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“Where in the World” Wednesday?

16 Jan

eiffel tower
eiffel towerme

While looking for a photo to feature in today’s post I went into my Pinterest “Travel” board, like I do many weeks. The perfect picture wasn’t popping out at me like it normally does, and I was ready to exit out and try again later, perhaps then I would feel more inspired. However, seconds before clicking the “X” one picture caught my attention. Down at the very bottom of the page was a picture of the Eiffel Tower. Not very exciting to most. Pretty? Yes, certainly, but nothing original. It was the caption, however, that made smile. “So soon,” I had written below the vintage edited photo. I must’ve written it weeks, even days, before I embarked on the best ten days of my life, a true trip of a lifetime. When I pinned this picture my adrenline was pumping and my curiousity was through the roof. The amazing part about today’s post, is even though my trip was over months ago, the original picture still excites me. I’m no longer curious as to what Paris looks like at night (I know now that it is stunning: full of noise, music, wine, and literally sparkling). My adrenaline no longer pumps in fear of the long plane ride or language barrier. Today I smile, because just a few months ago, this rountine photo of the famous structure was a dream, an envy, and now it is my reality. I stood in front of that tower. There, I sat on a picnic blanket with my oldest friend, and two newest, and sipped cheap wine and ate expensive meat and cheese. I listened to the music of the street performers, I laughed until I cried, and I stared in amazement as the lights on the tower twinkled like nothing I have ever seen before. Proving that dreams really do come true, my fantasy turned into a memory, one that will be with me forever.

“Where in the World” Wednesday

12 Dec

Hold on to your boot straps, Nashville, because I’ll be seeing you in less then a month. Flight, hotel, and car are booked, and now nothing but some mere 40 or so days lies in between me and music row!! So “where in the world,” will I be on January 18? Well, the answer, of course, you already know….

nashville

Nashville, TN

“Where in the World” Wednesday

29 Nov

It may not be the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italy, but you can eat in this crooked European building. Find out “Where in the  World” it is…

The Crooked House. English Tea Room, Windsor. UK

“Where in the World” Wednesday

21 Nov

Keeping with the color scheme of the impending Fall holiday tomorrow, see if you can guess where this vivid violet landscape can be found…..

 

Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

“Where in the World” Wednesday

14 Nov

Proving that beautious nature is in our own North American backyard, check out “where in the world” this photo was taken….

Tulip Field - photograph white mountain field of spring flowers farm Oregon feminine colorful - Tulips Below the Volcano

Mt. Hood, Oregon

(photo credit http://www.etsy.com/listing/95155723/tulip-field-photograph-white-mountain)

“Where in the World” Wednesday

7 Nov

With the recent power outage I have been significantly behind on my TV watching! (Damn those books!) However, last night I resumed my infamous spot on the couch and successfully made it through 3 episodes of “Once Upon a Time,” one of my new-to-me favorite shows. Soon my DVR will be emptied and a new “TV Tuesday” will be ready to go by next week.

However, no electricial preparation was needed for today’s post, and after last night’s intense presidental race, I believe this peaceful photo is exactly what everyone needs. Use it as inspiration to take a deep breath and close your eyes and relax for even a minute on this busy, stressful Wednesday.

So where in the world has this image just taken your mind? Scroll below to find out…. 

Buddha in the Jungle Highlands

Borobudur, Indonesia

(photo credit: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2008/04/15/buddha-in-the-jungle-highlands/)

“Where in the World” Wednesday

24 Oct

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page.”

Just as much as I love to write, I love to travel. They’re one in the same really. Well,  you don’t have to physically get on a plane or drive in a car to write, but in a sense you do. In order to write you have to go places. You have to let your mind travel to unreal, impossible, ficitional, emotional, larger-then-life places. Staying in one place, one mindset or one life is like writing one page of a book, a book with no story, no love, no fighting, no problem-solving, no cultural shock, no knowledge, and no ending.

So, to give everyone a little inspiration to travel, whether it be physically or mentally, I decided to create, “Where in the World” Wednesday. Each photo that I have or have taken is from either another country, city, state, street, or office; anywhere but here.

Use these pictures and places as a metaphor for all of life’s “travel” experiences. Encourage yourself to step out of the box,  to see the beauty the world has to offer, and ask yourself, “where in the world do I want to go.”

First Falls of the Winter – Eastern Sierras, California

If you have pictures you want to be featured as a “Where in the World” Wednesday, please send them along!