Rachel Kristensen


Travel writer, adventure taker & tour leader CURRENTLY: South Africa NEXT: Mauritius, Cuba, South Pacific Islands [email protected]

  • about 16 hours ago
    Five years ago, this guy showed up at my hostel half way around the world. We had plans for two weeks of travel together, but quickly changed plans turning our two weeks into months and soon to be a lifetime of fun. Here's to those people who lighten your soul, put a smile on your face and make everyday an adventure. Xx
  • 1 day ago
    Making friends, in high places.
  • 2 days ago
    Not long ago, the Yukon made news around the world for a river that disappeared. The Slims River was fed by a glacier that retreated far enough to make the river to change course and empty into another ocean. This is that creek bed of what was once a large river. A barren but beautiful dust storm flows where the water was. Just your friendly reminder to be kind to nature and enjoy the outdoors while we can.
  • 4 days ago
    So often we are the only ones on the trails. The nearest person is hours away. I never know if that is comforting or terrifying.
  • 4 days ago
    We've discovered it is still winter. Hail / snow our first day on an overnight hike, and constant rain / snow in our 5 day kayaking forecast. Hot chocolate and fires are our essential needs right now. And a rethink of our itinerary.
  • 9 days ago
    Super stoked that the kayaking season has begun. We took our folding kayaks out on a test run after having them in storage for 9 months and thank goodness - they float! Leaving this weekend for a hiking and kayaking trip around the Yukon and south east Alaska. So excited to be beside mountain peaks, tidal glaciers, waterfalls and bears in the next few days.
  • 12 days ago
    On my way back home after spending the last three weeks moving at a slow pace in a land that defies time. More than just cigars, old cars, and that endless trova musical beat, Cuba is a place that is changing in a way like no other country on earth. Stories and thoughts of this country to come. #adventuresabroad / #cuba
  • 28 days ago
    Five years ago I started a blog hoping I could forge a lifestyle of not just work life balance, but one where I was in control and following my passions. I'll be honest, almost no one read my blog for the first two years and I wondered if I should even bother writing it. Three + years ago I was still working a day job, hating it, and dreaming of that lifestyle I wanted so bad. Every penny, every weekend, every sick day was spent on exploring somewhere new. I didn't fit that 9 to 5 mold and knew I needed to take a drastic action. When I quit three years I didn't know what was in store for me. I had no job lined up, no real plan to fall back on. All I knew was that I was meant for something other than the mundane. I didn't know then that my blog would actually gain traction, that I'd end up leading tours internationally for @adventuresabroadtravel, that I'd have more than enough time to figure out what sounds fun and be actually able to do it. If you're in a 9 to 5 and hate it, save up, dream big and just go for what makes you happy. Not to sound cliche, but you only have one life - so make it a good one.
  • about 1 month ago
    No matter where you are right now, stop and look around. This world is pretty amazing.
  • about 1 month ago
    Worries are a misuse of your imagination.
  • about 1 month ago
    Salty dreams.
  • about 2 months ago
    There always seems to be great surprises at the end of a long dusty road.