@jess.wandering - J E S S

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My Dolomites blog is finally up!! (Link in bio). So sorry it took forever. I know some of you messaged me about it months ago (okay okay lots and lots of months ago). Thanks for being so patient! And yes, the name of this hotel is in there. 
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South Tyrol, was our last stop on a month long tour du force through Europe this summer, and I immediately fell in love. It’s truly a world of its own. A world where Austrian mountaineering culture, German practicality, and Italian romance converge to create a perfect storm of rich culture and stunning scenery. Oh, and did I mention the super yummy food!
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My Dolomites blog is finally up!! (Link in bio). So sorry it took forever. I know some of you messaged me about it months ago (okay okay lots and lots of months ago). Thanks for being so patient! And yes, the name of this hotel is in there. - South

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@followmeaway Yay! We love the Dolomites and want to go back in 2019! Can’t wait!

@furstset @jess.wandering thank you so much! Nothing compared to yours😍

That one time I decided I wanted to reenact the Sound of Music on top of a mountain, and then immediately remembered that real life mountains are real cold, but I didn't want to admit defeat so I stood there until I couldn't feel my face anymore, and then ran back and hid in a sleeping bag in a million layers of down for the rest of the night.
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That one time I decided I wanted to reenact the Sound of Music on top of a mountain, and then immediately remembered that real life mountains are real cold, but I didn't want to admit defeat so I stood there until I couldn't feel my face anymore, and

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@chelseakauai 😍😍😍 Hahah we need to invent heated dresses

@carmenhuter Worth it ♥️♥️♥️♥️💃

My Holiday Gift Guide is now up on the blog! (link in bio). Like most things in life, when it comes to giving, I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity. Over the years, I’ve found I receive the most joy from those special items that last season after season. Of course, if the present helps me get outside and make new memories with that person, it's even better! After all, experiences are the best gifts of all.
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To help you give the gift of adventure this holiday season, I've partnered with @backcountry to offer 15% off your first order! Just use code JESS15 at checkout. #GOATworthy #ChaseYourGoat
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My Holiday Gift Guide is now up on the blog! (link in bio). Like most things in life, when it comes to giving, I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity. Over the years, I’ve found I receive the most joy from those special items that last season a

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@followmeaway Wow what a view!!!

@calsnape Colour coding with flowers! Beautiful photo

Driving into the park it looked like a continuum of the roads we had taken to get there. And then gradually, without warning, the pavement slowly faded under a layer of sugar white sand until it completely disappeared, and just like that, we found ourselves in another world. Great wave-like dunes of glistening gypsum rolled out in every direction. The earth was brighter than the sky, and the effect was disorienting. It was almost too beautiful to look at. #WHPLayers
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Driving into the park it looked like a continuum of the roads we had taken to get there. And then gradually, without warning, the pavement slowly faded under a layer of sugar white sand until it completely disappeared, and just like that, we found ou

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@followmeaway This is spectacular girl

@carmenhuter Just wow 💛💛💛💛

I've never been much of a birthday person. Especially not my own. But this year that changed. Find out why in my NEW BLOG POST! (link in bio). It's a little more personal than my usual post. Hint: it has to do with hiking, and @Athleta's new sustainability line. They are keeping more than 460,000 bottles out of landfills this year by using innovative new materials. Which is definitely worth celebrating if you ask me! #PowerOfShe #ad
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I've never been much of a birthday person. Especially not my own. But this year that changed. Find out why in my NEW BLOG POST! (link in bio). It's a little more personal than my usual post. Hint: it has to do with hiking, and @athleta 's new sustaina

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@carmenhuter Love @athleta, what a special post!! Happy belated birthday beautiful 💛

The factor that I overlooked was the finiteness of time. The concept is invisible to a child. Kids may know logically that they will one day be old, but they can't feel it. It sounds like a rumor. The carefree timelessness of my youth was rattled in my 20s. A kind of panic set in. Time became visible. Each choice I made began to feel more and more final, as if every choice was the death of others. Millions of doors were closing behind me as I passed them in the hallway. Am I missing out? Am I making the right decisions? Am I becoming the person I want to be? It often dawns too late that we have only one life, only one path, and the choices we make become the story of our lives. // Jedidiah Jenkins
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I read this on my friend @Kylor's story a few weeks back. And without even thinking about it I took a screen shot. I've come back to it a number of times since then. I ask myself similar life questions all the time. And I don't feel like I every really get a solid answer. But knowing that other people struggle with the same doubts is somehow comforting. So I figured I'd share it here, just in case there's anyone else who doesn't have life all figured out. 
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Shot with a @Sonyalpha a6000, E 16-70mm, ISO 100, f4. #bealpha #alphacollective
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The factor that I overlooked was the finiteness of time. The concept is invisible to a child. Kids may know logically that they will one day be old, but they can't feel it. It sounds like a rumor. The carefree timelessness of my youth was rattled in

