***CONTEST OVER*** I know I’m a bit late but thank you so much for 30k! In celebration, I am giving away my own Canon 6D Mark I! So if you’re looking to get started in photography, this is the perfect entry professional camera! All you gotta do is tag someone on this post in the comments section below 🤗 ===== I started my Instagram with the goal of it being a community of likeminded people: people who love travel and/or photography/film 🗺📸 A platform to inspire others to get out there and chase their dreams, see the world, experience unique cultures, and to get out of their comfort zones. To share my journey as a 22-year-old who has a dream and is in the process of chasing it…failures, successes, and everything in between. ===== This whole journey started when I backpacked for 8 months around the world, living off my savings last year with no idea of what to do. I even had to ask my parents for money as I ran out of cash on the road (honesty is the best policy eh 😂). ===== But thanks to this platform called Instagram (as much as it’s a love-hate relationship), I was able to start and grow my business as a traveling freelance photographer, meet amazing people that I am proud to call friends, and I am now able to share my story to thousands, inspiring others to travel and pursue their dreams, all through what I love doing. So thank you for making all this possible and being the amazing community that you are 💛 ===== Give-away deets: Giveaway ends July 22 12PM EST. One comment with tag = one entry (more comments means more submissions, multiple tags in one comment is only one submission). Open to everyone worldwide (shipping not included). One battery and charger included. The body is a bit old and used but hey, it’s a full frame professional camera! This give-away is not affiliated with anyone or Instagram. ===== Shot during a meet up @backpackertampan, @aronreijnders, @thewanderfullyfe and I hosted in Bali!
Holey crap there's a hole in the ceiling! 😱 Nature is pretty dang neat wouldn't you agree? Bengail cave is located in the beautiful southern coast of Algarve, Portugal 🇵🇹 The only way to access this cave is either by boat, kayak, stand up paddle board, or swim 🏊🏻♂️ Can you guess how I got there? 🧐Take a guess for a chance to win my presets! They're also on sale for the next week in celebration of Canada Day, Independence Day, and hitting 30k! 🎉🎊
All aboard the Hogwarts Express train! 🚂 Any Harry Potter fans out there? 🤓🧙🏻♂️ ===== Thinking of visiting Scotland? Make sure to hit up the Glenfinnan viaduct to see this magical steam train pass by! It usually comes around 10:45 AM everyday 😊 You can check online for the schedule! ===== My first time exploring the UK was magical 🇬🇧✨ I got to spend a week in a campervan with @simonnystrom and together we explored Scotland on a budget! Hit the link in my bio to read my blog post on what to do on a one week roadtrip through the Isle of Skye!
Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan is a small village located in East Java, Indonesia 🇮🇩 The name loosely translates to “Jodipan, the colourful village" 🌈😍 ====== Kampung Jodipan was once a slum area and was even one of the 11 most rundown villages in Indonesia. In 2016, a group of PR students from Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang began to paint the village in an attempt to clean up the village and educate the residents about sanitation. After three tons of paint, the university students were able to transform Kampung Jodipan from being one of the poorest villages of Indonesia into a blooming tourist attraction, increasing the quality of life for the villagers and economy of the village. The residents at Kampung Jodipan are now keeping the village clean and tourist-friendly together 😊 ===== It’s beautiful when people come together and do something positive isn't it? 💛
Autumn vibes in Japan 🍁🇯🇵🎴 Comment a "🍁" and I'll scope your feed! And I'll pick a random winner tomorrow for my presets 🤩 ===== It's been a while since I've posted this last so for those who have just joined my adventures, here's a throwback to when @mikevisuals, @kohki, @georgiarisa, @georgiama_ and I visited Mount Fuji last autumn!
