Joanna Kalafatis: Lose the Map

Joanna Kalafatis: Lose the Map

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Learned how to drive a dog sled today @villmarkssenter - because you never know when you may find yourself in an improbable Bond-like situation in which your life depends on wrangling huskies and sledding to safety. It could happen. •• On a real note, if you’re ever up in Tromsø for winter, I highly HIGHLY recommend sledding at Villmarkssenter. You have the option of being driven around or learning to drive yourself. •• The center has been open for 30 years and has 300 playful, adorable, strong, and well taken care of huskies. Check it out! losethemap . . . . . wanderlus igtravel instago travelstoke traveldeeper dametraveler ladiesgoneglobal girlslovetravel outdoors outdoorwomen guardiantravelsnaps tromso visittromso arctic norway husky huskypuppy dog dogsofinstagram

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Tromsø is pretty easy to explore on foot, because it’s condensed and most museums/restaurants/cafes are in the city center. •• Even though a lot of main roads are cleared of snow almost immediately, make sure you have boots that will prevent you from slipping and sliding on the icy snow on the side streets. •• Exploring on foot is a great way to also get outside the main attractions and see other parts of town, which is why I ALWAYS recommend it. This was taken close to the Arctic Cathedral, on some beautiful residential streets. losethemap . . . . . igtravel instago wanderlust arctic beautiful norway tromso visitnorway visittromso ice snow winter winterwonderland scandinavia explore travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps

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I’ve barely been in Tromsø for 24 hours, and it already feels like I’ve left this planet entirely. The views across the water, the small, lit up houses dwarfed under imposing, snow-covered peaks, the beauty of the twilight colors reflected in every direction by a fresh blanket of snow - it all adds up to one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. •• For someone who prefers warm weather as much as I do to fall in love with this Arctic city, it has to be pretty special. And so it is 😍❄️ losethemap . . . . . igtravel wanderlust visittromso tromso view panorama travelstoke traveldeeper visitnorway norway twilight arctic instago canon canonphotography snow polar polarnight guardiantravelsnaps

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For some of the best views of Gamla Stan (Old Town) and parts of Sodermalm in Stockholm, head to City Hall (also known as Stadshuset but...come on now). •• Stockholm is one of my favorite cities in the world (in the summer). Still beautiful in winter, but it’s an entirely different experience. In the summer it seems Swedes never want to go inside, what with 20 hours of daylight to keep them warm. Winter is a more subdued time, but you get those Scandinavian white skies and the feeling of being wayyy up north. . . . . . stockholm visitstockholm visitsweden sweden canon travelstoke guardiantravelsnaps traveldeeper cntraveler views photography photographer scandinavian

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The Abominable Snowwoman. Because when you leave LA for Scandinavia in the dead of winter, this is the minimum clothing you need. . . . . . stockholm wanderlust dametraveler igtravel travelstoke traveldeeper traveletting sweden visitstockholm visitsweden winter wintertravel snow happy scandinavia cloudysky travelinspiration trip igsweden ladiesgoneglobal girlslovetravel

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Finally off to explore way up into the Arctic Circle tomorrow! Saying goodbye to this view (and temperature) is a little hard, but there’s nothing like the anticipation of arriving at a new place. ••• In short: 😁✈️❄️ losethemap . . . . . losangele california lasunset igtravel wanderlust beautiful sunset sunsets discoverla travelstoke traveldeeper canon📷 canonphotography canon5d trip

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5 days left before I head North to the Land of the Midnight Sun. But in full darkness. As you can tell by my photos and countdown, I cannot. WAIT. losethemap . . . . . igtravel wanderlust lulea arctic midnightsun sweden lapland visitsweden visitlulea beautiful canon canonphotography travelstoke traveldeeper sun sunset trip guardiantravelsnaps

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Spent the weekend in Las Vegas. Thought I’d take a lot of pictures but got distracted by Vegas instead. However, here is my hotel room view right before leaving. •• This city is such a strange place - so much entertainment, dining, and crazy nightlife in the middle of an endless stretch of desert. Have you been? . . . . . igtravel wanderlust lasvegas lasvegasstrip planethollywood clouds sky travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps nevada desert desertsky canon canonphotography

