Maria  Pettersson👩‍✈️ (@pilotmaria)

Airline pilot by day, dreamer by night,
wanderlust by heart ♥️
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Some 10 years ago I read a poem that came to my mind when I edited this photo @seapea.vibes took of me in Dubai.

If you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you it’s your forever if it doesn’t it was never yours to begin with.

If you excuse me now, I’ll go and look for my hat 😆Through the years I might remember the poem different from it’s original version, if anyone knows who wrote it please comment below. I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share xx Have a great week 💋
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Some 10 years ago I read a poem that came to my mind when I edited this photo @seapea.vibes took of me in Dubai.

If you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you it’s your forever if it doesn’t it was never yours to begin with.

If you excuse me now, I’ll go and look for my hat 😆Through the years I might remember the poem different from it’s original version, if anyone knows who wrote it please comment below. I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share xx Have a great week 💋
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You would not believe your eyes
if ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep - Owl City

T H I S  P L A C E  W A S  M A G I C ✨Photo 📸 by @tonyedgar.

People walked further and further into the caves we had to stop them, tell them to turn their lights off and look above their heads, everyone as amazed when ten million glow worms lit up the caves.

Waipu caves are just two hours north of Auckland. I love that they have kept it as original as possible ‘visit at own risk’ without oversized signs or fenced off areas. It is completely free and consists of three caves, to get to the second and third you have to wade in knee deep water, duck under low cave ceiling and climb over muddy, slippery rocks, in my opinion, worth it ten times over! This photo is actually two photos put together, one of me and one of the glow worms  using a long exposure and blue light, you shouldn’t use a flash and avoid pointing your torch at the worms as that can potentially harm them. See more in my stories or under my ‘New Zealand Highlights’ in my bio 🐛 Let me know if you plan a trip here and I’d be more than happy to help you out xx

#neverstopexploring #newzealand #waipu #glowworms #caves #fireflies  #BeAlpha #stayandwander #NZMustDo #roamtheplanet #uniladadventure #adventurenthusiasts #voyaged  #sonyimages #sonyalpha
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You would not believe your eyes
if ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep - Owl City

T H I S P L A C E W A S M A G I C ✨Photo 📸 by @tonyedgar.

People walked further and further into the caves we had to stop them, tell them to turn their lights off and look above their heads, everyone as amazed when ten million glow worms lit up the caves.

Waipu caves are just two hours north of Auckland. I love that they have kept it as original as possible ‘visit at own risk’ without oversized signs or fenced off areas. It is completely free and consists of three caves, to get to the second and third you have to wade in knee deep water, duck under low cave ceiling and climb over muddy, slippery rocks, in my opinion, worth it ten times over! This photo is actually two photos put together, one of me and one of the glow worms using a long exposure and blue light, you shouldn’t use a flash and avoid pointing your torch at the worms as that can potentially harm them. See more in my stories or under my ‘New Zealand Highlights’ in my bio 🐛 Let me know if you plan a trip here and I’d be more than happy to help you out xx

#neverstopexploring #newzealand #waipu #glowworms #caves #fireflies #BeAlpha #stayandwander #NZMustDo #roamtheplanet #uniladadventure #adventurenthusiasts #voyaged #sonyimages #sonyalpha
One of many reasons why I love social media is how it connects people, here with @officiallyquigley that I met during my recent trip to LA. Quigley and I have known each other for some time through @instagram but never met in real life. I asked if she wanted to meet for a coffee and we did ☺️ Isn’t that amazing when you meet someone IRL and they are as lovely, and full of energy as their Instagram feed radiates! ✨Photo taken by @jessiebaude make sure you go and say Hi 👋 to both.

Have you ever met anyone though social media? If so, share your story below xx

#travel #aroundtheworld #instagramconnects #globetrotter #losangeles #california
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One of many reasons why I love social media is how it connects people, here with @officiallyquigley that I met during my recent trip to LA. Quigley and I have known each other for some time through @instagram but never met in real life. I asked if she wanted to meet for a coffee and we did ☺️ Isn’t that amazing when you meet someone IRL and they are as lovely, and full of energy as their Instagram feed radiates! ✨Photo taken by @jessiebaude make sure you go and say Hi 👋 to both.

Have you ever met anyone though social media? If so, share your story below xx

#travel #aroundtheworld #instagramconnects #globetrotter #losangeles #california
Hi everyone 👋 lovely to meet you! For all you new beautiful faces here I thought I re-introduce myself, and for you who has been with me for a while, welcome back and thank you for being here ❤️ I’m Maria, I’m originally from Sweden but have lived all over, currently I live in London. You’ll most likely find me some 10.000 meters above the surface of the Earth where I fly the Boeing 737 👩‍✈️ About three and a half year ago I switched from a private account to a public @instagram changed my username to @pilotmaria and with a goal to share my travel journey and give you a glimpse in what it’s like to be an airline pilot. When I’m not working you’ll most likely find me boarding a plane to somewhere tropical or packing my backpack ready for hike.

I love to engage with everyone here, I spend a lot of time responding to comments and DMs to help and inspire you the best that I can 😊 I also have my own blog www.pilotmaria.com where you can read more about what it’s like to be a pilot and my travel stories from around the world.

