jaysimpson.us I've always loved the Pacific, so it's kinda crazy that it has taken me so long to try surfing here. Now I'm totally in love-the cold water, the turbulent crashing surf, and the soft rise and fall (like lungs) of unbroken swells... And wetsuits. They're cute 22h

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jaysimpson.us Thoughts of “Why am I here?” echo another question: “Why did this wolf come here?”
What did this wolf see, smell, hear or otherwise sense that said “the grass is greener over there?” In 2011, as a juvenile, he left his pack and everything he knew, back where we found wolf tracks in the snow, in search of his own territory out west. Link in bio
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jaysimpson.us My last swim at Koh Lipe. In Thailand, there were many evenings I distinctly remember setting my alarm an hour earlier than the time I actually thought I’d be able to wake up. For some reason I felt at it was necessary to consistently wake up as early as 3am for star shots and sunrises, and then continue on for a full day of shooting or traveling. Looking back, every early morning was worth it. 2w

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jaysimpson.us Looking at tigers lookin at me. Finally time to edit photos from the end of last year #onassignment #natgeoyoungexplorer #travelthailand 3w

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jaysimpson.us This is my favorite photo of my grandfather. Sometimes a troublemaker, always a tinkerer, and forever in love with my grandmother. I'd be hella lucky to end up as happy, in love, and awesome as he was. RIP 🏻 4w

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jaysimpson.us Every single photo of my grandfather Frank has him grinning ear to ear—always easy-going and happy. He was an engineer and draftsman, a woodworker, a trumpet player, a boy scout leader, a great father to my dad and so much more. He died peacefully this week and I'm going to miss him a lot. 1mon

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jaysimpson.us It was frequently below freezing in Baltimore but I felt the need to walk everywhere I went — I had to remember what my life was like those years I called these streets home. Good people. Funny dogs. Art. Change. Charm City through and through. 1mon

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jaysimpson.us How much food does a Thai elephant eat in a day? The staff of @elephantsworld knew the math (10% of the elephants body weight) but no one had ever seen a day's worth of food piled together. So we did it and I made a video! Link in bio #Thailand #onassignment #elephants # #volunteer #savetheelephants 1mon

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jaysimpson.us Krobkhun krap, Thailand Sawasdee krap! What an incredible adventure of gold shrines and blue oceans, elephants and culture, kindness and gratitude. 2mon

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jaysimpson.us a late afternoon thunderstorm washed all the tourists from railay beach so the locals played football in the torrential downpour 2mon

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jaysimpson.us 🌞👬🏝 I'm never leaving 🇹🇭 2mon

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jaysimpson.us Captive elephants in Thailand have had a rough history and their current situation is complicated to say the least. After weeks of interviews and traveling, I'm still not sure what should be expected for the future of Thailand's captive elephant population. But out of it all, I know that places like @elephantsworld can improve the lives of captive elephants. They bring love and respect to the animals. Twenty-one lives are better for it and some are only alive now because of the level of care provided. I hope more elephant camps follow their lead—and that us tourists wise up to support. 2mon

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  •   xtinetravels Are you heading to sangkhlaburi at all? I loved it there. 2mon

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jaysimpson.us Little did Jay know that the half-hour drive back to town from this tiger zoo would bring a flood of self-doubt and the ever increasing feeling that the world is fucked. It's a long story but luckily the lessons learned are simple: keeping captive animals sucks and that you must keep your head up, there is still wildness worth saving. 2mon

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