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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.

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 6, 2016 at 7:46pm PST

 

 

#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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:49pm PST

 

 

We free dived with 22 wild Sharks this morning and it was INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Help us save these beautiful creatures! More underwater pictures to come!!!! @oceanicramsey @hillaryharley @cheeklane @juansharks #helpsavesharks #HappyHawaii #livelifetothefullest #meetashark #savesharks #savetheocean #ninadobrev @oneoceandiving @waterinspired @shells4sharks

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 3, 2016 at 5:34pm PST

 

 

#Repost @cheeklane Lean on me! #HappyHawaii

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 2, 2016 at 10:47pm PST

 

 

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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 2, 2016 at 11:12am PST

 

 

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Dec 30, 2015 at 3:02pm PST

 

 

This is my happy place...

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Dec 25, 2015 at 12:45pm PST

 

 

Travel is about escaping the hustle and clearing my head. Anywhere I can get close to natural beauty is my dream destination. #WhyIWander Why do YOU travel? What’s YOUR dream destination? Let’s hear it by 5PM ESTtoday (9/14/15)…the best response wins a trip to their dream destination! Don’t forget to tag @marriotthotels and #WhyIWander.

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:01am PDT

 

 

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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Sep 3, 2015 at 6:35am PDT

 

 

#KaylaNovlan

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Aug 1, 2015 at 11:14pm PDT

 

 

 

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jul 21, 2015 at 7:32am PDT

 

 

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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jun 29, 2015 at 2:59pm PDT

 

 

#nofilter

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on May 20, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

 

 

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on May 19, 2015 at 4:13pm PDT

 

 

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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on May 18, 2015 at 6:47pm PDT

 

 

#latergram #CoachellaWeekend2 #Girls #RideOrDie

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Apr 24, 2015 at 1:31pm PDT

 

 

Rockclimbing adventures. #NewZealand #TBT

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:42pm PST

 

 

Once upon a time I visited a far far away land... Queenstown. The most magical place. #NewZealand #TBT The complete quote on my shirt reads: "Once upon a time I visited a far far away land that had ginormous mountains, a cold as lake, and an old as steamboat, you'll never believe this place. In this land there are lots of crazy people doing crazy things. They jump off bridges tied to elastic bands, drive fast boats with jets, fly off mountains, eat huge burgers, drink out of teapots, ride glass boxes into the sky, slide down mountains on wooden planks and the people are named after fruit. It's such a crazy land. You'll never believe it... Queenstown. "

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:40pm PST

 

 

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:33am PST

 

 

#TBT #NewZealand

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 12, 2015 at 2:55pm PST

 

 

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

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:42am PST

 

 

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:18pm PST

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