Liz Carlson | New Zealand

Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress

An American in New Zealand. Nature frother. Storyteller. Adventuress. Hurricane. Cynical but kind. It's all on my blog ⬇️
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress


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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Spain was on my mind today, my old home for a few years. I miss this place ☀️I think I need to plan a return visit this summer, have you been?

6 Hours ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I've got a new blog post up about how reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials books as a kid inspired me to visit Svalbard ❄️ and I've got a new video about it the trip up too! Link is in my bio - let me know what you think!

1 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


FINALLY feels like summer in Wanaka and I can break out my new paddle board ☀️ so stoked to be out on the lake again @moananzsup

2 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


I don’t know why but in the past year or two I’ve become really interested in houses. Have I reached nesting age? When I saw this house last weekend in New Zealand I fell in love. I haven’t seen too many wooden houses here, but growing up on the east coast, I spent a lot of time in cozy wooden cabins and always dreamed that I would have my own one day. This house was built by hand by the cool owners from recycled buildings in New Zealand too and at super off the grid. How rad is that? housegoals

3 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Wishing I was back snowboarding at @whistlerblackcomb 🏂 have you been enjoying this epic winter?

3 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress


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4 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

@youngadventuress


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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Lady, your chariot awaits 🚁 whirlybird whatismylife

4 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


One of the most surprising things about blogging is that I’ve been able to meet the most amazing humans over the years. I first met @kimbirdley when I moved to Wellington 4 years ago at @visit_zealandia and she’s the one who explained New Zealand’s unique birdlife and history to me. I owe a huge part of my passion for conservation to her - she taught me how to be a birdnerd and makes a subject like birds funny and engaging to people like me. Kim’s also the one who first told me the story about kakapo and was eventually with me when I got to meet and hold Sirocco. Yesterday we got to meet a local family near Timaru (with the coolest rebuilt house ever - check out my Insta story) that had part of their land protected because of the amazing old growth forests on it, like with this epic native tōtara tree. Most of these big old trees have been cut down for farming and it was the main wood used in Māori carving and for their wakas (canoes) so it’s pretty badass to help protect them on your land now for the future. One day I hope I can do the same if I can ever afford land in New Zealand and they don’t kick me out haha. Hands up if you’re a treehugger 🙌🏻🙌🏻 naturefrother @forestandbird

5 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Still dreaming of those magical winter days at Whistler ❄️ when the sun sets and the skies go cotton candy pink ❤ @whistlerblackcomb

6 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Fox Glacier ❄️ one of my favorite places in New Zealand. It always reminds me of a river of ice

7 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


So beyond stoked to find out recently that I won silver for best travel blog at this year's North American Travel Journalists Association competition. As I general rule, I hate competition, but it definitely gives me feels and makes me smile to see my blog (which is basically my brain child) win something after 7 years of work and to be honored alongside @theplanetd @legalnomads and @hecktictravels - all of whom have inspired and mentored me in one way or another over the years. I don't deserve it but am beyond grateful. Thanks to all of you guys for putting up with me for so long and sticking around for my stories ❤

8 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


The Te Waikoropupu springs in Golden Bay, New Zealand are home to some of the clearest water in the water with a visibility of 63 meters; it’s also wahi tapu (a sacred treasure) to the local Māori people (and to all of us in NZ too) and it’s forbidden to touch the water. It’s a freaking special place guys. And guess what? The local council now has plans to allow farmers to take more water from the aquifer that feeds this spring AND in combination with increased dairy farming from it will likely pollute and destroy pupusprings forever. Dear @pmbillenglish, you market New Zealand on being 100% pure to the world. Isn’t it time you act like it and started protecting our national treasures for our future instead of selling them to a billion dollar industry? Thanks. @choosecleanwaternz naturefrother choosecleanwater

11 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Destination - Pioneer Hut at the top of Fox Glacier with @mariusbron ❄️ and @docgovtnz and @foxglacierguidingnz to help out with this incredible hut with Mt. Tasman in the background. What a day for it! It's moments like these that make me fall in love with New Zealand a little bit more ❤

12 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Tea time at the @wanakalavenderfarm 🌼 my new favorite spot to sip tea with friends and zen out. Nothing like being amongst blooming lavender to make you smile, hey?

13 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Another 2017 goal - see more sunrises. Or in other words, learn how to be a morning person. Any tips for me? notamorningperson

14 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Nothing beats the smell of lavender at sunrise on a warm sunny day as bees and butterflies dance around you and not another person is in sight ❤ @wanakalavenderfarm

15 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Now that is my kind of tent! Hands up if you want to go glamping here in Wanaka 🙌🏻 @explorelifeglamping

16 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


The song of glaciers. A place where land and sky meet. Yes, yes. I’m home now. - An impulsive haiku about the mountains. My third grade teacher would be so proud ☺

19 Days ago
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Liz Carlson | New Zealand

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Comment from Liz Carlson | New Zealand:


Adventure begins...with coffee! At least for me ☕️ honestly I'm the worst caffeine addict. If I don't have a cup by 10am I get a migraine and I'm a nightmare to be around. I even take a mini French press with me on missions. But I can't help it, I love everything about coffee! What about you guys? coffeeholic gimmecoffee

20 Days ago