@chelseakauai - Chelsea Y.✨🌊 Hawaii + Travel

↟Learning. Adventure. Art. Seeking the extraordinary in every day. Explore often, consume mindfully. Enroute ↬ Philippines ⛰🌥🐳🐴⛺️🏝🌿📷
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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!!
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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 💙

These are a few of my favorite things :) I want to always be learning and always improving. I want to leave a better legacy. These things make me unabashedly excited. We’ve got some really cool projects in the works for this year that matter to me and IM SO STOKED
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@samkolder and I got to stay at the amazing @sixsenseszilpasyon in the Seychelles as the last stop on our trip with @karmagawa. I realized I didn’t share very much of what I learned while we were staying there so a few things that made this stay one of my favorite in the world.
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For example: They’ve installed and manage own desalination plant to supply fresh drinking water (bottled in reusable glass, no plastic). All the money from guests buying water goes back into more water projects in the Seychelles!

They run one of the largest coral rehabilitation projects in the Seychelles. Currently 1,800 pieces of coral in their nursery that they are transplanting to the sea floor.

All cleaning products are marine safe, knowing that what is used on land will eventually end up in the  There and infinite ways to make better and smarter choices whether that’s at the individual or corporate level.#Seychelles #livewell #dogood
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These are a few of my favorite things :) I want to always be learning and always improving. I want to leave a better legacy. These things make me unabashedly excited. We’ve got some really cool projects in the works for this year that matter to me an

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@bucketlisters Dream team 😍😍

@samkolder More memories like this ❤️

First dive of 2019. This year is going to be good one, I can feel it :) Purpose, passion, put in the work. I’m ready. Onward
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Finally got to get underwater with Ben (@silkymerman). Chemical engineer by day, insanely talented creative on the side - definitely creates some of my favorite imagery out there. Conditions were unexpectedly epic, happiness was high!! #Hawaii #Iloveyou #underwaterphotography
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First dive of 2019. This year is going to be good one, I can feel it :) Purpose, passion, put in the work. I’m ready. Onward - Finally got to get underwater with Ben (@silkymerman ). Chemical engineer by day, insanely talented creative on the side - d

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@earthyandy Get it girl!!!

@demibagby So amazing !! Hopefully I can meet you this year!

I smile a lot to myself. Before I was born I stopped breathing and my mom had to have an emergency surgery which saved my life. I remember it at odd times and I’m just happy I get to exist. Over the years people have replied to my stories saying “there is no way you’re this happy all the time”, which in a way is accurate but still makes me laugh/a little embarrassed.
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I like joy. I’m ok with my childlike wonder when it comes to nature. I used to think it was silly, but the more I embraced it and chose it the more it seems to ripple back to me. Joy is cyclical and gravitational, growing in proportion to the amount of attention I give it. (Also willing to walk quite far and be really patient for this joy, which I’ve found helps :)
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So yea, for the record, really am this happy, definitely smile a lot and I think I have a lot to smile for.

Photo by @christianschaffer on one of the windiest, funniest hikes of my life.
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Heading to Tahoe to bring in the new year with some of my best friends - games, snowboarding, yummy foods and 13 of us smooshed into a cabin here I come🥰  Gosh darn grateful that I get to be the reflection and friend to so many amazing individuals. #longhairdontcare #mythoughtsarewaytoolong #Seattle
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I smile a lot to myself. Before I was born I stopped breathing and my mom had to have an emergency surgery which saved my life. I remember it at odd times and I’m just happy I get to exist. Over the years people have replied to my stories saying “the

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@alexikonn Gratitude is a winning attitude 👍👏

@bestvacations This is so cute!

Does this count as a walking in a winter wonderland?️ Merry Christmas everyone!! Photo @robstrok -
Hope it’s been a season of coziness, quality time, and reflection. Almost all of my childhood friends are home and it makes me so happy!!We don’t do gifts except with my sister, I asked for a label maker so we’ll see how I did this year #iliketolabelstuff #Jordan #melekalikimaka #merrychristmas
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Does this count as a walking in a winter wonderland?️ Merry Christmas everyone!! Photo @robstrok - Hope it’s been a season of coziness, quality time, and reflection. Almost all of my childhood friends are home and it makes me so happy!!We don’t do gi

The North Pole
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@bestvacations MERRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN 😘😘😘

@rorykramer Put on a jacket. You don’t want to catch a cold !!!!🙌🏼😂🤘🏼

Princess for a day surrounded by clouds and light rays, now I see why so many fairytales came from Germany. Also no surprise that one of my favorite storytellers, @muenchmax, came from this beautiful country as well. So happy I finally got to visit you my friend!! Go check out some of his work from Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia - so fantastic. Happy holidays everyone!! Hope it is filled with friends and things that bring you joy
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Didn’t plan on putting these images together so the edits are kind of different but 🤷‍️ #ilovelightrays #saxony #whpmagical
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Princess for a day surrounded by clouds and light rays, now I see why so many fairytales came from Germany. Also no surprise that one of my favorite storytellers, @muenchmax , came from this beautiful country as well. So happy I finally got to visit y

Bastei Bridge, Germany
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@muenchmax One of the most incredible sunrises ever 😭😍 you're the Princess of Saxon Switzerland!

