Liz Carlson | New Zealand

Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress

An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Adventuress. Hurricane. Our next Travel Bootcamp is in Melbourne on April 29 - deets here ⬇️
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I reckon the road between Cromwell and Alexandra is one of my favorites on the South Island 🚗 it's so picturesque and it always looks different depending on the time of day and the season in @centralotagonz. First thing in the morning in April is just glorious!

1 Days ago
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One of my favorite things about Dunedin, is that even though it's a city, it's got a small town vibe ❤️ no matter where you are, you're close to nature, like out across the bay on the Otago Peninsula. How cool is it to be next to a city and still have so little light pollution? I was driving home late Saturday night, when I could see the glow of an aurora from the car looking south. Good thing I stopped ⭐️ what an amazing world we live in! @dunedinnz wilddunedin

1 Days ago
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Nothing beats autumn in Central Otago 🍁 hands up if you wish you were here 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @centralotagonz

2 Days ago
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One of my favorite things about @centralotagonz are all the lakes, especially when they look like this 🔥 roar

3 Days ago
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Why yes, this is my kind of cafe ❤ surrounded by maps in a historical building in the adorable old gold mining town of Clyde on a warm autumn day, I was in heaven. I've been wanting to dine at the famous Olivers for ages and never got around to it! Luckily I managed to snag a dinner there last week AND a morning cuppa at their cafe next door ☕️ I'm a fan of strong coffee and cute spaces so obviously I was in love ❤️ @centralotagonz mapsandcoffee

3 Days ago
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Happy World Penguin Day 🎉 This is Todd; he is a hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin), unique to New Zealand and one of the rarest penguins in the world, with only a few thousand left. Sadly, they are in decline, mostly due to habitat loss and introduced predators. There are around 20 of these little dudes living at @penguin.place on the Otago Peninsula outside @dunedinnz and you can visit them, and watch them surf in at sunset. Todd is waiting for his new lady to make her way home (did you see my Insta sorry about it?) 🐧 I mean, I imagine you guys love penguins as much as me, you'd be crazy not to, so let's keep doing what we can to help spread the word about these awesome birds and try and save them ❤ after all, it's our fault things have gone south, shouldn't we try to fix it? wilddunedin WorldPenguinDay

4 Days ago
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Exploring the super cute town of Clyde in @centralotagonz ❤️ it's one of those places that if you blink, you'll miss it, and I can't believe it's taken me 4 years to turn down the road to visit. An old gold mining town, nowadays it's one of Central's great historic spots, and it's super cute!

5 Days ago
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Greetings from @centralotagonz ❤️ I just spent a few days properly exploring one of the nearby regions of New Zealand. Central Otago is a place I've spent a fair bit of time here and there, but haven't really dug down to see what it's all about. And let me say, autumn here is all kinds of awesome! Have you been?

5 Days ago
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Sorry I've been a bit MIA - I've had the craziest, most adventurous week in a while, hopefully you've been following along on my Stories ⭐️ from eating and wine tasting around Central Otago to hiding away in a historic cottage to chasing wildlife and auroras in Dunedin and then today I've been filming a big big BIG secret project, it's been amazing! Stay tuned! So many stories to share!

6 Days ago
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I've got a new blog post up with all the things that surprised me in Dunedin ❤️ such a rad corner of New Zealand! I'm headed back this weekend for round 2 of the naturefrotherinstameet with @kimbirdley and @geoffreidnz, so excited!! @dunedinnz dunnerstunner

9 Days ago
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That one time @burto1 signed me up for the @shotovercanyonswing without telling me 😱 on my @hakatours mission a few weeks ago. Nothing like getting chucked off a 350 foot cliff to face your fears, hey? Would you dare? NZadventures scaredycat

10 Days ago
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Massive congrats to Miss Tamsin of @amongmountainsandlakes for winning the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 project! She did such a kickass job, along with everyone else and I was so stoked to be involved, and now I'm itching to go back to Christchurch and Akaroa! Thanks again for following along ⭐️ @choice_hotels_nz choicehotelsnz

11 Days ago
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In the jungles of Sri Lanka, there is only one king 🐆

11 Days ago
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Dum spiro spero ❤️ While I breathe, I hope. 8thgradelatinclass lovecicero

15 Days ago
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Memories of an picture perfect sunset in Marahau after playing around the tide pools and looking for starfish during the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 campaign ⭐️ the judging is underway to see who will win this year - did you have a fave? I need more beaches in my life this year! @choice_hotels_nz choicehotelsnz

