@lesleyannemurphy - Lesley • The Road Les Traveled

Travel Blogger | BRCA Previvor | Yoga Teacher Based in LA but probably out of town✈️
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I sat down with the universe and told her I wanted to grow. I told her to use me as a vessel. So she made me uncomfortable. She stripped me of everything I knew. Made me learn how to be silent, how to let go, how to move on, how to stand my ground, how to be more understanding, how to fight, how to survive, how to be more assertive, more loving, less naive. She told me to take everything I have learned and share it with others.

Mother Earth, thank you dearly for teaching me things I couldn’t learn in any classroom, text book or even indoors. Your provisions go far beyond a pretty picture. Forever in awe of you. #earthday
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I sat down with the universe and told her I wanted to grow. I told her to use me as a vessel. So she made me uncomfortable. She stripped me of everything I knew. Made me learn how to be silent, how to let go, how to move on, how to stand my ground, h

Planet Earth
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@alifedotowsky So good seeing you tonight girlie! Let’s do it again soon!

@tiffany_janes Well said 🙏

A behind-the-scenes look of an international travel day on The Road Les Traveled...full of overpacking, underprepping/forgetting something at home, last minute hotel bookings, smooth @latamairlines flights and the likeLet me know if y’all wanna see more videos like this one :) Link in bio for the full YouTube video!
Shot & edit by my best travel mate @drone.pilot #travel #argentina #southamerica #lax
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A behind-the-scenes look of an international travel day on The Road Les Traveled...full of overpacking, underprepping/forgetting something at home, last minute hotel bookings, smooth @latamairlines flights and the likeLet me know if y’all wanna see m

LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal - ANA Desk
When you become fearLes life becomes LimitLes
Spending the weekend at home with the guy sifting through all things LimitLes in Argentina. Can’t wait to show y’all what we’ve been working on! What’s everyone up to this wknd? I’ll live vicariously from the edit bay
Thanks for this capture @darbyfday :) #argentina #limitles #limitlesinargentina #travel #patagonia
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When you become fearLes life becomes LimitLes Spending the weekend at home with the guy sifting through all things LimitLes in Argentina. Can’t wait to show y’all what we’ve been working on! What’s everyone up to this wknd? I’ll live vicariously from

Los Glaciares National Park
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@kirstenalana Working this weekend - but off to Ireland on Tuesday!!

@secretofdd Miss you beautiful people ❤️

It may be a wee bit late, but better late than never! Tbh it’s a little overwhelming to try and pack one insanely cool trip into a blog post. These 1,500 words won't do LimitLes in Bali justice, but I tried my hardest to let you in on what we got up to in paradiseLink in bio!

Anyone in for LimitLes in Bali 2019?! Coming this October All photos by my talented friend @alidazimmermanphoto #limitles #limitlesinbali #bali #travel
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It may be a wee bit late, but better late than never! Tbh it’s a little overwhelming to try and pack one insanely cool trip into a blog post. These 1,500 words won't do LimitLes in Bali justice, but I tried my hardest to let you in on what we got up

Bali, Indonesia. Island of Gods
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@sharleenjoynt These photos are so beautiful in so many ways 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@kramergirl Love

If this doesn't yell summer is coming! then I don't know what does :) After all my recent travels, I've loved coming back home to catch up with good friends. LA might be crazy with its traffic, personalities, and various scenes + feeling the need to fit a certain mold, but as I've gotten older I've learned that happiness and community are what's important. Going back to the basics. Watching the sun set. Belly laughs with soulmates. Sand between my toes. Perspective. That's the stuff that matters. #home #showmethehoney @evanwilliamsbourbon
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If this doesn't yell "summer is coming!" then I don't know what does :) After all my recent travels, I've loved coming back home to catch up with good friends. LA might be crazy with its traffic, personalities, and various scenes + feeling the need t

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I have learned this for certain: if discontent is your disease, travel is medicine. It desensitizes. It opens you up to see outside the patterns you follow. Travel has a way of shaking the brain awake. When I’m in a new place, I don’t know what’s next, even if I’ve read all the guidebooks and followed the instructions of my friends. I can’t know a smell until I’ve smelled it. I can’t know the feeling of a New York street unit I’ve walked it. I can’t feel the hot exhaust of the bus by reading about it. I can’t understand the humility of walking beneath those giant buildings. I can’t smell the food stands and the cologne and the spilled coffee. Not until I go and know it in its wholeness. But once I do, that awakened brain I had as a kid, with wide eyes and hands touching everything, comes right back. This brain absorbs the new world with gusto. And on top of that, it observes itself. It watches the self and parses out old reasons and motives. The observation is wide. Healing is mixed in. - @jedidiahjenkins ••••••••••••••••••••••
I just finished Jed’s book To Shake the Sleeping Self. He talks of his bike ride from Oregon down to Patagonia, so naturally, I couldn’t put it down. It ends with my very favorite piece of earth (and hike) but more than that, I felt so connected to the man who wrote it all. From growing up in the south to his relationship with his mother to his fearlessness mixed in with an equal sense of caution, to his ability to get along with all walks of life, to his spiritual quest to the love/frustration with South America...and then to top it off with a Little Mermaid lyricLow key obsessed and highly recommend! *immediately searches for plane ticket back to Patagonia* #southamerica #patagonia
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I have learned this for certain: if discontent is your disease, travel is medicine. It desensitizes. It opens you up to see outside the patterns you follow. Travel has a way of shaking the brain awake. When I’m in a new place, I don’t know what’s nex

