As you know, we recently completed our Alaska to Mexico adventure. During that time we were pretty darn good about releasing weekly video updates! What you don’t know, is that our journey returning to the US led to some of the best adventures and most beautiful sites of the whole trip! Don’t worry, we’ll still share them with you. Better late than never, right!?
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.
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!
One thing Kendrick and I always try to do is get away from the crowds. While only 1% of the visitor’s to the Grand Canyon actually make it to the bottom, we wanted to be the 1% of the 1% that took a different path! The two most popular trails to the bottom are the South Kaibab and the Bright Angel trails.
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.