Daydreaming of this blissful moment 💭🌎⛺️ Photo shot by @juliiathompson
Permits for this campsite are hard to come by... but we lucked out☺️ Here’s the story: We lined up early at the ranger station to get a permit as some were set aside to be given out on a first-come-first serve basis. Sadly, we were told there was no more space for the night. So we hung out by our car for a bit and tried to figure out a plan B. A little while later, Nick quickly went back in the ranger station and came out with a huge smile on his face and a piece of paper in his hand—A PERMIT! While inside, he had overheard a ranger talk about a cancelation and scooped the permit up!🥳 Talk about right place, right time.
NEW BLOG POST🥳 Gear related questions are probably what fills up my DMs 50% of the time! If you’re in need of new gear or are thinking about upgrading a piece or two, head over to my stories to hear me chat about what gear I love and why I love it. Please excuse the awkwardness, sometimes talking to my phone makes me weird❤️😂 Also, REI’s biggest sale of the year ends on Monday, May 25, so if you’re debating on buying something, keep that timeline in mind😉 Photo taken by @brendinkelly
Leave it to Italy to have landscapes right out of a postcard🌎💙 Photo taken by @mikesugianto
I’ve always been a mountain gal, but there’s something special about camping along the Washington coast🧡🌊 Second photo by @masonprendergast
After hiking for two hours, we got to the top and saw nothing but clouds. We set up camp and hoped for the best. A little while, and a few snacks, later... the clouds started to move and revealed this view! This feeling is up there in the “best feeling ever” category. Who agrees?🌎✨☁️ Photo shot by @mikesugianto
Right after this photo was taken, I boiled water and put it in my Backpackers Pantry Pad Thai dinner, threw on a comfy sweater, sipped some Fireball, had great chats with my friends and went to sleep under the stars. Sitting, wishing, waiting for more nights like this🌙✨ Photo shot by @juliiathompson
Back in March, I spent three glorious weeks in New Zealand going from one hike to the next. The hiking and camping gear I used on the trip is gear I’ve trusted for years, so I’m partnering with @REI to share exactly what I use, and even better, share how you can get a lot of this gear on sale now during @REI ’s Anniversary Sale (ad )! 🌎❤️ We all know gear can be expensive, so I have a few tips for you that I’ve learnt along the way: 1 ) 𝐁𝐮𝐲 𝐠𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐬. If you buy gear from brands you can depend on, you will save money in the long run because it’ll last for years. Should anything go wrong with your gear, many of these companies offer repairs (ie. REI, Osprey, Patagonia, Arc’teryx, MSR, Marmot and more ). I’ve had the same MSR tent and cooking stove, Danner boots, Marmot sleeping bag, Therm-A-Rest sleeping pad and Osprey backpack for YEARS! 2 ) 𝐁𝐮𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞. I recommend getting a membership at @REI so you can shop many of these brands all in one place. For a one-time $20 fee, you’ll get member-only coupons/discounts and, my favourite part, 10% of your money back on all full-priced purchases to spend on future gear. If you’re going to be spending the money anyways, you might as well spend it at a place where they give you a portion of your money back—this is seriously a no brainer in my books. 3 ) If you can, 𝐛𝐮𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞—like at @REI’s Anniversary Sale which is live from May 15-25, 2020. It‘s their biggest sale of the year. So much of the gear I regularly use is on sale for up to 30% off (which I feel is rare because they are big name brands ). This is such a good opportunity if you’ve been contemplating buying or upgrading a piece or two of your gear. In my latest blog post, I have shared my favourite pieces of gear, along with links to take you to @REI ’s sale and, of course, the must-see spots I went to in New Zealand. LINK IN BIO✨ Note: my images were taken back in early March. As many of you know, many parks are temporarily closed due to the global pandemic. Please check with your local authorities before going outside as restrictions differ for each area!
