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When that golden afternoon light begins to fade and you realise you’ve still got
When that golden afternoon light begins to fade and you realise you’ve still got an awfully long way to get down 😬 ::: This was one of my absolute favourite days in the Dolomites, filled with autumnal forests, epic views and hours spent in the mountains mulling over new ideas and my podcast obsession of the minute. But in a true Instagram vs Reality moment, it also ended with me running like a mad women through the forest wielding a makeshift walking stick as night cloaked the trees and I began to wonder whether wolves or bears perhaps inhabit this pocket of the mountains. That said, I’m pretty relieved I never got to find out! . . . . . #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly#bbctravel#olympusinspired#travelstoke#lonelyplanet#traveldeeper#worldnomads#liveintrepid#travelawesome#getlostnow#passionpassport#livebravely#staycurious#getoutstayout#welltravelled#natgeotravel#simplyadventure#lppathfinders#moodygrams #folkgood#beautifuldestinations#stayandwander#theoutbound#gramslayers#wildernessculture#liveauthentic#tourtheplanet#folkscenery
12.11.2018 13:11:43
Up in the air.
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And just like that, after 485 days on the road, 21 countries
Up in the air. ::: And just like that, after 485 days on the road, 21 countries - old and new - and dozens of buses, trains and planes, it’s time to head back to the sunny shores of Australia. This trip began in the buzzing Kazak city of Almaty, a place I hadn’t even heard of until I started looking at flights, and led to the lush peaks of Kyrgyzstan and to a roadtrip through the Pamirs, to the dreamlike beauty of Lapland in winter and seeing the very snow paint the European countryside in brushstrokes of white, to the dizzying cliffs of the Faroe Islands and sparkling beaches of Albania, to hiking between the mysterious Svaneti towers of Georgia and eating all the Pierogis in Poland, to taking a peak behind the iron curtain in Berlin and hiking through the ridiculous landscapes of the Dolomites. But even after all the crazy adventures and beautiful memories, the ticking off of bucket lists and witnessing those spine tingling moments of sheer, awe-inspiring beauty, nothing quite beats that feeling of coming home 💕
10.11.2018 18:56:17
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Hands up who wants to move in? 🙋‍♀️
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On a cloudy morning of intermittent driz
Hands up who wants to move in? 🙋‍♀️ ::: On a cloudy morning of intermittent drizzle and the biting chill of autumn hanging in the air, what could be more perfect than curling up in one of these tiny cabins in front of the fire with a steaming cup of tea and a really good good book. Sometimes it’s not about the epic views and big adventures, it’s about finding complete and utter joy in the simplest of things. . . . . . #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly#bbctravel#olympusinspired#travelstoke#lonelyplanet#traveldeeper#worldnomads#liveintrepid#travelawesome#getlostnow#passionpassport#livebravely#staycurious#getoutstayout#welltravelled#natgeotravel#simplyadventure#lppathfinders#moodygrams #folkgood#beautifuldestinations#stayandwander#theoutbound#gramslayers#wildernessculture#liveauthentic#tourtheplanet#folkscenery
01.11.2018 19:51:37
When you stumble upon a pairing in the wilderness.
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A last-minute change of p
When you stumble upon a pairing in the wilderness. ::: A last-minute change of plans, a second of spontaneity and a fair few hours of desperately hoping I was heading in the right direction lead to this ridiculous view - hands down one of the best I’ve seen all year, though this photo certainly doesn’t do it justice. ::: I followed this trail for hours across open scree fields, through golden forests and beneath rows of towering peaks with each corner revealing new and even more impressive vistas. And the best part, I had the place all to myself. Just another day in the Dolomites hey! ::: #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly
30.10.2018 19:06:00
The ragged ridge line of Seceda is another of the Dolomites most iconic sights a
The ragged ridge line of Seceda is another of the Dolomites most iconic sights and, as it turns out, it’s an epic spot for paragliding. On the final day of the season that the cable car was running, I rose early to take one of the first cars up to the peak. A pair flung themselves over the edge within minutes and set a course toward the valley, while others took their time, arching back and forth along the rock face, climbing higher and higher over the peaks, twisting and twirling in an elegant dance on the wind. Down below the whoops of pure joy echoed down the mountain and it couldn’t have been more clear, these guys were having a bloody brilliant day. ::: #dolomiti#dolomites#iloveitaly
27.10.2018 17:14:32
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Blue skies and cabin views for your Friday. Happy weekend everyone!
Blue skies and cabin views for your Friday. Happy weekend everyone!...more
26.10.2018 16:43:18
Did someone say #cabingoals!
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For anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping the d
Did someone say #cabingoals! ::: For anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping the daily grind and finding a cosy mountain nook to hide away, this place is pretty much it. A sprawling alpine plateau of golden (or green) hillsides and spiky forests with an epic mountain backdrop. ::: #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly
25.10.2018 19:11:09
Instagram is a funny thing really. 
