Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

@youngadventuress

An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Solo adventuress. Hurricane. It's all on my blog ⬇️
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Falling in love with Margaret River more and more every day 😍 I’d been taking over the @gourmetescape Instagram this weekend - are you following along? margaretriver

5 Hours ago
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Finally made it out to Rottnest Island to visit these adorable quokkas 😍 @westernaustralia justanotherdayinwa

1 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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So excited to finally be in @westernaustralia for the very first time. And even more stoked to be here to check out @gourmetescape the legendary food and wine festival in Margaret River - have you been? Have any tips for me? Be sure to follow along on my Stories for all the crazy and epic moments 🍷 thisiswa

2 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Everyone thinks that the Maldives is a super expensive luxury honeymoon destination, but the truth is it can be actually really affordable, you can even easily travel there on a budget ☺️ my friend @you.theworld.wandering is an Australian expat in the Maldives and she’s sharing all her insider tips for a cheap trip to the Maldives over on my blog today, check it out ✌🏻

4 Days ago
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Heads up fellow ‘Mericans - want to win a free trip to Japan for 2 with flights to eat all the things (except for maybe pufferfish)? Stupid question, of course you do! Check out my Instagram Stories for the link to enter to win a trip of a lifetime to Japan! And take me if you win 🙏🏻 sidenote - I studied Japanese for 3 years in high school and I still haven’t been!! konnichiwa 🇯🇵

6 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Stay wild ✌🏻

9 Days ago
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Wow wow wow! Just had the most incredible news! Last year I traveled to Svalbard in the Arctic to fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing the polar bears on the sea ice, inspired since I was a girl by Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass books and the incredible story of Lyra, Pan and even Iorek Byrnison ❤️ the video we made about how books can inspire journeys just won gold for Travel Video of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers 🙈 pinch me, I can’t even believe it! What an honor - this trip meant so much to me and was a dream come true! To all those nerdy girls out there, never stop reading and never stop dreaming! (Video link is in my Stories!) icebears isthatyouIorek

10 Days ago
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Perfect example of good old kiwi ingenuity down at the old farmstead at the Hayes Engineering Works near Oturehua in Central Otago, New Zealand 🌷if you’ve ever been out here you know how wild and desolate it can be, and it’s incredible to imagine early settlers coming here and setting up a new life, like Ernest and Hannah Hayes did in 1882. Eventually he began to invent tools to help on the farm and Hannah would hike her skirts up and bike all over the valleys far away to sell them! Badass! @centralotagonz

11 Days ago
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Mucking around Poolburn at sunset - who knows someone who knows someone who has one of these old baches (kiwi holiday house) there that’ll let me crash sometime? @centralotagonz

12 Days ago
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I was eating my way through @centralotagonz for their new Eat Taste Central food event this spring, where many of the local foodie spots compete in a burger, pie and main meal competition using local Central flavors and drinks. My favorite burger had to be this guy over at the Waipiata Pub 🍔 can’t wait for next year!

13 Days ago
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A light dusting of spring snow on the Dansey’s Pass in deep Central Otago ❄️ I didn’t see another person on this drive and I loved every minute of it, what an adventure! @centralotagonz

14 Days ago
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Wow, down a dirt road, off a small back road, off a bigger road, out of the way in Central Otago, New Zealand you’ll find one of the cutest gardens ever 🌸🌼🌷🍃 a trip to the Cambrians is definitely worth it! @centralotagonz

15 Days ago
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Sunset in the hills of rural Central Otago near Poolburn ☀️ might be one of my new favorite places in New Zealand @centralotagonz

16 Days ago
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Spring views in Central 🌼 lots of sheep and lots of flowers @centralotagonz

18 Days ago
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So many great historic heritage buildings around Central Otago ☀️ finally checked out the cute town of Naseby and it had heaps, I’m in love ❤️ @centralotagonz

19 Days ago
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How lucky are we to live on such a beautiful planet? I think the biggest lesson I’ve ever learned from all my years of travel is that our world is incredible and I want to keep it that way. Inspired and encouraged by so many amazing conservationists here in New Zealand (like @kimbirdley and @geoffreidnz) along with groups like @wtandtc, I’ve slowly bit by bit started to *really* think about everything I do and my effects as I continue to travel. I’ve tried to make little changes that are more responsible, and started to demand sustainability more and more - imagine if we all did that what a good position we might be in in 100 years (not to mention how sexy our glaciers would still look) WTTCpledge savetheplanet

