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Working on shifting our focus, we did this for her. To give her an adventurous life, to instill values in her that are important to us, and raise her our own way. She might not remember all of this, but these adventures will help shape her. She’s our WHY. What’s yours?? • • • • • #travel #fulltimerv #fulltimervfamily #thisisourbackyard #sunset #bendoregon

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90 minute drive to Cape Jervis ... 60 minute ferry to Penneshaw ... 100 minute drive to Flinders Chase National Park ... and all so that tomorrow we Run with the Roos to this fabulous location ... Kangaroo Island Marathon you certainly look fabulous but oh so hilly 🙈

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Love my boys & beautiful Arkansas sunsets. ⛅️ . #arkansas #home #summersunsets #goodday #thisisourbackyard #beauty

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Ellen King took this 14 dog team out for an incredible training run today! In addition to Alex running the #YukonQuest1000, Ellen will also be running the #YukonQuest300 this weekend! Both races start this Saturday, February 3rd, in downtown Fairbanks. Huge shoutout to Jessie Holmes' #CantStopKennel and Kristin and Andy Pace's @heymoosekennel for lending us dogs for Ellen's team. Thank you both SO much! They are all doing excellent! 🐶👍 #huskyhomestead #denali #alaska #mushing #alaskanhuskies #sleddogs #dogsonadventures #thisisourbackyard #bigweekendahead #yukonquest2018

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Trying to soak in the peaceful scenery before I get bombarded by sticky fingers, high pitched screams and thousands of questions. Love being a mom but sometimes I have to allow myself to sneak off and enjoy the sweet sound of nature and silence ✨🌿 . . . . . . . #haveigonedeaf #cabinlife #spring #motherhoodunplugged #selflove #lacdesarcs #neature #ootd #style #thisisourbackyard #thatsprettyneat #peaksandprairies #treatyourself #necessary #unwind #moutainair #thegreatoutdoors #momtogs #dailyparenting #girlpower #mountainsarecalling #shoplocalyyc

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Sometimes you find your best inside, outside. The beauty within cannot be contained when it is mirrored by the beauty all around you. #thisisourbackyard #explorecalifornia #californiaadventure #californiaexplorers #bishop photo credit @georgiawhaley @rrjjdd

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The perfect beach day 🙌🏼 I LOVE SUNDAYS!! We caught some super fun little sliders and Sam and I even got to practice our tandem surfing 🏄🏽‍♀️ we will be pros in no time...🙈 Thanks for a great morning @shaunimeuwissen and Jimbo! . . . . . #surfergirl #beachbumlife #theoceanismytherapy

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Some photos from Blue Teams backpacking trip! They had an awesome time exploring, getting to know each other and seeing new places! #explore #prairieexplore #gettingoutsideisworthit #thisisourbackyard #getoutside #dtcountry #backpacking #5daybackpackingtrip #college #blueteam

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Steve got my old hard-drive to work so we had been looking through old pics and reminiscing about how we used to go out to the mountains all the time basically just for the drive. He said we should start doing that with the kids and I totally agreed⁣ ⁣ This past weekend we told the kids that on Sunday we’d take our bikes and go to Canmore and everyone was pumped. The weather wasn’t exactly the nicest and we debated not bothering but then said if not now then when? ⁣ ⁣ There’s never a perfect time for anything so let’s just go and see what happens. What’s the worst that can happen? We see the mountains, turn around and come home and don’t just sit around watching tv inside all day!⁣ ⁣ Can YOU relate to this sentiment?? Doesn’t just apply to this scenario but everything in life. Why wait til everything’s perfectly timed? That’s just an excuse to basically wait forever and never take action. Start messy but just start and you might just be surprised with how good it feels⁣ ⁣ Turns out we didn’t need to worry because we had a blast and the weather turned out to be perfect for bike riding. Goes to show COMMIT to something, START even if the timing isn’t perfect and chances are you’ll be PUMPED you did 💪🏻 ⁣ ⁣ #travelalberta #canmore #spraylakepark #rockymountains #thisisourbackyard #qualityfamilytime #banffalberta #kananaskiscountry #explorebanff #themountainsarecalling #mindfulmotherhood #familytime #calgaryfitness #yycfitness #fitfamilylife #grassilakes #canmorenordiccentre

