that draws big crowds & I don't usually love huge tourist attractions but similar to the way I somehow still love attending Hogmanay in Scotland, I LOVED experiencing #stpatricksday in the middle of Dublin, the @homeofguinness yesterday. I've no Irish blood that I know of but it just didn't matter since as the locals I hung out with love to say, "on March 17 everyone's Irish." That's just how it felt! It felt like the streets were one big family reunion. So we stood and we danced and we smiled and we laughed - in the shadow of a monument to Charles Parnell, so influential in the Home Rule movement for Ireland - and for a moment, life was an absolutely beautiful thing. No cares and no worries, just a complete sense of celebration. ☘️
Different perspective on the famous diamond beach in Iceland. This time it looked more like after explosion on a diamond factory 💎 Spot photographer, @emyj86 ;) Shot from dji phantom 4. Danielkordan.com  #iceland
a family watched the last of fidel's convoy pass in the countryside of camaguey. from the series and in-progress book "yo soy fidel", la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!🍺🍀 This is Cobh, Ireland. My #irish grandmother left from this port to immigrate to the USA. It was also the last port of call for the Titanic.  Where in the world would you like to travel next, and why? 🌎 ••••••••••••••••••••• #ireland #stpatricksday
The most scenic train ride in the world?  @myswitzerland #inlovewithswitzerland
families stood for hours in the rain and total darkness in the countryside of camaguey, our headlights the only light! la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
don't you love it when you find an emoji in the wild? 😊🌄
Swiss winter sunsets are on point 👌🏻I'm not kidding, this was the view from my hotel room yesterday evening. The best reward after an exhausting hike.  #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland  @beautifuldestinations
headlights lit thousands of cubans, lined up beside the road as they waited to see fidel pass, the only light as i drove through the countryside outside camaguey. la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
One of my biggest travel dreams is finally coming true this week since I am spending St. Patrick's Day in the @homeofguinness: Dublin, Ireland, WITH @guinness, learning their #storehousestory. Everything I've learned so far just reinforces why they have been my favorite beer for as long as I've been able to drink! From the philosophy of Arthur Guinness himself to the philanthropy his descendants still carry on today to how much every Guinness employee loves their job... As per usual I'm documenting it all in Stories and even though this trip is sponsored, all the opinions and the gushing about the beer or the company itself -- that's entirely me and my really nerdy self. #sp 💚🇮🇪☘️
yosemite will always have the top spot in my book 📕 @beautifuldestinations
from the in-progress book "yo soy fidel" - la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
Today I was on another planet. Check out my Story to see how I got there! Huge thanks to the team @engadin.stmoritz for making this happen!  #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland
The reward for resisting that seductive snooze button. Good morning, Rwanda
I told you I would share the story of the Welsh flag and when I saw this street in Cardiff lined with the flag on both sides and leading to the Castle, I knew this was the way to accompany the tale. According to legend (and borrowed from a page on the @visitsnowdonia site), it was at Dinas Emrys that the symbol of the red dragon first emerged. In the 5th century, the ruler Vortigern was making a stand against Anglo-Saxon invaders and he sought to build a stronghold on a very strategic hill. He set his builders to work but each morning they woke to find piles of rubble lying where the newly built walls had stood the day before. His advisors suggested sacrificing "a fatherless boy" and sprinkling his blood on the site. But the appropriate boy who was found, convinced Vortigern that his problems lay underground where there was a lake with two dragons – one red, one white. When found, they fought each other and the red dragon was victorious while the white dragon fled never to be seen again! Vortigern named the castle that he finally built Dinas Emrys - after the boy who had advised him: Myrddin Emrys, or Merlin. The very same magician who we would eventually connect to the story of King Arthur! It might all sound too fantastical to be real but in 1945 the site was excavated by archaeologists who discovered a lake and the ruins of a fortress dating to Vortigern’s time. The walls all showed signs of having been rebuilt several times… 🏰❤️ @visitwales #findyourepic #yearoflegends
searching for gremlins 🔦
la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
Full moon rising
I woke up to this view this morning. Switzerland for the week! #inlovewithswitzerland @myswitzerland
Thanks for helping me out with the #selfie, there, rock. So far Rwanda is so many shades of green and  blue and gorgeous, especially this amazing lake.
