Chasing Winter & Capturing Beauty Along the Way

Kyle Miller Start Date: May 1, 2017 - End Date: Apr 30, 2018
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • BC, Canada
  • Australia
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • South Korea
  • Alberta, Canada
  • Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

My Travel Story

by: Kyle Miller Start Date: May 1, 2017 - End Date: Apr 30, 2018
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Educational/Research Trip

Since January 2016 I've been taking steps towards my dream of chasing winter. I quit my job in the legal profession to focus more on progressing as a snowboard instructor. Since taking that huge leap of faith I have climbed the rankings in the BASI (British) and CASI (Canadian) Snowboard Instructor certifications. I am delighted to report that I have now attained an elite level of certification following my most recent season in BC, Canada. 
...But it doesn't stop there! From here I will continue to hop between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, pursuing fresh lines and further opportunities to progress - both in personal riding ability and certification. 

Sadly it's not all sunshine and rainbows. The life of a snowboard instructor, living the dream daily on fresh snow with excited and motivated clients comes with a price... and that price is somewhere just above minimum wage. Because of this my seasons to date have consisted of hard work from beginning to end (usually over 6 days, between my day job and 2 jobs that take up my evenings) to allow me to cover rent and expenses with enough $ left to hopefully cover the cost of my connecting flight.

Rather than just hope for unilateral kindness I decided I'd offer something in return for your generosity, for you see, I am also skilled with a camera (and I'm in the first throws of launching my own photography business). My updates and offerings take the form of super-high quality photographs from the locations I'm travelling to and from, as well as the surrounding area. This way you can see where your donations are going and have something personal from me, to you, as a gesture of gratitude. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PHOTOS/VIDEOS WILL BE DELIVERED DIGITALLY as I cannot guarantee that I'll be close to a printing/mailing service. 

I thank you in advance! <3

  • BC, Canada
  • Australia
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • South Korea
  • Alberta, Canada
  • Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Updates

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  • I Have Arrived! :)

    I have arrived! :)
    Touched down and settled in my winter accommodation in Wanaka! I'm excited to get out there and photograph more of this wonderful area! :)
  • Here We Go.

    Leaving for New Zealand in 2 days time. Photo options will be all about NZ for the next 6 months!
    Kia Ora!! :)