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Kicking Off Our Road Trip

As I mentioned before, surviving 30 hours in a car is no easy feat, but having good company certainly helps.

Being on the road has been inspiring while simultaneously grueling work – loading and unloading the car, setting up camp after a long day of driving – but the views and experience make it all worth while.

Camping off the grid is so mentally rejuvenating, but makes editing photos and video just a smidge more difficult. Here is just a quick peek at our first day in the car until I return to civilization!

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What It’s Like to Freedive a Wreck

Quarantine has given me a lot of extra spare time, and I’ve been trying to use it to my creative advantage.

A few days ago, my friend Tony and I went to check out a local wreck off the beach in Koh Tao.

Obviously, we took extra precautions to be safe during this crazy time with the Coronavirus spreading like crazy. While there are still 0 reported cases on Koh Tao, we we didn’t want to take any chances.

With that being said, Tony (@tones.of.blue on Insta!) did an epic job filming and editing this fun little piece. Check it out.

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TRAPPED ON AN ISLAND IN THAILAND – WITHOUT CORONAVIRUS

Being inside so much lately, I’ve had a lot of time to make some long overdue phone calls. There’s been one common reoccurring question: What is life like over in Thailand, living on your little island, during all of this chaos? The answer: surprisingly peaceful.

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My Month in the Daintree Rainforest, Australia

Long overdue, this is a snippet of my time adventuring in the Daintree Rainforest. A place of natural beauty, simple living, and incredible people, a part of my heart with always stay in the Daintree.

Check out some of my other written pieces to get a better feel of this amazing place I fell in love with!

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Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter

When I was younger, I wanted to be a marine biologist so I could swim with dolphins and spend my days on the water. Sadly, I came to the realization that that’s isn’t exactly what marine biologists do…

While those hopes may have been shattered, I did finally get to live out my dream of swimming with dolphins! In Kaikoura, New Zealand, we went out on a tour that was more than I ever could have hoped for. We spent an hour on the boat looking for a pod of dolphins, keeping an eye out for any splashing or fins. When we finally found them, they plopped us right into the water and off we went.

It’s more than I’ll ever be able to explain with words, so I put together this little video of my once in a lifetime experience. It still doesn’t do the experience justice, but it gives you a good idea of just how magical it was.

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Saying Goodbye – Sophie’s Solo Adventure

July 11 has rapidly crept up on me, and in just about a week I will be leaving for the adventure of a lifetime. It feels like the timing is right for me to share this little goodbye video I put together for my friends and family. It has certainly made me realize how lucky I am to have such positive, strong, supportive people in my life. Goodbye will be hard, but I’m thankful to have a home that’s hard to leave.

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January

It’s been a crazy few months, to say the least. This previous semester (and past 3 years?!?) has absolutely flown by, and it was going home for winter break that made me realize how we take the slow moments for granted. Reading in the evenings, watching the sunset, making dinner. These are the times that really make life special. If nothing else, January will always be for embracing slow moments.