alison
(@alisonfromashes)

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addiction ➡️ recovery & sobriety ➡️ world travel 👊🏽shake the disease👊🏽 ✨find your passion✨

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alison
(@alisonfromashes)

1 Day 22 Hours Ago

when my travels to india come up as a conversation topic, it’s been my experience that a couple people may be like “oh, awesome,” while the vast majority of people ask me “why”: as in, why would you ever want to go THERE? . india is challenging. the constant noise, the filth, the animals and people literally everywhere. but india is also beautiful, vibrant, intoxicating, exotic, alive, spiritual, unforgettable. it got under my skin in the best possible way, and i cannot wait to go back to see what else she has to teach me ✨

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

3 Days 23 Hours Ago

walking through a remote farming community in the highlands of madagascar, my guide spoke to this man in malagasy and pointed at me. little did i know that he told this man that i was looking for a husband 🤣 (he has a wife - sorry, ladies!). his reaction to the question is priceless 💜

alison
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5 Days 19 Hours Ago

bringing back “ancient shit wednesday” 🤣 . gorgeous roman ruins at volubilis in morocco 🇲🇦

alison
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9 Days 22 Hours Ago

picking my jaw up from the floor as i rounded every corner at the largest mosque in africa ✨ #solidgold

i love photographing animals around the world - found this guy while exploring the streets of tiny guatemalan village el remate 💜

alison
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14 Days 22 Hours Ago

windows of belize 🇧🇿

alison
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18 Days 19 Hours Ago

rope swingin’ into 2019 like... 😂 (lake petén itzá, guatemala) 🇬🇹

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

21 Days 22 Hours Ago

2018: what an incredible year of exploration!!! . for me, the absolute best part of travel is the people i meet and the experiences i am so fortunate to have - all of which makes me smile SO HARD . this is mark, a born-and-raised caye caulker (belize) man, who had me in stitches all day with his infectious laugh 💜 . here’s to even bigger smiles and louder laughs in 2019 ✨

this is kenny feeding some of the stray cats he has rescued from mainland belize. kenny started the (only) caye caulker animal shelter 14 years ago to provide a safe haven for homeless / sick / injured animals. he fixes bicycles to raise money to buy food for the ~15 dogs and ~30 cats he currently cares for. he is an amazing human, and i feel lucky to have spent some time with him and these loves💜

alison
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23 Days 23 Hours Ago

one more of crystal cave because it was THAT COOL and THAT CHALLENGING - this is the chamber they call “wonderland” which is completely covered in sparkles ✨

alison
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25 Days 22 Hours Ago

i am SO DAMN PROUD of completing my very first caving and free climbing expedition in a pretty difficult system: crystal cave in san ignacio, belize 🇧🇿 . 4.5 hours of climbing up and down rock walls, crawling through tiny tunnels, squeezing around nooks and crannies - so worth it to make it to “wonderland” which is a huge chamber of gorgeous crystalline formations. the photos can’t even begin to capture the beauty of this place - looked like diamonds were embedded throughout the entire chamber 💎

alison
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27 Days 23 Hours Ago

merry christmas from the guatemalan jungle! 🎄🙌🏼 #soberaf

alison
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2018-12-22 16:17:13

jun’s shop - southside belize city 🇧🇿

alison
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2018-12-21 16:10:18

jumping from L to I was harder than it looked 🙃 . stoked to explore this colorful country and its neighbor guatemala!

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-12-18 11:44:57

getting mocked by complete strangers at the allée de baobab during the golden hour 🤣 . we became friends after this was taken! gotta love that travelers’ bond 💜

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-12-11 03:31:46

my shirt says it all: SOBER 🙌🏼 . my sobriety is my everything. without it, i probably wouldn’t be alive today, let alone have the ability to pursue my dream of world travel. these days, it can be easy to forget how truly bad it was. it was heartbreakingly awful. i do not ever want to go back to that. and i never want to take the life i lead today for granted. as my dear friend @laura_mckowen always reminds us: “we are the luckiest” 🌈 . awesome shirt by @suspect.apparel

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-12-04 04:28:47

this beautifully serene man looks on as the children in the village play hopscotch - had to ask him for a photo. he giggled when i called him handsome in french 😄 #madagascar

alison
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2018-12-03 05:33:54

leaping verreaux’s sifaka with baby on her back 🇲🇬 #travelmadagascar