@muenchmax @amirzakeri shhh this is our secret

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Serenity in simplicity.
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Currently planning another trip to the Middle East for early next year and reflecting on how I can be more intentional with my time.
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I think the one part of opportunity that no one really told me about is how it asks you to be really clear in your values. Refine what matters or risk getting lost in a sea of awesome but perhaps unfulfilling distractions.
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I’m can only truly hear myself think when I stop and have time to myself which, for such a simple thing, feels rather rare in our wonderfully connected world. Anyway I’m starting this book on “Deep Work”. I listened to Cal on a podcast a year or so ago and maybe it resonates with me as a creative living an unstructured life, but I think it could hold value for everyone wanting a less distracted mind and more meaning. Silence really is golden (*linking it in my stories)
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photo @robstrok #Deadsea #Jordan
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Serenity in simplicity. - Currently planning another trip to the Middle East for early next year and reflecting on how I can be more intentional with my time. - I think the one part of opportunity that no one really told me about is how it asks you t

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@samkolder This and your story! So important.

@muenchmax The middle east is such a magical place. Wanna go back there so bad and explore!

Admiring last light over the serene Blyde River Canyon during my road trip through Mpumalanga, South Africa with @jacques_crafford . This was my third trip back to South Africa this year and if I learned anything on these last few times it’s that in a very short span of time the weather changes dramatically and the landscapes - even more so :) Some mornings it was just a few degrees above freezing with moody fog quietly cocooning the hills. A few hours later the blazing sun meant I went swimming under a 200 ft waterfall. One intense thunder storm, my first ride in a bush plane, and some really glorious clifftop sunrises later and I’m left constantly thinking “This is soo not what I thought South Africa looked like”. So much diversity! I think that’s what keeps me coming back both here, and to the outdoors in general.
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If you’re looking for new outdoor gear for yourself or as a gift, I’ve partnered with @backcountry to offer 15% off everything in your first order! As the Nordic saying goes “There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” :P Just use code CHELSEA15 at checkout. There’s also free two day shipping on any order over $50! I’m not a huge gift person, but I do believe in investing in things that enable you to chase your best moments :) #GOATworthy #sponsored
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Admiring last light over the serene Blyde River Canyon during my road trip through Mpumalanga, South Africa with @jacques_crafford . This was my third trip back to South Africa this year and if I learned anything on these last few times it’s that in

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@romil_kumr4 Wanna jump ??? 😁😁😁😁... super epic sis 🤗🤗❤❤❤💖

@earthyandy Wow!!

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#sponsored by @canonusa // Just after sunrise on the island of Sumba we caught this storybook light coming through the trees and onto this hand woven sculpture. We could see all the way down to the blue fringing reef that come April will turn into a world class wave. Perfect light, perfect view…as our eyes feasted on the view, the mosquitos feasted on what was in front of them too.
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Shot on Canon EOS Rebel T7i  Continually impressed by how well this camera handles all kinds of shooting conditions.
f/4 at 12mm (EF 10-22mm)
ISO 200
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#ShootforGreatness #TeamCanon #indonesia
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#sponsored by @canonusa // Just after sunrise on the island of Sumba we caught this storybook light coming through the trees and onto this hand woven sculpture. We could see all the way down to the blue fringing reef that come April will turn into a

Nihiwatu, Sumba - Indonesia
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@bestvacations This is really breathtaking 😍

@yantastic Like an angel!

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 they will 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.
@jedidiahjenkins in “To Wake the Sleeping Self”
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Just some thoughts I’ve been wrestling with especially as another year has passed so quickly. Originally saw this via @kylor and then @jess.wandering because I suppose all of us friends resonate with similar things :) #sumba #wonderfulindonesia
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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 they will be old, but they can’t feel it. It sounds like a rumor. The carefree timelessness of my youth was r

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@samkolder Thankfully you're able to think like this while you're still young, so many people just start to look at life this way when it's too late! :) ❤️

@samkolder @chelseakauai I'm prepared!! Hopefully this means lots more surfing and high lining🙏🏽🙏🏽

We came to Sumba with very little idea of what to expect. It’s only an hour(ish) flight from Bali, but feels completely opposite with its long dirt roads, rolling savannah land, and the relative obscurity of even the most popular “destinations”. ️I think we found this beach via Pinterest, couldn’t believe it was on the same island, cross referenced and embarked on a multi hour mission to get there. We stayed for one of the most beautiful pink sunsets and didn’t get home until almost 11pm. Very few things I like more than seeing unique landscapes and the special satisfaction when a little research goes a long way.
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#sumba #itwasstillmybirthday #wonderfulindonesia
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We came to Sumba with very little idea of what to expect. It’s only an hour(ish) flight from Bali, but feels completely opposite with its long dirt roads, rolling savannah land, and the relative obscurity of even the most popular “destinations”. ️I t

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@sashadigiulian Yes!!! There’s some awesome climbing around here!🧗🏼‍♀️ Over the sea!

@bestvacations 😍💙🔥💙🔥😍

We had coconuts and time. What more could you ask for :)
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#sumba @indtravel photo @samkolder
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We had coconuts and time. What more could you ask for :) - #sumba @indtravel photo @samkolder

Bawana Beach
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@mylifeaseva Love you princess

@bestvacations Sounds perfect to me! 😍