la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016
la caravana de tributo a fidel 2016....lit by headlights of passing vehicles, cubans pay tribute to fidel
If there's only one place we went in @visitwales that simply can't be summed up in merely one photo it is: @portmeirionvillage. Setting for the 1960's TV show "The Prisoner", part fantasy village, part time capsule and the work of eccentric self-taught architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, it is impossible to encompass entirely in the span of one Instagram caption. Italianate in design and entirely whimsical in detail it defies explanation but you can try to understand it when you stay here, either in the hotel or in the self catering cottages. You'll be welcomed by their own homemade port and staff members full of intriguing stories about past guests such as Frank Lloyd Wright, George Harrison and the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. The food is as exceptional as the setting and the legendary entertainment is soon to include The Flaming Lips, one of my favorite bands. Perhaps the craziest story of Portmeirion is about Sir Clough himself: whose ashes were shot up in a rocket over the village during a NYE fireworks show after he died in 1978! 💥 #findyourepic
exactly 1 week til spring starts. can't wait for new adventures! anyone have any fun ones they have planned? 😊🍦
VISITORS AT THE CONE!  @tearevor @maddiegordonart
Would you have guessed that this is Rwanda?! This is one seriously hilly country. I think we probably take on a good 200 or 300 turns every time we drive somewhere new, but the road trip through here with @theworldpursuit has been an adventure! This one is from this morning just outside of the jungle where we tracked chimpanzees and saw a whole family with a little baby! Check my Instagram story to see the photo.
Soon after this, I tripped & face-planted into the sand. Worth it! 😜 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @gopro #hero5 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #sanddunes
Speaking of places to stay, I was most impressed during this trip with @palehallhotel. A new member of @smallluxuryhotels, it was a 19th century Jacobian-style mansion built in 1871 by railway magnate Henry Robertson. Complete with the type of board which was used to call the servants that you've seen in shows like Downton Abbey, it is in every way a step back in time yet it lacks none of the modern creature comforts you want when you stay at a luxury property even, and of special importance to me, soaking tubs like this one which made me exclaim out loud when I walked into the room! Just the thing to sort you out after a long day of walking in the countryside or exploring small towns. As a manor home it hosted Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill, this week it hosted comedian Chelsea Handler! The food is worth a visit on its own since Palé Hall has as its F&B consultant none other than the @macaines and head chef is the talented @garethstevenson88. We enjoyed a spectacular meal in what was the manor home's kitchen yet still features a stove that made all my Downton Abbey dreams feel like they were coming true. If only! 🏰 #findyourepic
Sunday stroll
mountain therapy at its best 💆🏻⛰
This is my favorite image of a town that I took during this trip to Wales because I feel it really shows the charm that can be found here and also because it features a red Defender which happens to be one of my dream vehicles!! I have this vision of one day when I'm old having a little cottage in the countryside, a closet full of wellies that I'd wear with flowered skirts and wool sweaters or tweed blazers, a dog and a Defender to drive myself around if I'm not walking or riding a bike. It just so happens that this dream could probably come to fruition in rural France, Scotland or Wales but it's in the latter that I've seen no less than several dozen of these vehicles driving around or parked next to cottages that would do just fine please and thank you 🙏🏼 Seems like some kind of sign from the universe but who knows 😜 I took this in Crickhowell where, when you visit, you should not miss @bookishcrickhowell plus the cozy Dragon Inn or Bear Inn. Both have the character, fun locals and cozy corners that make for a great overnight in towns such as this. Though since I always keep it real you should know the pillows weren't exactly comfy so if you have trouble sleeping, as I do, you might want to bring your own 😉 #findyourepic
