@youngadventuress - Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

An American in New Zealand. Cynical but kind. Nature frother and Bird Nerd. Hurricane and adventuress - it’s all on my blog ⬇️
https://youngadventuress.com/
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Remember ages ago when I shared that I was a finalist to speak on a panel with @condenasttraveller at SXSW and pestered you guys to vote for us? Well it’s happening! Less than 3 weeks til I head to Austin for my very first @sxsw and I’m so excited/nervous/terrified - how does this even work? Have any tips? Also we are talking about overtourism and the impact of Instagram and those viral photos on bucketlist destinations! Would love to hear your thoughts about that and what we can do to reverse the trend  and if you’re around our panel is on March 10th at 3:30pm - hecklers (ie my friends) are not invited  #bringonthebrisket #yeehaw
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Remember ages ago when I shared that I was a finalist to speak on a panel with @condenasttraveller at SXSW and pestered you guys to vote for us? Well it’s happening! Less than 3 weeks til I head to Austin for my very first @sxsw and I’m so excited/ne

Get Outdoors Week is still going strong here in New Zealand, and @adventure.venture who’s part of the team had an epic adventure down in Fiordland (that involved a heli-rescue) the details are saved in my Stories, be sure to check it out for some incredible outdoor inspiration and serious tips of how to prepare (first aid kit + PLB are a must)  @getoutdoorsweek @mountainsafetycouncil #GOweekNz #makeithomenz
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Get Outdoors Week is still going strong here in New Zealand, and @adventure.venture who’s part of the team had an epic adventure down in Fiordland (that involved a heli-rescue) the details are saved in my Stories, be sure to check it out for some inc

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Snowshoeing around the Passo Giau in the Dolomites on a snow day was so magical. Big fat snowflakes slowly drifted down from above, softly setting on our beanies, surrounded by complete silence except for the fresh snow crunching beneath our feet. Cold and dry it was perfect powder, and every so often the mountains would appear from the misty clouds to greet us. What a perfect memory from the Agordino #poweredbyhumans @travelsport_outdoor_activities @free.time.cencenighe
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Snowshoeing around the Passo Giau in the Dolomites on a snow day was so magical. Big fat snowflakes slowly drifted down from above, softly setting on our beanies, surrounded by complete silence except for the fresh snow crunching beneath our feet. Co

Passo Giau - dolomites
Super excited for the brand new @mercedesbenzvans_nz V6 X-Class that just launched! And can’t wait to fill it with puppies and go for a hoon around my favorite high country farm @luxuryfarmstaynz. Or perhaps hoon first then puppies? Either way exciting times ahead here in New Zealand 🤗 #xclass #eatdust
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Super excited for the brand new @mercedesbenzvans_nz V6 X-Class that just launched! And can’t wait to fill it with puppies and go for a hoon around my favorite high country farm @luxuryfarmstaynz. Or perhaps hoon first then puppies? Either way exciti

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A beautiful, moody winter’s day spent snowboarding on the iconic Monte Civetta in the Dolomites ️ Silent and peaceful and then the birdies can out to say buongiorno @dolomites_maadness #birdnerd
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#hostedbynature #dolomites #dolomitesmaadness #medioaltoagordino #maadfor #poweredbyhumans #agordino #civetta #montecivetta
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A beautiful, moody winter’s day spent snowboarding on the iconic Monte Civetta in the Dolomites ️ Silent and peaceful and then the birdies can out to say buongiorno @dolomites_maadness #birdnerd . . . . #hostedbynature #dolomites #dolomitesmaadness #

Monte Civetta
These days we live in a crazy, busy, hectic, noisy world, and I’m really sick of it. As every year went by I realized I had become more and more uncomfortable with silence and reflection. I’d come home and put tv shows on; I’d check into a hotel and turn on a podcast. I listen to music every time I’m in the car. I get on a plane and read. I couldn’t just sit still and be quiet and be alone with my own thoughts, I needed background noise to function.

But I wasn’t always this way and it’s not where I want to be. I do my best thinking when I’m quiet and alone in a beautiful and comfortable space; for me that’s when those creative crazy ideas come, not when I’m busy.

So I’ve slowly been working the past few weeks on becoming comfortable being quiet. I’ve even started meditating (honestly, who am I?) I really hope I don’t become one of those annoying preachy people on Instagram telling you how to live your best life while showing off my seemingly perfect one. Because it’s not, and even trying to work on being quiet and reflecting is hard, but damn has it not been a good balm for my bruised soul. Here’s to doing sweet fuck all and staring out the window just thinking! #alonewithmythoughts #cantsitstill
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These days we live in a crazy, busy, hectic, noisy world, and I’m really sick of it. As every year went by I realized I had become more and more uncomfortable with silence and reflection. I’d come home and put tv shows on; I’d check into a hotel and

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It’s @getoutdoorsweek here in New Zealand, and our resident hut-bagging queen @adventure.venture, first of her name, mother of strong coffee and ugly camp slippers, has been kind enough to share everything you need to about staying in New Zealand huts over on the blog today (link in my Stories). From how to prepare and what to pack (and not pack) and even some great huts to try for your first adventure, be sure to check it out  @mountainsafetycouncil @docgovtnz #GOweekNZ
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It’s @getoutdoorsweek here in New Zealand, and our resident hut-bagging queen @adventure.venture , first of her name, mother of strong coffee and ugly camp slippers, has been kind enough to share everything you need to about staying in New Zealand hut

