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Dropping 16 stories straight down through lush ferns and streaming waterfalls, the pit reminded me of a portal to another dimension. And standing at the bottom, was another world.
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Photo taken with a Sony a7rII, 24-70mm, f2.8, ISO 640, 1/400 sec. #AlphaCollective
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For more information about caving in Alabama, permitting, and conservation efforts, please visit @scci_caves
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Dropping 16 stories straight down through lush ferns and streaming waterfalls, the pit reminded me of a portal to another dimension. And standing at the bottom, was another world. - Photo taken with a Sony a7rII, 24-70mm, f2.8, ISO 640, 1/400 sec. #alphacollective - For more information about caving in Alabama, permitting, and conservation efforts, please visit @scci_caves

Alabama
I have dreams like this... Floating across glass water in the early morning silence. Calm washing over everything. Then my alarm goes off - and my brain scatters in a million different directions. Trying to make my reality look a lot more like my dreams this summer. ️
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#explorecanada #explorealberta #beautifuldestinations #adventurethatislife #pnwonderland #campvibes #girlsthatwander
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I have dreams like this... Floating across glass water in the early morning silence. Calm washing over everything. Then my alarm goes off - and my brain scatters in a million different directions. Trying to make my reality look a lot more like my dreams this summer. ️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon - #explorecanada #explorealberta #beautifuldestinations #adventurethatislife #pnwonderland #campvibes #girlsthatwander

Alberta
In Northern Florida lonely white sand beaches line calm, emerald waters; local swimming holes defy logic with their otherworldly blue hues; and country roads proudly welcome you to “The Real Florida.” When you’re there, it’s not about vast iconic landscapes that make you feel small - it’s about the small details that make you feel alive.
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FLORIDA BLOG IS UP! (link in bio). The beautiful natural springs in Florida are a critical habitat for a number of different species and an important clean water resource. As always, if you are lucky enough to visit them, please leave no trace and take only photos. If you’d like to learn more about the springs, and their aquatic ecology @floridaspringsinstitute is a great resource! ️️
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In Northern Florida lonely white sand beaches line calm, emerald waters; local swimming holes defy logic with their otherworldly blue hues; and country roads proudly welcome you to “The Real Florida.” When you’re there, it’s not about vast iconic landscapes that make you feel small - it’s about the small details that make you feel alive. - FLORIDA BLOG IS UP! (link in bio). The beautiful natural springs in Florida are a critical habitat for a number of different species and an important clean water resource. As always, if you are lucky enough to visit them, please leave no trace and take only photos. If you’d like to learn more about the springs, and their aquatic ecology @floridaspringsinstitute is a great resource! ️️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Florida
There’s nothing to prepare you for White Sands National Monument before you get there. The drive is monotonous and desolate - a vast expanse of brown landscape stretching out to the horizon in every direction. Driving into the park the pavement slowly faded under a layer of sugar white sand until it completely disappears, and just like that, your in another world.
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There’s nothing to prepare you for White Sands National Monument before you get there. The drive is monotonous and desolate - a vast expanse of brown landscape stretching out to the horizon in every direction. Driving into the park the pavement slowly faded under a layer of sugar white sand until it completely disappears, and just like that, your in another world. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

White Sands National Monument
The first night of our road trip the van got stuck in some soft sand. Unable to dig it out, and without cell service, we spent the night in the middle of the desert, half way down the lonely dirt road that led to this waterfall. In the morning, after we were finally free, I had this overwhelming desire to clear out of Arizona. But we decided to finish what we had started and hike out to the waterfall anyway. When we arrived, an improbable oasis of bright green water greeted us. We were alone for a while, with nothing but the crashing fall to keep us company. I was glad we had stayed.
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The first night of our road trip the van got stuck in some soft sand. Unable to dig it out, and without cell service, we spent the night in the middle of the desert, half way down the lonely dirt road that led to this waterfall. In the morning, after we were finally free, I had this overwhelming desire to clear out of Arizona. But we decided to finish what we had started and hike out to the waterfall anyway. When we arrived, an improbable oasis of bright green water greeted us. We were alone for a while, with nothing but the crashing fall to keep us company. I was glad we had stayed. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Arizona
April showers bring May flowers... And massive waterfalls! 
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April showers bring May flowers... And massive waterfalls! - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Tennessee
Floating out of the depths, and into the light of a crystal clear spring in northern Florida. -
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Floating out of the depths, and into the light of a crystal clear spring in northern Florida. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Florida
I’m slowly learning to trust ropes. But that first step past the point of no return will always make my heart race. -
Adventure made possible by @colefreakindavis & @dusty__davis ️
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I’m slowly learning to trust ropes. But that first step past the point of no return will always make my heart race. - Adventure made possible by @colefreakindavis & @dusty__davis ️ Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Alabama
Fins. Mask. Check! Ready to take the plunge! I’m really not sure how we managed to have this place all to ourselves. And it definitely didn’t last long. But it was pretty surreal while it did!
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Fins. Mask. Check! Ready to take the plunge! I’m really not sure how we managed to have this place all to ourselves. And it definitely didn’t last long. But it was pretty surreal while it did! - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Florida
When I was a kid I convinced myself that I had to travel as far away as possible to see the coolest places. I longed for the day when I would have the time, money, and freedom to go wherever I wanted. I was always focused on the future - and I convinced myself it was okay to miss out on today for the sake of tomorrow. The irony is, now that I’ve traveled to some of the places I only dreamed about back in the day, I’ve realized that you don’t have to travel half way around the world to experience a beautiful place. That was just an excuse I used to avoid living in the present. This road trip has been all about finding those memory making, life affirming, stunning locations, right in our own backyard. I’m more convinced than ever that there is beauty everywhere, if we just open our minds to it.
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When I was a kid I convinced myself that I had to travel as far away as possible to see the coolest places. I longed for the day when I would have the time, money, and freedom to go wherever I wanted. I was always focused on the future - and I convinced myself it was okay to miss out on today for the sake of tomorrow. The irony is, now that I’ve traveled to some of the places I only dreamed about back in the day, I’ve realized that you don’t have to travel half way around the world to experience a beautiful place. That was just an excuse I used to avoid living in the present. This road trip has been all about finding those memory making, life affirming, stunning locations, right in our own backyard. I’m more convinced than ever that there is beauty everywhere, if we just open our minds to it. - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

Pensacola, Florida
We’ve been on the road for a week now. Traveled across the country from California to Florida. But somehow it feels like the adventure has just begun. It’s crazy to think how many times the view outside these doors has changed over the last few days. Looking forward to slowing down, taking in the little moments, and embracing the unknown road that lies ahead. Thank you for being part of my journey. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of travel buddies. You guys are the best! ️️
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We’ve been on the road for a week now. Traveled across the country from California to Florida. But somehow it feels like the adventure has just begun. It’s crazy to think how many times the view outside these doors has changed over the last few days. Looking forward to slowing down, taking in the little moments, and embracing the unknown road that lies ahead. Thank you for being part of my journey. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of travel buddies. You guys are the best! ️️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

White Sands National Monument
Following footsteps in the sand. Because when you find yourself on another planet, it can be hard to decide where to go first. ️
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Following footsteps in the sand. Because when you find yourself on another planet, it can be hard to decide where to go first. ️ - Photo: @everchanginghorizon

White Sands National Monument