Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Solo adventuress. Hurricane. It's all on my blog ⬇️
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

@youngadventuress


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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


This Russian Orthodox Church in Karakol was one of my favorite spots in Kyrgyzstan and totally different from so many other churches I've seen before. Kyrgyzstan is a melting pot of religions and cultures, and I found it fascinating learning how they all developed and evolved together ✌🏻 it's quite unlike anywhere I've ever been before, and I love being surprised when I travel @discoverkyrgyzstan DiscoverKyrgyzstan @destination_karakol

1 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

@youngadventuress


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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Do you dream of visiting New Zealand? Well now's your chance! Exciting news guys - I've just dropped two more New Zealand adventure tours with @hakatours over on my blog. The first one is a South Island tour in October (coming up soon) and the second is for March for both islands. The details are on my blog today (youngadventuress.com) and DM me with any questions! Spots will sell fast so get in before they're gone!

3 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Hello! I just got home from 2 weeks exploring Kyrgyzstan, which let me tell you, holy crap, it's my new favorite place. Wild and untamed, rugged mountains and epic valleys and the friendliest people you'll ever meet, good food (all the dumplings and noodles!) and fascinating culture, this corner of Central Asia won me over faster than I could have imagined. Have you been? @discoverkyrgyzstan DiscoverKyrgyzstan

4 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

@youngadventuress


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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Finally meeting Tāne Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest and New Zealand's largest living Kauri tree 🍃

10 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Nothing beats high tea at the @qtmuseum_wellington 😍if you find yourself in New Zealand's coolest little capital during Wellington on a Plate in August, be sure to head to the QT for their chocoholic high tea @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

11 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Guys guys guys! In exactly 2 weeks, @laurenepbath, @georgiarickard and I will be running our 4th Travel Bootcamp, this time in Sydney! If you have ever dreamed about having a career in travel but weren't sure how to make it a reality, now's your chance. Come join us and let us teach you everything we know! We don't want to give too much away just yet, but there will be some very cool travel opportunities and prizes, like with our sponsor @intrepidtravel we are giving away a trip to Italy! Don't you want in? @thetravelbootcamp DM me with questions ✌🏻

14 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Incredible nautical themed @airbnb cabin on a vineyard I recently hid away in for a couple of days near the adorable town of Matakana north of Auckland 😍 also, can we make vineyard cabins a thing? 🙌🏻

19 Days ago
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Love those stunning northern beaches ❤ finally made it out to Tawharanui regional park near Matakana and it didn't disappoint. I wish I could have stayed for a week!

20 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Man do I love the native New Zealand forest 🍃 thank you @docgovtnz for all your hard work keeping New Zealand beautiful for the future! 🙌🏻

20 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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21 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Until last week I had never been north of Auckland 🙈 so I went on a little escape from the wintry South Island to the top of New Zealand and hid away detoxing for a bit at the Highfield River Retreat on the Kauri Coast in Northland and fell in love with this place ❤ @canopycampingescapes canopycamping

22 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Love me some artisanal sodas ❤ Wellington really does have every single foodie experience you could imagine! @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

23 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


The start of an awfully big adventure 🌟

23 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


I can’t believe it guys, last weekend I won New Zealand Travel Blogger of the Year for the third year in a row (thanks @christchurch_airport )! I have never blogged looking for measurable success or to win things; I simply started blogging 7 years ago because I wanted to document my travels for myself. Then I learned I actually loved sharing stories and being creative. And then I realized that for some reason (which I still can’t figure out completely) OTHER people loved my stories too, and then I decided that I wanted to share stories that I enjoyed that could ALSO help and inspire others. Then the epiphany and a moment that would change my life forever - I learned that I could turn my blog into a job and get paid to travel and I decided that’s what I was going to do, and I made it happen (thank you @stephayoder @adventurouskate @legalnomads). But ever since I was a little girl, I’ve hated competition. I never wanted to win at stuff so I never tried, and of course that meant I didn’t win anything. But who cares? I was always the person reading books under her desk at school and drawing on the sides of papers in math class, and hiding at the back when they picked teams for kickball at recess. Fuck group sports. For me, success is never the goal, the goal is happiness. I want to build a life where I’m happy with what I’m doing, that my dreams are coming true. And if success comes along with that, that’s great, but it’s never been the focus for me. I just want to keep learning new things and telling stories in new and creative ways. And thank you all for being part of my journey, and thank you New Zealand for everything ❤

24 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


I'm not much of a city girl but there's something about Wellington that I just love ❤️ @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

25 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


I used to live in Kelburn in Wellington when I first moved to New Zealand four years ago, and I used to take this cable car home every day. If you're gonna have a commute in a city, why shouldn't it be a stunner? @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

26 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Hold onto your beanies! Sunshine and warm weather in Wellington means hanging out on my balcony at the @qtmuseum_wellington on the harbor. As a travel nerd, probably my favorite hotel chain in the world is the QT hotels (in Australia). They are fancy and quirky and full of character and charm, and all different so I was SO EXCITED they now have a property in New Zealand! The Wellington QT is a museum, full of the coolest art collection around. Have you been? @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg qtlife

26 Days ago
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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Hands up if you're one of those people who likes to squirrel away in an old musty used bookshop on the weekends 🙌🏻 @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg allthebooks

27 Days ago
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Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress

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Comment from Liz Carlson☀️Young Adventuress:


Nothing beats brunch at the @egmontst.eatery in Wellington 😍 I don't think I loved brunch until I moved to New Zealand 4 years ago, and my oh my, it didn't take long to convince me! Tag a Sunday brunch friend ✌🏻 @wellington_newzealand sharemewlg

27 Days ago