A collection of moments, the highlights real
Instagram is a funny thing really. A collection of moments, the highlights real of the things we see and do, often without context or concept of how these places fit together. When I arrived in the Dolomites there were a few things I was prepared for - its epic views play on repeat across my feed after all. And while I was somewhat prepared for the iconic three peaks and the perfectly located cabin at its base, this was a view I didn’t expect to find. These last three shots each represent a singular, spectacular scene from the Dolomites. But for those you haven’t been, it may surprise you to know that they’re all taken within a few steps of each other. With one quick swivel of the head, and you’ve got yourself one mind blowing panorama. Just imagine that. ::: #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly
24.10.2018 18:32:02
Cave views like these 😍
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This epic monolithic trio - Tre Cime di Lavaredo - i
Cave views like these 😍 ::: This epic monolithic trio - Tre Cime di Lavaredo - is one of the Dolomites most iconic sights. But really, there’s so much more to see in the area than just these three jagged peaks. Trails lead off in every direction, past lakes, through forests and across cliff-hugging via ferrata routes. It’s a place to come for this epic view for sure, but also one that calls you to explore as well. ::: #dolomites#dolomiti#iloveitaly
22.10.2018 19:03:58
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There ain’t nowhere like the Dolomites!
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Stark craggy peaks, perfectly placed
There ain’t nowhere like the Dolomites! ::: Stark craggy peaks, perfectly placed mountain cabins, mirrorlike lakes and the first crackle of autumn beginning to sweep through the sprawling forests. Really, what more could you want when setting out for a hike. :::
21.10.2018 18:47:40
The wonderfully misty mountains of Svaneti.
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So glad to be back in the mounta
The wonderfully misty mountains of Svaneti. ::: So glad to be back in the mountains this week, though it’s all sunshine and fiery autumn leaves and not a tendril of mist in sight. ::: Follow along on stories for all the day-to-day adventures.
14.10.2018 19:25:43
The reward from a brutal uphill climb. Can you spot the tiny hiker?
The reward from a brutal uphill climb. Can you spot the tiny hiker?...more
08.10.2018 17:35:39
Woke up to a scene from Lord of the Rings.
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Mysterious, serene and ridiculous
02.10.2018 17:16:11
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The mysterious towers of Svaneti are one of Georgia’s most iconic sights.
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The mysterious towers of Svaneti are one of Georgia’s most iconic sights. Dotted through the mountains, these crumbling stone structures remain as relics from the past centuries when isolated families used them as a means of protection from invaders. Following the winding trails of Svaneti and rounding a bend to see a tight cluster of towers calling in the distance never failed to elicit a small jolt of anticipation. An ominous wave from the pages of history and a reminder of what these unbelievably picturesque mountain villages once had to endure. This shot is from Ushguli, the highest inhabited village in Europe and the final stop of the 4-day Mestia to Ushguli trek. ::: #georgiatravelmoments#georgia#bbctravel#olympusinspired#travelstoke#lonelyplanet#traveldeeper#worldnomads#liveintrepid#travelawesome#getlostnow#passionpassport#mytinyatlas#livebravely#staycurious#getoutstayout#welltravelled#natgeotravel#tlpicks#simplyadventure#lppathfinders
01.10.2018 19:12:17
Skylines like these 😍
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After bouncing between buses, hostels and muddy trails
Skylines like these 😍 ::: After bouncing between buses, hostels and muddy trails for the better part of the last 3 months, this week is all about staying put, making a small dent in my mammoth backlog of work, netflixing wrapped in feather duvets and eating all the food I’ve been missing, starting with a chai latte and scones and a mouth-watering Indian curry. ::: What’s your favourite thing to come home to after a trip? ::: #georgiatravelmoments#georgia#bbctravel#olympusinspired#travelstoke#lonelyplanet#traveldeeper#worldnomads#liveintrepid#travelawesome#getlostnow#passionpassport#mytinyatlas#livebravely#staycurious#getoutstayout#welltravelled#natgeotravel#tlpicks#simplyadventure#tasteintravel
30.09.2018 16:18:00
Do you hike when you travel? 
As a child growing up in Cape Town where mountains
Do you hike when you travel? As a child growing up in Cape Town where mountains dominate the skyline, every weekend was made up of some adventure or another. Seven-year-old me, however, had other plans and would whinge and moan and beg to stay behind until an hour or two in when I’d get distracted by the flowers and views or motivated by the prospect of sweet treats and happily skip along on my way. Fast forward to today, being out in the mountains has become like a form of meditation. Where each step forces thoughts to flow freely, vibrant colours bring moments of clarity and inspiration and those rare moment of silence cause the stresses of everyday life to roll off your back.
28.09.2018 14:26:08
Views like these...
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With a glacier trickling past it’s back door and endless
Views like these... ::: With a glacier trickling past it’s back door and endless rows of jagged mountains towering over its front, this cabin has a pretty epic location. In fact, I nearly scrapped my plans altogether just so I could bundle up inside to watch the brewing storm roll in. ::: Where’s the coolest mountain hut you’ve ever stayed in? ::: #georgiatravelmoments#georgia#bbctravel#olympusinspired#travelstoke#lonelyplanet#traveldeeper#worldnomads#liveintrepid#travelawesome#getlostnow#mytinyatlas#livebravely#staycurious#getoutstayout#welltravelled#natgeotravel#tlpicks#simplyadventure#tasteintravel#beautifuldestinations #theglobewanderer#agameoftones#passionpassport#liveauthentic#gramslayers #tourtheplanet #visualsoflife #earthoutdoors
27.09.2018 14:43:27
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