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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Wellington has no shortage of amazing coffee spaces to hide away in, and Leeds Street Bakery is no exception ❤ @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

1 Days ago
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I came to Wellington to eat my heart out ❤ and New Zealand's coolest little capital didn't disappoint! Every Sunday Wellington's harborside market next to Te Papa is a must do! Especially the fresh Dutch donuts from @montfoortnz sharemewlg nomnomnom

2 Days ago
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Been hanging out in @wellington_newzealand - the coolest little capital in the world all weekend, check out my IG Stories as I share all my favorite haunts and foodie spots in preparation for Wellington on a Plate in August 😍sharemewlg

3 Days ago
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Fields of gold, turquoise rivers, and the best Pinot Noir in these parts, love Central Otago ❤ best seen from above with @heliviewflights

7 Days ago
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Covadonga in Spain - a major pilgrimage site, and where the first battle of the Reconquista took place in 722. It also takes the cake for the most epic cathedral location in Spain I reckon, couldn't be more picturesque up here in the mountains of Asturias

8 Days ago
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Guys guys GUYS, not all heroes wear capes. So often in life we have moments that seem insignificant at the time and it's only later on when we look back and realize how important they actually were. And then there are those rare moments that as they are happening you realize, holy shit, this is something I will remember until the day I die. I recently was privileged enough to listen to Jane Goodall speak in Dunedin, and then get to meet her after, something I will cherish forever. Apart from being the most badass 83 year old lady on the planet, @janegoodallinst has inspired me since I was a little girl in my love for animals and wildlife but also to keep traveling and following my dreams even when people told me I was crazy. Her optimism, her hope and her unshakable belief that humanity can still save the planet and do good in spite of so much bleakness is incredible. And to share it with my friends @kimbirdley and @wherestrentnow who have been amazing mentors to me since my journey to New Zealand five years ago was so special, and it makes me want to work even harder to protect this amazing world of ours! I had this whole speech prepared in my head when I was meeting her about who I am and how I have like a bajillion followers on my blog, and how I promise to carry her torch and to dedicate my life helping the planet ect. And then I got totally starstruck, mumbled “Hi, I’m Liz” and stared at the floor. FAIL. But she’s Jane fucking Goodall, so I’m sure she could read my mind, RIGHT?

9 Days ago
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A month ago I snuck away to my favorite corner of Spain for a detox and real holiday, and to eat all the jamón serrano. A lot of you guys probably know me for New Zealand, a place I’ve called home for the last few years. But actually my passion for travel and storytelling all began when I lived in Spain teaching English in Córdoba and Logroño for a few years. I also lived for a year in Salamanca while at university. I started my blog right before I moved to Spain seven years ago and every day I wake up and pinch myself that is how my crazy journey began as a full time blogger. Spain really had a big part of shaping who I am now, and I miss it so much. I learned so much independence there, how to live and assimilate into a new language and culture, and of course, learned what I was truly passionate about. You never know where starting something might lead, right?

10 Days ago
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Was in Sydney a few weeks ago and couldn't resist popping by @concretejunglecafe in Chippendale for the most instagrammable brekkie 😍 seriously though, nothing beats a Sydney cafe ☕️ working on some epic stuff with my girls @laurenepbath and @georgiarickard and in the meantime we've got a few tickets left to our next @thetravelbootcamp in Sydney next month, come join us and learn how to build the life of your dreams ❤️

11 Days ago
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I love peeking through my window at sunrise after a long haul flight, especially on my way home to New Zealand ☀️ @cathaypacific lifewelltravelled hongkongtoauckland

12 Days ago
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My local ski hill @trebleconenz opened this week in Wanaka ❄️ takes my breath away every time I see this view 😍 wanna ski here? treblecone

13 Days ago
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14 Days ago
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It's cold and wintery here on the South Island but now the paradise of the @cookislands and a tropical paradise is only a direct flight away with @virginaustralia from the @christchurch_airport ✈️ sometimes it feels like everything is far from where I live now but actually there is so much right here in the Pacific I'm dying to explore. Which island next? 🌴 feelraro

14 Days ago
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Can't beat waking up to this 🌴 Rarotonga is famous for its blue waters and beautiful beaches, but I really loved the lush forests and mountains best of all @cookislands feelraro coconutsfordays

16 Days ago
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Long gone are my days of hostels and backpacking ☺️villa for one on Rarotonga? Yes please 🙌🏻 @cookislands feelraro allgrownup

