Wander Weekly #10: Be Humble & Resilient

Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album and it’s basically 2014 again!!!

Are you Team 🐍? Team Kimye? Team I-really-couldn’t-care-less?

Fine. Here’s a short and sweet WW to kick off the weekend.

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Wander Weekly #9: Total Eclipse of the Heart

Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.

Recently, I had a conversation with friends about how every time an exciting space event is coming up, it always seems to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Apparently, something of that caliber happens every 3 months – or at least, that’s what it feels like.

In honor of the total solar eclipse on Monday that the internet can’t get enough of, here’s my favorite joke of late to kick off this eclipse-themed Wander Weekly:

So I’ve got a new GPS that can download other people’s voices, and they direct you around while you’re driving.

The voice I’ve downloaded is Bonnie Tyler, and it’s great and everything, but it keeps telling me to turn around.

And every now and then it falls apart.

(Thanks to The Dinner Party Download)

Now let’s kick it. And please don’t forget to wear eclipse goggles!

I am –

Reading:

  • Prepare for the eclipse…with karaoke

Looking for inspiration for your eclipse-themed karaoke night? Atlas Obscura has the guide for you.

 

Just in case seeing an eclipse in totality isn’t cool enough for you.

(Via the REI Co-op Journal)

 

Apparently, people living along the path of totality have been renting out their homes for “astronomical prices” for months now. I see what you did there, Atlantic.

(Via The Atlantic)

 

  • “How to Plan a Last-Minute Eclipse Trip”

For all my procrastinators out there…if you’re not deterred by those prices, The New York Times has you covered.

 

I’ll leave you with this. ‘Nough said.

 

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Washington National Parks + the San Juan Islands [Part 2]

Welcome to Part 2 of our trip to the Washington national parks & San Juan Islands! We’ve reached the national parks portion of our tour. If you’re looking for the Game of Thrones on-location tour, that bus left an hour ago, and also you’re in the wrong country. Looks like you’re stuck here, so feel free to come along as you examine your life and your choices.

Missed Part 1? Check it out here. Otherwise, onwards!

Day 6:

Olympic National Park

Throughout these days of long drives, hours of podcasts helped the time whirl by. Soon enough, on day six we were walking down the sandy path to Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, peering through the trees to get a good look at the Pacific Ocean.

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Wander Weekly #8: Time to Step Outside

Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.

We’re hitting the dog days of summer, and I’m all about taking full advantage of these daylight hours while I still can. (Although I caught of whiff of fall in the air the other day, and I have to admit I’m excited.)

In between blasting “Perfect Places” in my car all week and getting excited for friends coming to town, this is what I’ve been enjoying.

I am –

Reading:

A compilation of outdoor tips, from how to keep calm in an emergency to decluttering your life with Marie Kondo.

(Via Outside)

 

“Being rad is not a story. Being rad and doing sick shit with your rad bros is not a story. You have to seek out extraordinary places and new ways of exploring them.”

(Via The Clymb)

 

Giant horses in the hillsides! Could you get more precious, England?!

(Via Atlas Obscura)

 

I haven’t actually seen Dunkirk yet, but I’m looking forward to the soundtrack already.

(Via Vox)

Watching:

Highly recommend this movie – I laughed, I cried. It’s based on the true story of Kumail Nanjiani and his girlfriend who becomes ill and has to enter a medically-induced coma.

 

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Wander Weekly #7: Roll On, Roller Coaster

Wander Weekly is a weekly post on what I’m consuming at the moment.

Are you a roller coaster person, or not a roller coaster person? There’s no in-between.

I rode my first loop roller coaster when I was 8 because I’mhardcore. Also, I was a tall child. But really, I love roller coasters, and I’m pumped to be heading to the Roller Coaster Capital of the World tomorrow: Cedar Point.

Alrighty, then. Let’s roll out. (Sorry.)

This week, I am –

Reading:

“The square inch of silence is one of only 12 “quiet zones” remaining in the U.S., and its claim of being the country’s quietest place has been supported by the readings of decibel meters.”

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Washington National Parks + the San Juan Islands [Part 1]

Back at the end of May into June, my boyfriend and I headed up to the Pacific Northwest to visit friends and hang out in nature. (Spoiler alert: I fell in love with Washington.)

The trip was amazing, and I’m already thinking about how to go back as soon as possible. I’m hoping to return for a deeper dive into all the area has to offer, but we hit several of the outdoor highlights that are well worth the visit.

If you’re planning a trip to this part of the country, here’s an outline of our itinerary to offer some suggestions (and hopefully some travel inspiration – just do it. #Nike.)

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