Photos of Bali by photographer Steve Walsh

In February of 2018 I embarked on my first ever solo trip and joined a co-working retreat for a whole month overflowing with productivity and adventure. I met some amazing and ridiculously inspiring people one of which was Steve Walsh, a photographer from Montreal. He finally had a second to sift through all the thousands of photos he took and edit his favourite ones. 500 photos that fully capture the essence of Bali.

Lacing up my first pair of hiking boots

And so my journey began. I sold my stuff, began to travel and find ways to spend more time outdoors and I haven’t looked back since. Now hiking is part of my life and I was so excited to receive my first ever pair of hiking boots from Hi-Tec. Like a kid on Christmas kind of excited. After just a week of having them I laced them up and embarked on another first, another leap, my first overnight hike. 

A little Italian town called Tivoli

When approaching Tivoli on the train, we rounded a tunnel and were greeted by what I can only describe as magical. A big cascading waterfall fell from the hills, which were topped with old Italian houses, laundry hanging off balconies and houses precariously placed on the hillside. A beautiful arched bridge and a cathedral bell tower topping off the magic. The streets were a quiet delight after the bustle of Rome. It was like we were transported to an entirely different place and time.

Fumbling my way around

It's so funny, that whole, creative ideas come to you when you least expect them and in the shower thing, both totally true. When you're 26 and learning to do things for the first time, asking questions is so intimidating. Doing things for the first time as you get older seems to get clunkier and messier. It's like fumbling your away around the dark. One thought that seems to consistently pop into my head is "am I doing this right?"

Hiking Lion's Head, South Africa - A photographers gem

The absolute best thing about the city of Cape Town has to be how accessible it is to immerse yourself in Nature. One of the most notable and well-known trails and mountains other than the infamous Table Mountain is Lion's Head. I think I have managed to schedule in some time to do this hike almost every time I have visited the city and never once has it disappointed.

Trying to live an essential lifestyle

This week was a really weird one! Seems I've been having a lot of those lately. It consisted of me trying to push and pull myself in a million directions, running around like a headless chicken and ending up feeling like I hadn't really accomplished much. Ever get that? About a month ago, when I was in Bali, I downloaded a book called "Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less"