17 Days ago
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Salty hair you can't get a comb through, swimming with the fishes, floating on the waves 🐬 I've always been someone who loved being by the sea, what about you? @christchurch_airport @virginaustralia feelraro

18 Days ago
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It only takes 45 minutes to drive around the whole island of Rarotonga, so you don't really need wheels when you're there 🚗 but if you do, a MINI convertible is the way to go @christchurch_airport feelraro zoomzoom

19 Days ago
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20 Days ago
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21 Days ago
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That's my kind of tent 😍 glamping at the @ikurangi_eco_retreat in Rarotonga was super special and I loved waking up inland underneath the trees overlooking the lush jungle and mountains 🌴 @virginaustralia feelraro

22 Days ago
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"Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there" 🐠🐙🐬🐡🐳 @cookislands feelraro

23 Days ago
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If you need me, you can find me here in Rarotonga sipping tropical smoothies and reading a good book while trying to avoid life 🌺 @cookislands feelraro

23 Days ago
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Winter is starting to get strong here in New Zealand and I needed a tropical getaway ☀️ finally started to explore the stunning @cookislands nearby with a trip to Rarotonga for the first time! Have you been? feelraro @virginaustralia @christchurch_airport

24 Days ago
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A month ago I went off the grid for a week on holiday in my favorite part of Spain ☀️ you know, like a real holiday instabreak viewsfordays

26 Days ago
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Winter is coming ❄️ we just had our winter solstice here in New Zealand and the shortest day of the year, time to head back to the snowy mountains, like snowshoeing on the Tasman Glacier with @mtcookglacierguidingnz and @mtcookskiplanesandhelis

30 Days ago
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Thanks so much for all your lovely messages guys about my big news spot on @nbcnews yesterday 😊 it was so cool to be a part of! I just posted the link on my Instagram Stories if you wanted to watch - let me know what you think!

31 Days ago
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SUPER EXCITING NEWS! It's been hard to keep this a secret but I recently filmed a project with @nbcnews about Americans moving to New Zealand featuring yours truly (holy shit!) never thought I'd be interviewed by the legendary Keith Morrison on a mountaintop in Wanaka or hang out with Sam Neill at his vineyard - it airs soon at 7pm EST tonight on the Sunday Night show on NBC - go watch it and send me pics ❤❤ SundayNight // watch my Instagram Stories for the behind the scenes!

32 Days ago
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Big bathtub 🛁✔️ Nespresso machine ☕️✔️ Too many pillows ☁️✔️ Super fast internet 🤓✔️ Room with a view 🌃✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️ The Four Seasons Hong Kong continues to deliver! @fshongkong lifewelltravelled

34 Days ago
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Confession - I came to Hong Kong pretty much just to eat. And my god did it not disappoint! Hong Kong is a foodies paradise, pack your leggings and an empty stomach 😍 egg waffles are one of my favorite street snacks and when @taramilktea told me about a place that does egg waffles + gelato, well I didn't need much convincing 💥 @fshongkong lifewelltravelled allthenoms

35 Days ago
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My favorite thing about Hong Kong is the whole old meets new vibe the permeates the whole city @cathaypacific lifewelltravelled

36 Days ago
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Nothing beats the view from the Peak in Hong Kong especially at night as the city lights twinkle through the clouds 🌟 @cathaypacific lifewelltravelled

37 Days ago
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Are you guys watching my Stories? // You'd be crazy to come to Hong Kong and not stay somewhere with a baller view ☀️ I sat in my room at the @fshongkong for hours watching the boats go by (where were they going? Who was on board?) and the clouds drift across the skyline ❤️ a day dreamer at heart, I always make time when I'm traveling to just sit and soak in wherever I am, even in this hectic fast paced world 🌎 fourseasonsHK lifewelltravelled

38 Days ago
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And after a month, it was time to say goodbye to Europe and head back home to New Zealand ✈️ this time I broke up the long journey with a stopover in Hong Kong with @cathaypacific ☀️ I first visited here 3 years ago on my way to Mongolia and I'd been itching to go back ever since // be sure to go watch my Stories and see what I got up to on my adventure in the Pearl of the Orient - have you been? lifewelltravelled

39 Days ago
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I wish I could take all the credit for inspiring my parents to travel to Ireland ☘️ but in fact it all belongs to @dunbrodyhouse_ireland in Co. Wexford. They are big fans of @kevindundon an amazing Irish chef and dreamed of staying at his beautiful Georgian style country house hotel 🇮🇪 I love hearing all the different sparks that ignite our love for travel and what inspires people to take that big step out the front door ☺️ thatbluedoor

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