A question that I often get is, “How do you travel so much?” or “How do you afford to go to all these amazing places?”. Sometimes I don’t necessarily know how to answer these questions.
Save money. Find cheap flights to places that you’ve always dreamed of seeing and go for it. The catch is that sometimes these trips won’t be super comfortable. Look, if you really want to travel and see amazing places, you will do whatever it takes to get there, whether that’s camping out, couch surfing with strangers, or even eating PB&Js in a Walmart parking lot. It’s possible, but your gonna have to be ok with being uncomfortable.
This past summer, four of my friends and I packed into a small honda pilot and headed out for a two-week road trip through Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado. After the first week we made it to San Francisco, CA and set up camp at Pantoll Campground. Mt. Tamalpais had been on my bucket list for awhile and I was finally going to be able to cross it off.
Like many times before, I found myself again, rushing to catch a sunset (classic lol). We honestly didn’t know what to expect when we got to the top. We had no particular spot where we wanted to shoot at, but there’s always something sweet about not knowing what to expect when it comes to a new place. There’s this sense of wonder that gets me stoked out of my mind. As soon as we reached the top we were all blown away at how magical these golden hills appeared to us as we were winding around the edge of the road. As we rounded one corner my friend @damienweidner and I hopped out to this random spot, which we had never seen before. There were these two hills overlapping each other with a small trail going down the middle. It was like a dream.
We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. No previous research for all the “banger” spots that have been seen a thousand times before. Instead, we just sent it. To this day, this set of photos is one of my favorites. Not only did I capture some of my favorite photos but I captured some of my favorite memories as well.
Here’s to the moments we long to experience again for the first time.