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@alexthevagabond I’m coming down with @carrierad for three weeks in March. We need to catch up and go for a hike! @youngadventuress

I’m ready to go move to Provence now ️ back in November I did something completely out of character and booked a spot on the Forage Feast Photography workshop with the @thefrenchmuse after hearing about it on @annstreetstudio’s Instagram Stories. A food and styling workshop deep in the heart of Provence in winter, as soon as I read about it I knew I had to go. Food is a big part of my travels these days, and I’ve been hoping to feel more inspired with my photography and to learn more about style and design, something I love but don’t really know how to do well. Honestly, it’s such an art. I’d been feeling so creatively bored for a long time, I needed to feel inspired again. Boom, I signed up. And then my world just started to fall to pieces, week by week until the time I arrived in France a few months later, I was exhausted, lonely and heartsick. Being surrounded by the most inspiring group of women that only @familleribeaucourt could assemble was the balm I needed, and gave me the inspiration my work was craving - merci merci merci!! The abundance of truffles certainly helped. I can’t wait to share more of some of the things I learned on here and be able to share a new side of my travels to you all  oh, and @venise_en_provence, I’m ready to move into your garden caravan now #foragefeastphotography #thefrenchmuse
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I’m ready to go move to Provence now ️ back in November I did something completely out of character and booked a spot on the Forage Feast Photography workshop with the @thefrenchmuse after hearing about it on @annstreetstudio ’s Instagram Stories. A f

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Words cannot express just how much I love a snow day ️ and @collesantalucia in the Agordino certainly delivered the goods! The Dolomites in January is a perfect winter wonderland @dolomites_maadness
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Words cannot express just how much I love a snow day ️ and @collesantalucia in the Agordino certainly delivered the goods! The Dolomites in January is a perfect winter wonderland @dolomites_maadness . . . . #hostedbynature #dolomites #dolomitesmaadne

Passo Giau - dolomites
Mountains make me smile! Tomorrow kicks off Get Outdoors Week here in New Zealand, inspiring people to get outside and explore our own backyard here. From finding new swimming holes to hitting the bike trails (not me) to checking out a new track or staying in a hut for the first time, it’s the perfect excuse to finally tick off some adventures outdoors that might have been on your mind. Even when I’m my most tired or burnt out, nothing makes me feel better like a bit of outdoor therapy. And lucky for us, New Zealand has plenty of nature in abundance. Have any outdoor plans? @getoutdoorsweek @mountainsafetycouncil #GOWeekNZ
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Mountains make me smile! Tomorrow kicks off Get Outdoors Week here in New Zealand, inspiring people to get outside and explore our own backyard here. From finding new swimming holes to hitting the bike trails (not me) to checking out a new track or s

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Take me back to the beautiful slopes of the Monte Civetta, a stunning mountain that lords over the picturesque mountain town of Alleghe in the Agordino. Snowboarding in the Dolomites was a dream come true. Civetta is part of the @dolomitisuperski where 1 ski pass gets you to 12 regions of the Dolomites, with 450 lifts covering more than 1200 kilometers of trails. And don’t even get me started on the refugios and restaurants dotted along the mountains; I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so well. Skiing in Italy rocks! @dolomites_maadness #skicivetta
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Take me back to the beautiful slopes of the Monte Civetta, a stunning mountain that lords over the picturesque mountain town of Alleghe in the Agordino. Snowboarding in the Dolomites was a dream come true. Civetta is part of the @dolomitisuperski whe

Monte Civetta
Me and old mate, Sirocco, having a reunion at @orokonui__ecosanctuary in Dunedin last year. Sirocco is a kākāpō (not that he knows that), a very endangered nocturnal parrot, native to New Zealand. With only 147 alive today, their future is uncertain, but you only have to see a photo or video of these charismatic creatures to quickly fall in love with them. I’ve been lucky enough to work with @kakapo_recovery over the years, a tireless team of incredible humans doing all they can to bring these guys from the brink of extinction, and this summer is a BIG one for the kākāpō. With one of the biggest breeding seasons anticipated, it’s all hands on deck down on the offshore islands where they live, helping the birds mate, nest, hatch, fledge, everything to try and secure their dynasty. They only breed every few years, with the last season in 2016, so it’s exciting times for the kākāpō right now, with up to 24 chicks hatched. Be sure to follow @kakapo_recovery (and donate if you can) go up to date news as the season continues for these incredible birds and fingers crossed for a gaggle of new kākāpō chicks soon  @docgovtnz #kakaporecovery #birdnerd
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Me and old mate, Sirocco, having a reunion at @orokonui__ecosanctuary in Dunedin last year. Sirocco is a kākāpō (not that he knows that), a very endangered nocturnal parrot, native to New Zealand. With only 147 alive today, their future is uncertain,

Orokonui Ecosanctuary