Wild and unexpected encounters in some extremely remote parts of Canada
Hello from Kigali, Rwanda! Can't believe that it has been almost a month that I've been in Africa, rounding it out to 6 months that I've spent on the continent in total. This is one of the first photos that I took of the trip on the beach in Tanzania during sunrise. My blog post is up about this beautiful beachside lodge and how you can come here too! Link in profile
Fitting for a place that overall is so cloaked with myths and legends, the peak of Snowdon usually lies hidden in clouds, mist or fog and locals rarely get a clear view of it! Yet, we did! We had incredible weather while driving through Snowdonia National Park and so we stopped at this spot where you can see the peak directly ahead and just to the left of @lesleyannemurphy's head, dusted with snow. High up there somewhere are the lakes that legend tells are the final resting place of Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur. It is either Llyn Llydaw, Dinas or Ogwen. Laying in wait for Arthur to return, the sword is guarded by the Lady of the Lake. A bit to the left and down below from where Lesley is standing, is a lake that myth says is where the battle of the two dragons happened which led to the red dragon being on the Welsh flag. That story I'll tell with another photo! 🏔 #findyourepic @visitwales
i like big rocks and i cannot lie 🏞 @sonyalpha #alphacollective
Watching the sun go down from the hood of our truck. During my recent trip to New Zealand I teamed up with @JackDaniels_US to show you how #jacktravels. #fromlynchburg #ad
Back in my element, sitting on the edge of Tanzania, favorite new purse in tow. I'm still such a fan of @pacsafeofficial and have been since I started traveling almost 4.5 years ago. This new purse is light, but still lined with exomesh so that it's slash proof and it's got RFID blockers so nobody can scan my card and passport info. Plus, it's red, and I love me the color red ❤For more on my favorite theft-proof travel gear, click the link in my profile (📷: @theworldpursuit) #sp
The countless camels that roam #oman are owned by Bedouin families who live a semi-permanent lifestyle in tents on the edge of the desert. The number who are truly "nomadic" has decreased over the years, as many have taken up farming. 🐪 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #camels #omanagram
If you @visitwales you'll see very quickly there are a lot of castles to explore. It feels akin to being on the set of Game of Thrones which has been thrilling me to no end!! But so far, this is my favorite we've visited because it wasn't built by an English king, instead it is Welsh and dates to the 1100's. You can approach it two ways: by crossing a river that takes you through a forest filled with almost more moss than trees, or by going through a more open wooded area with trees that twist as if possessed. Either way you climb steadily till you're on a hill and see this before you with Lake Dolbadarn at your back and Mt. Snowdon in the background. The name Dolbadarn means "meadow of Padarn", so meadow of the Saint, because there was indeed a Saint Padarn. A Welsh ruler once imprisoned his brother in this tower so as it is with many Legends and Myths there is both beauty and pain associated with a place that's almost painfully beautiful when the sun shines, illuminating the stones that punctuate the green grass. I missed the chance to take a photo in the moment that actually happened, because I was simply watching, transfixed. Stunned. 🏰 #findyourepic #yearoflegends
Last night reminded me of John Carpenter's The Fog 🌫🌫☁️☁️
It's been two months I'm stuck at the office editing photos and sending emails all day. I cannot wait to be back in the Alps (🇨🇭) next week.  @beautifuldestinations
Traveling back in time on the streets of Trinidad, #cuba. ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #trinidadcuba
Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number, shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you. Ye are many they are few - A favorite quote of mine by Percy Bysshe Shelley that I always think of when I see lions. It's hard to think of a more majestic creature! We saw this one at around 6:30 in the morning with @perfect.africa end it was cool to see them playing around and so animated before the heat hit! The early bird gets the worm in Africa.
