Hey, I'm Anna, a 27-year-old indecisive, dreamer who wandered the world for 6 years, seeking growth, connections, and love. I tried on countries and lifestyles for size, falling for both people and places, pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone, and stumbling into pessimistic lows about humanity and myself. I'm unapologetic about vehemently pursuing my passions of writing and human rights. I express my opinions openly, sometimes too loudly. I'm fragile and fearful in ways that I wish I wasn't. I have a lust for life, love, and learning. I have perfected the art of adapting, and subsequently detaching. I know that we are not just what we do, but how we feel. And I feel empathy, pain, resilience, happiness, and an overwhelming sense of wonder. I am creating myself, with every mile traveled and person explored. I have chosen life on the road, because it simplifies things in a complex way. It quenches my thirst for challenge and growth. In transit, I am alive, I am free, I am myself. I am not mimicking my surroundings, but connecting to them. My success may not match yours, but I am on my own page, and we all still have chapters left to write.
On the way up I made some awesome new hiking friends. Nate, John, and Laura all helped set a good pace and we did the 7-8 hour hike in 6:15! Now I've also got places to shower in New Haven and Amherst!
Today I hiked Franconia Ridge, an 8 mile loop climbing nearly 4,000 feet and passing over the summits of Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, and Mt. Lafayette. On the top of Mt. Lafayette winds were steadily 40 mph, with gusts of 50-60 mph. In those winds, you've really got to lean into it!
WIN VANLIFE! We teamed up with @kettlebrand and @gowestycampers to offer a vanlife sweepstakes!
One winner and friends will explore Oregon in an 80’s GoWesty Vanagon, complete with airfare, food/camping/gas budget, and itinerary by yours truly.
Enter to win daily at kettlebrand.com/Birthday. Link in bio. Tag a friend who may love this experience! Live your dream. Music by @alwaystheroad. ♡
Noch sind die Bäume in voller Farbenpracht, aber nicht mehr lange und dann wird es kahl und grau in München. Gut dass wir dann schon wieder im warmen Thailand sitzen.
The trees are still in full color, but not for long, and it will be bald and gray in Munich. Well, we'll be back in warm Thailand by then.
Overlanding to Costa Rica has been so much fun already! The views, people, & waves. We recently met other people doing the journey as well, it is really positive and inspiring to meet them along the way. We have a couple of friends now. @bordersurfing ( California couple) and @kidandgypsy ( Canadian couple) they too are doing the drive in awesome different rigs! We're stoked to already be in a community when all of our trucks, campers and trailers pull in! It's rad, fun and cool to share the stoke with others.
You don't need filters on Chitkul's pics.
It is a village that conceives nature in the most magical state. Valley with green and sky with blue hues, white waters, stones & pebbles, trees and unadulterated air.
The mountains look unrealistically beautiful and some peaks are covered with snow.
I did it! Relying completely on my two primary strengths - brute force and ignorance - I finally managed to remove the old rusted-in-place hitch and install a new one that will allow me to tow the camper somewhat level. (The trailer's tongue is much higher than the Durango's hitch.) Finally, one small bit of success. #homemadecamper#nomad#rvlife#rvliving#nomadiclife#camperlife By the way, the only things I have consumed today have been water and Nutter Butters.
Yesterday would have been my wonderful and inspirational grandfather's birthday. He had an affinity with hippos and as a result our house is scattered all over with them. It made me so happy earlier in the year to see this hippo sign when on Safari in South Africa and even happier to see the real things! Now as I get ready to travel to the mother land once again, my excitement to connect with a new part of Mother Africa, Malawi is building 🌙 #southafricaza#motherafrica
C'est le week end les amis ! ✌ . Vous avez prévu quoi ? Une petite vadrouille ? 🚐. A bientôt et PROFITEZ ❤
🇬🇧 It's finally weekend friends! ✌ you planned something? you go on a hack? 🚐. See you and ENJOY ❤