Oh Bali you never cease to amaze me 🇮🇩💛 And before you ask, no those light rays aren't Photoshopped 😂 ===== If you're thinking of visiting Bali, make sure to check out Tukad Cepung! At the right time (usually between 9-10 on a bright sunny day), you'll be able to witness the beautiful phenomenon of the light rays peaking through the jungle and lighting up the canyon ✨
Did you know that there are only 3-4,000 elephants left in Thailand? 🐘Back in 1850 there used to be more than 100,000. Tragically, these elephants are now classified as endangered due to hunting (tusks) and the destruction of their natural habitat. Elephants are furthermore unethically treated as elephant riding is a huge tourist attraction. These beautiful creatures that God created don't deserve that. ===== Thankfully, organizations such as @cmelephanthome helps rescues elephants and gives them a place to roam free, while providing tourists an opportunity to bathe them and feed them without riding. Next time you consider doing an animal tour, do some research and make sure the company you go with is ethical! #chiangmaielephanthome
Let’s get deep. Over the past few days, I have been going through my old photos and as I went through them, the memories I've made over the past year came flooding in. The people that I met, friendships I've made, places I visited, things I’ve experienced, food I ate, adventures I went on, all of it came back to me. ===== Although it may not seem like it on Instagram, the past few months have been a very challenging season in my life. Yes I was living life to the fullest, but I also experienced stress, anxiety, loss, and sadness, just as a human would. I won’t get into details, but I believe that it is through these tribulations that we are able to learn about ourselves, and we can use these experiences to grow. ===== Reflecting on who I am today, I was able to see how much I’ve grown as a person over the past year. It was my experiences, both good and bad, that helped me grow as a person. I think in today’s society, it’s rare for us to take the time to sit down, think deeply, and reflect on who we are, where we were, and who we want to be. Society has got us in a rut, a routine, a schedule that our lives are based upon and we rarely have time for ourselves to meditate and self-reflect. So my challenge to you is to take some time to reflect on who you are and where you want to be. To see how far you've come. To challenge yourself. What steps are you going to take to be the person you want to be?
Catching the last moments of warmth as the sun sets over the deserts of Dubai 🐫 About to head over the another country tomorrow! Maldives I'm coming for you 🇲🇻P.S. please pray for good weather! It looks like it might be raining the whole time I'm there 😅🙏🏻
Not a bad way to spend the afternoon wouldn't you say? 😍💦☀️ Who would want to stay at @cavotagoomykonos with?! Tag a friend! 🙌🏻 #goals ===== Decided to switch things up and share a shot that's a little more lifestyle than landscape 🙈 Thank you @lovelifepassport for being such a photogenic couple 💛
A peaceful sunrise over the quaint Greek village of Oía, Santorini 🇬🇷🌅 Who would you want to share this view with? 🤗 ===== Santorini is a Greek island set in the Aegean Sea, and it's actually an active volcano! 🌋 Some scientists and scholars believe that the lost city of Atlantis was once Santorini before it sank due to an eruption 🤯😱
A few weeks ago I took a random fishing boat and sailed to Railay Beach, Thailand for sunset 🌄 It was a bit cloudy, but as I put the drone up the skies opened up and the golden light poured in 😍 ===== Thank you @pakasairesort for hosting me during my stay in Krabi! If you ever want to stay in an amazing jungle resort, hit them up 💛 This beach is just a 10 minute boat ride away and it's actually affordable 😉
The deserts of Jordan looks like Mars on Earth 🏜☄️🇯🇴👽 I just heard that NASA is planning on flying to the moon to STAY in 2024 😱 Would you live on the moon if you had the chance? I'm torn; it would be amazing but I haven't explored the whole earth yet!🌙 ===== Just landed in Lisbon, Portugal! Have you been? DM me some suggestions on where to go! 🇵🇹 Taken in Jordan with my friends at @lovelifepassport and @kayvanhuisseling. We got to stay in one of these camps! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience you must try!