These hotsprings in Oregon were really different and nothing like I’ve ever seen. The hot water was funnelled from the ground outside into these tubs that were under a wooden shelter. It was the perfect thing to do on a rainy day🌿 Photo by @brendinkelly
✨NEW blog post✨ You could spend days or weeks in 𝐈𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃! It’s such an incredible country. Check out my blog post via the link in my bio if you’re keen on learning more😉🇮🇸 All photos shot by @mikesugianto
I could spend months and months hiking in the Dolomites. Maybe after this is all over I’ll do just that😋🤷🏽♀️ Photo shot by @mikesugianto
Who lives in beautiful BC?!🌲🌎🇨🇦 I always am super curious. Well, my friends, I heard good news yesterday—most BC Parks open on May 14! I took a look at the @yourbcparks website and here are a few takeaways: • For now, BC Parks are only open for day use. • The most popular/busy parks are still closed as they attract a lot of visitors. These include Garibaldi, Golden Ears, Tantalus Range, Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Chilliwack Lake, Duffey Lake, Brandywine Falls and several more. My fingers are crossed that they open in June🤞🏼 • On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back-country camping. Even though some people are bummed that not all parks open right now (I am too ), this is a step in a great direction. Let’s all do our part, remain social distancing and leave no trace so we can keep our parks open☺️❤️ Check out the official @yourbcparks website for updates and the complete list of provincial parks that are open. We got this BC fam!
I always feel so lucky when mother nature puts on a show for me☺️🌎🌲 Photo shot by @juliiathompson
I miss the outdoors—and I think I’m safe to assume you do too. If you’re anything like me, your mind wanders often and you think of all of things you could be doing... places you could be seeing... memories you could be making. It can get overwhelming. If you’re ever feeling like that, just remember that the outdoors isn’t going anywhere and it’s just a matter of time until we’re back in business!🌎🥳 If you want to take your mind off of whatever you’re doing these days, and hear @juliiathompson and I chat about the good ‘ol outdoors for a bit, join our IG live tomorrow at 11am PST. If you want more details, check out my story. Hang in there, friends. We got this🌞 Photo shot by @mikesugianto
I swear sunrises are a little bit sweeter in New Zealand🌞💫 Photo shot by @mikesugianto
Patiently waiting for days like this🙇🏽♀️ Photo shot by @juliiathompson
More moody mornings in hotsprings please✨ Photo shot by @brendinkelly
The first time I went to Yosemite National Park, I visited all the ‘typical’ spots. I only had a few days to explore and wanted to get the lay of the land. I’ve always planned for another trip which would be focused on the good stuff—hiking and camping! 🏕✨ Anyone else do that or is it just me?🙊 Photo shot by @thismattexists
Dreaming of the day I go back to Patagonia. For now, I’ll just think of the epic landscapes and endless trails from home🌎❤️💭 Where do you want to travel to once things settle down? First photo is by @brendinkelly and the others are by me☺️
Good morning🌞 It’s raining over here in BC so I thought I’d share some glorious, golden light with you all! Swipe over to see the full view while you enjoy your morning coffee☕️
Hi all, Angela here👋🏻 Whether you’re new or have been following along for years, I want to say a big thank you each and every one of you for being here. It’s hard for me to put into words how much I appreciate your support! Each time you like, comment, message, swipe up and read a blog post helps a ton—especially during times like this when the travel industry is a big question mark and small businesses are affected. One silver lining to this lockdown I’ve found is having more time to chat with you all over DM. If I’m being honest, most of the time, I find it difficult for me to reply because I’m usually on the road and keeping up with everything business-wise is already really overwhelming (it’s much more than just posting pretty pictures😜 ). I wish I could keep up with all of you 24-7! So, during this time at home, it has been nice to be able to have such great conversations about the outdoors and hiking—and just talk to you all in general. Thank you❤️✨
Every single day should be earth day, but today, we can celebrate her just a little bit extra😜🌎🧡 Even though we can’t be outside right now, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy nature from our homes through photos. Swipe through this series to see some of my favourite memories. If you could teleport to one location, which one would it be!? ✨
There’s nothing like remote hot springs tucked away in the Oregonian forest🌲 While I‘m all about sharing the outdoor space, I feel like having places like this all to yourself is best way to experience them. I always make sure I’m at a hot spring at sunrise so I have the best chance at being the only one there—and it works most of the time!🧡✨ Photos shot by @juliiathompson