@chelseakauai - Chelsea Y.✨🌊 Hawaii + Travel

↟Learning. Adventure. Art. Seeking the extraordinary in every day. Currently ↬ Indonesia ⛰🌥🐳🐴⛺️🏝🌿📷
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Here’s to growing up and never growing old🤗 Birthday swims under the treehouse, horseback riding on the beach, and ended the day high up on a cliff watching the sunset. SO grateful for these many trips around the sun, for a life brimming with abundance, and the wonder of having a healthy human body that gives me a chance to learn something new every single day. Now this very sleepy happy (birthday) human is going to sleep️
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Thank you all for the love and virtual hugs yesterday!! ps: My phone doesn’t get texts right now so if I didn’t answer that’s why.
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Here’s to growing up and never growing old🤗 Birthday swims under the treehouse, horseback riding on the beach, and ended the day high up on a cliff watching the sunset. SO grateful for these many trips around the sun, for a life brimming with abundan

Nihiwatu, Sumba - Indonesia
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@samkolder Happy birthday you special human! ❤️

@saraunderwood Happy birthday!!!!!

#sponsored// There’s a pool in the ceiling and I’m down here swimming on air. Temporarily suspending gravity with my @canonusa EOS Rebel T7i.
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Growing up I always dreamt of filling my house with water and being able to swim from room to room. It’s still a crazy goal of mine to do so for a surreal shoot one day (anyone have a really deep swimming pool I can borrow?!).. until then I’ll be using the quick tracking autofocus of the T7i to catch me mid hover :) Thanks for helping me with this one @samkolder. 
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#sponsored // There’s a pool in the ceiling and I’m down here swimming on air. Temporarily suspending gravity with my @canonusa EOS Rebel T7i. _ Growing up I always dreamt of filling my house with water and being able to swim from room to room. It’s s

Six Senses Zil Pasyon
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@carmellarose Wow 💙😍😍😍

@therealtarzann Dope asffffffffffff 🤙🏽

Welcome to the Seychelles🇸🇨
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Sun drenched day with @carmellarose  and @everchanginghorizon getting this amazing aerial view. I love it here.
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Welcome to the Seychelles🇸🇨 - Sun drenched day with @carmellarose and @everchanginghorizon getting this amazing aerial view. I love it here.

Seychelles
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@sorelleamore Wooooww!!! Looks like your floating! I love that beach too in Seychelles! Have to go back!

@sorelleamore Oh man...and by floating I mean not just because you’re on water. Hahahah! I meant it looks like there...ah fuck it, I know what I meant 😂

Proportional perfection at @cabrilloNPS near downtown San Diego. I feel like this year I’ve developed an affinity for unassuming or lesser-known places. After catching a beautiful sunrise inversion looking at the San Diego city skyline, @Robstrok and I ventured into the lighthouse up on the hill. I was immediately enamored with this seemingly Nautilus-inspired staircase, with its blue walls quietly reflecting the early morning light.
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Known for crustacean-filled tidepools and its historic lighthouse, I loved how this one image seemed to encapsulate both worlds found in this @NationalParkService site. Everyone thinks of the big national parks, but don’t forget about the smaller treasures maybe just outside your city :) #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque in partnership with @GoParks. Visit FindYourPark.com to find your next adventure!
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Also a tip if you plan on visiting more than one or two parks this year – it’s totally worth it to get an annual parks pass! Gives you unlimited entry into all the parks and federal lands for $80. #SanDiego #sponsored #Cabrillo
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Proportional perfection at @cabrillonps near downtown San Diego. I feel like this year I’ve developed an affinity for unassuming or lesser-known places. After catching a beautiful sunrise inversion looking at the San Diego city skyline, @robstrok and

Cabrillo National Monument
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@lyss Whoaaa

@bestvacations Artist 🎨

I (finally!) took a few steps on the highline in @JoshuaTreeNPS during some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen last month. I didn’t walk far, but this was the first time I felt truly at peace on the line. It’s been a wild, emotional, slightly painful ride, but one I continue to be profoundly grateful for.
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I’m proud to partner with the National Park Foundation (@GoParks) on this project to encourage you to #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque. The #NationalParkSystem has been such a big part of my outdoor education and travels. I think I’ll always be drawn to visit the places protected by the @NationalParkService – places where we can recreate, be challenged and hopefully be inspired to connect with that extra bit of wild within ourselves.
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Thank you to @kylor for snapping this one and to all my friends who came out to play and rig and climb this weekend! A weekend I won’t ever forget. Visit FindYourPark.com to find your next adventure!