16 Days ago
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I wrote a whopper of a blog post about how people are cheating, sneaking and scheming these days on Instagram 😩 it's been so long since I've had a proper blog rant, so be sure to sit down, grab a cup of tea and dig in ✌🏻

16 Days ago
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So excited my favorite season is here in New Zealand 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 pumpkinspicelife basic

17 Days ago
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Four years ago today I said "fuck it" to corporate America and quit my job to blog and travel the world and follow my dreams! Haven't looked back since. So grateful for all of the amazing people, wonderful moments, and crazy adventures that have come into my life since. Feels like a lifetime ago, can't wait to see what's next! Oh, and thank you all so much for being part of my journey 📷 @talman dreambig getshitdone

17 Days ago
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Shoutout to those badass chicks who are always on the lookout for adventure ✌🏻 thinking about that one time @lilwanderluststories and I went mountain climbing in Fiordland this summer ❤️ mountaingoats

18 Days ago
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What was it about the mountains calling?! Yes yes I'm here! I'm ready to go! themountainsarecalling andimustgo

18 Days ago
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In some ways I must be one of the biggest homebodies in the world. I like comfort, routine and familiar things. I like to be cozy, curled up on my sofa with a book (just finished I Am Pilgrim, so good!) and I'm my most productive and creative at home in my own space in Wanaka. But but BUT....I love to travel. I'm so curious about everything, and I crave adventure and the unknown. What's this place like? Why do they eat that there? Can I climb this mountain? What’s around the riverbend, you know, the usual. My questions never end, and at the end of the day, adventures in books, blogs, movies and videos aren't enough for me, I want to have my own. I need to write my own story, which means leaving everything that is comfortable in exchange for everything that is decidedly uncomfortable, because that’s where the real adventures are! I’ve got a few weeks more cozy at home in New Zealand before the next round of adventures start and I’m off to Australia for my next @thetravelbootcamp then onto Europe in May! I’m taking my parents to Ireland (remember my IG story about that?) then maybe back to mi querida España. Any Euro must-dos for me?

19 Days ago
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Big mountains by the sea ❤ the most perfect combination! If I had to put a finger on why I loved @northernnorway so much, it is probably for that reason. It certainly wasn't the salted fish 😂 It's one of those magical places that doesn't seem real. I feel like you could live there for years and only scratch the surface 📷 @eric_supertramp

20 Days ago
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I've got a photo essay up on my blog about my visit last year back to Sri Lanka ☀️

21 Days ago
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I’ve been writing my travel blog for the past 7 years, and I when I started it, I never dreamed it would turn into a job or lead to my own community of millions. I just liked sharing stories. Over 4 years ago I quit my job to travel and blog full-time, and I haven’t looked back since. I came so close to going down very different paths, and now I can’t imagine my life any other way. For the past four years my blog has paid for my travels and has brought me all over the world with the craziest opportunities. Last year @laurenepbath @georgiarickard and I launched @thetravelbootcamp - our own intensive workshop that teaches everything we have learned about how to build your own career in the travel industry. And now with more BS online than ever, we teach you all the things that no one talks about, like how much to charge and how to get those exclusive travel invites. Our next Bootcamp is 3 weeks away in Melbourne and tickets are selling out fast. We’ve got people flying in from all over the world - will you join us there? Link is in my profile ✌🏻

22 Days ago
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Snowy memories from an epic week in Whistler ❄️ I've got a new blog up with my favorite moments in Canada, like taking this incredible gondola from Whistler mountain across to Blackcomb 🇨🇦 I even share how I hacked a business class upgrade on my flight to Vancouver with @airnz 👊🏻 check it out! @whistlerblackcomb

23 Days ago
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"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" 🌸🍃🌺🌼🌷🌿🌻

23 Days ago
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Skipping stones towards Aoraki ❤️

24 Days ago
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"She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars" ✨ Neil Gaiman

25 Days ago
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West coast sunsets are my fave! Just wrapped up my 12 day @hakatours trip around the South Island and already missing everyone! It was such a good trip and it flew by! Didn't want it to be over ☀️ can't wait to share more of my favorite moments on here soon!

25 Days ago
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Hello little miromiro 🍃 how cute are these little birdies? I love spotting them on walks in the forest birdnerd tomtit

26 Days ago
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One sleep til the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 campaign this weekend 😴 can't wait to see what everyone gets up to and get inspired for my own trips! Tap to see who's gonna be traveling around and where ❤ @choice_hotels_nz choicehotelsnz

29 Days ago
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My favorite weather in Fiordland is right after it rains 💦

29 Days ago