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Day 64 of full-time Airstream living. . Today we are packing up and hitting the road. We’re off to Jackson, Michigan where we will be visiting Jim’s parents. But before we go, we are taking a moment to pick up our campsite. . When I (Chelsea) was a little girl, my mom made everyone pick up at least 6 pieces of trash before we could leave our campsite and drive home. “But it’s not our trash,” we’d complain. And that’s where she taught us the very important lesson to always “leave it better than you found it.” . The truth is, it doesn’t matter whose trash it is. Nature is a better place when we care for it and respect it together. . . . #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #trashcleanup #nolittering #pickitup #freeandsimple #freeandsimplelife #jollytheairstream #airstream #airstreamlife #fulltimervers #travelmore #fulltimeairstreamliving #thisisourbackyard #homeiswhereweparkit #thanksmom #lifelessons #values

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We kicked off this Explore year with the annual Coliseum challenge hike (this is a pic from the summit), and have spent the past three days in leadership training! It’s been a full couple days and it’s not over yet! Explore 1 leaves for their five day backpacking trip tomorrow! #coliseummountain #leadershiptraining #explore #prairieexplore #getoutside #dtcountry #thisisourbackyard #college

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Alice Springs & Devils Marbles.... After our Central Australia trip we went back into Alice Springs to restock and plug into power to catch up on our washing. We stayed at the showgrounds which had plenty of space for vans. We knew our next stop would be the devils marbles campgrounds as we passed it on our way down and were very keen to explore these amazing formations. A busy little spot that was almost full when we got there but we managed to find a spot for the night. At only $7.70 it was quite a popular spot. We enjoyed the walks around these massive boulders during sunset. The way that some of them have split like they have been chopped in half was amazing. Definitely worth dropping in. #campingnt #travelingfamilies2019 #crampedinavan #thisisourbackyard #sunsetshadows

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Good sunset tonight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sunset #sky #photography #coachellavalley #desertartcolony #thisisourbackyard

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..WILD FOOD VOL. 2.. . Took a little excursion down the coast to Balnarring and Point Leo with @nathbeas18 to see what was plentiful this time of the year. Some things we expected and some we didn’t. Creative juices are flowing and always so nice to get out of the big smoke for a few hours. . . #explorewithleahy #thisisourbackyard

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The Okanagan sure is a gorgeous backdrop! 🤩I know how lucky we are to live here! I am finally getting around to sharing a few stunning images from this summer session. I am so in love with how these turned out!!! 🥰 How is it that every year summer seems to pass even more quickly than the previous year? Hope you are all enjoying the last day of the long weekend! #bertramparkkelowna #bertrampark #picture #okanaganlake #outdoors #family #pic #photo #familysession #familyphotos #kid #kiddo #smile #laugh #thisisourbackyard #okanagan #bc #beautifulbc #backdrop #photoshoot #okanaganphotographer #photography #photographer #kelowna #familyphotographer #ambershandellephotography

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Our first hike being mountain folk. Falls did not disappoint today, beyond beautiful. #thisisourbackyard #heartrocktrail #peachfuzz

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Teach a man (or woman) to fish... #gladwepackedfood #bbe #thisisourbackyard

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The boys’ goal was to hike Peak One this summer. Today they crushed it, climbing to 12,805 feet, an elevation gain of over 3,000 feet in three miles. They are the best little hikers and I am so proud of them. #peakone #exploresummit #getoutside #higherelevation #thisisourbackyard #lovewherewelive #jollyranchersforthewin #stillsnowupthere

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Despite the weather it's turning out to be a pretty amazing long weekend! #explorealberta #jasper #glaciers #thisisourbackyard #weekendgoals #parkerridge

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The view on our hike with the girls this morning... #thisisourbackyard #normanlevypreserve #merrick #ny #longisland #wanderlust #hikingviews

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Happy Friday friends & hooray for the long weekend!! 🙌🏻✨ Soak up what’s left of summer and spend some quality time with love ones... oh and if you’re in the mood for some online shopping, we’ve got you covered (and don’t forget about that free shipping 🛒🚚) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #shoplocal #shoplocalcanada #shoplocalyyc #yyc #yeg #albertastyle #yycfashion #yegstyle #mountainjewelry #mountainnecklace #calgaryjewellery #calgarystyle #supportlocalartists #templemountain #mounttemple #albertaliving #albertainspired #inspiredbynature #countrychic #thebeautyofnature #sterlingsilverjewelry #thisisourbackyard

