We sit down with our favorite adventurers and they tell us how they do it.
Name: Andrew Kearns
Location: Bothell, Washington
Gig: Freelance Photographer/Videographer
What’s the best travel advice you have?
Just go. A lot of people worry about planning, what to do, how long, money etc... Honestly it's just a matter of going. All my travel that I have to pay for is done cheaply, I don't spend much yet I live a life that a lot of people desire. It's really not hard and I know you've probably heard it before, but it's true - just go.
What are your favorite places you’ve ever visited? Why?
Alaska. It was amazing, every which way you looked there were mountains, lakes, and to add on that it was all massive. It's like nothing I've ever seen, all I can think about is getting back there. I saw the Northern Lights for the first time while there as well and it was unreal. As beautiful as it was what stood out was the friends and people I met there. Everyone was very incredibly hospitable, always welcoming me into their home and always down to go places. I would consider living there for that reason.
What are the best lessons you’ve learned from traveling?
You have to prioritize it or it probably won't happen. It's easy to get caught in day to day things (me being just as guilty) and sacrificing the opportunity to travel and see some amazing places. Every now and then put something off, and go somewhere neat. It's always worth it.
What gear can you not travel without?
My camera, duh. But besides that - I always have multiple pairs of shoes with me, all very practical for different reasons. I have Birkenstocks for chilling, hiking shoes/boots for hiking, and an insulated tough pair of Danner boots for snow and colder times.
What do you shoot with?
Currently my setup is a 5d iii and a Canon 24-70ii. It's nice and very convenient for running around, landscapes, and portraits.
Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ________ before I die
Alaska in Summertime