is it friday yet? i'm ready to hit the road again this weekend 🚗
mornings well spent ☀️🏔
Trinidad is #cuba’s best preserved colonial city, a unique mix of 1850’s architecture & 1950’s cars that feels frozen in time. The town’s sugar wealth funded extravagant palaces, large plazas, and colorful colonial homes that are still there today. Check out my new blog post with cool things to do in Trinidad! ••••••••••••••••••••• ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ ••••••••••••••••••••• #trinidadcuba #cuba🇨🇺
EL ROLÓ.  Follow the link in my profile to see the build and disappearance of the micro machine, and make sure to check out @moviemountain for more of the special effects shots and a look how we filmed the ending 🍌🖖🏻🤙🏻
Pinky up, it's tea time at the Ngorongoro Crater. This lush national park is known for black rhino sightings. We saw four with @perfect.africa - happy days
it's always summer in the philippines 💙💦 @beautifuldestinations
THE MICRO MACHINE: The creation and untimely demise of a copper camper built on a Suzuki SJ410 by @Jay and friends. Link in bio @stancesocks @moviemountain
Brekkie in the bush, mmm boy! #simbaportfolio
Welcoming some quite esteemed pool party guests 🐘(📷: @theworldpursuit)
Oman's hidden Fazayeh Beach. This country turned out to be more beautiful than I was expecting! Enjoying the view with @anna.everywhere ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #middleeast #liveoutdoors
Sundowners Serengeti style with @theworldpursuit #simbaportfolio
Cabin fever #theshining #isitspringyet
Think outside. No box required.  @jacksonhole @fjallravenusa
Room with a view… 😜 Where’s your favorite place to camp? Woke up to a wonderful cotton-candy sky after a night of camping at this empty beach along the coast of Oman. ••••••••••••••••••••• Tent: @nemoequipment Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #campingfun
Drawing S's on the moon. Er, I mean... on the slopes of @jacksonhole! If you're in need of some ski inspo, you should definitely go follow the @jacksonhole account, you won't be disappointed!  Photo by the talented @dyrlandproductions
Pretty sure that canyoneering is just one big adult game of "Don't touch the Lava." #onlysomewillgetit  PC: @ericrhanson
🐪 Selfie! After 6 years of traveling the world, the most common question I get is: “how do you make money traveling?” or “how do you get paid to travel?” Well I’ve written a blog post all about it, linked in my bio. Go check it out if you’re curious! ••••••••••••••••••••• ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #camel
Be a dreamer. A doer. A thinker. There is possibility everywhere.
Connection amidst chaos  @fjallravenusa
The Rub' al Khali, aka "Empty Quarter", is the largest sand desert in the world. Spent a day hiking its massive dunes and sleeping under the stars. ⭐️⭐️ ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #emptyquarter
The rugged & beautiful coastline of Oman's Dhofar region! Who wants to go for a swim? 🏊 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #dhofar
My passion for skiing powers me through the winter season. I don't have time to be held back by a winter cold. So when I feel something coming on, I power through with #theraflu so I can get back to what I love ASAP. Can't miss a day on the mountain due to sickness! What's your main winter activity? #whatpowersyou #sponsored  PC: @forestwoodward
Exploring the desolate Al-Qarāʾ Mountains in Southern Oman. ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #hikingadventures #oman
Camel crossing in Oman! 🐪🐪🐪 ••••••••••••••••••••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii Lens: Sony 16-35mm F4 ••••••••••••••••••••• #oman #dhalqut
Currently post-holing my way through physical therapy for a protruding disk in my lower back (recent ski accident). I'll be back out there soon, enjoy that snow for me in the meantime if you're out and about! ⛷✌🏼 @jacksonhole  PC: @dyrlandproductions
"Oh hi, hi biscuit. Hi sweet thing. You're so pretty. Can I take your picture? I love you." Me when I see an animal
I definitely agree with Edward Abbey when he said, "The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs more defenders." #protectwhereweplay #haydukelives
Keep it simple, Stupid. @jacksonhole  PC: @dyrlandproductions
It may not look like much to you, but it's everything to us. #keeppubliclandsinpublichands
I'm excited to announce that I'm joining #teampowerbar this year and supporting their #cleanstartpledge! My pledge this year is to try to improve my form when skiing. Growing up racing, I used to focus heavily on my form. But after switching to backcountry skiing nine years ago, I can tell that I've let a few things slip. Time to crack down!  Submit your own pledge for improvement through the link in my bio. PC: @dyrlandproductions
Celestial encounters 👽💫