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Our guide on Komodo Island held a wooden stick , which he promised would protect us from the dragons whose bites lead to certain amputation...

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It's imposing when you spot it from a distance surrounded by all of the greenery🌿. A piece of art in the old #architecture... the #railway bridge 🚂was built in 1921 , entirely with stones and without a single piece of steel 🙌

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I want you to travel. Alone. And I don't want you to be afraid.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I boarded my first one way flight to Asia , I had never left the US. Or the San Francisco Bay for more than two weeks. I'd never backpacked , or even traveled solo. I was so beyond excited , filled with adrenaline , but definitely stretching far outside of my comfort zone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And in that zone of discomfort is where tremendous growth occurs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Solo travel is one of the most powerfully introspective things a person can do. To challenge yourself by submerging into a culture and place radically different than what you are accustomed. You become perceptive , malleable , and you adapt fast. You learn so much about the world. But most importantly , about yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JUST. GO. SOLO.

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The first gift of our backpacking journey: our new favorite beach

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So grateful to have been able to call Tropical Queensland my stomping grounds for a chapter. The natural beauty of this particular corner of the earth is nothing short of awe inspiring , and happens to be home to the only place where two UNESCO world heritage spots are touching; the Great Barrier Reef , and the Daintree Rainforest. Daintree is 180 million (!) years old , TWICE the age of the Amazon , and so was home to Dinosaurs for over 115 million years! But if you venture deep into the bush , you’ll find that there are still dinosaurs 🦖 walking amongst us...called Cassowaries!! . . . . . . #globalcitizens #backpackerlife #passionpassport #wanderlove #travelblog #travelalone #wanderlust #solotravel #oaksbeach #justgo #passportready #theglobewanderer #worldtravelpics #farnorthqueensland #backpacker_photography #travelingtheworld #thediscoverer #portdouglas #seetheworld #folktravel #beautifuldestinations #neverstopexploring #traveltheworld #letsgoeverywhere #globetrotter #backpacking #djimavicair #australiatravel #travelerlife #backpacker

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