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Olivia Bahou
Jan 09, 2016 @ 8:00 am

With the holidays over and the brutal cold of winter upon us, it’s only natural to start dreaming of a warm-weather getaway. Luckily, birthday girl Nina Dobrev has just what we need: Her Instagram is filled with vacay snaps in exotic locations that are sure to give you wanderlust. 

From shark diving in Hawaii to bungee jumping in New Zealand, the newly-minted 27-year-old is definitely a daredevil. “Travel is about escaping the hustle and clearing my head,” she writes in one of her snaps.

So what is this starlet up to when she’s not traveling the globe? After wrapping up her work on The Vampire Diaries, she appeared in the new horror-comedy The Final Girls in October. You can expect to see her in the rom-com Crash Pad, out later this year, and the upcoming coming-of-age indie Arrivals.

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Whether you use her posts as inspiration to plan a trip or just live vicariously through her snaps, you can be sure that this world traveler is keeping busy–while probably planning her next getaway. Happy birthday, Nina! Keep scrolling to see some of her awe-inducing photos. 

 

 

Pretty good view from where I'm sitting.... Landscape is it bad either.

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#Repost @oceanicramsey with @repostapp. ・・・ The beautiful @ninadobrev #ninadobrev diving with my favorite sandbar shark @bullyshark_ photo by @juansharks with @oneoceandiving Fun, fearless, super sweet, intelligent, ridiculously talented, & she likes sharks & marine life too! #perfect ... The wonderful beautiful @ninadobrev #freediving with a school of over 22 sharks with marine conservation photographer & shark expert @juansharks of @oneoceandiving www.oneoceandiving.com #pelagicshark #sharkresearch and #sharkconservation program in #hawaii #oahu Nina impressed me so much, with her enthusiasm, fun, down-to-earth, live life to the fullest personality but what I really admire was her kindness & respect of the sharks the ocean and concern for their plight and willingness to even volunteer to help speak up for them & help raise awareness. Aloha with fellow divers & friends @hillaryharley @cheeklane @markkassen @adamjlock & @k21harris Right now is such a critical tipping point for sharks with such low populations and they have little to no protection still. They need all the help they can get if we are going to save them. Please join us & #helpsavesharks They are vital components to healthy balanced marine ecosystems, the ocean, & environment. #speakupforthosewithoutavoice #savesharks #savetheocean #waterinspired @waterinspired stop #sharkfishing ban #sharkfinsoup #NinaDobrevFreedivingwithsharks #freediveforsharks #marineconservation #sharkresearchandconservation #happyhawaii #internationalsharkproject #helpsavesharks

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#Repost @cheeklane Lean on me! #HappyHawaii

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Sending love and positivity from the top of the world! #HappyHawaii

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This is my happy place...

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Strolling through the city with my cousin... #sofia #family

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#KaylaNovlan

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Jumping off a bridge like... "We Gotta Go." Bye Khaleesi #MVB

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#nofilter

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Yoga? Namast'ay here and appreciate the view. #NamasteSeries #Gypsy5OnARide #GrandCanyon

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#latergram #CoachellaWeekend2 #Girls #RideOrDie

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Rockclimbing adventures. #NewZealand #TBT

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#TBT #NewZealand

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I'm not crazy. You gotta try everything once. #TBT #NewZealand #Queenstown

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