Not all inspiration comes from amazing experiences. Some inspiration comes from challenges that life throws our way. Kirsten Alexis who now lives life one adventure at a time, was once challenged at an early age with scoliosis.
Now an avid adventurer, Kirsten manages an online adventure blog hosting spectacular stories of everyday adventure. Not only that, she is well on her way to bringing people across the globe together to share adventure minded trips to exciting locations. We were lucky enough to get in contact with Kirsten and and her a few questions about her journey through the ups and downs of life.
The legend of Tom Amaral isn’t whispered on the wind or told in some old book of fairy tales. It’s screamed shirtless from the mountaintop, with a can of beer in hand and a baseball cap covering his mane of unruly hair, after running up whichever mountain suited his appetite that day. No, we didn’t mean to say ‘hiked’ – he definitely ran, and it’s likely he didn’t stop much either. This break at the mountain peak, to stare bare-chested in defiance at the world, is only a short interlude as well. He’ll be running back down the mountain shortly.
Curious bears, hand crafted utensils, and lone adventures. We got a chance to ask Vanessa Renee, an avid hiker, camper, and all around adventure enthusiast, some questions about her adventuring and what it means to her. Vanessa sparks outdoor inspiration through her passion project Her Wanderful Life, her visually enjoyable Instagram, and a personal adventure blog. Check out what she shared with Among Us.
An Alaskan native with a taste for adventure. Sam's trek into adventure started early with her father teaching her how to fish, hunt, dig for clams, as well as have a unwavering love for the outdoors. We had the opportunity to ask Sam a few questions about keeping balance in life, what she looks for in adventure gear, and life mentors.
Brush up on your Slovenian and get ready for the epitome of adventure. Anze is a mountain biking, paragliding, backcountry skiing, photographer, and a diver with an engineering degree. He will have you itching for your next adventure as we chat with him about blood pumping climbs, what adventure means to him, and even a few tips on how to get into mountain adventuring.
Anders Bybjerg is a Danish photographer with an eye for tones. Currently based in Chicago, he and his lens are known for bringing warmth to cool mountain ridges, huddling you around a campfire, and putting you face-to-face with the open road. We caught up with Anders to talk about teaching yourself photography, father son bonding time, and balancing creativity with Finance Masters.
I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. So I just keep on hopping from place to place to see it for myself and to develop my own opinions, thoughts, and experiences.I want to cover every inch of this earth. Asia is just the beginning.
I think initially the hardest part of living life my own way was stepping outside of the "keeping up with the Joneses mentality". Once I was able to stop thinking about how I was going to maintain my social status and what others thought of me, I was able to live more freely than ever before.
That awe, that pure presence, it fuels my fire like no other. It fosters a sense of connectedness – with nature, with ourselves, with those that experience it alongside us – and an utter, unshakeable belief in magic that filters through into every other facet of my life.
Having now been on many adventures in many environments, having faced challenges I would have never imagined I'd be able to overcome, I can say with certainty that no matter who you are, you are braver, stronger and more resilient than you know. I really believe that, and would hate to think anyone would dismiss taking on an adventure for fear of inability, or for fear of fear itself.
When I was growing up my parents always took me camping and I was always playing in the woods with my friends. So when I lost what I had been comfortable with I was forced to find something to occupy my time instead of someone.
It's crazy how even years later I still find my peace in the outdoors. I started off with a small local hike maybe two or three times a month, and now I'm going two or three times a week.
There are a lot of pretty amazing moments in life but you can really miss out on those moments when you choose to stay angry and not move forward with a positive attitude. It's good to remember things and try to learn from them as long, as you don't dwell on them with a negative attitude.
Hopefully, it’s just a window into who I am. I’m fun loving, but hard working. I’m artistic, but also authentic. I like variety, but usually don’t color too far outside the lines. I love God, my family, and my country, and then a whole bunch of other stuff that comes after that.
An Alberta native with a contagious zest for life. Kristina is a loving mother with a taste for mountain adventure. We took some time to ask Kristina a few questions about the challenges of adventure with little Nolan and what adventure means to her.