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Travel Inspirations – David, Kav and Jay

I really love my @Urban_Traveler Instagram feed!

I follow other travel bloggers, tourism boards, travel lifestyle groups, hotels, restaurants, etc…

Just being able to see what others are experiencing and offering usually induces a great deal of wanderlust and inspiration!

Luckily for me, I don’t always have to explore random pages.  I have quite a few friends that have the most incredible pages filled with travel pics from around the world!

Whether single or married, traveling for work or pleasure, with or without kids, this post focuses on 3 friends that are very passionate about travel, lifestyle and experiences.



Meet David Matisse, 1 part of Keys n Krates who has been and is currently on tour, traveling the world.

@KeysNKratesMatisse (Currently: On the move!)








David posts a lot of crowd shots of himself and his ‘friends’ while on stage at various festivals and shows.  He is  an active runner, so expect some shots that look like strategically posed Nike ads.   In all seriousness, what a great way to discover the cities he gets to visit by running through them!


Meet Kav who is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who just returned from a trip to Mexico with his partner in travel &  crime.




Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Incoming storm - Mexico

Love this shot!  Incoming storm – Mexico

Lighting a diva - India

Lighting a diya in celebration of Diwali – India

Posing at the Taj Mahal with his wife Sahar

Posing at the Taj Mahal with his wife Sahar

Kav and his wife are entrepreneurs who live on the west coast in Vancouver Canada and they are definitely ’bout that “work hard, play hard” life! 😉

Check out Kav’s IG page which include some recent vacation shots in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and if you continue to scroll through, check out their pics from London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, India and their honeymoon in Thailand.


Jay is a New Yorker who makes sure to strike a balance between living life in the ‘Big Apple’ and finding the time to tap-out for some R&R.

@JayNaz1   (Recently: France and Virgin Islands)


British Virgin Islands with his daughter

Saint John, Virgin Islands with daughter Chloe

Cote D'Azur, France - post baby mooning with his gorge wife

Cote D’Azur, France – post baby mooning with his gorge wife

British Virgin Islands - Nike run

Cruz Bay Virgin Islands – Nike run


Since their daughter Chloe was born a few months ago, they have already traveled from NYC to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to France and to the Saint John, United States Virgin Islands!  Personally, it has been inspiring for me to see how becoming a dad hasn’t slowed him down.  So guys…it can be done!

When taking a look at his pics, expect that as a runner,  most of his beautiful shots will often be stamped with a Nike swoosh, miles ran and map!


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