Torres Del Paine National Park
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@kirstenalana I’ve been wanting to read @jedidiahjenkins book. Moving it up my list and will read on the long flight(s) to Ireland.

@kirstenalana @lesleyannemurphy I believe it based on how much I already enjoy his writing and with your recommendation!

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Looking on in complete awe during more peaceful timesNotre Dame Cathedral, one of the most visited structures in the world, is currently engulfed in flames...and it’s heartbreaking to see as a traveler, as a Catholic and as a human being. No matter who you are or what you believe in, it’s hard to argue the beauty, significance and test of time. Watching the tragedy on TV is like watching history being distorted in real time. News is still coming out of the area and not much is known right now, but the grief, the shock, the loss is palpable. Hearts out to all the firefighters. Paris, je t’aime! #notredame #paris
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Looking on in complete awe during more peaceful timesNotre Dame Cathedral, one of the most visited structures in the world, is currently engulfed in flames...and it’s heartbreaking to see as a traveler, as a Catholic and as a human being. No matter w

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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@kirstenalana my heart is breaking

Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Started watching #GameofThrones on my way to Wales 2 years ago. This throwback seems so appropriate rn Photo and inspo by @kirstenalana from our trip to Wales together :) #got @visitwales
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Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains a

Caernarfon Castle
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@kirstenalana Loved sharing this trip with you and taking this photo of you! ❤️

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The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures
Cheers to such a standout travel memory and still having wayyy too much Saudi sand at the bottom of my suitcase.
Photo by @tristankermode #travel #throwbacktuesday #isthatathing #saudiarabia #DiscoverAlUla #alula
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The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures Cheers to such a standout travel memory and still having wayyy too much Saudi sand at the bottom of my suitcase. Photo by @tristankermode #travel #throwbacktuesday #isthatathing #sau

Medain Saleh, Saudi Arabia
NYC Meet Up announcement!
Two years ago on April 11th, 2017, I said tata to my tatas ( • Y • ) I’ll be in NYC for the 2 year anniversary of my preventative double mastectomy and wanna meet you! This Thursday, April 11th, please come by Magic Hour rooftop @moxytimessquare to celebrate life with me️
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As some of you may know, my dear friend Margaux passed away from stage 4 breast cancer a few weeks ago. In her 33 years on this earth, Margaux spent her last 3 battling metastatic breast cancer and raising 6 figures for breast cancer research. This event will be held in her honor, and 100% of donations will go to METAvivor in memory of Margaux. We’re all in this together. Please visit the link in my bio to RSVP! Can’t wait to meet more New Yorkers soon!
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NYC Meet Up announcement! Two years ago on April 11th, 2017, I said tata to my tatas ( • Y • ) I’ll be in NYC for the 2 year anniversary of my preventative double mastectomy and wanna meet you! This Thursday, April 11th, please come by Magic Hour roo

New York, New York
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@sarahherron I’ll be in town, can I come?!

@sarahherron @aecooper83 yes!!!! I was just messaging Lesley about that! ❤️

What Sundays are made of
Been talking books a lot this weekend. Anyone have a favorite they’ve read recently? 10% Happier by Dan Harris is still my fave. Scary Close is a close second :) #books #patagonia #torresdelpaine #chile #travel
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What Sundays are made of Been talking books a lot this weekend. Anyone have a favorite they’ve read recently? 10% Happier by Dan Harris is still my fave. Scary Close is a close second :) #books #patagonia #torresdelpaine #chile #travel

Torres del Paine
It’s so important to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going. This time last year I was in a weird place. I felt uninspired, a little broken and was just getting out of a short-lived relationship. The space between the love we leave and the love we hope for is where we meet ourselves. One year later, I can say I’m more me than ever before. Happy, healthy, committed, determined and buzzing with inspiration. I guess this is just a reminder about seasons. No matter where you are right now, know that you are whole all by yourself, that rough times will pass, change is good, evolution is essential and the sun will come out tomorrow️
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It’s so important to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going. This time last year I was in a weird place. I felt uninspired, a little broken and was just getting out of a short-lived relationship. The space between the love we leave and t

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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@kirstenalana Well said and so true.