Singapore has some of the most insane looking buildings I've ever seen 😱🤩 Can you guess what kind of building this is? 🇸🇬 ===== Fun story: I met Amiraz and Irfan (the two tiny specks in the photo) through Instagram last year when I visited Singapore for the first time, and they were kind enough to show me around the country. We bonded so much that they asked me to film their wedding in October later this year! I can't wait to be back 🤗
Greetings from beautiful Greece! 🇬🇷 There's something about white roofs and blue domes that makes Santorini magical 💙 It's my first time in Greece and it is officially my favorite country to date. Who would you bring here? 👫 In frame: @care4art 📸 ===== Just finished an epic trip with @lovelifepassport and @care4art through this lovely country. I have never loved a country as much as Greece. The food, landscapes, people, architecture, culture... Everything is amazing. I have SO much content to share with you guys! Stay tuned 😋
The calm before the storm 🕊 ===== Shot at the Dead Sea in Jordan with @kayvanhuisseling in frame 🇯🇴 Something a bit different from my usual landscapes 🙈 What are your thoughts? 🧂 ===== One of my favorite things about traveling is experiencing the history of a place. It's crazy to think that Jesus was once baptized in the river just a few kilometers away from here 😱
Lake Bled features an island in the middle of the lake, and tradition still has it that the groom should carry his bride up all of the 99 steps of that bell tower in order to get married in that church 💍😂 Shot on an adventurous roadtrip with @visualsofjulius last year using @polarpro's ND16PL filter #captureperfection ===== What does your dream wedding look like? Mine would be either in Fiji or an outdoor wedding in the forest near the Canadian rocky mountains 🤗
Exploring the deserted desert roads of Dubai 🇦🇪🐫 Shot on spontaneous sunrise mission with @danielfuze and @who.sane. After visiting Dubai 5 times, I finally got the chance to hit these roads up with a drone! Unfortunately, there were no camels there so I had to Photoshop some in 😂 What are your thoughts on Photoshop? When does it become too much? ===== Personally, I only Photoshop to enhance the shot, i.e. removing distracting objects or add in elements that help the photo come alive. I try my best to keep the photograph as realistic as possible, so if you ever visit a place that I shot, you have to chance to see it with those conditions. For example, camels DO roam here; I was just unlucky with timing. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 🤗 ===== Inspired by my good friend @jordhammond 💛
Whenever someone asks me which countries has the best food and culture, Thailand usually comes to mind 🇹🇭 I'm so excited to return to Thailand for the 4th time next week and eat more amazing Pad Thai and Thai curry! 🍛 ===== Behind the shot: last year, I saw this temple in a random YouTube video and spent hours researching where it was. Turns it out was hours from where I was staying, but I really wanted to see it so I got a taxi, showed the driver the place, and together we went to find it💪🏻 I ended up befriending the taxi driver and we spent the next three days exploring and camping together! The best part was he didn't speak English and I couldn't speak Thai, so we communicated solely through hand gestures and google translate 🤗😂
Cherry blossoms in Paris 🌸🇫🇷 I couldn't believe that cherry blossoms actually bloomed in France until I saw it with my own eyes! I went early March and wow are they beautiful 😍 I'm pretty sure @karismacollins got pretty sick of me cause every time I saw one I had to stop and stare 😂 ===== Just wrapped up my exams this morning so today I'm officially starting my five month trip around the world! Stopping by Alberta tonight to see some friends before I leave and then I'm off to Dubai the day after. Can you guess where I'll be going after that? 🧐
A fiery yet peaceful sunset over Pyeto Lake, Alberta Canada 🌄🇨🇦 I got to witness this beauty last year all by myself with no tourists around. I wonder if that's what it would feel like if Thanos snapped half the world into dust 😂 Anyone else stoked for Avengers Endgame? Who do you think is gonna kill Thanos?! 🤫 ===== Check my stories to see how I edited this shot two years ago! This only took 5 minutes to edit and tweak using my Sunset Vibes preset 😲
Reminiscing the days when my friends and I stayed in a jungle treehouse in the middle of Bali and got our own private swing 🌴😍 Im SO stoked to be back in Bali in June and July! Should I host a meet up? 🧐 ===== Shot during sunrise on a Canon 5DmIV, and edited in Lightroom with my "Lush Greens" preset from my classic collection! They're 50% off right now for the next few weeks 🙌🏻🤗
