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These videos touch on my passion and love for photography.

Keeping Your Passion Alive

Thanks to the influence of social media sites like Instagram, the life of a digital nomad seems glamorous and alluring. The images are often over sexualized and misleading (my friend RV Chickadee recently wrote a pretty funny – and accurate – blog about this).

The truth is that a digital nomad has to work for a living. Usually, pretty dang hard. And just like anyone else in any other job, we can get burnt out. When you live your passion full time, it’s easy to lose perspective and lose that passion. We have to take active steps to stay creative, and stay happy.

Part 2: A Photographic Journey through the Grand Canyon

Now for Part 2! We covered a lot of miles in this episode. In addition to the beautiful scenery, I tried to include some practical backpacking tips of day to day hiking. Thanks to the wonderful invention of video editing I’m able to keep the video moving pretty quickly – so if you want more details on any of the items I mention, just keep reading and I’ll include links!

The Best Bits: Death Valley

With the growing age of social media and increasing accessibility of quality cameras, it’s becoming more common for photographers to share their work. I could let this upset me. I could see this as an over saturation of competition, and a devaluing of my skillset. But I don’t. I choose to view this new age as an opportunity for me to share as well – to reach people I otherwise would not be able to.

Walking a Mandy Mile

The nature of my lifestyle breeds very little downtime to reflect on my experiences. Sometimes it feels like life moves a mile a minute, and if we don’t force ourselves to breath for a minute, we might just wake up 10 years later.

The Best Bits of 2016

Whether I have had the honor to meet you face to face, or merely through this virtual world of letters that form words, I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without your support.