Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

@youngadventuress

An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Solo adventuress. Hurricane. Come explore New Zealand with me in October ⬇️
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Just been on a last minute trip to the Maldives 🐠 WHAT IS MY LIFE? Be sure to watch my Insta Stories for all the behind the scenes of this whirlwind adventure - and my most embarrassing story to date! WTWC2017 bluefordays pinchme

23 Hours ago
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Just hanging out with Kyrgyzstan's champion eagle. It's one of the last places on earth where the tradition of hunting with golden eagles has been preserved. Isn't she magnificent? @discoverkyrgyzstan check out my blog for the full story of the eagle hunters of Kyrgyzstan 📷 @eric_supertramp

3 Days ago
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Happy to be riding on horseback deep into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Every time I go riding, I love it more and more ❤ except when I look at this picture and I can see the unbalanced saddlebags which eventually led to my saddle sliding off and depositing me on the ground WHY ME @discoverkyrgyzstan 📷 @eric_supertramp thanksfortheheadsupEric ouch

4 Days ago
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If there is one thing I've learned in 10 years of travel and visiting 50ish countries it's that we live on an amazing, beautiful, surprising and diverse planet. And we only have one of it and we are destroying it at a rate that's almost laughable. All these places that I've been privileged enough to experience, I want the future to have that chance too. What right do we have to take it away? The @wtandtc (World Travel and Tourism Council) has identified 10 key issues around travel that we can change ourselves that can make a difference. I get it, it's so easy to sit back and be all like, well what can I do about global warming? I can’t make a difference to such big issues, right? It feels like these things are in the hands of government, lobbyists and powerful businesses who's only interest is $$$. But imagine if we all stood up and did something? Well that's the only time anything changes, right? So this month I'm beginning by pledging to demand sustainability in travel. I pledge to demand to see the environmental and social policies of the companies with which I book my travels and who I work with, and I am going to try and educate others in the meantime. This is gonna be hard but worth it. I’ve got links to my blog about it in my Insta Stories along with links to the Is It Too Much To Ask campaign - pick a pledge and join me on trying to keep our world beautiful ✌🏻WTTCpledge isittoomuchtoask

6 Days ago
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Exploring some new waterfalls on my North Island trip - man, never gets old! @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

7 Days ago
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A snowy sunset all to myself in Wanaka ❤ just me and a lonely swan.

8 Days ago
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My good friend all around amazing human @brandoyelavichexplorer spontaneously joined me for a day on my road trip around the North Island with @motorhomerepublic ✌🏻 Brando is the first person to walk the entire coast of New Zealand (took him 600 days) living off the land! We got to Taupo and this stunning lone tree at sunset, and I was all like, how cool would it be if there was a swing in that tree, and Brando being the total legend that he is, was all like, I CAN MAKE ONE, an boom, sunset tree swings were had by all! letsgomotorhome weeeeeeee

9 Days ago
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One perfect volcano 🌋 never gets old! The North Island had the best of everything! My first time to Whakapapa didn't disappoint ✌🏻 @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

9 Days ago
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The things you discover when you take the time to slow down and have a good look around ☺️ @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

10 Days ago
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Me and my trusty girl in Kyrgyzstan ☺️ this was at the end of our first day riding in the mountains. What a sweetie, I miss her @discoverkyrgyzstan

10 Days ago
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I haven't been too many places in the world where the ground heaves, bubbles, steams and boils in the way it does in Rotorua, with people living alongside it all in harmony @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

10 Days ago
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After camping near Tongariro National Park on the North Island in my cozy @spaceshipsrentals luxury van, I made myself get up for sunrise only to have all the mountains covered in fog 😫 bummed out, I turned around just in time to see the mighty Mt. Taranaki glowing pink hundreds of kilometers away in the distance 😱 that definitely made the early start worth it! @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

11 Days ago
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It's not very often we get big snow days in Wanaka where it snows all the way to the ground ❄️ but when we do, we gotta make the most of it! powpow

