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“I’ve decided I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty is just too good to pass up.” – Christopher McCandless

Happy (belated) New Year, and happy every day.

Thank you for your patience in 2015.

Last year was for learning and embracing change. Appreciating the incredible people around me, the world over. Learning to separate and prioritize my private life from the internet. Being re-inspired by the reasons I started this journal and wanderings.

This year is for less things, more giving. Less leaving, more staying. Less holding on and more loving like a damn fool.

Photos by Melissa Findley

  • Dressed With Soul

    Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful year! I enjoyed the funny and beautiful pictures so much. Have a wonderful New Year.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • https://sealoffashionsofie.wordpress.com Sofie

    Wow so pretty!! Really want to travel this year! xx Sofie

    sealoffashionsofie.com

  • http://www.itscarmen.com ≈ CARMEN ≈

    Absolutely stunning photography. I love the pastel view of the first two photos. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

  • Joules

    Loving these photos and the message behind them. Happy New Year to you too!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • http://www.shallwesasa.com/ Sasa Zoe

    Beautiful<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • http://www.cherry-mag.com CHERRYMAG

    beautiful photos!

    xx

    http://www.cherry-mag.com

  • http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/ Cristina Gomez
  • http://jessicawoods.fr Jessica Woods

    Such beautiful pictures! x

    http://jessicawoods.fr

  • Daisy

    Those are beautiful photos! The sunset in California never disappoints!

    http://www.zealofstyle.com/

    Daisy

  • http://www.just-myself.com Luise

    I love the pictures, especially the second one is my favorite <3

    XOXO
    Luise | http://www.just-myself.com

  • http://jessprainstyle.com Jessica Prain

    Such gorgeous photos ! This year will be amazing I’m sure , it feels like it will be a good one <3

    XOXO
    Jess
    http://jessprainstyle.com

  • http://www.kellywestphotographer.com Kelly West

    Love these! Beautiful photos & sunsets.

    Kelly. | http://www.kellywestphotographer.com/blog

  • http://Www.peoniesandmiles.com/ Peonies & Miles

    Beautiful pictures and words! Happy New year to you bae!

  • Tiffany McGoff

    Such beauty in the words and the the one who speaks them. Stunning photos. Cheers to a great 2016! xoxo

  • SweetMona

    wow amazing pictures! so much!!

    http://www.sweetmona.com

  • Krissi Sophie

    Amazing pictures! And yeah,happy (belated) new year! :)

    Take a look at my blog if you want to. :)

    http://themarquisediamond.de/

    Love,

    Krissisophie

  • http://www.fossypants.com Colby Foss

    Love this, and love your and Melissa’s friendship. The no clothes pic is the best!

    XColby | Fossypants
    The #1 Place to Travel in 2016 (and where to go) –> http://www.fossypants.com/mexico-city/

  • http://www.MarinaSays.com Marina Laduda

    hhahaha that naked one :))
    http://www.marinasays.com

  • http://littleblackshell.com Karen Farber

    These pictures are beautiful! I’m glad 2015 helped you find yourself and figure out what’s important

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

  • http://bluejazzmin.blogspot.com Farrah Dupoux

    Wow, these photos are incredible,

  • http://www.zukiniz.com zuleika

    Such amazing sunset pictures! It must not be a busy road 😉 Where is it exactly? xx
    http://www.zukiniz.com

  • frida
  • The Sunday Mode

    For me, this is year is about appreciating more and asking for less. Beautiful pictures as always!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • https://avantigarde.wordpress.com Avanti

    Incredible photos! Look forward to following your journey this year.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

  • http://www.vrogue.co Vanessa

    Stunning photos! Have a blessed 2016~

    Love, V.
    http://www.vrogue.co

  • Natali

    Yep! I agree!! Last year was a very important on for me too. It thought me so much and showed me what I should definitely leave behind, what I should bring into this new year with me and that no matter what, I’m the one that creates my world and my every day reality by making choices each and every single day. I’ll make sure to try my best to make the right choices, love more, give more and be thankful more. :) Good luck with anything you do and anywhere you go this year!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • http://sigurminn.wordpress.com Emily

    These photos give me serious wanderlust. x
    wonemil

  • Ashley Christabelle
  • http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com/ Prudence Yeo

    It must be such a wonderful experience to be surrounded by majestic mountains and taking in the beauty of nature! I am hoping to have less things and give more too this year, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  • Stephanie