#sponsored #highline #GGBY
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I (finally!) took a few steps on the highline in @joshuatreenps during some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen last month. I didn’t walk far, but this was the first time I felt truly at peace on the line. It’s been a wild, emot

Joshua Tree National Park
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@ericsterman Holy crap! Keep pushing 🙌🏼

@rorykramer Omg I thought you had armpit hair. I was like you’re awesome. Keep being you.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES 
This is happening right now. 
We have the chance to make a change. #saveourrhinos
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Video and words by @samkolder 
With roughly over a thousand Rhinos being killed each year and only 5,000 black rhinos left they are now critically endangered and based on statistics can go extinct within the next 5 years if we don't act now. This is the real world and the graphic images in this video are as real as it gets. Ive personally been heavily impacted by this issue this year and believe that this is something the world NEEDS to see. Fortunately we still have the opportunity to reverse what we've done and restore the population of these beautiful creatures back to normal but we need everyones help! Organizations like the ones listed on www.thewaragainstpoaching.com can use as much financial support as possible to operate and expand their operations at this time. Start by sharing this video and if you want to be a part of saving these incredible creatures choose an organization on our site or any credible charity that is working with rhino conservation and donate! These people are devoting their lives to helping these animals and NEED as much help as they can get at this time! @karmagawa has donated $250,000 already and I’m adding another $10,000 because I want us to win this war! Let's use our platforms to serve a bigger purpose and win this war!! All details in the link in my bio!
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WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES This is happening right now. We have the chance to make a change. #saveourrhinos - Video and words by @samkolder With roughly over a thousand Rhinos being killed each year and only 5,000 black rhinos left they are now critic

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@demibagby Wow this is insane

@timothysykes ❤️

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Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. - Roy T. Bennett
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Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. - Roy T. Bennett - Photo by @robstrok

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@bestvacations The words are so perfect!!!! And YOU!!! 😍😘

@lyss So so beautiful❤️

My face when we come around a corner to seven(!) elephants on our first afternoon safari in South Africa. Their presence is so BIG and undeniably intelligent, my island brain could draw no comparison except to seeing whales jumping in their annual migration through Hawai’i. Wild things being wild - I could watch them all day. 🦏🦒
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Stoked to be partnering with @backcountry again to encourage you to get out and have more of those surprising, kindofcan’tbelievethisisreal, smile until your face hurts moments outdoors!

They carry pretty much everything I need for any adventure around the world from cute yoga clothes to things to keep me warm while on safari to surfing and lots of sustainably-minded options as well.️ You can use the code “CHELSEA15” for 15% off your first order on backcountry.com (and they offer free 2 day shipping which I love for my slightly chaotic last minute life). #sponsored by @backcountry #GOATworthy
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My face when we come around a corner to seven(!) elephants on our first afternoon safari in South Africa. Their presence is so BIG and undeniably intelligent, my island brain could draw no comparison except to seeing whales jumping in their annual mi

South Africa
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@alyssalynch BEAUTIFUL. You’re incredible.