Suytun Cenote, one of 6000 cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico 🇲🇽 Can you guess how many tacos I ate in that week? 🌮 First right answer wins my presets 💯 ===== If you come at the right time near midday, the natural light beam actually hits the center of the platform! Just be warned though, you'll also be seeing it with hundreds of other tourists 😂 I highly suggest coming early in the morning to beat the crowds! Or use Photoshop 🤗
#Earth 🌎 We only have one. Yesterday was #EarthDay, and it was so awesome to see so many people show their love for our planet. But let’s not limit ourselves to just one day of appreciation; every day should be Earth Day. I spend the majority of my days exploring this world we call home, and it sucks to see beautiful lakes and beaches polluted. So today, and every day, I encourage you to try your best to cut out unnecessary actions that harm the planet. Don’t use a plastic straw 🙅🏻♂️Take a bike to work instead if possible 🚲 It might not seem like the biggest difference, but collectively our actions combined can do a lot. Let’s make change happen 💪🏻 ===== Behind the shot: This was shot at Assiniboine National Park in British Columbia, Canada (my home!) 🇨🇦 You can either ride a helicopter in, or hike 30km (hiking is SO much more fun!). I came here solo, but ended up meeting @scottcbakken, @jamieout, and @jesseroos, and bonded with them so hard we named ourselves the Assiniboys 😂 I miss them quite a bit. Thank’s Jamie for killin’ it with your 6 feet tall body or however tall you are ❤️ So happy you're having another kid!
Al-Khazneh, or "The Treasury" is one of the new 7 wonders of the world located in Jordan, Petra 🇯🇴 It was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD, and legend has it that it served as the treasury of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of Moses 😳 ===== I spent a week exploring the vast landscapes of Jordan with my friends @lovelifepassport and @kayvanhuisseling, so check out my IGTV for a video we made together!
The Philippines has a very special place in my heart; it's actually the first country I traveled solo to 🇵🇭 It also has some tasty mangoes 🤤🥭 Can't wait to be back this year!! 🤗 ===== I've been neglecting Instagram for the past month and I apologize, so to make up for it I'll be trying to post twice a day for the next few weeks. I'll also be sharing some videos on my stories! Check my story to see me cliff jump and lose my GoPro 😂 ===== Last but not least, today is Easter! I'm not the most vocal about my faith on social media but today is a day of hope and a remembrance of God's unconditional love for us. On Instagram, I aspire to show you how amazing creation is, in order to inspire you to go explore what He has made and to question a little more about life. ===== To those who have been affected by the tragic events in Sri Lanka, my heart aches for you. For reasons that we cannot fathom, God has permitted evil to exist. But at the same time, He has given a promise through Christ, that through Him, we can experience peace, hope, and love, no matter what comes our way. If you have any questions about my beliefs or my stance on this sensitive situation, please send me a DM instead of commenting 🙏🏻 Thank you!
A calm morning by the lake in front of the majestic Mount Fuji, Japan 🗻🇯🇵 Who would you paddle out there with? I went with @mikevisuals @georgiama_ @georgiarisa and @kohki! ❤️ ===== Just wrapped up an epic week of shooting in Jordan with my good friends at @lovelifepassport! I'm currently in Dubai editing the content that we got and preparing for our next trip to Mexico 🇲🇽 Any suggestions on where to go in Tulum? 🤗
Just a casual quick dip in a natural hot spring in Italy 🏊🏻♀️ Tuscany is full of hidden gems, likes this free natural hot spring in Santuria 🇮🇹Who would you go here with? 🤗 ===== Huge shoutout to @karismacollins for being the perfect speck and @yantastic for the inspiration! Shot with @polarpro's ND16PL filter so I could get this shot midday with close to zero glares! #captureperfection
Suns out tongues out! 😜☀️ What's your favorite animal? Mine's a penguin! 🐧 ===== Nara, Japan is home to the famous deer park, where these beautiful creatures roam freely 🇯🇵 If you want to visit, I suggest taking a train from Kyoto and going for sunrise! And make sure to buy some biscuits from local venders to feed these lovely animals. Don't worry, they are friendly! 🤗 ===== Shot with a @canoncanada 5DmIV 1/320, f/2.8, ISO 100 with @mikevisuals and @georgiama_ #whpplayful