    Amazing! Your photos are trully inspiring and beautiful! I love it :)

    http://www.stepfromsteph.blogspot.com

  • Alice

    These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Love the freedom they exude!
    Fashion Soup

  • Mónica Sors

    Wow, can it be more beautiful?? Congrats for those pictures dear. Waiting for the next post.. 😉

    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: RIPPED JEANS + LACE UP FLATS

  • natalie

    wow those views are amazing

    x

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

  • https://www.wonkylauren.com Lauren

    Amazing photos and lovely words. I totally agree with you x

    http://www.wonkylauren.com

  • http://www.nissimendes.ch/ Nissi Mendes

    no words necessary!
    ♥ Nissi
    http://www.nissimendes.ch
    Instagram // Bloglovin

  • atrendylife

    nice pics!

  • Sanja

    True totally speechless, photos are to die for, and post is so inspirational!

    https://spersonally.wordpress.com/

  • http://keslytales.blogspot.com/ Kesly Winona

    It’s always wonderful to read something so positive and empowering on any blog. I wish you all the best and I hope to see even more beautiful and ethereal pictures from your blog this year <3

    http://keslyofthemoon.blogspot.com/

  • http://llindatt.blogspot.com/ Linda

    These photos are so beautiful! I’m speechless! I wish you a wonderful year!

    http://www.llindatt.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thestyleventure.com theStyleventure

    Great photos! Happy new year.

    Love,

    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • PAAR

    Beautiful photos and thoughts! More staying. definitely. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  • http://vogueetvoyage.com/ Jeany R.

    Amazing article! I really like the quote and text and the pictures are so beautiful as always! <3
    http://www.vogueetvoyage.com

  • http://www.lips2lagerfeld.com/ Oliver Lips

    Great photos & article! YES to the nude one 😝

    http://www.lips-brothers.com
    http://www.lips-brothers.com

  • http://www.looking-glass.ca/ Maria

    Wow, those views are amazing! Great post xx

  • Carolina Trelles

    Great article! Love the photos

  • Nneya Richards

    These are so beautiful!

  • ashley
  • http://www.osiarah.com Osiarah

    Amazing photos, the location is so insane! You look gorgeous x

    Camy xx
    http://www.osiarah.com

  • Kari Guastella

    Stunning view!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Hannah

    These photos are literally amazing! The location is so beautiful x

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

  • Hannah Madison

    Ah you look so gorgeous…. this has quickly become my favorite little piece of the internet… keep the travel inspiration coming!

    XO,

    Hannah

    http://www.hmsjewels.com

  • http://pslilyboutique.com/ pslilyboutique

    Breathtaking photos and the location is amazing! :)

    xo,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

  • http://www.travelfashionlife.com Travelfashionlife

    Love the pictures, they are so mesmorizing <3

    http://www.travelfashionlife.com

  • http://reasyume.wordpress.com Ashley

    Well said :) Great pictures! Excited for what 2016 holds!

    XOXO, Ashley
    http://reasyume.com

  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ intotheblonde

    Reading your last line, that’s how I want to live too! I love how powerful these shots are. The one of you naked in the road is superb!
    Can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you Jessica.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • http://www.thatnewyorkgirl.com That New York Girl

    This is such a perfect post! Beautiful pictures and beautiful words. Well done.

    http://www.thatnewyorkgirl.com

  • http://www.gittawitzel.com Gitta

    Beautiful pics. :)
    x Gitta
    http://www.gittawitzel.com

  • Elizabeth

    The pictures are so beautiful !! Great post !! :)

    http://kashmirandsilk.com/

  • Living Paula Blog

    Those pictures are amazing!!

    http://www.livingpaula.com

  • Laura

    Beautiful places and amazing pics…

    Kiss
    Laura

    http://www.alidipolvere.it

  • Kelly Pryor

    Such beautiful photos, its amazing

    http://kellymemoir.wordpress.com

  • mybeautrip .com

    Stunning photos!

    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

  • Arabella
  • http://www.alliesfashionalley.com Allie

    Love this post! Amazing pictures!!

    I’m having an amazing Valentine’s Day giveaway (worth $200!) on my blog: https://alliesfashionalley.com/2016/01/valentines-day-giveaway-2/

    xo

    Allie

  • http://yusfashion.blogspot.com Sarah Suy

    Beautifull pictures!!
    Xx
    http://Www.yusfashion.blogspot.com

  • Kathleen Harper

    Gorgeous photos! It looks like you had so much fun!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • http://www.whenindoubtblog.com When In Doubt

    Amazing photos!

    xx Cindy
    http://www.whenindoubtblog.com

  • Amanda

    Great photos and message happy new year!

