Big news I’ve been eagerly waiting to share... I’m climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this October to celebrate the 40th anniversary of my (amazing) dad’s summit! ⛰ @frankaf17 @nateforde87 and I will take the six-Day Rongai route up with @amaniafrika. I have several stories and films I’m working on as part of this trip, including one article that already ran in The London Evening Standard (scroll left, my article is in the left column). ⛰ Following our (hopefully successful) summit, we’ll join my family for a week-long Serengeti Safari with @africadreamsafaris I’ve always dreamed of this trip, and while I’ve visited many times, climbed Mt. Meru (Africa’s 3rd highest peak) and even spent a month in the country, I’ve yet to attempt my dream of climbing Kili — the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. ⛰ Now... it’s time to train! Anyone have good climbing tips?! #mountkilimanjaro #kilimanjaroclimb #visittanzania #mtkilimanjaro #tanzaniatravel #womenwhoexplore
It’s time to help the tapir! • If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know I traveled to Costa Rica to help @naiconservation fundraise for tapir conservation through a pro-bono video project, but what you don’t know is my video is live! If you want to learn how you can help preserve the future of the tapir species, head to the link in my bio. • One final note on these amazing creatures... while you may not know much about them, you should care about the tapir! They can actually help combat climate change, but are being poached and killed by traffic collisions, and their populations are quickly dwindling. Nai hopes to raise enough money to launch a research initiative to end poaching, using data to lobby for governmental change. Anyway, words don’t do it justice. You should go watch the film now!🙌🏻 • • • • • • • #costaricawildlife #tapir #bairdstapir #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeconservationsociety
Inevitably I got caught in the storm, but this shot was totally worth a half mile walk in soaked clothes and torrential rain. Good luck to everyone in the path of this storm! ☔️ . . . . . . . . . . #oneworldtradecenter #hobokennj #secretnyc #iloveny #jerseycityviews
Forever grateful for my mom (and dad) and the amazing life of love, laughter, travel and adventure they’ve blessed me with — and even more grateful we can experience it together! ❤️ What are you most grateful for this Mother’s Day?
Who else needs a break? • I had grand plans of sharing an exciting travel announcement with you all today, but after Harry (🐶) required an emergency vet visit that took everything out of me, I devoted tonight’s creativity to choosing an ice cream flavor over writing compelling copy. (In retrospect, my selection was subpar. Le sigh.) • In better news, we think Harry’s okay (will know tomorrow). Until then, I’ll leave you with this little image of me on a snow-covered beach in the Baltics, because I’d give anything to be back! • • • • • • • • #calledtobecreative #creativebiz #creativityfound #creativeentrepreneur #femtrepreneur #communityovercompetition #tuesdaystogether #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #filmmakinglife #creativevideographer #travelvideographer #solopreneur #creativefemales #creativechics #balticsea #balticseapictures #lithuania #vscolithuania
A little early, but just in time for “Friday Introductions,” I’m going to share a few fun facts you may not know about me (and NO, it’s not the fact I have a dog... I realize my dog mom status is very public knowledge) 1️⃣ I’m originally from Ohio, but moved out to the NYC area three years ago (Hoboken NJ to be exact) 2️⃣ I’m the queen of notifications (er, not checking notifications)... I currently have a red bubble reminding me of 9,500 unread emails and three texts, which come to think of it is pretty low for me... 3️⃣ I run a road trip travel blog, The Wanderlost Way, which stemmed from the fact I’m awful with directions (like the time my friend Maggie and I climbed the wrong ⛰ #ithappens #butreallyitdoesnt) 4️⃣ I’m a vegetarian because the movie Babe scarred me at a young age 🐷 5️⃣ Sometimes I set my alarm extra early so I can lay in bed with my pup longer; he becomes super cuddler after about 4 AM (had to get a 🐶 reference in here—ha!) • Enough about me (but never enough about my pup); what’s one thing few people know about you?! 📷: @monique.lockwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . #calledtobecreative #creativebiz #creativeentrepreneur #femtrepreneur #communityovercompetition #tuesdaystogether #dowhatyoulove #liveauthentic #entrepreneurlife #justgoshoot #filmmakerslife #filmmakinglife #videographylife #bossgirls #videographyislife #creativevideographer #travelvideographer #solopreneur #creativefemales #creativechics #fridayintroductions #fridayintroduction
When’s the last time you had a relaxing girls weekend? 🥂 On a quick girls getaway this past weekend, I was reminded just how important it is to unplug, decompress and spend quality time with your buds. 👯♀️ When you love what you do, it’s easy to get sucked in, spending hours and hours in the editing room (couch, Stephanie, cough), but this weekend was an amazing reminder that we’re actually better off if we just give ourselves a break. And for me, that break just so happened to include the beach, a drone, my dog and four amazing people I’m lucky to call my friends! 🥂 Have a group you’d love to get away with? Tag them & make it happen!!