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Took a little stroll to a waterfall today & ended the day at the park. • • • • • • #explore #bendoregon #clinefalls #travel #getoutside #thisisourbackyard #fulltimervfamily #kidsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram

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King's Canyon...We had heard so much about this place from friends and family that had visited, so we knew it was going to be something special but we didn't realise that it would actually be spectacular🙌🙌. Arriving at lunch time we were conscious that the 6km rim walk would take up approx 4 hours and ideally we should have started the walk sooner. but considering the weather was only about 17,° we decided to go ahead. First we tackled 'heart attack hill' which was approx 500 steps straight up. The views going up were just stunning, so we stopped to admire them a few times on our way up😉. The canyon itself is a valley through layers of mereenie & carmichael sandstone. At the rim there were beautiful ripples in the rock, evidence of the shallow lakes that were here millions of years ago. Abbey and Lewis spent some time exploring this area, it had such a magical feel. 🏃We powered through this walk and finished it in 2hours and 2 hours 10mins including a slight detour into the Garden of Eden water hole🌿We were memorised by the beauty of this place and to be honest was the highlight of our time in Central Australia ☀️☀️ #crampedinavan #centralaustralia #kingscanyon #exploreaustralia #travelingfamilies2019 #travelingfamilies #thisisourbackyard #nowedontwanttodothe2daywalk

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Bridge crossing to North Sydney... From time to time we do pinch ourselves at how lucky we are to have this unique and well-known icon in our own backyard. 🙊 🤗

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Vive is better with friends.. ⛅️🌲⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Honorable mentions: your partner, fur-babies, a podcast, a good book, the sun... Maybe it's better to say juice pairs with everything! ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Today our giveaway is a $25 Zest gift card! All you have to do is fill out the survey in our bio. 😋⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 📸 : @emloveslife⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ .⁣⁠ .⁣⁠ .⁣⁠ .⁣⁠ .⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ #getoutsidetoday #getoutsidemore #nature #naturelovers #mountains🗻 #greenjuice #drinkyourgreens #eatyourveggies #freshproduce #thisisourbackyard #beUTAHful #beUTAHfullife #801 #saltlakecity #slc #sugarhouse #shopsmall #smallbusiness #localbusiness #womanowned #loveyourspace #loveyourcity #juicery #vivejuicery #juicebar #localproduce #tuesdayvibes #giveaway #takeoursurvey #giftcard

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Yosemite National Park - #thisisourbackyard #keepitclean #nps

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park - Giant Forest - #thisisourbackyard

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A few previews for this gallery going out tonight! This family just moved to the island and wanted some special photos of their kiddos captured on their neighbourhood trails before they left. One of my favourite things about photography sessions is finding new photo locations. I love encouraging families to choose their shoot location based on a spot that means a lot to them. Perhaps you always walk your pup there, or you love to picnic at this special spot in the summer, maybe you had a date there, or it is your favourite view of the city...but make it a spot that is special in some way.❤️ #outdoors #family #familysession #familyphotos #kids #kiddos #smile #laugh #glenrosa #thisisourbackyard #okanagan #bc #beautifulbc #okanaganphotographer #photography #photographer #westkelowna #familyphotographer #ambershandellephotography

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New design coming soon 🦊// Huuuggee shout out to @garymcmillanart, the talented artist who’s behind the making of these intricate hand carved waxes! Gary is one of the most talented artist that I know. In fact, when I was super young, my parents (being first time entrepreneurs) would have to take me to work with them on Sundays. Pretty boring for a 7 year old back in the ’90’s when iPads weren’t a thing. Little did I know that it would help spark some creativity in myself! My parents would bring Gary in on certain Sundays to paint, design, or draw incredible custom engagement rings for their clients, but when it wasn’t busy, he always took the time to teach me how to paint! I can’t believe 13 years later I get to work with him myself and am so proud that all our P&P waxes are hand carved by him! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artistssupportartists #yycartist #yyc #handcarved #waxdesign #waxmold #fox #geometricfox #jewellerydesign #yycart #shoplocalcanada #shoplocal #shoplocalyyc #calgaryartist #handcraftedjewelry #artistsoninstagram #supportlocalartists #inspiredbynature #canadianjewellery #supportlocalart #thebeautyofnature #thisisourbackyard

