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Holly Johnson  Weekend Adventurer || Washington Native ↟↟ Nature doesn’t need us. We need nature. ↟↟ #mymountaintherapy

Sunnies required when wearing such a bright colored jacket. 😎 Check our my story to view some footage from our Patagonia trek!
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Photo: @kcarterbonham

I’m a day late, but YAY, it’s finally spring!! I’m so ready to put my big coats and sweaters away!
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Also, can we all just marvel at how big my ankle looks? 😂 Oh well, I’ll take a permanently swollen ankle over my previously broken ankle any day. 💁🏽‍♀️
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Photo by @disa for @glyder

Our alarms went off earlier than usual, and as a group we quietly packed up and set off on our final hike of the W trek. It was dark and it was cold, but for once we had the trail all to ourselves. #venturepatagonia

I still can’t believe the weather we had in Torres del Paine for our 5 day W trek. We only had one day of wind, and experienced zero rain. I almost thought my rain gear would go completely unused... but then our Fitz Roy hike in El Chaltén came through with a little more classic Patagonia weather. 🌧🌬
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Photo by: @kcarterbonham

I’m currently on a plane, ready to begin the long journey home, and figured I’d share my first photo from my trip to Patagonia. Which happens to be one of the very last pictures taken.
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This trip has been incredible; easily my favorite. The scenery was stunning, but it was the people that made the experience exceptional. @kcarterbonham, @oliviacaridi and our three other group/“family” members: Steve, Ben & Logan (none of which are on the good ol’ IG). Together, we had the trip of a lifetime.

Because every adventure starts riiiiiight here... in my living room! And it’s about that time to start packing for my first legit adventure of the year - PATAGONIA! I’m sooo excited to get into the mountains with my friends @oliviacaridi and @kcarterbonham! 👯‍♀️+1
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So, Patagonia... for those who have been before, aside from bringing all the layers & being prepared for basically every season - do you have any additional tips? Or can you think of something you would do differently if you went back again? And for those who HAVEN’T been yet - is it on your list?? Lemme know in the comments below! ⬇️

If you could fly free for an entire year... where would you go? Well, exciting news, because the All You Can Jet pass from @JetBlue is back and they are giving three lucky winners (and a companion) the chance at unlimited travel for a full year!
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Hmmm where to go, where to go? I think I’d head over to Utah first… All You Can Zion, baby!
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Visit jetblue.com/AYCJ for more details on who can enter and how you can win! #AllYouCanJetSweepstakes #Ad

Today is the last day of February.... which means it’s basically spring... which means it’s kinda sorta almost summer! ish. 😂 This is how my mind works.

:: Closed :: WIN A TRIP for 2 to ICELAND! 💫
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Yep, you read that right. I’m SUPER excited to be able to participate in this giveaway for you guys - cuz its a good one! I’ve only been to Iceland once and it was far too short... but wow was it beautiful. I’m really hoping to get back one day soon.
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Ok, now to the good stuff. Here’s how to WIN (U.S. residents only):
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1️⃣ Follow @acanelaexpeditions and Acanela Ambassadors @britttten, @kytrisha, @courtneysteeves and ME (duh)!
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2️⃣ Click the link in my bio and ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (super important).
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3️⃣ Tag the friend you’d bring with you in the comments below! Or tag two if you can’t decide just yet. 😜
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BONUS ENTRY if you repost this photo on your story or Instagram feed! Winner will be announced Wednesday 27th February. That’s it - good luck! 🤞🏼
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#acanelaiceland #acanelaambassador #iceland #icelandtravel #giveaway

I forgot it was Valentine’s Day! 🙌🏼
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Even with the handful of relationships that I have had, I can really only recall two...maayyyybe three Valentines Days that were spent with a significant other. And the years that were not were filled with a combination of dread and bitterness. It didn’t help that I was a receptionist for many years and was the one signing for everyone else’s flowers. Alone again... womp womp. That’s how I felt anyway.
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So much emphasis is put on this day, and in my younger years I completely fed into it and it fueled my insecurities about being single. But, it really is just another day in the month and in the year. It’s another day to tune into you and nurture yourself. It’s another day to appreciate the love you DO have in your life, even if it’s not the romantic kind.
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So to anyone who feels at all similar to how I used to feel... I understand. You’re not alone. But that dread or bitterness won’t serve you. The point I will never stop driving home is that being single isn’t a negative thing. It’s time being given to you, FOR you. Embrace it, own it and use it for more than just trying to find someone else to make your life “better.”
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Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!! 💕
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Photo by: @disa for @glyder

What to post, what to post? Hmm. An old adventure photo or....
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The truth is guys, I’ve been feeling really disconnected to my own feed for many months now, and for the past couple years I’ve felt pigeon-holed into this (for lack of better words) “wanderbabe” theme. I don’t want you think I’m out hiking, adventuring or traveling all the time... because I’m not. I’ve gone on about one hike a month since November. I’m not out on the open road. I don’t live for sunrises (although yes they are lovely). Hell, I even forget to make coffee sometimes - what kind of wanderbabe does that?? 😜
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Yes, the outdoors, hiking and backpacking are a passion of mine. That hasn’t changed, but it’s only a small portion of what makes me.... me. And for me, those are very seasonal.
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So, what does this all mean? I don’t entirely know! I don’t have it planned out beyond hoping to show you a little... more, and to release myself from a standard. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. I just know how I feel when I scroll through my feed these days, and I know what gets me to stop, look and read... it’s the posts that make me feel like I’m connecting WITH someone.
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I’m not here to give you wanderlust or FOMO. I just want to do better at connecting with you and to stop feeling so stuck. I want to tell you how I cleared up my acne, post a selfie on a lazy Saturday, and I want to show you more pictures of my CAT! And yes... I will still post pictures from my adventures.
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So to kick things off, here’s a recent photo of me at home with my sweet baby girl Nell. Or Nella for short. 😂😜 You maaaaay recognize her from my IG stories. :) I hope you like them.

Normally I’d be pretty bummed that the view of the lake is hindered... but in this case I’m willing to make an exception. 😜
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Photo by: @disa

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