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Welcome to Forever Stoked!

 I’m Leslie, a free-spirited wanderlusting creative with ambitions to spread aloha wherever my feet find me. Passionate about living a full and purpose driven life, I hope that my authentic living sparks others to find and follow their path.   My writings are heavily influenced by my love for travel, yoga practice, worship of nature, spiritual curiosity, and dedication to holistic health & wellness.

 I enjoy partnering and promoting organizations and companies that maintain ethical values and are elevating the world with their products and services.  If you think we’re a good fit for a collaboration or have specific questions about partnering, please contact me at leslie.schipper@gmail.com.

To see samples of my writing and where I have been featured and published, click on over to my Writing Portfolio page.

31 Comments

  1. January 5, 2013 / 1:58 am

    Refreshing posts, amazing photo’s, inspirational….

  2. February 12, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Aloha Leslie! We are coming into Oahu for Wanderlust & would love to connect with some local yogis & surfers. I would love to reach out to you via email if you’d be so kind as to send me a PM 🙂

  3. February 25, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Aloha Leslie! Have a sunny day girl 🙂
    Jen (Island Gypsy Hawaii)

  4. March 14, 2013 / 11:52 pm

    Hey Leslie! I am a blogger based here on Oahu too! I found your link with Monica’s photo on the Wanderlust FB page and just had to click through! I love your blog- let me know if you are looking to do some more writing– I am always looking for writers on my wellness site, esp about yoga!

    • March 15, 2013 / 12:39 am

      Hi Andrea! Thanks for reaching out! Can you send me an e-mail at Leslie.schipper@gmail.com. I would love to meet up and talk about writing opportunities… And maybe getting some cooking secrets from you 😉

    • March 27, 2013 / 7:55 am

      Wowza!! Thank you so much 🙂 feeling so honored.. Especially because I so love YOUR writing and posts. Keep inspiring sister & congrats on your own nomination!

  5. Raymond
    June 10, 2013 / 4:27 am

    Hi leslie, next life adventure “Vipassana” ?

  6. July 8, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    Thank you for Liking my blog post….keep Shining and Smiling your Light!

  7. July 22, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Keep allowing that inner light to express itself freely… you are a great inspiration to those in your path… may the joy of unconditioned perfection, of the presence of expression, and eternal true nature continue to arise and awaken within you. Joy is in the journey within the meaning and expression of your higher self… thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. August 16, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful blog here! Your perspective and positivity is very refreshing, and your traveling spirit reminds me of myself a bit! 🙂

    • August 17, 2013 / 4:41 am

      Thank you Amy! 🙂 Looking forward to reading up on your blog. Glad to connect with a fellow gypsy wanderlust soul!

  9. October 11, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring blog, Leslie! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂

  10. Suz
    March 18, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I need to know. How come you moved to Hawaii? And how do you live over there? I want to travel and move there if its possible but I am to scared of the unknown.. need a little bit help with questions I have. /S

  11. April 18, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    awesome blog!!! looking forward to exploring it more deeply!

    • April 19, 2014 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks Ana! How did you find me? 🙂 Look forward to checking yours out too! Aloha

    • October 1, 2014 / 6:54 am

      Thank you Pepperminting! 🙂 It’s a big blog world out there so I am happy when someone stumbles upon my little corner and enjoys what they see! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  12. April 21, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Beautiful blog! I love that you focus on what you’re passionate about, and I look forward to reading your future posts!

  13. August 19, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Hi Leslie, I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog! Your posts are so refreshing and your photos are gorgeous and illustrate your passion well. Looking forward to your next post! 🙂

    • August 19, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Thank you so much Meredith! 🙂 I have always been into photography but just recently purchased my first DSLR so there will definitely be more photos to come. I really appreciate the follow and thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂 I tried going to your blog but it says the domain doesn’t exist? Let me know when you begin blogging I look forward to your posts!

      • August 19, 2015 / 11:19 am

        Nice! What kind of DSLR? I have a Canon T2i. A little old in this day and age, but it works great 🙂 And that’s weird it says the domain doesn’t exist. You can find my blog at meredithmetsker.com 🙂

  14. June 2, 2016 / 12:58 am

    Hi Leslie! You have a great blog here and your yoga posts are great. Gave me some inspiration on to start my new yoga plan. It was nice meeting you, hope to hear from you.

    • Leslie
      June 2, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love! Glad to hear you’re inspired to begin with yoga. My life has changed so much since I took my teacher training a few years ago. I am more calm, mindful and compassionate towards myself and others. Would love to hear what it transforms in you!

      • June 5, 2016 / 11:11 pm

        Thanks so much for your yoga tips. I’ll definitely tell you about my experience and its effects on me. Once again thanks so much!

  15. June 2, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Hey Leslie, Just stumbled across your blog and love it! I think we get so jaded seeing everyone’s stories of the “digital nomad” life, it’s really refreshing to read about your balance of everyday with pursuit of adventure. Look forward to reading much more!

    • Leslie
      June 2, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Hi Juhi! Many many thanks! How did you find my blog? I’m always curious with the hundreds of thousands of blogs out there on the internet. It makes each person stopping by mine that much more special. 🙂 I appreciate your comment and yes, I have to find balance between work to fund my travels, and time off to go on adventures! But it’s working out pretty well for now.

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