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What a way to wind down after a big day of retail therapy with the misso @theimperfectmum. Mate!... we had a heap of fun like always but seriously, I don't know how women shop for so long!🤔🤯 🤯🤯 This is my therapy🤙🤙 #tropicalnorthqueensland #thegreatoutdoors #spoiltforchoice #visitcairns #cairnsamateurs #thisisourbackyard #exploretnq

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8.4.19 - The ☀burns, bites, bruises and blisters couldn't suck the fun from our back pack to the base of Mt. Daniel's followed by a roadside happy hour along the Cle Elum River. We planned for a summit but made a last minute call to pitch Hotel Kelty and sit our butts down on Peggy Pond's pretty lake front to enjoy camp beers, a just barely warm enough skinny dip and overdue laughs with the best company. The mosquitoes were inevitably annoying but I still live for this time of year in the Alpine. The days are long, the mountain air is sweet and warm and the snow fed lakes are just barely warm enough for swimming. A year ago @csteeny and I back packed on the other side of this mountain to the unforgettable Jade Lake and I was sold (even through my full body mosquito net 😂). Mt Daniel's summit defaulted to the 2020 bucket list because this is one of those places that deserves to be visited again. Some annoying mosquito facts: *Male mosquitoes don't bite. Your blood feeds the next week's generation. * The proboscis (the thing that "bites") is comprised of SIX needles (stylets) that stick into your skin to find those vessels ✒️✒️✒️✒️✒️✒️ * Two of these needles (maxillae) work like little tiny saws ⚙️ cutting through your skin * For every 1 mosquitoe bite to the average person, I get 10 😑 (swipe ➡️ with deet and a full body mosquito suit on part of the time) * No one realllly knows (there's no sound scientific evidence) why some of us are so prone to mosquito bites, but I have some theories 🤓 (hint: mosquito bites were never an issue for me until about 2 years ago) #summerbucketlist #happytrails #alpinelakeswilderness #yaybackpacking #thisisourbackyard #hotelkelty #justgo

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A lovely view of Caples Lake from Elephants Back #mondayhike #thisisourbackyard #carsonpass

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Her name is Spoon!! She has been spotted since 1977 with her calves along the years!! It’s just time to shut up and nature. We don’t deserve these creatures. #creativenh #visitnh #visitme #granitestatewhalewatch #whalewatching #humpbackwhale #spoonthewhale #whalebreaching #humpbacksofig #whale #newhampshire_igers #jeffreysledge #ryenh #thisisourbackyard #lifeinnewengland #🐋 #wedontdeserveanimals

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“Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view”✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #canmore #thebeautyofnature #thereisnoplanetb #thegreatoutdoors #mountainviews #albertaliving #rivereflection #reflectiongram #instareflection #explorealberta #inspiredbynature #alpinebabes #albertaviews #alberta #canadianrockies #albertacanada #natureaddict #therockymountains #thisisourbackyard

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1 year of crazy mountain adventures with you. dirt or snow, rain or shine, 2 wheels or 4, I can’t wait for the next one ❤️ #kootenaylife #adventurebuddies #mountainsfordays #ontopoftheworld #thisisourbackyard #inthemiddleofnowhere #loveyouso @shawnmcconnel1987

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This place. This person.

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Although a bit short, it's always nice to spend the weekend with great company and great views. Waterton, you definitely are beautiful! #waterton #hiking #weekendgoals #greatmemories #greatcompany #happinessis #love #nature #thisisourbackyard #cryptlakehike #cryptlake #standuppaddleboard #firsttime #noob #legsfordays

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What an amazing place! Thank you Matt for having us ✨ #Maine #thisisourbackyard #barharbor #peace #zen #oystersoutofourbackyard #blessed🙏 #friends #shootingstarsatnight