Tell me something about you, where are you from?

#hello #airlinepilot #traveler #globetrotter #travelmore #neverstopexploring #goprohero7
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Hi everyone 👋 lovely to meet you! For all you new beautiful faces here I thought I re-introduce myself, and for you who has been with me for a while, welcome back and thank you for being here ❤️ I’m Maria, I’m originally from Sweden but have lived all over, currently I live in London. You’ll most likely find me some 10.000 meters above the surface of the Earth where I fly the Boeing 737 👩‍✈️ About three and a half year ago I switched from a private account to a public @instagram changed my username to @pilotmaria and with a goal to share my travel journey and give you a glimpse in what it’s like to be an airline pilot. When I’m not working you’ll most likely find me boarding a plane to somewhere tropical or packing my backpack ready for hike.

I love to engage with everyone here, I spend a lot of time responding to comments and DMs to help and inspire you the best that I can 😊 I also have my own blog www.pilotmaria.com where you can read more about what it’s like to be a pilot and my travel stories from around the world.

Tell me something about you, where are you from?

#hello #airlinepilot #traveler #globetrotter #travelmore #neverstopexploring #goprohero7
Sunset in a Lord of the Rings kind of fairy tale 🧝‍♀️ Photo 📸 by @tonyedgar.
Mavora Lakes was used as film location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and one of my absolute favorites New Zealand spots. During high season they get up to 1500 tents here, this time it was less than 10! Without a doubt worth the almost hour long drive on gravel road that it took us to get there.

#mavoralakes #newzealand #unrulydreamers #msrgear #outthere #AllAboutAdventures #outdoors #lordoftherings #hiking
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Sunset in a Lord of the Rings kind of fairy tale 🧝‍♀️ Photo 📸 by @tonyedgar.
Mavora Lakes was used as film location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and one of my absolute favorites New Zealand spots. During high season they get up to 1500 tents here, this time it was less than 10! Without a doubt worth the almost hour long drive on gravel road that it took us to get there.

#mavoralakes #newzealand #unrulydreamers #msrgear #outthere #AllAboutAdventures #outdoors #lordoftherings #hiking
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30 minutes from Rotorua, hidden after a short drive on a gravel road are some of the best hot springs that I’ve ever been to! 🧖‍♀️ The waterfall in the background has a temperature of 45 degrees Celsius/Fahrenheit 110! Swipe to see me totally slip and fall on the wet rocks...thanks @tonyedgar 😝

I was told after sharing the exact coordinates in my stories to please not do so as this is suppose to be a local hidden gem, so I won’t do that again and let you work for it if you want to go (or if you are seriously planning a trip there, shoot me a DM) I can only say- definitely worth it!!😜 Photo 📸 by: @tonyedgar.

#voyaged #newzealand #wildernessculture #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #NZMustDo #globetrotter #waterfall #outdoors
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30 minutes from Rotorua, hidden after a short drive on a gravel road are some of the best hot springs that I’ve ever been to! 🧖‍♀️ The waterfall in the background has a temperature of 45 degrees Celsius/Fahrenheit 110! Swipe to see me totally slip and fall on the wet rocks...thanks @tonyedgar 😝

I was told after sharing the exact coordinates in my stories to please not do so as this is suppose to be a local hidden gem, so I won’t do that again and let you work for it if you want to go (or if you are seriously planning a trip there, shoot me a DM) I can only say- definitely worth it!!😜 Photo 📸 by: @tonyedgar.

#voyaged #newzealand #wildernessculture #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #NZMustDo #globetrotter #waterfall #outdoors
How can you travel all the time and why don’t you post more flight deck photos? 
Probably two of the most common questions that I get so I thought I share a post to answer 😊 Personally I wish that I could take you with me in flight deck and share more of my everyday life as a pilot, but due to regulations I can’t do that, I still fly the Boeing 737 and my passion for aviation is still as strong ❤️ As for travel, how can I travel all the time? My recent trip to New Zealand was on my so-called ‘month off’ we get one full month off a year and this year February was mine 😊 I try to travel as much as I can on my free time, don’t forget that it was my love for travel that brought me to become a pilot in first place 😉 I hope that it answered some of your questions, feel free to leave any thoughts you might have in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them 💋

#flyingbackhome #globetrotter #letsgosomewhere
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How can you travel all the time and why don’t you post more flight deck photos?
Probably two of the most common questions that I get so I thought I share a post to answer 😊 Personally I wish that I could take you with me in flight deck and share more of my everyday life as a pilot, but due to regulations I can’t do that, I still fly the Boeing 737 and my passion for aviation is still as strong ❤️ As for travel, how can I travel all the time? My recent trip to New Zealand was on my so-called ‘month off’ we get one full month off a year and this year February was mine 😊 I try to travel as much as I can on my free time, don’t forget that it was my love for travel that brought me to become a pilot in first place 😉 I hope that it answered some of your questions, feel free to leave any thoughts you might have in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them 💋

#flyingbackhome #globetrotter #letsgosomewhere
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