“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell _ Sometimes when I tell people that I meet that I travel full-time they ask if I’ve won the lotto. _ Well, on Friday I did. _ The lottery for a permit to hike The Wave in Arizona. _ 54 people turned up in Kanab, Utah and only 10 permits were handed out. The 3+ mile hike out to The Wave is tough, over challenging terrain, especially when carrying cameras, lenses and tripods in a backpack. Even though it’s the middle of winter with near freezing temperatures🌡️❄️, you can see how sweaty my back was. This trail is dangerous and hikers have died on it. _ Fortunately I returned to tell the tale. It was a dream come true. And the photos are out of this world. _ On this road trip I’ve used my @tepwireless hotspot for unlimited internet access (recommended). 🚗🌟

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell _ Sometimes when I tell people that I meet that I travel full-time they ask if I’ve won the lotto. _ Well, on Friday I did. _ The lottery for a permit to hike The Wave in Arizona. _ 54 people turned up in Kanab, Utah and only 10 permits were handed out. The 3+ mile hike out to The Wave is tough, over challenging terrain, especially when carrying cameras, lenses and tripods in a backpack. Even though it’s the middle of winter with near freezing temperatures🌡️❄️, you can see how sweaty my back was. This trail is dangerous and hikers have died on it. _ Fortunately I returned to tell the tale. It was a dream come true. And the photos are out of this world. _ On this road trip I’ve used my @tepwireless hotspot for unlimited internet access (recommended). 🚗🌟

“There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.” – Friedrich Nietzsche _ Sunset over Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, Utah. One of the most beautiful places in the world. _ Trying out my new @spivostick – the selfie stick for adventurers. It can shoot images and video in 2 directions by pressing a button. Very clever! _ Check out a full review on travelwithbender.com or follow the link in my bio @travelwithbender

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“There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.” – Friedrich Nietzsche _ Sunset over Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, Utah. One of the most beautiful places in the world. _ Trying out my new @spivostick – the selfie stick for adventurers. It can shoot images and video in 2 directions by pressing a button. Very clever! _ Check out a full review on travelwithbender.com or follow the link in my bio @travelwithbender

Spivo Review: GoPro Selfie Stick… With A Twist

I’ve tried a couple selfie sticks before, but I recently came across a new design which captured my attention. And immediately I thought to myself, “why hasn’t anyone created this before?”. The genius of the Spivo GoPro selfie stick is in its simplicity.

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Spivo Review: GoPro Selfie Stick… With A Twist

“Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.” _ Monument Valley on the horizon, looking down the iconic highway 163, just north of one of my favourite places on earth. _ While at Monument Valley I stayed at the The View Hotel. Every room provides stunning views of the famous Mittens & Merrick Butte. _ #monumentvalley

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“Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.” _ Monument Valley on the horizon, looking down the iconic highway 163, just north of one of my favourite places on earth. _ While at Monument Valley I stayed at the The View Hotel. Every room provides stunning views of the famous Mittens & Merrick Butte. _ #monumentvalley

“One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.” – Napoleon Hill _ Sunrise over Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. _ I braved sub-freezing temperatures before the winter sun rose to capture this shot. Even with gloves, my fingers were freezing. But I think you’ll agree the view was worth it. _ While in Page, Arizona I stayed at Lake Powell Resort @visitlakepowell Highly recommended year round. The views of Lake Powell are unparalleled and it has comfortable, clean rooms, pools, a restaurant, and shop within close proximity. Check them out.

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“One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.” – Napoleon Hill _ Sunrise over Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. _ I braved sub-freezing temperatures before the winter sun rose to capture this shot. Even with gloves, my fingers were freezing. But I think you’ll agree the view was worth it. _ While in Page, Arizona I stayed at Lake Powell Resort @visitlakepowell Highly recommended year round. The views of Lake Powell are unparalleled and it has comfortable, clean rooms, pools, a restaurant, and shop within close proximity. Check them out.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha _ Checking out the scenic harbour in St Peter Port, Guernsey. _ There’s not many photos of me on my Instagram feed since I’m behind the camera most of the time. 📷 But I wanted to pop out to say thank you for following along my journey and writing your lovely comments. It’s not everyday that one passes the 100,000 followers milestone on Instagram🏆and I’m grateful for you. _ Sorry for anyone who left a comment in recent weeks as my dog accidentally ate those comments. 🐕 He’s playing nicely again so that’s all sorted and won’t happen again. 🙈🙊 please keep commenting! 😁

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha _ Checking out the scenic harbour in St Peter Port, Guernsey. _ There’s not many photos of me on my Instagram feed since I’m behind the camera most of the time. 📷 But I wanted to pop out to say thank you for following along my journey and writing your lovely comments. It’s not everyday that one passes the 100,000 followers milestone on Instagram🏆and I’m grateful for you. _ Sorry for anyone who left a comment in recent weeks as my dog accidentally ate those comments. 🐕 He’s playing nicely again so that’s all sorted and won’t happen again. 🙈🙊 please keep commenting! 😁

TEMPUR Sleep Mask Review – The Secret To Sleeping On A Plane

Everyone agrees that a good night’s sleep is vital, not only for your health, but to provide you with the energy needed every day. Sleeping on a plane isn’t easy at the best of times. Drifting off to dreamland in an upright position is downright unnatural, and then there’s the distracting noises and lights. Fortunately, there is something you can do to help make sleeping on a plane easier and more enjoyable. A simple starting point is wearing a sleep mask.

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TEMPUR Sleep Mask Review – The Secret To Sleeping On A Plane

74 Best Suitcase Packing Tips – Master Your Luggage Like A Travel Ninja

Take the hassle out of packing your suitcase with this practical free guide. As
a travel expert, I’ve learned each of these luggage lessons the hard way so I can teach you the easy way. I’m confident this guide will transform you from a packing pansy into black-belt travel ninja.

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74 Best Suitcase Packing Tips – Master Your Luggage Like A Travel Ninja