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A lot of people think of London as full of brick and gray, but the city is actually very colorful if you know where to look. •• Walk around the side roads in Chelsea and see if you don’t come across some beautiful doors and houses. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust london visitlondon architecturelover backtolondon bbctravel beautylondon cntraveler westlondon guardiantravelsnaps igerslondon iglondon travelthursday blue londonlove londonlife londonliving londonphotographer toplondonphoto travelstoke traveldeeper losethemap

14 Days ago
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Picture taken at exactly midnight, last July in Lulea - a few miles away from the Arctic Circle. •• As you can see, I’m getting really excited about heading far north again :) . . . . . igtravel wanderlust visitsweden luleå travelstoke traveldeeper ladiesgoneglobal girlslovetravel travelgram traveletting gltlove dametraveler sunset midnightsun arctic water horizon sky travelgirl port dock canonphotography canon

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Heading back up to the Land of the Midnight Sun next month. Though this time around, it’s going to be the land of Polar Night. •• This photo was taken in Lulea, Sweden, just 68 miles (109 km) shy of the Arctic Circle. It’s the furthest north I have ever been. •• So next month, I will be overshooting this latitude to get to Tromso, Norway, in true Arctic territory. I’m a little intimidated (my base is in LA, so this weather is quite a long way outside my comfort zone), but I can’t wait. . . . . . igtravel visitsweden visitlulea wanderlust travelstoke traveldeeper traveldiary guardiantravelsnaps arctic north polar cool losethemap trip cntraveler canon canon5dmarkiii photooftheday

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Flashback to paragliding over the beautiful Greek sea. •• There are no words for how incredible it is to see all this from above. What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done on a trip? •• Photo thanks to trusty @GoPro. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust beautiful Greece Lefkada VisitGreece VisitLefkada paraglide active traveletting outdoors dametraveler ladiesgoneglobal girlslovetravel gltlove beach beachlife summer travelstoke traveldeeper happy

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NEW POST UP today! Check the link out in my bio! I write all about my experience exploring Europe by train. What do you think of train travel? •• Canal reflections in Amsterdam. losethemap . . . . . iamsterda netherlands visitamsterdam travelstoke traveldeeper wanderlust igtravel reflection water boats travelgram cntraveler guardiantravelsnaps beautiful tranquility stillness canon canonphotography

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On top of the Freehand LA, at @brokenshaker . Downtown high-rises going up fast in the background. @freehandhotels . . . . . igtravel wanderlust girlslovetravel ladiesgoneglobal traveletting dametraveler losangeles california discoverla travelstoke traveldeeper lasunset downtownla portrait rooftop rooftopbar freehandla gltlove

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Looking down on LA and the hills. Tag someone you want to share this view with 😊 . . . . . igtravel wanderlust losangeles discoverla california hollywoodhills runyoncanyon view viewfromabove hiking trail travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps losangelesphotographer losangelesca

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Throwback to drinks in a pool on a beach in Hawaii. •• Missing tropical weather on Maui. . . . . . instago wanderlust travel travelgram beautiful pool cocktail happy beach tropical amazing gopro andaz mauihawaii visithawaii summer warm girlslovetravel travelstoke traveldeeper ladiesgoneglobal traveletting

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There’s no place like the Mediterranean. Growing up next to this sea has spoiled me for life when it comes to beaches. •• Taken outside Ventimiglia, Italy, on the Coast of Flowers. Where’s your favorite beach in the world? . . . . . igtravel wanderlust italy visititaly italytrip italy❤️ italytravel bluesea sea beautiful travelstoke traveldeeper girlslovetravel guardiantravelsnaps beaches beachlife

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Flashing back to some really old photos (thanks to an awesome recovery from a corrupted hard drive by @nikiforos_vin ). •• Being super touristy in my first year in LA under the Hollywood sign. •• After years of being in a city, there are some tourist-y things you get bored of/grow out of, and some you never stop enjoying. Ex: I hate going into , but I still love going to Universal Studios and hanging out at Venice Beach. •• What tourist-y thing do you still love to do in your city? . . . . . igtravel wanderlust losangeles losangelesca losangelesphotographer california hollywoodsign travelstoke traveldeeper traveletting girlslovetravel girlsgoneglobal dametraveler girlvsglobe losethemap discoverla canon dslr travel

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One of the most famous spots in Harajuku - Takeshita Street! •• If you can make it through the thrones of people, shop cheaply for anything you want. If you have problems with both crowds and shopping, like yours truly, take a photo and keep walking towards Yoyogi Park. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust takeshita harajuku japan tokyo visitjapan visittokyo shopping crowds ilovejapan japanese guardiantravelsnaps travelstoke traveldeeper travelgram

