I drew inspiration from YouTube at a young age (anyone remember the old beauty gurus?) and my passions grew from there. I compiled a list of podcasts, YouTube channels, movies and musicians that fueled the adventurous spirit inside me. Let me know if you are familiar with any and what suggestions you have!
Jordan Lee Dooley has a creative and spirited approach to igniting a fire inside you. She motivates entrepreneurs and girls bosses to explore their passions while offering tips for success. She also has guest speakers on to discuss everything from marriage to perfectionism.
This couple from Canada left their 9-5 jobs behind to convert a Sprinter van and travel the world. They are vegan and also run their own chai business. I enjoy their relatable personalities and the fact that they show the challenging parts of living in a van alongside the many benefits.
Elayna, Riley, and their baby Lenny travel the seas on a sailboat. Besides the fact that their videography is breathtaking, it is interesting to see how they raise a child on a sailboat. They touch on the technical parts of sailing while keeping a humorous storyline going.
My recent interest in sustainability brought me to Sorelle. She is a high-energy individual who offers sustainability and self-photography tips. She also travels frequently and goes into the nitty gritty subjects of cost and traveling solo.
I like Poppy because she has a journalistic approach (I majored in journalism in college) and seems to take on travel fearlessly. She has shown everything from hitchhiking to daily life in China. She will also give you the history behind each location.
This documentary details professional rock climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to free solo climb El Capitan. It is a story of resilience that keeps you on the edge of your seat while teaching you about the world of rock climbing.
I watched this years ago and it inspired my love for adventure documentaries. It is about a 14-year-old’s attempt to sail around the world alone. The young sailor, Laura Dekker, is persistent and inspiring throughout the film.
Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary tells the story of a group of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia. If you’re looking for some female empowerment- this is it. It actually inspired me to get into rowing at the gym (I know, not even close to their skillset).
A Plastic Ocean
A documentary by journalist Craig Leeson that puts plastic use into perspective. Some scenes can be a bit jarring, a much needed wakeup call to put us all on the path to sustainability.
Dare to be Brave
Brene Brown’s talk focuses on the concept of bravery and the unnecessary restrictions we put on ourselves. Although some of her stories pertain to motherhood and marriage (both foreign to me), I still found her relatable.
by Kelly Williams Brown
This book combines humor and advice while covering a broad range of topics. I learned about cleaning products, finding a job and getting through tough situations all within the contents of this book. A great book for anyone coming out of college.
by Annie F. Downs
This Tennessee-based writer tackles the tough times while using her religion to enter into a time of bravery. She also speaks on the topic if singleness, and offers words of encouragement for those still searching for their person.
Pearl Jam guitarist and the vocals behind the soundtrack of Into the Wild.
He captures the struggles we all face in life while adding an uplifting beat. I saw him live and his personality was infectious.