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Check Out Karen Rosenfeld’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karen Rosenfeld.

Hi Karen, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
My two favorite things are traveling and photography. Of course, I found a way to combine them.

The first time I ever left the country was during my senior year of high school on a school-organized trip to China in 2009. It was one of the best experiences I could have had as a teenager.

Surprisingly, I didn’t go on another international trip until 2018! That was until I discovered group travel which then was followed by my first sort of backpacking trip with a friend. After that, I was hooked. So far, I have traveled to 15 countries and 20 US states, and I am always looking for new places to explore. Photography has always made that exploration even more fun and helped me end up in places that I would have least expected.

There is something about a camera being in your hand that pushes you to explore that hidden spot, walk that extra mile, and improve your patience when waiting for something amazing. This is how I came up with the concept of The Everyday Adventure. When you start to think of everything as an adventure, it makes life a little more exciting.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
One thing I always tell myself is that it’s important to pursue what you’re passionate about.

Embrace that the road to get there will be as winding and bumpy as it needs to be. I am still on that road, and I’m enjoying it. This is what makes me happy, and I love that I don’t see an end in sight. I am excited to wake up in the morning and start my day. Of course, like anything, there are not-so-fun days, but the sense of purpose and accomplishment I feel far outweighs the bad. This is what I am meant to do.

“Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a travel photographer, blogger, content creator, and any other labels under that umbrella. I enjoy everything that has to do with travel and photography, and I want to help others who enjoy it too. I have been a photographer for 15+ years and specialize in documentary-style photography.

Naturally, when I started traveling, my camera came along with me. I am so proud of how far I’ve come and how I’ve allowed myself to explore new things. Travel is extremely saturated, and it may seem hard to set yourself apart from others. However, how I see the world along with my opinions and experiences is my own. Someone who enjoys my work and respects my opinion will want to look to me for my advice and my work.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I definitely see my industry changing over the next 5 to 10 years. Travel is forever evolving as well as photography and other artistic mediums. That is what makes what I do so exciting and fulfilling and I’m here for the ride.

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