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8AM thousands of feet over the Canadian Rockies and above the morning fog. That’s my kind of wake up call.

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Nicaragua was such a welcome surprise. The surf was incredible and I ended most days floating right about here recharging from a busy travel schedule.

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I may have been the coldest I’ve ever been the second I took this shot, but standing in Banff overlooking the mountains at sunrise couldn’t have been more perfect.

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These guys scored front row tickets to the greatest show on Earth

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When the pool meets the beach I think I found my house goals. Running as many laps as I can between the two before the sun sets on another day here in Nicaragua.

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The beachside cafe next door to our house has the best açaí bowls. I’ve been waking up for sunrise, hopping in the ocean, and relaxing to the best Nicaraguan coffee. Thinking of making this place my morning office for a while 😎

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Sunrise in Nicaragua checking out the first waves of the day in front of our house. Life is so enjoyable and slow paced down here. The people are friendly, the food is amazing, and the mellow days are a refreshing change from the California lifestyle. The 90 degree temperature jump from Alberta was a little rough adjustment, but one surf sesh and I’m aclimating just fine 👌🏻

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Traveling as much as I do I don’t get to spend as many days at home as I’d like. There’s so many beautiful places in the world but Southern California will always hold down the number 1 spot.

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Walking on a frozen river in the canyons of Jasper National Park. Seeing the ice formations and snow falling throughout the rock walls on our @beautifuldestinations trip was so surreal. Alberta sure scored landing both Banff and Jasper!

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The warmth of the first rays of sun creeping over the mountains is one of my favorite things to experience. Pair that with the Canadian Rockies and you have a dynamic duo.

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The ice castles of Edmonton were very chill. 0 degrees chill. @storyofsage and I had to run around to keep warm and I think the ice slides were definitely intended for children but oh well. Such a fun place, can’t wait to be back in the land of ice cubes soon!

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When we got to @rockiesheli in the dark of the early morning, the weather was moody and we weren’t thinking our chances of catching sunrise were promising. The second we climbed above the clouds was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. The peaks surfacing out of the morning fog layer paired with sunrise made for an unreal dream. We landed in the backcountry with the @beautifuldestinations team and had the best time playing around in waist deep powder before heading onwards on our journey.

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Laying above the frozen methane bubbles and cracked ice formations of Abraham Lake. As plants decay on the bottom of the lake, methane gas is formed and freezes while rising to the surface. Such an amazing thing to witness in person with the @beautifuldestinations and @travelalberta group.

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Sunrise this morning over Banff with @rockiesheli. We got lucky with some amazing fog and beautiful light. These mountains are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much to @beautifuldestinations and @travelalberta for the flight!

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Today was bucket list for me. I love huskies and getting to go on a sled ride over frozen lakes and through snow capped forests was straight out of a dream. Thanks so much to @beautifuldestinations and @travelalberta for making it happen! We’re off in search of more winter fun ❄️

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Welcome to Banff the sky said. I found out the fun way what it’s like to break through the ice and check the water temperature with my foot. It’s cold in case you’re wondering. Couldn’t have asked for a better first sunrise with @travelalberta x @beautifuldestinations

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What a world. Just landed in Alberta with @beautifuldestinations and made our way into the park. Seems like this is a good spot to hide away and ride out the snowstorm. Stoked to show you guys what we’re up to this week in a true winter wonderland.

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Nothing beats watching someone chase their dreams relentlessly and succeed.

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Team Blood Moon vs. Team Sleeping In. At least my bed was comfy.

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It’s called The Dead Sea but I can’t think of a time I’ve ever felt more alive. Watching the sun dip into the horizon, floating above salt crystals and experiencing the feeling of being weightless.
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