Kristin Addis is a talented 30-year-old self-taught photographer, blogger and solo traveler from Chino Hills, Southern California who has been adventuring around the globe nonstop since September 2012. She was a successful investment banker before she left her job to travel the world. “I never had a trust fund, and never thought of myself as particularly brave, but here I am, four years later, still traveling the globe,” she says.

I was the kid who used to play Civilization and the Amazon Trail video games. I was the one who spent hours searching the weather and capital cities of far-off places around the world, just to imagine how it would feel to be there. I used to write imaginative stories and paint all the time. I was a dreamer.

Kristin Addis documents her journey through her blog, Be My Travel Muse, and shares the expertise she’s gathered on instagram. Addis also recently published a book, Conquering Mountains: A Guide To Solo Female Travel.

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Travel is my muse and my photos are my souvenirs. I am every bit an amateur of the art of photography, but consider myself an artist since birth – my main mediums are a keyboard (for writing) and oil paints.

Dana Point, California

Dana Point, California

Driggs, Idaho

Driggs, Idaho

Kananaskis

Kananaskis

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Lanai, Hi

Lanai, Hi

Maui Island Hawaii

Maui Island Hawaii

Sligo, Ireland

Sligo, Ireland

South Africa

South Africa

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley, Idaho

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