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Kannushi (神主) are the men who help maintain Shinto shrines and perform rituals in Japan. •• This shot was taken at the Meiji Shrine, one of Tokyo’s must-see sites. In the middle of a fast-paced, endlessly sprawling city like Tokyo, full of high-rises and crowds, entering the wooden gate that leads you to the Meiji Shrine through tall forest trees, without a building in sight anywhere, is a magical feeling. It’s a reprieve from the chaos and inundation of the outside world. •• What is your favorite big city reprieve? . . . . . igtravel wanderlust instago visitjapan visittokyo tokyo beautiful girlslovetravel travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps religion culture traveling amazing meiji shrine

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Entering the endless orange torii gates of the Shinto shrine of Fushimi Inari-taisha. •• I can’t explain how magical it feels to walk up the mountain through these beautiful gates. It’s one of those things that has to be experienced. . . . . . japan japanlover wanderlust igtravel instago beautiful shinto shrine fushimiinari visitjapan girlslovetravel travelstoke traveldeeper kyoto visitkyoto architecture

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Wanderig around the gardens of Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. •• The strolling garden embodies the principles of the Zen temple, drawing attention to the natural landscape and emphasizing peaceful co-existence with and admiration for nature. •• As the former capital of Japan - Kyoto was the capital for over a millennium - and one of the most important centers of both the Buddhist and Shinto religions in , Kyoto is home to an impressive collections of shrines and temples that are almost impossible to fully explore on one visit. •• The Kanji for a Buddhist temple is 寺 (tera) which is also pronounced -ji; that’s why you’ll see many temple names end in -ji or -dera. . . . . . wanderlust igtravel instago beautiful nature landscape visitjapan girlslovetravel travelgram lake Buddhism temple japanlover visitkyoto kyotojapan culture travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps

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Is there a country you find yourself missing again and again? •• I can’t stop thinking about Japan. And how I need to go back now that I had my initial culture shock there (and know how to take better photos). •• What’s your unforgettable country? Comment below 😊 fuji travel losethemap . . . . . igtravel wanderlust mountains mtfuji fujisan beautiful nature sunset igsunset cherryblossoms water visitjapan girlslovetravel travelstoke traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps にほん 富士山

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Sweaty, messy, but feeling accomplished. •• At the top of Runyon from the steepest hill on the Curson entrance. Thanks to @condoleeza_ for the photo and the trail. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust hiking runyoncanyon losangeles discoverla hike active view downtownla sunny happy outdoorwomen outdoorworkout outdoorwomensalliance girlslovetravel

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Italy just does entrances better. •• More from the streets of Mantova. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust travelstoke traveldeeper mantua visitmantua visititaly italy❤️ classic art architecture beautiful gate entrance doorway museum palace guardiantravelsnaps cntraveler travelgram

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More scenes from Mantova - looking up at the incredible artwork in Palazzo Te. •• One of multiple old royal palaces in medieval Mantua, that has now been turned into a museum and art exhibition space (with an Ai Wei Wei exhibit on display when I was there), Palazzo Te is breathtaking to walk through and look at. •• What’s your favorite Italian city for classic art? . . . . . igtravel wanderlust visitmantua travelstoke traveldeeper italy italytrip beautiful colorful renaissance art museum igart travelgram visititaly italy_vacations rotunda guardiantravelsnaps cntraveler girlslovetravel

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The journey through my photos continues - so much I haven’t gone through or shared. These next few days, I will be taking you through Mantova. •• Mantova has to be one of the most beautiful and overlooked cities I’ve visited. In a country like Italy, where every city, town, and hillside is plastered onto brochures and bucket lists everywhere, (or Mantua) has mostly flown under the radar. •• I don’t know how it’s possible that in a week of exploring this lovely Italian city, drinking Spritz in charming plazas on lazy sunny afternoons, making my way through palace after museum after palace, eating rich delicious pasta, and biking my way around the entire city center and lovely rolling countryside, I only came across one group of tourists. •• If you’re looking for a beautiful Italian city to visit where you will feel like the only one there - get to ! Thanks to @agriturismobeatilla for hosting me! @visitmantua Mantua . . . . . igtravel wanderlust italy italytravel italytrip travelstoke traveldeeper beauty architecture canon5dmarkiii visititaly guardiantravelsnaps cntraveler summer travelgram

