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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

Into The Mountains: Part 2.

Hi! First of all, thank you for following me. Second, as a Portuguese living in Switzerland for a while now, I got to travel around this beautiful country and that’s how I recognized some of the places in your pictures. Just a curiosity, did you know that Lauterbrunnen and the Berner Oberland inspired J.R.R. Tolkien (he travelled to the Swiss Alps in 1911) to create some of the fantastic locations, namely Rivendell, in the novel “The Lord of the Rings”? He too got astonished by its beauty!

Wow, there is so much cool information there, thank you for sharing, I am a big fan of Tolkien. The Swiss Alps are magical, and now that I think back on my travels there, I can see the inspiration. The Rivendell Peter Jackson depicts in the movies is almost identical the the mountains  and valleys in Switzerland. Hope you are well :)

alandirene asked:
Love your posts! Are you on Instagram?

I am, username is : JoshaEversham :)

bevlim asked:
Wow, firstly, thankyou so much for the follow. I have look through your tumblr and it seems that your life is pretty interesting and exciting. Hope to see more of you leaving your footprints around the world. :) looking at your photos and your blogs makes me wanna go on a trip as soon as possible by myself. But may i ask how did you managed to travel so often? Or did you start your savings since young? :)

Thanks friend. Everyone should travel, it is one of the only things that money can buy that will make you truly happy. As a person I am very extreme, in that I throw myself into endeavours with rich intensity and complete focus. Thus if I am recording an acoustic set of songs, it becomes everything I think about, and all my energy becomes fixated on achieving that goals. With travel it is the same. I will just try and save everything I have and earn, and spending on day to day living almost becomes non-existent. I don’t think that is a particularly healthy way to live, and I am slowly starting to develop more balance with these extremes. But if you are going to save for travel, you will need to make a sacrifice in some areas of your life, which will be easy decisions if your heart truly is on the future adventures. 

Into The Mountains: Part 1. My dad has always held my adventures in high regard, asking about every little detail, from what insects i come across, to what valleys look like from the highest peaks. He always has shown great interest in my life, even when he may have much more important events in in his own. There is a particular mountain range that he often use to talk about hiking, always saying that one day he hoped we could go on it. And the time finally came, and i was only to happy to take him there. It was a great experience that I will never forget about sharing, and being able to go on this journey with my dad will always be one of my favourite memories. We saw some really cool local wildlife, including the often elusive emu’s, travelled through different seasons, cut across valleys, and disappeared into the clouds. This is the first photo set, the journey up into the mountain ranges. 

So this is how it feels to be a lumberjack

So this is how it feels to be a lumberjack

Back in the mountains

Back in the mountains

Midnight Thoughts

Somewhere between childhood and now, people often lose their touch with that ambitious, irresistible desire for adventure, the true, unforeseeable kind that gets a story or two out of your life rather than just a set of statistics and a pay day. While people have adventured plenty since being a child, something subtle in the underlying zeal of their perspective has waned, that ounce of naiveté, a child-like quality that allows for the spontaneous and the uninhibited, a sentiment you should wish to rekindle. It is never to late to feel that fire burn again inside once again. I have felt the wonder and excitement of formulating new dreams and projects without letting the ego interfere or concern for what others may think. I have started to soften up my calloused mind, to loosen my filters and preconceptions and let the child within be again. While exploring distant places may be a part of this renewal, I am most excited about what lays right at my doorstep, forays into the woods, creative nights in the studio, moving cities and vagabonding over the high peaks. With the onset of winter a whole new world reveals itself to the senses. A quieter yet harsher environment, with more involved consequences but higher rewards. Naiveté does not imply carelessness. Rather, it demands a shift in perspective from the automated, learned view of what a place has to offer. It allows for curiosity and letting oneself be surprised by what the mountain may reveal. I can never know a place too well. I should never put limits on a place’s depth. If I keep searching, if I keep being awed, my sense of adventure will forever be renewed. And, that is a feeling worth revisiting again and again.

lifelister asked:
Why, hello there. I finally own my first ukelele. I've always wanted to play. Where do you recommend I start my learning?

Rad! The ukulele is such an accessible, humble instrument. I would encourage people to step away from their computers and televisions and make some music of their own, preferably with friends, all possible with the Uke! The best way to practice for a completed beginner is just to buy or download a song book with tabs, and just play songs until they start sounding good. Try and pick easier songs with chords like C, G, D, F, A or Am. They should be easier to pick up! And after a while you can start fingerpicking. But most of all just have fun. That’s what the ukulele is about, enjoying music.