@lyss Amazing

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For me, travel can be a door or a window. Of course I want to see the monuments, the beauty, the best ... but to only do so feels a bit like window shopping. Looking, but with no real investment or connection. When I travel I want to be transported. I like being knee deep in it, home cooked meals, side roads, and real conversations. It’s harder to come by but that’s the good stuff. :)
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A few months ago I spent a week with @contiki x @treadright experiencing Jordan through their lens of sustainable tourism. It is to this day one of my favorite trip I have ever been a part of and they just released a short video summarizing our trip. In Jordan we focused on a women’s coop called Iraq-al-Amir which focuses on creating financial independence for local women (whose unemployment rates are around 30%) and preserve regional heritage. We learned to make traditional flatbreads (I’m kicking myself for not remembering, but I think it’s called Zaatar?!), picked figs and pomegranates, glazed pottery, and took a cooking class on a rooftop in Amman amongst many other things.
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We are the defining factor shaping the route tourism takes. And it seems right that something invaluable to me gives something back to the place it is received from. Thanks @Treadright @celinecousteau @Contiki for having me and showing me one such way. Swipe up link to the video is in my story! #makeTravelMatter #MyJordanJourney 
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*sidenote for those who watch the video: All drone shots were taken with a permit and we had a military escort accompanying our group. Do not bring your drone to Jordan as it will be confiscated.
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For me, travel can be a door or a window. Of course I want to see the monuments, the beauty, the best ... but to only do so feels a bit like window shopping. Looking, but with no real investment or connection. When I travel I want to be transported.

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@muenchmax Oh Jordan 😭❤️

@samkolder Definitely one of my favourites 🙌🏽

A thousand words.
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A thousand words.

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@ayla_woodruff Love

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Never lose faith that we can change the world. It’s been an immense privilege to spend the last few days with @karmagawa sponsoring the collaborative efforts of @vetpaw and @rhinorescueproject to finish horn infusions on the last four rhinos on this private reserve. All involved hope that this will be just one more possible tool in the fight against these animals being poached to extinction.
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Under the guidance of Dr. Lorinda and her team this African white rhino is undergoing a process to essentially devalue the horn and make it less attractive to poachers. I will never forget participating in the infusions this week. Feeling their breath on my arms and heartbeat under my fingertips. So much strength and gentle kindness in the way they care for each other. At the current rate we will have rhinos for another 5-10 years. 5 - 10 YEARS!! I’m not a loud person but there is something about this that makes me feel like shouting.
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At the end of the day, I am under no illusion that my presence here is necessary. Yet we can, and I believe SHOULD, all contribute to creating a better world in the ways we are able. Happy to be raising up and giving credit to the people doing the hard work - @rhinorescueproject @karmagawa @vetpaw @buffalofloofprivatereserve. Please send your support to these wonderful organizations whether that is in the form of kind words, questions, or donations to continue their work. I know all are appreciated. To Warne and Wendy at Buffalo Kloof - I sincerely hope to visit again and see that you’ve reached your goal of 100 white and black rhinos🦏
Photo by @samkolder #savetherhino #karmagawa #southafrica
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Never lose faith that we can change the world. It’s been an immense privilege to spend the last few days with @karmagawa sponsoring the collaborative efforts of @vetpaw and @rhinorescueproject to finish horn infusions on the last four rhinos on this

South Africa
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@demibagby You’re amazing

@earthyandy Incredible Chelsea!

Where you are helps, but who you’re with matters most.
I hope wherever you are you find your joy. Your version of dancing like a jellyfish, playing charades when you’re stuck in traffic (bonus points if you do it with the taxi driver in the car next to you), and taking time to surrender to the wild beauty of Mother Nature. Happy to have @lifeproof’s strong yet lightweight NËXT case for all of my scooter rides through Bali and rowdy games of heads up
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Swipe up in my stories or use my code “Chelsea15” for a discount on any LifeProof product #sponsored #LiveLifeProof #LifeProofNEXT #Bali #Thailand
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Video collab @valdays @samkolder  “Aldrig Mer” - @kasbomusic
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Where you are helps, but who you’re with matters most. I hope wherever you are you find your joy. Your version of dancing like a jellyfish, playing charades when you’re stuck in traffic (bonus points if you do it with the taxi driver in the car next

Bali, Indonesia
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@alyssalynch The most amazing humans on this planet. I love you guys!!

@tonimahfud Beautiful