There’s regular planes. Then there’s float planes. These are definitely my newest obsession. Gallery taken during production in Alaska with @jeremyjauncey & @world_wildlife to protect Bristol Bay.
You don’t need to go to mars to feel like you’re on another planet. This crazy landscape is just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. We just happened to be looking at google maps when we spotted this location and sent up the drone to get a look for ourselves. @visittheusa #UnitedStories
Taking a little hike through this magical place with @visittheusa in Zion National Park. #UnitedStories
I did not pack the right shoes for this.
The meeting of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Split between is just one small road that connects the islands.
The King of Tornado Alley. I have spent a lot of time on the road with @tyschmitt over the last two years and if he has taught me anything it’s to always be grateful to live another day. To cherish every meal. And to treat everyone with respect. Proud to be working on another short film with Ty over the next few months.
Fresh off a storm chase in the Texas Panhandle, I showed up in Tahoe to visit an old friend. We had some epic golden hour conditions at the famous Bonsai Rock with not a soul in sight. Swipe around to see that creamy light.
Went to see the Golden Gate Bridge, but stayed to shoot the fighter jets. Swipe to see the air force put on a show.
Somewhere in Texas..
The power of nature is truly beautiful. It is something that should be admired yet respected. This was my first tornado and man was it special! Although, as much as we love these storms, we don’t want to find out what happens when you get too close. Swipe through to see @tyschmitt and I bail out of an oncoming tornado 🌪
Photo Tip for taking Portraits “The Smile Test” is the easiest way to understand if someone is open to being photographed. It shows that you are friendly and curious. Odds are someone will be more open with you if you first approach them with a smile. If they return the smile you are ok to ask for a photograph :) I learned this from Brandon Stanton. If you have ever looked at @humansofny you would find out that Brandon’s key to meeting a stranger is to be curious about them. And he starts by giving a smile. It’s the window to the soul.
Cathedral rock is said to be a vortex. The electromagnetic energy gives people the ability to meditate at a deeper level. For @storyofsage that meditation is doing a backflip on the edge of a 600ft cliff. Swipe right to get a rush of anxiety.
Celebrating #EarthDay by reflecting on our time in Malaysia where we met an incredible group of people who are restoring the dying coral reefs off the coast of Borneo. The decisions we make in our homes and communities affect even the farthest reaches of our earth. Today is a day to appreciate our planet and help protect our home from climate change. If you would like to get involved I’ve been sharing inspiring videos and ways to make you’re voice heard in my IG stories. If you’re interested in seeing the short film about @traccborneo visit the link in my bio! (📸: @nainoalanger)
Exploring the great state of North Carolina with #UnitedStories this week. We dodged some rain, had some Japanese drive-thru, and hung out with some cool people out here in the mountains.
Don’t take life too seriously. @karl_shakur showing us what he’s got on his new Barbie skateboard in Hatta.
The Vessel is New York’s newest art installation at @hudsonyards and man is it cool. This futuristic place is part of the larger Hudson Yards development project which just opened a few weeks ago. The area is NYC’s most expensive real estate project and is nicknamed “The Billionaire’s Playground” because of its futuristic amenities. @jeremyjauncey and I got to spend some time here before operating hours yesterday and were able to get some cool perspectives of it. Swipe through to see the gallery. I love exploring new places in my own home 👍 #beautifuldestinations
Just posted “Let’s Go Dubai” on our YouTube channel. Spent two weeks there shooting some amazing content for @visit.dubai new social campaign. Click the link in my bio to see some of the stuff we were up too. Shoutout to @loganstrongarms killing the edit 🤙
Travel has made me such a more caring, compassionate, and intelligent person. It opens your eyes to the world you realize it isn’t so scary and strange as you thought. You can learn so much by just being open and accepting of other cultures. My parents are leaving the U.S. for the first time in their lives this year to travel to Israel and I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s such a big accomplishment for my mom to fly for 12 hours on a plane. They have spent a good amount of their life preparing me for the real world and I wouldn’t have seen as much as I’ve had if it weren’t for them. I’m so grateful for that. Now, I get to inspire them to leave their home country and experience a new place & culture and I couldn’t be happier. Next, I need to get them to Jamaica 😋
A simple smile can turn a stranger into a friend. Spending the morning with my new friend having his morning wash on the north coast of Jamaica.
Aghhh! Is the only word to explain this photo. Pretty cool feeling having this Cenote all to ourselves.