    Xo
    Amanda
    http://www.amandaazeredo.com

    • http://www.shopoff8th.com/ Katelyn Hill

      Happy New Year!

  • Nora

    wow, your blog is so inspirational!

    http://whnora.blogspot.fi/

  • http://www.toothbrushtravels.com/ Amy | Toothbrush Travels

    Happy new year gorgeous girl, hope it provides everything you’re seeking xo

  • http://www.heyprettything.com/ Carolyn

    gorgeous photos and words. happy new year!

    http://www.heyprettything.com

  • http://www.desjen.com Des & Jen

    So beautiful! <3

    http://www.desjen.com

  • http://www.diamondconestilopropio.com/ Adrián Oslé

    AMAZING PHOTOS!!!
    Greetings.

    NEW POST IN MY FASHION BLOG!!: http://www.diamondconestilopropio.com/2016/01/london-fashion-week-autumnwinter-2016.html

  • Megan McSherry

    These photos are so absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to see what is to come this year on Tuula Vintage!
    xx
    http://www.TunesAndTunics.com

  • The Fashion Panda
  • Stella Sowa

    Got goosebump by this

    Stella http://www.aheartforfashion.com

  • http://little-shrew.blogspot.com Little Shrew

    I can’t stop watching your galery, your photos are just amazing!
    http://little-shrew.blogspot.com

  • Stella Ollus

    Incredible photos! So inspiring.

  • http://www.theavantguardian.com/ THE AVANTGUARDIAN

    These are such beautiful photos! I love it, it’s so inspiring!
    Keep up the great work dear!
    http://www.theavantguardian.com

  • http://yukovadesign.tumblr.com Yukova

    fantastic images, you made me want to go travelling
    http://www.yukovablog.co.uk/

  • Patricia Lopez

    nice pics!!

    patricialopman.blogspot.com.es

  • http://www.travelalphas.com Maddy & Mauricio

    Such gorgeous photos! Those are great goals for the new year as well. Happy New Year!

  • Jennifer Wilson

    Love these images. xx

    http://modernensemble.com

  • Marta

    que fotos tan bonitas!
    http://outfit-girls.blogspot.com.es/

  • Jess

    Great photos Jess!

    Link to my eBay site selling Zara, Mist, Topshop Boutique, Seed and more …

    http://m.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?isRefine=true&sid=jessicao93

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Wow Jessica!! This post is just incredible! I can not wait for your new posts this year!!

    XX

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: FLARED JEANS + V NECK JUMPER

  • http://www.pippihepburn.com/index.html Pippi Hepburn

    Beautiful pics, beautiful words! Have a fantastic 2016! Love your posts.
    http://www.pippihepburn.etsy.com

  • http://www.lamiabellavita.com Katie

    Great thoughts for 2016!

    Katie

    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • Danielle

    these photos are incredible!

    http://www.daninaughton.com

  • bibi

    Awesome place!!!

    ✖ ✖ http://www.bonnie-bandie.com ✖ ✖

  • Greenwich Lane

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing
    https://greenwichlane.wordpress.com

  • Kelly

    Love this post – wish you posted more detail though! I really enjoy your writing and your outlook on travel.

    Hope you start posting new pictures and new travels on instagram soon Jessica, I know your recycling last years ones which is nice to re-read about for a few times but am more intrigued about your new travels! :)

  • http://rebeldescent.blogspot.com Daria Zems

    Wow, breathtaking! <3

    X, Daria
    http://rebeldescent.blogspot.com

  • carissa inez

    more photos please. your my inspiration

    http://carissainez.com

  • http://www.desjen.com Des & Jen

    Very inspiring photos! Keep it up!

    http://www.desjen.com

  • http://www.thatgirlmags.com Maggie

    Gorgeous photos! That purple sunset is breathtaking :)
    http://www.thatgirlmags.com

  • http://dashworthy.com/ Heather

    Love, love, love this! Glad you had a great time in my home state. :)

    Heather
    http://dashworthy.com/

  • http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/ sepatuholig-Grace Njio

    “… for less things, more giving. Less leaving, more staying. Less holding on and more loving like a damn fool.”
    loooove!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/grace_njio

