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Mother + Daughter in New Zealand

You know that moment when your mom stops being just your mom and you begin to build a friendship? You get to a certain point where you can see one another for who they really are and love them as a human being instead of simply as family. I haven’t yet mastered this newfound friendship…

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My Perfect Day

Most nights I find myself wishing I didn’t have to fall asleep in order for the next day to arrive. It feels like an eight hour span of wasted time, simply there to keep tomorrow at an uncomfortable distance. That is how excited I am to wake up each day. Annoying, right? I know. But,…

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Roadtrip New Zealand

I’m stubborn, I’m opinionated, and I could listen to Disney songs for an unhealthy amount of time and still be perfectly content. Lucky for me, I have an equally opinionated group of women in my life to play devil’s advocate and open my mind to new ideas – I can’t tell you how grateful I am…

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The World | Nicaragua

Photographer | Carly Hougen Location | Nicaragua Website | www.carlyjostudio.com Instagram | @carlyjo Facebook | @carlyjostudio Carly Hougen is the artist behind these stunning photos from Nicaragua. She’s a lovely soul inside and out, with a knack for photographing life in a raw, real way that makes you feel like you’re part of her adventures, part of her happiness. She’s a…

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The World | Austria

Photographers | Stevo Dirnberger & Chanel Cartell Location | Austria Instagram | @howfarfromhome Website | www.howfarfromhome.com Meet Stevo and Chanel, the creative duo behind the hugely popular Instagram account, How Far From Home. In March, 2015 they left their life of comfort and predictability in South Africa and embarked on an adventure to see the world. They mark each new location with…

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Bach Life

I didn’t think life could get any better. I have been living it up the past few months in the winter haven of New Zealand – Nelson. The days are sunny, the nights are frosty and life has been perfect. I spend my mornings drinking coffee with friends, doing yoga by the sea and walking…

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You Are Not More Important Than The Earth

When was the last time you hung your laundry up outside, rather than tossing it in the dryer? Can you remember a time you chose to sweep your house over vacuuming? How about running errands on your bike instead of in the car? I’m convinced that Earth’s environmental health will continue to deteriorate until we make the conscious…

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High Finance to Food

I worked as a waitress the summer after my freshman year of college. It was an easy way to earn a little cash before going back to student loans in the fall. Being a waitress isn’t for everyone, and when you tell people you’re a waitress, oftentimes people feel obligated to tell you, “I could never…

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Autumn in New Zealand

The life of a traveler is filled with uncertainty. It seems like only yesterday I was jobless, homeless and driving a broken car. Today, my car is still broken but I’m living in Nelson, New Zealand – a town that is as close to perfect as I have yet to find.