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  • When I got to the hotel, I found out the rooms weren't what I expected.  But the cell service was great!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This last week I treated myself to a couple days of snowboarding @LutsenMountains.  I had won a two night stay to @bluefinbay by supporting the #superiorhikingtrail through a silent auction prize.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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After four years without strapping me feet to a board, I was surprised that I didn't fall down right away.  In fact I didn't fall nearly as much as I would have thought.  I took my time, and slowly pushed myself throughout the two days to see just how capable I was.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When was the last time you pushed yourself and found success when you had been questioning yourself?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#superiorhikingtrail #findyourspurtrail #onlyinmn #icecave #nikonD850 #minnesotaexposure #selfportrait #moodyinminnesota #winterpics #visuallyobsessed #treatyoself #lakesuperior #frozenwater
  • “Well, there’s a difference between art and entertainment. Entertainment is really about forgetting about your life, and art is about remembering your life.” -  Father John Misty⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Then I guess journaling is as good an art as any.  In trying to find a quote for this image from my first true road trip (c. 2010), I read through tons and tons of memories that had been lost to me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Great American Road Trip as I like to call it, started in Minneapolis one August day in '10.  Together in an old Honda Civic, my friend Tim and I drove east, up into Canada, then back down to Washington DC.  All told, in three months of traveling, we spent $1,000 on the trip.  Combined.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Just goes to show, adventure is accessible to those who are willing to go for it.  It wasn't glamorous, but dammit it was great.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#nikond200 #myroadtrip #nostalgic #crappycamera #findyourspurtrail #liveauthentic #onlyinmn #justacrosstheriver #inspirationcultmag #alphahype
  • “The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” -  David Attenborough⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I think the same can be said for any of our greatest wildlife.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#findyourspurtrail #AfricaGeoPhoto #myafrica #nikonartists #takemetoafrica #visitafrica #lifeofadventure #everydayafrica #wandering #wearewildness #escapenow #theglobewanderer #livelovetravel #findyourpassion #sharestories #beinspired #leavinghome #earthishome #takechances #nikond750 #nikond850 #eastafrica
  • “I close my eyes to drift quickly to sleep.  Laying on my back may be good for posture, but does nothing to aid in releasing myself of wakedness.  My face wants to drift to either side and feel the pillow against it.  Owing to a head so heavy and laden with brilliance it is no wonder I can find no balance for it.” -  Me, Attempting to sleep after reading the first few pages of Hunger⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Norway is Coming!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When you're tired but can't sleep, your brain will say any number of strange things.  I remember that night, I was reading a book I'd been assigned in my Norwegian World Literature course.  It had a wonderful stream of consciousness feel that resonated with my brain, even more so now, 13 years later.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thirteen years ago I left the country for the first time, and studied abroad in Oslo.  Now this April, I'm going to be headed back.  Wiser, stronger, and with a better beard, I shall return to go a little deeper than I've ever gone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#livealittle #travel #todayruled #nikond70 #onlyinnorway #liveauthentic #wanderlust #explore #photography #itsamazingoutthere #traveldeeper #wearealladventurers #isthisreallife #roadtripping #notjustatourist #carliving #travelgram #instatraveling #serendipitystrikesagain
  • “I was open to be convinced by the evidence of my own eyes, rather than by the teachings of those who had not seen, or by the words of those who had seen and gone before.” -  Jack London⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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People will tell you what you should do.  When it comes to traveling, they might tell you what you shouldn't do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Take any unsolicited advice you get with a grain of salt.  Don't let the fears of others dictate the adventures of you.  Be wise, but be open.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#findyourspurtrail #AfricaGeoPhoto #myafrica #nikonartists #takemetoafrica #visitafrica #lifeofadventure #everydayafrica #wandering #wearewildness #escapenow #theglobewanderer #livelovetravel #findyourpassion #sharestories #beinspired #leavinghome #earthishome #takechances #nikond750 #nikond850 #eastafrica
  • “Chase your passion, not your pension.” -  Denis Waitley⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's to the Path to Passion.  When you love the mountains and see the peaks as destinations, why not work close to them?  You may not end your job with the park service having the world's largest retirement plan, but you get to end knowing your days were wild and free.  Full of sparkling air, sore muscles, and a light spirit.  Some things you can't put a price on.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What have you done for passion rather than pension?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#livealittle #travel #todayruled #nikond700 #findyourspurtrail #liveauthentic #wanderlust #explore #mountrainier #itsamazingoutthere #traveldeeper #wearealladventurers #isthisreallife #roadtripping #notjustatourist #hitchhiking #travelgram #instatraveling #serendipitystrikesagain

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