Liz Carlson | New Zealand

Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress

An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Adventuress. Hurricane. Cynical but kind. It's all on my blog
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Just spent the past few days back in Christchurch, one of my favorite cities ❤ this month I'm hosting the ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017 competition but at the same time one of you guys could also win a weekend away at a Choice Hotels property in New Zealand. It's simple, just enter by following choice_hotels_nz ✌🏻 too easy. Where would you like to go? Spill! ChoiceHotelsNZ

20 Hours ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Proof once again that New Zealand is, in fact, Jurassic Park 🍃

1 Days ago
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Milford is for dreamers ⭐️

2 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Super excited to announce that I am hosting choice_hotels_nz 2017 New Zealand TravelGrammer campaign over the next few weeks here. Stay tuned as some of New Zealand’s best Instagrammers travel around the country, and showcasing the best local spots and secrets around the country competing to win ChoiceNZTravelGrammer2017. It’s going to be really cool to see what people come up with, and I’m stoked to be involved in such a project in New Zealand; reminds me there is so much left to see here! Where to next? choicehotelsNZ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ theadventureiscalling amongmountainsandlakes hlovesc_com undersoulphotography wildboy_adventures kiwisoffcourse mrlesterchan otherworld.ly thebestnest

2 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Snowshoeing on the Tasman Glacier in New Zealand?! Might be my new favorite alpine adventure! Look at that ice 😳😳 mtcookglacierguidingnz

3 Days ago
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And the award for the cutest duckling goes to the whio! New Zealand's blue duck are one of the rarest in the world. 20 times more endangered than kiwi, whio need all the help they can get docgovtnz March is whio awareness month, so let's help spread the word about these amazing birds! whioforever birdnerd 📷 takeonlypictures

3 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I spent the weekend offline enjoying some great adventures in Milford Sound, one of my favorite places in the world with friends. Be sure to watch my stories before they're gone 🌈

3 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


My favorite place is where the mountains meet the sea - so Norway is definitely the place for me! Also my friend coldxneil just moved to Lofoten and his pics are giving me serious fomo 🙈 can I go back now please? 📷 eric_supertramp

4 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


The glaciers around Aoraki / Mt. Cook National Park are RIDICULOUS ❄️ that's all mtcookskiplanesandhelis

8 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Lyngen Lodge - my favorite place we stayed in Norway. The epitome of cozy Scandinavian comfort and basically my dream house, I loved it so much I couldn't leave - thank you kristinrepsher for directing me to this magical part of Northern Norway ❤ hygge cozy northernnorway

8 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Heading along the stunning Landsborough River to go on a three day rafting adventure with queenstownrafting 😍 I never, ever get tired of New Zealand's beautiful rivers, and the Landsborough is one of the most scenic/epic/blue/pure/special/ridiculous 🙌🏻

8 Days ago
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I thought I had been to some pretty beautiful places, then I went to Norway... mindblown 🇳🇴 northernnorway

9 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Be sure to hop on over to the bbc_travel page ❄️ I'm taking over their Instagram Story today and sharing the amazing adventure of snowshoeing on the Tasman Glacier in New Zealand ❤️ check it out before it disappears ✌🏻

9 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


It's days like these that remind me it's good to be a morning person ❤

10 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I'm speaking tonight in Wanaka at Rippon at the Pecha Kucha event about my crazy life and adventures and how I use travel as an opportunity to overcome my fears. If you're around, come say hi! Tickets are on sale!

10 Days ago
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I don't know why New Zealand mountains get all the attention 🌿 the forests here are my favorite junglevibes jurassicpark

10 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Just got home from the most insane weekend rafting the untouched Landsborough River with talman on New Zealand's West Coast with queenstownrafting 🌊 I can't wait to share more from this epic trip in the wilderness but in the meantime be sure to watch my Insta stories for all the behind the scenes 📷 talman

11 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I've got a blog post up about one of the most random things I did in Finland ❄️ searching for amethysts in this ridiculous winter wonderland 😍 check it out ourfinland snowtrees holypowder

14 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Happy Whio Awareness Month here in New Zealand docgovtnz 🌊 Whio (Blue Duck) are one of the rarest birds here, with less than 3,000 of them left. Have you seen one? Ever heard of them? Whio live in river rapids and are 20 times more endangered than kiwi so they need our help, bad. Good news is they are coming back, and they are badass survivors. I'm helping spread the story of these amazing river surfing ducks this month 📷 takeonlypictures (check out Dave's page for some great New Zealand wildlife shots!) quackquack whioforever

15 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


My whole life I’ve been independent, ambitious, and opinionated, and even though I’m afraid to say what I really think, I do it anyways. I work hard and have had a lot of success (and big fails too); I don’t take no for an answer and I go after what I want. I’ve taught myself to be tough, and I don’t take shit from anyone. Now imagine if I just said all that describing a man, how admirable he would be. But there is something about those characteristics in a woman that inherently makes people uncomfortable. Good thing I like making people feel uncomfortable, right? My whole life I’ve been called bossy and bitchy, and people are always try to bring me down, trying to shame me, trying to belittle me for being like that. It’s so disheartening. We aren't seen as equals. Nowadays, 62 million girls are denied an education around the world. Less than 5% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are women, and there are only around 20 world leaders that are women. WTF. It's 2017 and we still have a long way to go. Isn’t it time we worked on trying to change how the world views women? "We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back." Malala Yousafzai InternationalWomensDay womensrightsarehumanrights

15 Days ago