@chelseakauai - Chelsea Y.✨🌊 Hawaii + Travel

↟Learning. Adventure. Art. Seeking the extraordinary in every day. Explore often, consume mindfully. Currently ↬ Hawaii ⛰🌥🐳🐴⛺️🏝🌿📷
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#sponsored by @backcountry - Nature can be fickle. Blue skies and glassy fjords greeted us the first day we crossed into Norway. I envisioned epic adventures abound. But the winds and waves picked up to dangerous levels. Surfing was a no go. Unseasonably high snow meant even the most basic hikes were under avalanche warnings. You can plan all you want, but nature does as it wishes and we were happy to appreciating what we were given.

This trip was a good and humbling reminder that sometimes I have to listen to the experts rather than my untrained eye. Instead we spent the day doing some mellow sight seeing of things more accessible and safe. Still stoked (I mean look at all this gorgeous reflecty goodness!) and hungry to go back again :) So much to learn and Mother Nature will always keep me on my toes.
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I’m working with @backcountry this year ​to help encourage everyone to add some adventure to their lives and actively appreciate the beautiful world we live in :) We don't have any outdoor stores where I live so​ I've been buying from Backcountry for a few years now as I got more into backpacking, highlining, and everything outdoors (lol now I have a dedicated gear closet). Stoked to help them announce that they've started to develop their own line of products as well! I'm wearing their fleece Sundial legging which have become my go to cold weather piece – form fitting, pockets for travel, and great for layering in winter - c​heck my story out or go to Backcountry.com to explore more and use code CHELSEA15 to get 15% off your first purchase. #backcountry #GOATworthy #BuiltByBackcountry
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#sponsored by @backcountry - Nature can be fickle. Blue skies and glassy fjords greeted us the first day we crossed into Norway. I envisioned epic adventures abound. But the winds and waves picked up to dangerous levels. Surfing was a no go. Unseason

Skagen, Nordland, Norway
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@airpixels Glossy !

@reneeroaming Nature does what she wants 😆

Yesterday we had lunch while most people were still eating breakfast. In the beginning waking up early seemed like a hard and uncertain investment... It’s dark and cold and bed is so nice and no one is there to guarantee to you it’s “worth it” in some way.

From my experience it has been statistically very valuable to choose to be up early :) It’s when I do my best thinking. It’s beautiful light and less people, and better conditions for surfing, diving, and shooting photos. It’s experiencing what others often miss. I say that as someone who woke up at 4 and is watching the most incredible sunrise right now.

Bottom line - I wouldn’t be a morning person for something I’m not passionate about. It’s excitement with a side of self discipline. Voluntarily waking up earlier to first do something I love, is more fulfilling than that extra time in bed - zero coffee or extra alarms required️
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Yesterday we had lunch while most people were still eating breakfast. In the beginning waking up early seemed like a hard and uncertain investment... It’s dark and cold and bed is so nice and no one is there to guarantee to you it’s “worth it” in som

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@reneeroaming Mornings are the best and so worth getting up early to experience!

@airpixels Such a beautiful place

Back in Hawai'i. How often is your heart in one place and your head is in another? I’ve been working on being completely immersed in each day - the rule is wherever I find myself is wonderful. No comparing to what others are doing or what might have been. And sometimes, like this day with @silkymerman and @nash.howe where we ended up exceeded all expectation. -
Photo by @silkymerman stoked to be working with Ben on a client project tomorrow #Oahu
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Back in Hawai'i. How often is your heart in one place and your head is in another? I’ve been working on being completely immersed in each day - the rule is wherever I find myself is wonderful. No comparing to what others are doing or what might have

O‘ahu
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@jannikobenhoff The watercolor 😍

@bestvacations So so pretty 💙

Photos for things I have no words for. Eighty seven days ago I wrote down what I called my “extraordinary experiences list” - what did I want to see or accomplish by the end of this year that would make me feel deeply fulfilled? This was one of them. It has taken three weeks in or near the Arctic circle to finally see, I mean reallly realllly see the aurora. For two hours we watched electrons dance in the subzero Nordic sky while wolves howled in the distance.

