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This week’s guestagrammer @allypintucci has traveled to more than 30 countries, but still calls Vancouver home. This week she is sharing six of her favourite outdoor photos that showcase the beauty of British Columbia.
“This photo was snapped in Golden during one of the best nights of my life. For years I chased storms in hopes of witnessing the northern lights dance over my head but I never lucked out. Last month I was in the right place at the right time and happened to witness one of the strongest storms that Canada has seen in the last few years. I struggled to come up with words to describe this night, but I hope that you get to experience this for yourself one day.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to travel to over 30 countries. Those trips have come with different sights, sounds, and memories. One of my favourite memories happened to take place right here in British Columbia. I’ll never forget the feeling that came over me when I got past the final scramble up to Wedgemount Lake (near Whistler) and one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Do yourself a favour and check this place out, but remember to leave it better than you found it.“
“This quick escape to Golden Ears Provincial Park, near Maple Ridge, leaves you feeling grounded. The old trees tower over you, quickly leaving you humbled. If you catch the light through the trees on a good day here, you’ll leave buzzing.”
“Sharing another shot from my night out shooting the northern lights, but with a different story. We must go into the wild with respect. I’ve seen a few of my favourite spots close down to the public because we haven’t been able to take care of them. We leave garbage, we go off trail, and we camp in areas we shouldn’t be. Issues like this bring up the importance of changing the narrative when we encourage and inspire people to explore. We need to educate everyone to leave places better than how they found them. If we all do a little, then no one has to do a lot.”
“Back to where we started, at home on the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver.”
I’m a passion fueled adventure seeker whose goal is to creatively tell stories about what motivates me to continue to seek new adventures and live a full life.
My travel addiction was sparked after my first backpacking experience across Southern Africa in 2009. Since then I’ve travelled to over 30 countries across 6 continents, and my love for travel and photography has grown beyond a passion project. I’m constantly inspired by those who share the same love for adventuring outside of their comfort zone.
I explore because there is no better way to exist. The traditional norm of a simple life in one place doesn’t cut it. I crave the challenge of new locations and experiences. My life has become a combination of curiosity, destinations, adventure, interactions, passions, human connection, spontaneity, and opportunities.
The entire world feels like my home.
To see more of Ally’s work, visit her website: www.allypintucci.com
Featured image: Stanley Park, seawall and Vancouver skyline from Lions Gate bridge. Photo: Alex Strohl
For me, 2017 was a year of contrasts. Some life-altering highs and some challenging lows; days that dragged on and a year that flew by….
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