Hello traveler. Hello dreamer. Hello reader. Hello fellow human being. Most importantly, hello friend — old or new or hopefully in the future.
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Sometimes you need a little inspiration to kickstart your life. So I’ve compiled the 10 most inspiring quotes about life, living your dreams, and travel, and popped them onto one photo from every destination I’ve been to.
Dream On and Live Gnarly!
See more inspiring photos HERE!
Making preparations for #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November where writers are tasked to complete a 50,000+ word novel in 30 days. I’m currently preparing my writing desk, daily inspiration, writing calendar, and supplies. Oh, and yes, I will be writing it on my 1940’s Royal Typewriter.
Sometimes you explore historical towns and pop into a random antique store to poke around and find it filled with doll heads. And dolls freak me out. I’m realizing people keep a lot of random and weird things. But then I proceeded to have a Shakespeare moment with one. (p.s. I don’t do my exploring in garb like this normally but I was dressed for an event.)
What is your favorite way to keep your #travel spirit alive while back home? Mine…definitely exploring historical places nearby, most of which I hadn’t ever been to.
Hazlett’s Battery atop Little Round Top at #Gettysburg with the mist shrouding most of the battlefield like the spirits of the fallen. This was the valley of death.
Would you enter? I did while doing a bit of #Urbex with @realpatmcguire Monday, and damn was it creepy. Since I’m not traveling at the moment, I’m exploring all over my home state and…being Halloween is my favorite holiday, I’m going to be checking out the creepiest places in the area!
Lost In Time: Ballenger Creek
Here is some footage while doing some urban exploring around Fredrick Maryland, in an abandoned house, farm, and manor. Inside, parts seem as though whoever once lived there just up and left, and other parts have become some freakish haunted house prank. Unfortunately, unlike those like me who like to explore abandoned places and not take anything or destroy anything, most of the property is vandalized. Still, in the one house, walking over the broken glass and creaking floorboards and seeing the red paint on the walls was pretty freaky. For more about this check out http://justchuckinit.com where I’ll be posting more photos and videos.
Also, I used this opportunity to test out my new iPhone 6 for taking video and slow mo. I was pretty impressed, though indoors the grain is still apparent. The stabilization worked wonders, but also occasionally made for warping. The focusing I still have to play around with but changed much faster focusing from foreground to background than other phones. Also, I edited the video just to out it up quickly on iMovie app on the iPhone, so there may be a difference in export quality with the filter.
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The song is now owned by me, it is “House of the Rising Sun” cover by Lauren O’Connell
This may keep you awake at night! Come check out the full video from my recent #Urbex around some abandoned places with my good friend @realpatmcguire. One house in particular was pretty freaky as you can see from the red hands. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iAkTdScoLuI
(All filmed on my #iPhone6 and edited on it as well to create this quick video.)
It has been months since I’ve had a place to call my own (with roommates of course) and it’s oddly exciting to go grocery shopping for healthy things I want to cook. Though I LOVE food when traveling, typically months on end of Turkish kebabs and Pad Thai isn’t always the healthiest diet, however delicious. But my favorite things to eat are veggies, and it’s just so hard to stock those in a hostel when you travel every few days.