Bound to Alaska – Part 2

I figured this day in Alaska deserved its own blog post. Grace and I were so excited to road trip back to Hatcher Pass, a place that we had visited the year before in snowier weather. I was excited to see it in the summer, when the mountains would be greener and (I hoped) less […]

Bound to Alaska – Part 1

Apparently I have this thing for Alaska. I guess you could call it something like a schoolgirl crush, because I think this place is soooo dreamy. I think about it all the time, and get excited thinking about the next time I’ll see it. This trip being my second time there, I was so ready […]

A Week on the Island of Kauai

Kauai was one of those experiences that you dream about years in the future, and you can still smell the ocean air and feel the warm breeze on your skin. I had been planning this trip since last summer, and I couldn’t wait to spend some much needed relaxation time on the beautiful Hawaiian island. […]

Autumn in Yosemite

Not long ago, I made plans to meet up with my friend and fellow photographer/traveler Danielle and some of her friends in Yosemite for a few days. I asked my friend Kelsey, who went to Iceland with us in May, if she wanted to come along, and after some convincing, she agreed 😉 I had […]

The Restless Youth Take Iceland

<p><a href=”″>Iceland 2014</a> from <a href=””>Whitney Justesen</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> I’ve finally finished my Iceland video! It was my intent to create a short film detailing our journey across Iceland back in May, and I am so excited to share it 🙂 Please be sure to watch (in HD!!), and write your thoughts in the […]

Iceland – Part 7: An Epic Conclusion

Our last couple of days in Iceland were a strange mixture of excitement for the sights we still had left to see, and heartache at the thought of leaving. We took a journey into the great wild mountains of the south, where we ventured onto giant cliffs towering over winding blue rivers. The wind picked […]

Iceland–Part 6: Back Around Again

Iceland is beautiful, no matter which part of the country you’re in. If you’ve ever seen any Pinterest or Tumblr post on Iceland or you know, one of my blog posts, you’ll know that. This country is a photographer/adventurers dreamland. There is every kind of landscape you can imagine there, from beaches to forests to endless […]

Iceland – Part 4: Leaving the South

Our last full day in the south of Iceland was spent on an adventure to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. This required a three hour drive from our cottage to the lagoon, and took us across mossy landscapes and cliffs that rose like monuments into the sky. We stopped along the way more than once to take […]