11 Days ago
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I picked up my @motorhomerepublic campervan in Auckland and immediately got stuck in rush hour traffic leaving the city, messing up my plans to make it to Mount Maunganui in time for sunset ☀️ the sun began to set as I was in standstill traffic and eventually I pulled over to a gas station to go to the bathroom, bummed out, only to discover this beautiful hidden scene 🙌🏻 behind me is a BP and a McDonalds, but in front of me was this amazing view! I sat here until dark watching the sky light up as local kids paddled up and down the river, trying to ignore the tempting smell of french fries. What a good start to a road trip! letsgomotorhome

12 Days ago
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12 Days ago
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14 Days ago
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Chasing waterfalls on my North Island road trip with @motorhomerepublic ☺️ my first time visiting Bridal Veil Falls near Raglan, what a glorious spot! letsgomotorhome

15 Days ago
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Finally visited the famous geothermal area of Wai-O-Tapu in Rotorua on my road trip with @motorhomerepublic ☺️ seriously you can't miss Rotorua on any North Island trip in New Zealand and I can't believe it took me this long to finally visit this place! It was so cool though, I spent almost half a day wandering around it letsgomotorhome

16 Days ago
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16 Days ago
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Last day to enter to win a free trip to New Zealand with me and @hakatours ✌🏻 details are on my blog and don't forget to comment below and share why this would be your dream trip goodluck

17 Days ago
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Falling asleep in my little van under millions of twinkling stars 🌟 experiences you'll never forget @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

18 Days ago
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My first time visiting Mount Maunganui was pretty special 😎 I'm pretty sure I could live here @motorhomerepublic letsgomotorhome

18 Days ago
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Bathtub of my dreams 🛁 at the most picturesque of glamping sites in Northland at the Highfield River Retreat on the Kauri Coast @canopycampingescapes

19 Days ago
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19 Days ago
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Fern Gully vibes 🌿🍄🍃🦇

20 Days ago
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Last week I popped up to the North Island for a little campervan adventure and to check out some new spots around New Zealand with @motorhomerepublic ❤ so beautiful to see Mount Ngauruhoe covered in snow 🙌🏻 follow along on my Insta Stories for the adventure letsgomotorhome beepbeep watchoutforkiwis

20 Days ago
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I want to make yurt camps a thing ❤️ this was my last night in the Kyrgyzstan countryside and it was utterly and completely perfect 👌salty hair, sunshine, homemade swings under an apricot tree and my own little yurt bliss discoverkyrgyzstan

21 Days ago
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Guys guys GUYS! Surprise! I'm giving away a trip to New Zealand with @hakatours and yours truly ❤️ the details are on my blog YoungAdventuress.com - be sure to enter to win! And leave a comment below and tell me why you want to come to New Zealand!

22 Days ago
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For me, travel is about the people. The best places have the warmest people and @discoverkyrgyzstan was no exception ❤️ always welcoming and always smiling with big cups of tea to share, I feel like every person I met on this trip made me love the place even more 📷 @eric_supertramp discoverkyrgyzstan

22 Days ago
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This was one of the hardest hikes I've ever done - not because the route was particularly challenging (it wasn't) - but because I thought I could still do it with bronchitis! I whined, coughed and wheezed my way up to 3090 meters to Kol Tur Lake my second day in Kyrgyzstan BUT I DID IT ✌🏻 sometimes it pays off to be the most stubborn person on the planet @discoverkyrgyzstan sufferfest

22 Days ago
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Kyrgyzstan is one of the few places in the world with the tradition of eagle hunting ❤️ her name is Ak Zholtoi and she is six years old, and his owner is 18 years old and named Azamat and together they won the eagle competition at the World Nomad Games this year - isn't she magnificent? @discoverkyrgyzstan

23 Days ago
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One of my favorite yurt camps in Kyrgyzstan ❤️ mountains in front of me, warm Lake Issyk Kul behind me, and surrounded by apricot trees in a tree swing as the sun was setting ✌🏻 does it get any bette than this? Don't think so @discoverkyrgyzstan

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