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@chelseakauai WOW. So resonate with this. Glad you reshared. I might have to re-re-re share🙈

@carmenhuter These colours are just 😍

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My brother and I used to scamper around the giant rocks at Lake Tahoe looking for Crawdads when we were little. If only we had some clear kayaks back then we could have taken our shenanigans to the next level!
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In case you missed it, my blog about our most recent trip to @renotahoe is live! It includes all sorts of fun activities, including how you can rent these kayaks. Link in bio! #renotahoe
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My brother and I used to scamper around the giant rocks at Lake Tahoe looking for Crawdads when we were little. If only we had some clear kayaks back then we could have taken our shenanigans to the next level! - In case you missed it, my blog about o

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@followmeaway Love all your images from here girl

@chelseakauai @jasonloebig hahaha were actually already going!

NEW BLOG POST! Aruba's slogan is One Happy Island, and after spending a week there it's not hard to understand why! I'm sharing my favorite photos from my trip with @everchanginghorizon in the blog. Hopefully they will put Aruba on your bucket list too! Let me know what you think. ️ Link in bio, and in my story. #onehappyisland #discoveraruba @arubatourism #ad
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NEW BLOG POST! Aruba's slogan is "One Happy Island," and after spending a week there it's not hard to understand why! I'm sharing my favorite photos from my trip with @everchanginghorizon in the blog. Hopefully they will put Aruba on your bucket list

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@muenchmax Not the worst place to chill 🤤

@carmenhuter Oh my!!! Take me there now 😍

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The seasons are changing fast out there! It seems like just yesterday that I was hiking through the Larch madness, and now I'm getting ready to embrace the winter wonderland that's quickly taking over the mountains. To help you prepare for your own cold weather adventures I've partnered with @backcountry to give you 15% of your first order. Use JESS15 at checkout. If you need some ideas, just ask! I've also put a link to my hiking and camping gear guide in my story. Remember, the key is in the layering! #goatworthy #sponsored
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The seasons are changing fast out there! It seems like just yesterday that I was hiking through the Larch madness, and now I'm getting ready to embrace the winter wonderland that's quickly taking over the mountains. To help you prepare for your own c

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@followmeaway What perfect colors

@jordanherschel Larch madness!

I waited for the water to wash up around me. Each wave was different. Some never came at all, while others only briefly licked my feet. I couldn’t hear anything over the sound of water. Not the people passing by. Not the drone buzzing somewhere above me. And for the first time in what felt like a long time, I was just there. In that moment. Happy. #onehappyisland #discoveraruba @arubatourism #ad
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I waited for the water to wash up around me. Each wave was different. Some never came at all, while others only briefly licked my feet. I couldn’t hear anything over the sound of water. Not the people passing by. Not the drone buzzing somewhere above

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@followmeaway These tones are 🔥

@calsnape That literally looks so perfect!

The sunsets in Aruba have been beautiful, but nothing beats the water! #onehappyisland #discoveraruba @arubatourism #ad
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The sunsets in Aruba have been beautiful, but nothing beats the water! #onehappyisland #discoveraruba @arubatourism #ad - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

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@calsnape Love Aruba so much! It’s been forever since I was last there but after seeing your stories I think I need to go back

@jordentually Never been but now it’s on the list!

Back in one of my favorite places! And this time I got to explore the lake in a clear kayak. Which I imagine is pretty similar to how Cinderella would have felt if she could have paddled around in one of her slippers! @renotahoe #renotahoe
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Back in one of my favorite places! And this time I got to explore the lake in a clear kayak. Which I imagine is pretty similar to how Cinderella would have felt if she could have paddled around in one of her slippers! @renotahoe #renotahoe - Photo: @

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