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Continuing with the Greek theme (can you tell I am missing Greece from my last few posts?), this is the church of the abandoned town of Varnaka, in western (province: Αιτωλοακαρνανία - say it five times fast). •• Though a town may be abandoned, the church has to be preserved. You can still go inside this church, which still has candle stands, depictions of saints, etc. •• There’s something very strange about seeing a charming church in the middle of walls, ruins, and grazing cows. But nevertheless, here it is. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust Greece ελλαδα travelstoke traveldeeper beautiful architecture church abandoned ig_abandoned countryside cool discovergreece visitgreece varnakas aitoloakarnania mountains landscape canon canon5dmarkiii trover guardiantravelsnaps

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As incredible as it is to travel the world, I think it’s equally important to to your roots. •• This is my grandfather’s hometown in Greece - Exanthia, on the island of Lefkada ( @travel_to_lefkada ). Perched up on a mountain, overlooking a beautiful blue sea, most people who lived here, including my grandfather’s brother, worked as farmers. My grandfather was the local town teacher. •• My father lived here in the first few years of his life before moving to Athens, but kept returning for holiday celebrations and summer vacations. •• I grew up heading back to this beautiful, traditional, half-abandoned yet still charming town every August 15, to reunite with uncles, aunts, and cousins. We still haven’t lost the tradition of returning once a year at least. The last census I can find (2001) shows a population of 345 people. Most likely, there’s much less now. •• This is what fascinates me about this town, and other places like these. Even though my grandfather may now be gone, and his brother as well more recently, I still see so much of them in this beautiful village. The places we are raised and live in shape us, and we affect them as well - whether we love or hate them, they leave a mark, especially the ones we experienced as children. I walk the lone paved road and see the traditional cafes my grandfather used to sit in. I breathe in the brisk mountain air, and stone, and sun, and trees, and I feel connected to my grandfather’s life and experiences in a way I can’t in other places. •• This is what I love about travel. Ultimately, it is not about places - it’s about people. The cities and countries we visit are products of thousands or millions of lives, past and present. And every place in this world tells their unique story. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust family lefkada traveling exanthia discovergreece

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According to my latest Instagram posts, 90% of what I do in life is sitting in front of sunsets. •• According to my RescueTime Log this week, 90% of what I do is furiously write to meet deadlines, drive to auditions, edit photos, and argue with Apple Support. •• It’s nice to get some reality behind the photos sometimes :) Throwback to Greece. . . . . . igtravel lefkada visitlefkada greece visitgreece discovergreece travelstoke traveldeeper wanderlust igsunset sunsets girl dametraveler traveletting girlslovetravel ladiesgoneglobal ταξίδι ελλαδα sea summer summer2017 guardiantravelsnaps cntraveler

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2017 has flown by so quickly - staying in London and exploring the UK feels like years ago, even though it was just a few months ago. •• This is what I love about traveling and changing environments. It fills up and stretches out your time. You feel quite literally like you are living longer. •• Photo taken in Bath, UK. @visitbath . . . . . igtravel wanderlust plotagraph visitbritain visituk canon canon5dmarkiii sunset igsunset travelstoke traveldeeper reflection beautiful bus bridge

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Since I’ve had zero time to take photos in LA these days, enjoy this continued trip deep into my photo archives. •• You may be wondering what in the world is going on in this picture. This is an old Catalan tradition of building human towers, or “Castells”. •• These towers can reach up to ten stories high - just people standing on top of people. Teams known as colles compete to see who can construct and deconstruct the tallest tower without a fall. •• And really, any time you manage to avoid falling from 10 stories high, it’s a win of a day. . . . . . igtravel wanderlust spain catalan catalunya barcelona castell castells tradition travelstoke traveldeeper coolstuff guardiantravelsnaps lloretdemar sunset igsunset costabrava canonphotography canon5dmarkiii

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In a tropical city getaway kind of mood. Thoughts? Suggestions? •• Photo taken in Miami. Tip: if you want great pictures of the downtown skyline and port of , walk along MacArthur Causeway around Jungle Island. Amazing views! . . . . . igtravel wanderlust travelstoke traveldeeper canon canon5dmarkiii skyline miaminights visitmiami igmiami longexposure lights skyline sunset miamisunset evening

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