J E S S @jess.wandering
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Doing small things with great love. Sony Alpha ambassador BLOG ↡ FAQ
601 Posts
610k Followers
314 Following
Doing small things with great love. Sony Alpha ambassador BLOG ↡ FAQ
Life doesn’t always go the way we plan. When things fall apart it can seem overwhelming in the moment. It’s hard to see past the frustration, disappointment, heartbreak. But it’s pretty nuts to take a step back sometimes and realize that the best things in my life, the best people, have come out of some of my greatest failures, and my worst mistakes. I’m not sure that I believe everything happens for a reason, but I do know that if everything always worked out the way we wanted, we’d miss out on an awful lot of amazing moments. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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I was expecting a week of backpacking in the Sierras. But when Quin picked me up at the airport he asked how I would feel about hiking down to Havasupai with a bunch of strangers instead. Apparently someone had reached out to him with extra permits for the next day. Neither of us knew anything about the guy, and the idea of hiking into the desert with a random person sounded like the perfect beginning to a horror movie. But if you’ve ever tried to get permits to Havasupai, you know that if someone offers them, you just say yes. 24 hours later I was laying next to this waterfall, looking out across one of the prettiest canyons out there, with four new friends. All I’m saying, is maybe, just maybe, it’s not such a bad idea to talk to strangers after all! - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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I felt the cool sand seep up between my toes as it engulfed my feet. The sun was setting and the sky popped with color against the white horizon. I sat down to enjoy the show. When the last streak of orange had faded, darkness rolled in heavy with stars. The park was closed now and the sky felt a little too close. A crushing desire to internalize the moment washed over me. A need to capture it. To remember every detail. Something about the immensity of nature in places like this had always elicited an overwhelming mixture of loneliness and belonging. A hazy, yet unmistakable sense that I am part of something much larger. If only for a fleeting moment. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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NEW BLOG POST! All my favorite Oregon road trip destinations. Link in bio! ☺️ - Sometimes I worry that staring at mind bogglingly stunning photos all day will desensitize me to how beautiful our world is. That I’ll start to take it for granted. Or even fail to notice the little miracles in everyday life. But then a sunset like this one on the Oregon coast happens, and I know deep down that no amount of pictures will ever take away from the experience of being there in the moment. - Ready to get out on your own fall adventure? Use JESS15 to gear up with @backcountry. I’ve included some of my favorite fall lifestyle items in the blog. (Some exclusions apply). Happy reading! #GOATworthy #sponsored - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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It’s a big world out there. And I hope it always feels that way. ☺️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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New Blog Post!: Minimalist Guide to Packing Like A Pro (link in bio). - Minimalism is not the lack of something, it is simply the perfect amount of something. And that’s what you should strive for when you are packing! After all, we travel to expand our boundaries, learn about new cultures, and leave our day to day lives behind, not to drag it around in our luggage! Packing efficiently is not just smart, it’s a way of life. - Get my top tips and tricks for packing like a travel pro, and find out how I traveled all around Europe using just my @Travelprointl Platinum® Elite Carry-On, and a small day-pack! Platinum® Elite made packing for Europe a breeze, and proved to be a lifesaver when it came to organizing everything. #GetTheUpgrade #Ad - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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Excited to be on the road again! This time headed up the west coast, with a few detours along the way. First stop: Arizona 😂 - Shot on @sonyalpha a7rII, 24-70mm, f4, ISO 100. #bealpha #alphacollective
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One of the best human powered adventures I’ve ever been on. Nothing but what we could carry on our backs, a lot of good conversation, and our own private island! It may not look like paradise, but it sure felt like it. ☺️ - Curious what to pack for a trip like this? My Backpacking Gear Guide is up on the blog now (link in bio). - Photo: @everchanginghorizon
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