I love the idea of transcendence. That some experiences inherently give you such a feeling of unity and awe that you can’t explain them but can’t help but be changed by them. Nature does that for me and research seems to agree - even staring at a big tree for one minute increases generosity, sense of meaning, and decreases anxiety

I would love for you to go outside, northern lights or not. Find something that fills you with wonder and really see it. Share it with someone in your heart or right there beside you. It’s a two minute practice that’s brought a lot of happiness to my life :)
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Photo by @samkolder ️ #Northernlights #Norway
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Photos for things I have no words for. Eighty seven days ago I wrote down what I called my “extraordinary experiences list” - what did I want to see or accomplish by the end of this year that would make me feel deeply fulfilled? This was one of them.

Norway
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@tonimahfud 😍

@bestvacations INCREDIBLE 😍😍😍

Mind over matter. I might actually be getting used to this cold weather thing - there was a heated saltwater pool about 15 ft from me so I felt right at home #Switzerland
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Mind over matter. I might actually be getting used to this cold weather thing - there was a heated saltwater pool about 15 ft from me so I felt right at home #switzerland

Flims, Switzerland
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@reneeroaming You’re such a babe 💛

@krewellayasmine 😍😍

-25 outside. I’ll be here in the treehouse enjoying our sliver of sunshine :) Currently road tripping across Sweden and Norway with @samkolder and I feel so lucky and spoiled and grateful all at once.
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I remember seeing photos of this treehouse and thinking it was a fake computer rendering. Fast forward and now I’m staying here getting to talk to the husband and wife who own the property. Before they bought it, this forest was actually slated to be cut down in two weeks time. Now it’s home to 7 unique tree houses and they are very real and very cozy. Ours was two bedrooms with a kitchen and everything!! Roommates anyone?️ #sweden #treehouse
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-25 outside. I’ll be here in the treehouse enjoying our sliver of sunshine :) Currently road tripping across Sweden and Norway with @samkolder and I feel so lucky and spoiled and grateful all at once. - I remember seeing photos of this treehouse and

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@elsas_wholesomelife Wowie 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

@bestvacations Magical. Dreamy. Snowy. Lovely. All in one! Plus so much more 😍💙❄️

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Uncomfortable places hold an innate fascination for me. I love that humans find ways to survive and thrive in the open ocean, mountain peaks, deserts and even outer space. My trip to Finland was one of unforgettable extremes - ice swimming🥶 to saunas, northern lights and a few precious hours of perfect golden daylight️ I think I’ve always avoided the cold a bit, but hiking, sledding, and adventuring around made me realize that the more foreign the environment is to me, the more I have to learn from it!
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This winter season I am partnering with @backcountry to help challenge you all to get outside, connect with nature, and try something new this year that you’ve always wanted to do!️ #sponsored
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Details for how I kept warm in my stories! Everything is from @backcountry and you can use my code CHELSEA15 for 15% off your first order and free shipping on orders over $50 :) Happy exploring humans!!️ #GOATworthy #Finland #ArcticCircle #backcountry
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Uncomfortable places hold an innate fascination for me. I love that humans find ways to survive and thrive in the open ocean, mountain peaks, deserts and even outer space. My trip to Finland was one of unforgettable extremes - ice swimming🥶 to saunas

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@yantastic Stunning northern lights 😍

@elsas_wholesomelife Wooow 😍

For all the blue water in the Philippines this was my favorite swim - dozens of jumps into three feet of muddy brackish water goodness. I banged my back and my head at different points because clearly these girls are more graceful than me and I need to work on my backflips 
Traveling teaches me many things. Foremost among them is that bravery and kindness are my favorite kinds of beautiful. #philippines #coron
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Thanks for capturing @emmett_sparling :) Lyssa, Shamea, Andrea I told you girls to dream big and I hope you do until next time Philippines!!
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For all the blue water in the Philippines this was my favorite swim - dozens of jumps into three feet of muddy brackish water goodness. I banged my back and my head at different points because clearly these girls are more graceful than me and I need

