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Gabi

Climber, surfer, and outdoor adventurer, Gabi, is a 20 year old entrepreneur and the co-founder of Nomads With A Purpose, blog and brand. She has been a professional blogger since she was in 9th grade, has been seen in media such as Huffington Post, and currently specializes in self-growth through the pursuit of flow state. In addition, Gabi has been traveling the world full time with her family of 7 since she was 15 years old.

We’ve backpacked all over the world. In Europe, we backpacked the Tour du Mont Blanc in 2019. In 2020, we backpacked the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. In New Zealand in 2018, our entire family backpacked for 4 days and 3 nights in Abel Tasman. Plus every summer we find the best backpacking trips in the …

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The La Sportiva Bushido Trail Shoes are the best adventure travel shoes I’ve ever had. These shoes will last us for 1 to 2 seasons of hard hiking. We wear our La Sportiva’s Bushidos on a multi-day backpacking trip, strenuous day hikes, trail running, and climbing approach shoes. These shoes will take your adventuring to …

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What makes the adventures on this McKenzie River truly incredible is the rich old-growth forest, the lava rocks that form along the river and trail, and most of all, the one of a kind, deep, vibrant blue of the McKenzie River that weaves and flows over cliffsides, creating spectacular waterfalls. There is so much untouched …

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You know those videos you see of people riding waves, throwing hacks, and getting tubes for like a minute straight? There are waves out there where 1 single wave will provide the same amount of time standing up as every wave you’ve ever ridden in your whole life. From New Zealand to Bali to Costa …

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When compared to America, Europe is a land of cobblestone streets, weird customs, good food, throaty languages, and gorgeous nature. For most, it will come as a surprise to see the differences in traditions, infrastructures, and social systems (at least it did for us). If you’re planning a trip over to Europe, check out these …

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There’s a reason so many people love Bali. Canggu is that reason. Canggu is truly the best place in Bali, and anyone who’s been there would agree. Canggu is simply the perfect combination of locals and tourists, it’s rural and beautiful while also having structure and comforts, and it has good energy but also chill …

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Over and over, before we even set foot on this trip, I wondered, “Should I even go to Bali? Bali’s just not me.” I’m so stoked that you stuck around for part 2 of this blog because part 2 is so much better than part 1!

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Over and over, before we even set foot on this trip, I wondered, “Should I even go to Bali?” Bali’s just not me. We knew better. I’d already learned this lesson (4 years ago in Nicaragua) and I didn’t feel the need to learn it again. On April 23rd, 2018, we traveled from New Zealand …

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When people think about visiting New Zealand the first town that comes to mind is usually Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. While Queenstown may be great for those who love spending money on tours and excursions, Wanaka was infintley more amazing to visit for us. Wanaka is truly magical. With some of the …

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We may travel in search of adventure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy really good food. We are foodies but adventure comes first and that’s why we love Raglan. Because with one of the best waves in the world, beautiful nature to explore, and delicious food to savor afterwards, Raglan might be one of …

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Hawaii has a special place in many people’s hearts. It is a little slice of paradise. While I grew up going to Kauai regularly, once I caught the “surfing bug”, I fell in love with the North Shore of Oahu and discovered all its hidden gems and outrageous adventures. From the famously wave-rich North Shore, …

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San Diego is “America’s Finest City” for a reason.  Between the quick access to the desert, mountains, and beaches, plus year-round 70-degree weather, this city has so many outdoor adventure possibilities.  San Diego is a big, widespread city with so much to do so it’s hard to decide what things are worth seeing or doing, especially …

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Before I was a nomad I was a “regular homeschooler”, which meant my mom made me learn about traditional subjects like English, math, science, history, and my favorite—geography. I was intrigued by geography and still am to this day. I liked learning about different places and what they were like.  I was interested in the …

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California. The birthplace of modern surf culture. All the stereotypes are true. People say “dude” too many times in a conversation with a heavy California accent. Navigating the California coast for waves reveals an intriguing surf culture filled with intriguing contradictions. Amongst lineups bustling with surfers donning brands like Ripcurl, Billabong, Patagonia, and Quicksilver, the …

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