Megan M Cable
 
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My Creative Work

 
 
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Look, I’m going to be honest here. This is something I’m still figuring out. I am not a professional photographer, but I love taking photos. I am not a web developer, but I loved creating this website.

In 2019, I have partnered with Mountain Standard and Hydro Flask to be an ambassador for these awesome brands that I love. This mostly involves taking these products that I already have, use and love with me on adventures and creating content with them (usually in the form of photos or a story). This stuff is just for fun.

This year, I’m exploring ways to do more creative work and here’s the key - *get paid for it*.

So stay tuned and follow along this year to see how I make these ideas a reality. Below are a few examples of my photo work.

 
 
 
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Adventure Travel Sports Rentals

Denver, Colorado

 
 
Adventure Travel Sports Rentals  is based out of Denver, CO (with a few rigs in the LA and Vegas areas) and specialize in off-road adventure rigs. This is an adventure waiting to happen.

Adventure Travel Sports Rentals is based out of Denver, CO (with a few rigs in the LA and Vegas areas) and specialize in off-road adventure rigs. This is an adventure waiting to happen.

In October 2018, I partnered with ATSR to attend the Women on the Road Gathering in Taos, NM. At the time, I was traveling on the east coast and it just didn’t make sense to try and make the trek out to NM for the event in my own van. I had a blast flying into Denver, picking up this badass adventure rig and taking a solo road trip from Denver, CO down to Taos, NM for the event.

 
 
 
First stop at the grocery store… a nice man was admiring this bad ass adventure rig so I awkwardly asked him to take this photo…

First stop at the grocery store… a nice man was admiring this bad ass adventure rig so I awkwardly asked him to take this photo…

You don't need a reason to drive the backroads, you do it just for fun. The first few miles of thee Four Mile dirt roads were well maintained and drivable in any rig. However, on day 2, as I continued on through the mountains to Salida and through ‘aspen ridge’ the roads were pretty rough and required slow (and fun) travel.

You don't need a reason to drive the backroads, you do it just for fun. The first few miles of thee Four Mile dirt roads were well maintained and drivable in any rig. However, on day 2, as I continued on through the mountains to Salida and through ‘aspen ridge’ the roads were pretty rough and required slow (and fun) travel.

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Step 1: Fill the fridge and find the dirt roads

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I spent the morning cruising the back roads of the Rocky Mountains taking full advantage of having an off road vehicle for the weekend. Before I left ATSR, Gaylord, one of the founders, provided me with a map of the “four mile” and pointed out several suggested camping spots for the night. The “fourmile” runs through the mountains of the Pike National Forest and was beautiful even in October after the leaves had turned and fallen. I only saw a handful of other cars and off road vehicles out on these back roads.

I spent the morning cruising the back roads of the Rocky Mountains taking full advantage of having an off road vehicle for the weekend. Before I left ATSR, Gaylord, one of the founders, provided me with a map of the “four mile” and pointed out several suggested camping spots for the night. The “fourmile” runs through the mountains of the Pike National Forest and was beautiful even in October after the leaves had turned and fallen. I only saw a handful of other cars and off road vehicles out on these back roads.

 
 
 
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Step 2: Find your camp spot before the sun goes down, crack open that can of wine and cook yourself some dinner.

 
 
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RV’s are for sightseeing . Rigs are for Adventures.
— @adventuretravelsportrentals
 
 
 
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After the Women on the Road gathering in Taos, NM - I made my way back to the Denver area and enjoyed one final meal in Red Rocks Park in Morrison, CO before I had to return this adventure rig.

After the Women on the Road gathering in Taos, NM - I made my way back to the Denver area and enjoyed one final meal in Red Rocks Park in Morrison, CO before I had to return this adventure rig.

Rising before the sun to get on the road for the drive from Taos back to Denver.

Rising before the sun to get on the road for the drive from Taos back to Denver.

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One of my favorite things about driving this thing around for 5 days... the unexpected and surprised looks from strangers in parking lots as they see little ol' me climb in and out.   Thanks for the 📷 by  @howsheviewsit

One of my favorite things about driving this thing around for 5 days... the unexpected and surprised looks from strangers in parking lots as they see little ol' me climb in and out.

Thanks for the 📷 by @howsheviewsit

 
 
 
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Women on the Road Gathering

 

Taos, New Mexico || October 2018

'Fitting in' is not important, true belonging is what matters.

True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging does not require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.
— BRENE BROWN
 
 
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Women on the Road is a community born out of a podcast hosted by Laura Hughes. In October 2018, WOTR partnered with Vanlife Diaries to host the first ever Women on the Road gathering at Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, NM. It was a wonderful weekend where I had the chance to connect with wonderful like-minded women from - many of which I had some sort of online interaction with before this event. It was a chance to put real life faces this community.

Rather than giving you a full write up of the event, I’m going to urge you to head over to these articles written by Katie Larsen at Go-Van or Kathleen Morton at Vanlife Diaries on the event - you’ll recognize some of these photos featured ;)

 
Ali , the tortilla frying master

Ali, the tortilla frying master

Latasha of @jitterbug_art drawing portraits at the gathering

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Rachel  and her van Fran. Van drawing by  @jitterbug_art .

Rachel and her van Fran. Van drawing by @jitterbug_art.

 
 
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I finally got to meet these two incredible and inspiring ladies in person at the event - Laura of  @howsheviewsit  and Katie of  @s0weboughtavan  at the event. Already counting down the time until we get to do it again.

I finally got to meet these two incredible and inspiring ladies in person at the event - Laura of @howsheviewsit and Katie of @s0weboughtavan at the event. Already counting down the time until we get to do it again.

Jewelry making workshop with Madison of  Van Crafted Studios . Thanks  Laura Hughes  for the photo!

Jewelry making workshop with Madison of Van Crafted Studios. Thanks Laura Hughes for the photo!

As part of the jewelry workshop, we set the stone and stamped the letters on the bar.

As part of the jewelry workshop, we set the stone and stamped the letters on the bar.

 
 
 
 
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Who doesn’t love LOVE?

Stalking my best friends - engagement series, January 2019

 
 
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We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.
— Robert Fulghum, True Love
 
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