Coron, Palawan
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@reneeroaming That looked like such a fun day. Love how big their smiles are ☺️

@alyssalynch CUTENESS

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Memories across four islands, an ocean, and an active lava flow :) This summer @samkolder and I got to experience four islands of my home, Hawaii, as exceptionally curated by the @fourseasons.
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Hawaii is so beautiful that I almost feel like it’s easy to keep things superficial when showing it to visitors. Waterfalls. White sand beaches. This trip was very much not that. Instead of just seeing the volcano, we got to do things like learn about the science behind it while flying with renown Hawaii volcanologist Jack Lockwood, see a hula as led by lifetime practitioner Kumu hula Laakea Perry, pick our own fruits to be used in a dinner with Chuck, the owner of Ono Organic Farms.
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@fshualalai, @fslanai, @fsoahu, @fsMaui thank you for not only showing us the best and most beautiful of each island, but for also making this Hawaii girl very proud of the way you’re presenting and seeking out local organizations and individuals to share, what I view, as the more meaningful part of Hawaii.
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To check out or book our exact itinerary use the swipe up link in my story :) #HawaiibyFS
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Memories across four islands, an ocean, and an active lava flow :) This summer @samkolder and I got to experience four islands of my home, Hawaii, as exceptionally curated by the @fourseasons. - Hawaii is so beautiful that I almost feel like it’s eas

Hawaii
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@demibagby So perfect

@bestvacations So good 🔥

Ended the day here :) Philippines I adore you and I’m happy to say I’ve seen very little trash (and I always see the tour guides picking up) and my coconuts have most often been served with a bamboo or plant straw!! So good job everyone! I’ll be here a few more days diving, working and playing on boats - couldn’t be more stoked #ElNido #palawan
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Ended the day here :) Philippines I adore you and I’m happy to say I’ve seen very little trash (and I always see the tour guides picking up) and my coconuts have most often been served with a bamboo or plant straw!! So good job everyone! I’ll be here

El Nido, Palawan
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@jannikobenhoff What a crazy place! 😳

@bestvacations Love everything about this!!! 😍

For the last three days @emmett_sparling and I lived on a small boat in the Philippines with @bdbm_coron.

Although we were warned that Coron can be really busy we have had nothing but the best time here!! When we showed up to Kayangan Lake we had it almost entirely to ourselves. It was so quiet that without even noticing it we kept our voices to a whisper. I like places that make you do that

This glorious lagoon is 80% fresh water and 20% salt water with a cool multi-chambered cave and hot water thermocline (a first for me!).
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Another boat day tomorrow. Goodnight for now️ #palawan #coron #philippines #happyplace
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For the last three days @emmett_sparling and I lived on a small boat in the Philippines with @bdbm_coron. Although we were warned that Coron can be really busy we have had nothing but the best time here!! When we showed up to Kayangan Lake we had it

Coron, Palawan
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@earthyandy Wow!!!!

@demibagby Sooo awesome

Heading out on my first big trip of the year!️ Packing for the tropics and the arctic circle required some creativity (currently wearing a parka and boots rated down to -40 on the plane🤷‍️) but Philippines I can’t wait to see you again!!
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Photo by the @silkymerman #Hawaii
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Heading out on my first big trip of the year!️ Packing for the tropics and the arctic circle required some creativity (currently wearing a parka and boots rated down to -40 on the plane🤷‍️) but Philippines I can’t wait to see you again!! - Photo by t

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@alyssalynch HELLO🔥 hope to see you soon angel!!!

@bestvacations Always beautiful 💙