  • Rose

    This is so cool. I love your pictures :)
    postfromrose.com

  • danielpoonvignez

    The photos are just so AWESOME! Are you naked on that photo? Haha so brave

    danielpoonvignez.blogspot.hk

  • http://ilumuoti.com Alexandra

    Lovely photos, that location is beautiful! <3

    xx Alex // ilumuoti.com

  • http://www.nissimendes.ch/ Nissi Mendes

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
    ♥ Nissi
    http://www.nissimendes.ch
    Instagram // Bloglovin

  • valentina

    beautiful pictures as always! happy new year Jessica <3

    baci

    vale

    http://www.fashionneed09.com

  • http://thefashionreporter.gr/ The Fashion Reporter

    Really Beautiful photos!
    http://thefashionreporter.gr/

  • Katerina

    Paradise! Thank you for inspiration! :)

    BeautyMarkLady

  • http://www.linandlin.com/ LIN+LIN

    Beautiful photos!

    http://www.linandlin.com

  • http://joanalicious.com jovana citic

    Such a great inspiration!
    Love this!
    joanalicious.com

  • Christina

    I love the feeling of freedom in these photos! Always look to your blog for inspiration :)

    http://www.prettypublicaffair.com

  • https://greenwichlane.wordpress.com Greenwich Lane
  • Michelle Olthuis Moehle

    Love you and your free spirit.
    xo, Michelle
    http://rosetolife.com

  • https://flowersncakes.wordpress.com/ flowersncakes

    Beautiful photos as usual!

  • http://pedisource.com Pedicure

    Awesome pictures. so peaceful. Loving hilly area.

    http://www.pedisource.com

  • http://www.bucketlistbums.com/ Bucket List Bums

    Such a pretty road trip, love your free spirit vibes! ♥

    http://www.bucketlistbums.com

  • Lookaholics

    Amazing road trip! I hope one day you will come to Colombia! We have amazing places to visit! http://www.lookaholics.com/

  • Iida Piironen

    I cannot help of noticing that the name of your blog is a Finnish name – for girls. Yet you still haven’t been to Finland! I recommend to make a visit. I bet you’d love the northern lights and pure nature. And as a cherry on a cake; You could meet the real Santa!

  • Kel

    Hi Jessica! Are you living in LA now? All your pics seem to be from LA lately which is a really cool place but wasn’t sure whether you are still doing the travel blogger thing? I remember your previous posts about wanting to go to Cambodia/Vietnam/Iceland etc but you don’t seem to be going anywhere new and thought i’d ask.

    I hope you start blogging more frequently. I find your blog and instagram a great form of escapism as I would never be able to afford to travel as frequently as you. However, it’s nice to plan and you have definitely inspired me to go to Hong Kong and Turkey.

    Really miss your personal trips and hope you do some more of them as well as the sponsored ones as it’s good to see your interests and recommendations :)

    Thanks! x

  • Melanie

    What an incredible year you have had! I love your new years resolutions! Hope you achieve them all!
    -Melanie
    http://thetiafox.com/

  • Lavinia Făt

    What a lucky girls, I envy you for all those beautiful places you have been to
    http://loving-evelyn.blogspot.ro/

  • https://www.instagram.com/leahbesancon/ Monochromestyle
  • Róża Turowska

    So beautiful photos, masterpiece:)
    I miss mountains!
    xo,
    Róża
    perkadesign.com

  • Lorena

    Wonderful pictures!!! Woooowwwwwww
    Thank you!
    http://www.preparadaslistasya.com

  • http://www.adelaacanski.com/ Adela Acanski

    Lovely photos!

    kisses Adela Acanski

  • http://www.uhmprettymonika.com uhmprettymonika

    stunning photos, just amazing!

    http://www.uhmprettymonika.com

  • Annie

    I love your style. I can’t always afford designer styles though. I found this boutique while visiting MD that sells similar clothing at a lesser price. Their website only has a small collection uploaded but its very unique. The only problem is the stuff sells out really quickly. Check it out: http://www.dearannieboutique.com

  • http://moje-kreacje.blogspot.com/ Paulina Piotrowska

    That’s awesome post. Greetings

    http://moje-kreacje.blogspot.com

  • http://www.xocara.com/ Cara

    Beautiful Post. I love the quote and your daring nude shot. That’s actually on my bucket list as well! :)
    Cara
    http://www.xocara.com

  • Zorica
  • Michelle K. Lee
  • alans snap shot

    inspirational! And great images!
    http://alanssnapshot.com