Now THAT'S an epic driveway 😂😍Where are you from? I'm from Canada! 🇨🇦 #goals ===== In my opinion, Tuscany in Italy is one of the best regions to do a roadie, and thanks to @rentalcarscom, @karismacollins @kirstencollinsmusic and I got to experience this epic sunrise over the rolling hills! ⛰🚘🌅@rentalcarscom is the best way to find the car that fits your need so you can experience epic sunrises like this yourself! #ad
During our roadtrip through Italy last week, @karismacollins, @kirstencollinsmusic, and I got to see one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen at one of my favorite villages in Italy: Manarola! Manarola is found in the Cinque Terre area, set along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It's just a 3 hour drive from Milan, so if you're planning a roadtrip through Italy, consider stopping here for a quick bite with a view 🇮🇹 ===== I'm currently trekking through the desserts of Jordan with my good friends over at @lovelifepassport and @kayvanhuisseling. So stoked to explore a country I've never been to 🇯🇴
Italy is probably one of my favorite countries; tasty food, epic mountains, colorful coastal towns...this country literally has everything! 🇮🇹 question of the day: if you had to choose between pizza and pasta, which would you choose? 🍕🍝 ===== For the past month, I've been exploring Europe with the lovely @karismacollins. I am so blessed to have met her and call her friend, and I can't wait to share with y'all more photos from our Europe trip together 🤗 #bestvacations
A picture perfect village hidden in between the mountains of the Austrian Alps 🏔😍Hallstatt is probably the cutest village I've ever visited, and I'll definitely be back during the summer! Anyone wanna join? 🤗
Italy is home to beautiful coastlines, delicious pasta, and my personal favorite: the Dolomites 😍🏔 Set in beautiful @visitsouthtyrol, the Dolomites are a set of mountain ranges found in Northern Italy and offers some of the most impressive views I've ever seen 🇮🇹 Are the Dolomites on your bucket list? ===== Throwback to one of the most intense and hectic trips of my life 😂 @adamstevensvisuals and I barely make it in time for sunrise and had the most windiest conditions on planet Earth. Cheers to @thenorthernfeel for killing it as our model!
Early morning dips in a natural hot spring is a pretty good way to start the day off wouldn't you agree? 😍 Just make sure you get there early enough before the crowds! And FYI, this is a nude hot spring 😂 ===== In frame: @foxsbackpack 🦊
Waking up deep in the jungles of Bali 😍 If this isn't #goals I don't know what is! Who would you stay here with? 👫 ===== I got to spend a few days in this beautiful seclude hideaway deep in the jungles of Bali with @emily_levy @jeffisy @juliarynning @taylormarns and @simonnystrom. We even got our own private Bali swing! 🙏 Before y'all shoot me DMs asking where it is, look up Zen Hideaway on @airbnb!
*Inserts a corny quote about how life is a journey* 😂🚗 What's your favorite quote? 🧐 speaking of journeys I'm officially on the road! First stop: Toronto 🇨🇦 ===== When I post a photo, I try my best to include the backstory which gave life to the photo. This actually goes all the way back to my adventures in Tibet in 2017, when I met a young lad named @ghperspective. We became good friends and bonded over our faith, and later that year I decided to hit him up when I visited his home state of California. Together we rented a Mustang and ripped down this famous road, and ended up spending a sunset together chatting about life and taking long exposures. So yeah life is a journey I guess
Bring me back to Bali where it's warm and sunny 😩☀️ It's absolutely freezing in Canada right now (-36 degrees in Banff)...what's the weather like for you? 🌡🥶 ===== Planning to visit Bali? Check out my blog post in the bio for a list of top 10 places you HAVE to visit in Bali! 🌴🐒Seeing the morrning light rays at the rice fields of Tegallalang rice is on the list ✔️
If you plan on visiting the South of France, consider going in early July so you can see the beautiful fields of lavender in full bloom 😍🌿🇫🇷 Throwback to my spontaneous roadtrip in France with @visualsofjulius, where I literally called him the day before my trip and he flew in from Finland the next day to see me 😂 ===== Just a friendly reminder: tell your friends how much you appreciate them! I am so blessed to have met Julius, and we have already gone on countless adventures together in the past year despite living on separate continents. He has taught me so much and has continually encouraged me to be better, and I can't wait to see him again soon!
