Hi I’m Candiss the person behind Lost Not Found. As an avid traveler, photographer, and lover of the outdoors it has been on my mind for years how I could create a place where I can share my stories and images from the road but I struggled for so long finding the right way to go about it. After much reflection on the subject I came to the conclusion that I want to be able to inspire people (especially my fellow Americans, even more so in light of a lot of recent events…) to travel this world of ours, both near and far, in a conscious and thoughtful way. Traveling extensively over these past 4 + years and having many friends from all over the world has shown me the privilege my ever expanding world view and I hope to share what I learn with you.
At it’s best travel should be about the experience, about expanding your perception of the world, and finding greater empathy and understanding for those who live far and wide. At it’s worst travel is over crowded attractions, resorts, and tourist activities that are destructive to the local environment and people.
With Lost Not Found I hope to focus on the former and how we can mitigate becoming the latter. Tourism is an important economic force in the world and learning to travel in a conscious and aware way is part of the responsibility that comes with the privilege of traveling the world. I want to use this space to inspire you to get out of the safe holds of your hometown, or resort and to not be afraid of the ‘unknown’. To do this Lost Not Found will be broken into four main categories Stories, Destinations, Hike, and Food.
STORIES: Tales of trials, tribulations, and triumphs from the road. Everything from personal experiences, to reflections on serious matters affecting this great wide world of ours basically stories to inspire travel or provoke important conversations.
DESTINATIONS: A place photography focused content with a focus on impressions of a village, town, city, country, continent. Sometimes with useful travel tips I with I would have know, noteworthy things to do and see, and how to be a respectful and conscious traveler when visiting a specific destination.
HIKE: Photography and accounts from the trail. Some maps for your hiking reference and other sorts of important info to help you plan your hike.
FOOD: Recipes inspired by food eaten on the road, inspired by destinations or ingredients and profiles of the food of a region or place.