Life below water. Celebrating this years #WorldWildlifeDay with my man Crush in the Bahamas. #BeautifulDestinations
This year @beautifuldestinations is putting sustainability and conservation at the core of the business. Our Climate Action Committee will be taking measures internally to offset our carbon emissions and to reduce waste. We are also inviting our community to help us find inspiring stories to tell about conservation and sustainability to further our mission. Please check out a message from our CEO @jeremyjauncey on his last posts to learn more about our initiatives at @beautifuldestinations
I don’t know how we got up here without going to Mexican jail.
Catch the wave & ride it out. Couldn’t have asked for a better week in Tulum.
Cenotes are everywhere in the Yucatán, but it takes a keen eye and a little google maps searching to find this one. Definitely a hidden treasure. #BeautifulDestinations
The Mayan civilization was one of the most dominant indigenous societies in recent history. They occupied much of the Yucatan Peninsula and modern day Guatemala. Legend has it that many of these cenotes were sacred to the Maya. It is evident that these were sacrificial chambers. I was able to see mayan decedents perform one of the offering ceremonies in the Suyton Cenotes, which is one of the most impressive cenotes in the Yucatan. It gave me chills hearing their chants echo throughout the cave. Thankfully I was spared in the sacrifice, but only a thousand years ago this was a much more haunting place.
I think she found her happy place🌞
We ran as if to meet the moon.
Looks just like Ohio out here.
Buy the ticket take the ride.
I had the most gut wrenching 8 hour drive up to Ha Giang holding on for dear life. Then I came down with a nasty fever last night, which made me think this trip wasn’t such a good idea. Things definitely turned for the good today after the great Vietnamese hospitality kicked in. Took a steam shower, some Tylenol, and hit the road. Ended the night with a wicked sunset on the eastern loop in Northern Vietnam.
Nestled in the high Himalayas, Bhutan is a country known for its amazing commitment to conservation. In fact, 60% of its forests are protected under constitutional law, making it the only carbon negative country in the world. Our friend, Monk Yeshey Zangpo, is seen here meditating in a lush forest near Tigers Nest.
Tigers Nest, Bhutan. Impressively perched in the high cliffs of the Paro Valley, this monastery is the most sacred sight in all of Bhutan. We trekked for 2 hours in the dark to make it up here for sunrise. After an exhausting hike we were greeted with tea from the 5 monks who look after the monastery making it one of the most memorable moments from Bhutan.
The Land of the Thunder Dragon. An almost mythical place sitting at the foothills of the Himalayas that has quickly become one of my favorite destinations. Our guide, @bhutanpeacefultour is wearing the traditional Gho while admiring the prayer flags over Thimphu.
Constantly wanting to do more, go further, and connect with people of all nationalities. And after traveling the world you realize how fragile it is and why we need to preserve the environment. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on an exciting project in a country that prioritizes the environment and the well being of its citizens above economic development. Hint: it’s called the “The Land of the Thunder Dragon” #BDTeam
Collection of photos from Iceland. Back in September I took a spontaneous trip to Iceland for the weekend. I love road trips. And you do lots of driving in Iceland.. at least 4 or 5 hours a day if you want to see everything. We filled our time staring out the window, listening to podcasts on Elon Musk, and talked about life. We didn’t have any sort of plan when we landed, but having no expectations can be a good thing. You go with the flow and decide on what to do in the moment. It’s endless beauty from the waterfalls, sea cliffs, to the black sand beaches. I always say “I’ll be back”, but Iceland is one of those places I will go back again and again.
Spent the day hiking on Antelope Island. I was only in Utah for a few days so I didn't want to miss out on visiting some of these amazing places. There are so many hidden treasures in the U.S. Im glad I've spent this year visiting some of our great National and State parks. What are some of your favorite places in the US?
Step away from the noise of the city and you may hear something. The wind blowing. The waves crashing. Laughter of a young couple just down the beach. Slow down and listen to the music of life.
Ignite the night. Could definitely stay in this city awhile longer.
You can’t help but feel small staring up into the night sky. Spent the night in the backcountry with some good friends and the most vivid Milky Way I’ve ever seen.
No complaints here. Spent 3/4 of the time in Iceland soaking wet, but even that couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces after seeing these waterfalls.
It’s crazy what Mother Nature is capable of. Spending this cold night in Iceland watching the northern lights. Officially can check that off on my hinge profile 😂
Last week I made the spontaneous decision to head to Iceland for the weekend. I’ve seen a lot of content from Iceland over the past few years and it inspired me to see this place in person. It was even more incredible than I anticipated and going into it with no real plan set us up for so many unexpected sights. Thanks for coming @whatsnextlex glad I dragged you with me. #BDTeam
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