Be still 🕊 In such a fast-paced world, it's easy to forget to take a minute out of our busy lives to simply be still. ===== Shot at five in the morning after a 14km overnight canoe paddle across Maligne Lake 🚣♀️ Canon 5DmIV, 16-35mm | 1/60 | f/4.0 | ISO 6400 @tourismjasper @travelalberta ===== Don't forget! My contest to win a free Mavic 2 Zoom ends January 31st at midnight EST! Check out my link in the bio 🤗
I still remember this hike like it was yesterday 😍 Lake O’Hara, a gorgeous (and stressful) 30km trek in beautiful British Columbia 🇨🇦I ended up spraining my ankle at the top of this mountain and had to limp the 15km back with my buddy Jo 😂 One of the most intense and painful trips, but the surreal view I witnessed was worth it 💪🏻 ===== I’ve been more or less at home for the past month taking a break from the travels and getting ready for the next big trip. I’m so stoked to be exploring more of the world next month starting with Prague! Then I’ll be making my way to Spain, France, Italy, Maldives, Dubai, and Mexico until April! Anyone in town? 🤗
Welcome to the Big 🍎! Fun fact: the Empire State Building gets struck by lightning about 23 times per year 😳 Another's fun fact: I used to be terrified of lightning! What's your biggest fear? ⚡️🤔 ===== This shot was taken November of 2017. I was going through my old archives and I decided to see what it would look like with my editing style today.
Waterfalls are my favorite; they are so majestic and powerful yet peaceful and serene 🕊 ===== Speaking of peace, I've recently been learning that peace begins when expectations end. Disappointment, irritation, anger, and sadness often arise because others don't respond to us the way we imagined they would, and situations don't turn out the way we want it to. The sooner you release people and situations from your expectations, the sooner you will experience peace 🙏🏻 ===== Throwback to an adventurous spontaneous trip with @foxsbackpack through the Pacific Northwest! Shot with @polarpro's ND64PL filter #designedbyadventure
Cool evening strolls along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam 🇳🇱 I first met @albertdrosphotography in Dubai last year at a workshop with @elialocardi, and when I saw his amazing work I was instantly inspired. Albert and I became good friends and a few months later, I got to visit him in his homeland in the Netherlands! We got to explore his favorite places including this beaut of a spot 😍Who's your inspiration? 🤗
Fun fact: The pillars of the Taj Mahal are slightly tilted outwards so if there were to be an earthquake, they would fall away from the tomb 😯 ===== Currently stuck in Toronto due to Canadian weather issues so why not throw it back to a glorious sunrise above one of the most iconic structures in the world 😍🌅 I got to visit the Taj Mahal last year and see this majestic building with my own eyes and boy, was it jaw dropping. I find it extraordinary what we can accomplish as humans 🤯
Hey guys!! I am SO excited to announce that I’ve recently partnered up with @shopify's new service called @burstphotos, and together we are hosting a contest with a chance to win a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom + gift cards to your favourite photography store! ===== All you have to do to enter is share up to 10 photos of yours that showcase what ambition means to you and apply to join Burst’s photographer community! Check out my the link in my bio to see the full list of prizes, rules, and to enter the contest! Goodluck :) #ad *Open to residents of US, Canada (excluding Quebec), The UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Perfect reflections on a perfect morning 😍 Also probably the coldest morning as well 😂 I'm so proud to call Canada my home and everytime I explore my country, I fall more and more in love with creation. Where are you from? 🇨🇦
Sailed across a sea for four days to see this beaut of a sunrise 🌅😍 Have you ever seen such a crazy landscape?! ===== Throwback to a crazy trip with @kayvanhuisseling @conormccann @visualsofjulius @emily_levy @jeffisy @taylormarns in Indonesia where we chilled on pink beaches, explored remote islands, saw komodo dragons, ate lots of Nasi Goreng, and backflipped off the sailboat ✌🏻