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#sundayfunday - a favorite #hike with a different approach!! Took the long way around up #lionslairtrail & came down #mountsanitas . Think I’d do the reverse next time as going #downhill #steep declines after #hiking for 3-4 miles first are definitely more #stressful on #knees !! #lessonslearned #lovetohike #boulderlife #loveweekendshome #thisisourbackyard

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Chilly one in Utuwai this weekend! We took the pups exploring to find some snow.... turns out it may just be on our doorstep in the morning 🤭❄️ • • #valleydogs #utuwai #snow #winter #nz #newzealand #pohangina #pohanginavalley #ruahineranges #homesweethome #thisisourbackyard

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Escaped normal life for a few days! We had a great hike with the girls and dogs Friday!! Cooling down in the purest glacier water and lovin life! Can you believe we live here? #albertabound #camplife #thisisourbackyard

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Someone told me I was 30 today & I laughed at them... as it turns out they were right... 😳 When and how did that happen!? Here’s to laughing my way through another 30+ years! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #happybirthdaytome #yyc #birthdaygirl #30yearsyoung #designerprofile #yycartist #jewelleryartist #albertaliving #canadiandesigner #albertastyle #artistsofinstagram #yycjewelry #canadianjewellery #yycootd #yegfashion #yycfashion #yycliving #thatsdarling #thepursuitofjoy #thebeautyofnature #thisisourbackyard

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Have you seen the wood lilies this year?!? ☺️ The bulbs of these wildflowers were once eaten by some First Nations peoples. Today, the flowers are admired but not picked, as they are endangered in some areas. . . #youbelonghere #thisisourbackyard #letstskecareofit #dtcountry #explorealberta

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What a great week full of sunshine and sweet adventures with our trailblazers camp!  Along with them, we also had our first week of our S.A.L.T (Summer Adventure Leadership Training) program happening (see group picture)! We are stoked to have them with us for the next 2 weeks! ☀️ #youbelonghere #summercamp2019 #thisisourbackyard

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Great day hiking Rae Glacier trail via Elbow Lake #thisisourbackyard #sundayfunday #hiking

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A Sunday visit to the Flower Dome with an indulgent lunch at Pollen. Just magnificent. ❤️ Travellers tip: book a table at Pollen and you get into the Flower Dome for free. #gardensbythebay #flowerdome #pollen #lunch #threecourselunch #visitors #family #touristtime #toddlerlife #ourgarden #hergarden #thisisourbackyard #singapore #expatlife

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The third time tonite to see a rainbow in the same exact place ~ our beautiful home, place and life. Reminded me to be in the present even when it's chaotic & to see the beauty in everything and everyone. Our inner self glows and shines bright, and the storms are worth the light and gold at the end of the tunnel. I love all of you and your rainbows and your inner light shining on this world!!! • #thisisourbackyard #wearesolucky #openyoureyes #presentmoment #liveinthemoment #bepresent #findwhatscalling #forgetaboutwork #loveyoursurroundings #LOVE

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Today we did a thing! We ran up and down Mount Albert Edward with the Forest Dwellers. It was glorious. #mountainsummit #mystrathcona #explorebc #thisisourbackyard #wevictorious

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Evening swim 🏊 #thisisourbackyard

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Unbox something special with P&P, and feel good knowing a percentage of your purchase went towards helping protect our country’s environment and it’s inhabited species! 🌿🇨🇦 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sterlingsilverjewelry #shoplocal #shoplocalcanada #yyc #yeg #natureconservancyofcanada #natureconservancy #yvr #shoplocalyyc #canmore #banff #yyz #yql #albertaliving #albertastyle #calgaryfashion #knottedrope #ropenecklace #shortnecklace #handcraftedjewellery #inspiredbynature #yycootd #thebeautyofnature #noplanetb #natureaddict #thereisnoplanetb #necklaceoftheday #canadianjewellery #thisisourbackyard

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Last minute shout out! You’re ready for the #BigRappel, whitewater adventures and flowy mountain bike trails! Come to our Ascend Adventure camp! (August 4-9, Ages 15-18) #youbelonghere #thisisourbackyard #chooseadventure #summercamp2019

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Had a blast this morning hiking Misery Ridge. • • • • • • #travel #fulltimerv #fulltimervers #fulltimervfamily #thisisourbackyard #hike #hikeoregon #smithrock #miseryridge

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