21 Days ago
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Down near Ranfurly in stunning @centralotagonz, you can go play and hang out with some beautiful malamutes, and even go dogsledding in the forests in snow or even summer ❤️ Nigel and Rose who run Real Dog Adventures are so passionate about it and their love for their hardworking pups, it doesn’t feel like a tour or tourist stop at all - and any time I’m around animals, I’m happy, what about you? fluffmonster

23 Days ago
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I love the wild and windswept tussock mountains of Central Otago in New Zealand ❤️ they are big and empty and go as far as you can see, full of history and stories, the background for the famous gold rush in the late 19th century. I drove up the old Danseys Pass from Naseby at sunset and it blew me away! @centralotagonz

24 Days ago
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A bit of wild skies and the sheep squad out and about near Naseby as I continued exploring deep in beautiful @centralotagonz 🐑

25 Days ago
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Spring has sprung in beautiful @centralotagonz 🌸 it’s so colorful and lush at the moment - I couldn’t get enough of it

28 Days ago
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Exploring new corners of @centralotagonz ❤️ finally drove out to the Poolburn Dam for the first time and it was stunning, and all mine ☺️ wild barren hills and big open skies are waiting for you. And sheep

29 Days ago
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Heads up! This week I'm offering my very own sale for you to join Travel Blog Success. TBS is an amazing committee of travel bloggers that has courses to teach you exactly how to build your blog and how to build it into a business, and shows you exactly how to get paid to travel the world. I've been a member for 5 years and wouldn't be where I am today without them. Use code FALL35 for 35% off a course or membership this week and also get an exclusive webinar with me ✌🏻links and more info in my Stories!

30 Days ago
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I spent the weekend exploring my backyard of @centralotagonz here in New Zealand (I wish but this is not by real backyard!) ☀️ spring is in full bloom here and I'm in heaven! Follow along my Stories for more adventures 🌸 sliceofparadise

32 Days ago
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I've always been fascinated by the stars, and ever since I moved to New Zealand where we have such clear unpolluted night skies, I'm obsessed ⭐️ was stoked to learn that @cardronaparksnz my local ski field, also offers night sky tours with an expert astronomer in addition to great shreds 🏂 the perfect way to learn more about the universe, and all the constellations and phenomenons in the Southern Hemisphere makesmefeelsotiny milkywayfordays

32 Days ago
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When this is your walk to breakfast 🙌🏻

33 Days ago
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One day I'll live in a little village by the sea ☀️

36 Days ago
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How many sharks do you spot? 🦈 sharkbaithoohaha

37 Days ago
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Finally sharing some never before seen photos of my summer holiday in Spain over on the blog 🇪🇸 link is in my stories ✌🏻

38 Days ago
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The average water temperatures in the Maldives are around 26-29°C (77-85°F) so basically like taking a bath 🐠 @coco_resorts WTWC2017

39 Days ago
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I love flowers 💐 two weeks ago was my first Modern Travel Media Summit in Sydney, which I helped create with @laurenepbath and @georgiarickard ❤️ we included these amazing flowers from @littleflowerssydney as a surprise to some of the delegates - thoughtful little $30 bouquets to easily send around Sydney, what a clever idea! I buy myself flowers every week and it's one of those little things that makes a difference in my moods ☺️ what about you? 📷 @madeleinebjones

40 Days ago
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Stairway straight to paradise ❤️

42 Days ago
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An east coast girl all my life, I grew up in the mountains of Virginia and was educated in rural New England before I made the move overseas, and fall is in my bones 🍁 A creature of comfort at heart, I love the crap out of autumn; October is my favorite month in the US, and I’m gutted to be missing it this year. I was planning to go home for a visit this month but ended up canning it; I’m really exhausted and burnt out, and I just need a break. So if you find yourself in an beautifully autumnal place, put on a sweater, head to a cabin in the woods and drink a pumpkin spice latte for me ✌🏻basic pumpkinpieanyone

43 Days ago
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I used my recent trip to the Maldives as a chance to put my pledge to demand sustainability in my travels to the test 🐠 go watch my Stories before they're gone to see how WTTCpledge isittoomuchtoask

44 Days ago