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Wanderlust Wednesday – August Edition ✈︎

This is the first of my revamped, monthly ‘Wanderlust Wednesdays’! I used to have one every week, but I started to get overwhelmed coming up with new material each week. So, I’ve decided to make it less stressful, therefore probably more enjoyable for my readers and do one big Wanderlust Wednesday filled with fun things to inspire you all month long! I hope you enjoy!

This month’s Wanderlust Wednesday feels a bit all over the place, with no real theme. That’s probably because I, myself, have been all over the place! I’ve been reading about nature, watching documentaries based in Asia, looking into some long-term US travel in the near future. All of this is happening while planning trips to D.C., North Carolina, Colorado, Iceland + Florida and I’m currently in Louisiana! See what I mean?! Want to know the beauty about that, though? It means that I’m feeling seriously inspired!

Read ✈︎


Watch ✈︎

I know that these shows are not brand new, but they are shows that I have recently started watching and felt truly inspired by. The two examples today are both currently on Netflix.


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Rock the Park follows two friends-2

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Words from Wanderers ✈︎


“Perhaps, then, this was what traveling was, an exploration of deserts of my mind rather than those surrounding me.”

» Claude Levi-Strauss «

%22Travel is life-changing

“Too often… I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”

» Louis L’Amore «



Blog Posts ✈︎

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I discovered this post while doing some planning for my upcoming trip to Iceland! I’m a massive nature-lover, so seeing this post of 15 STUNNING waterfalls to see on the island was very inspiring and made for a hefty start to my Iceland to-do list!

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I really enjoyed this post by the Flyaway Girl about a Kanchanaburi, Thailand. I visited this city both before and after working at Safari Park, but I felt like I missed out on a lot of the history that she did a fantastic job explaining! Check it out!


From My Pin Boards ✈︎

Pinterest is one of my very favorite tools for inspiring Wanderlust! I get trip ideas, post ideas and just all around inspiration for my adventures from here! Below are glimpses into some planning for destinations + looking at ways to up our SUV-Camping game for some longer-term U.S. travel.

Colorado    Iceland    Treehouse SUV Camping   LuangPrabang Bagan    LibraryOfCongress   Redwoods

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What has been inspiring your adventures these days? I’d love to have suggestions + see what’s fueling your wanderlust!

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  • Reply
    August 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Love the quotes. I love John Muir quotes, but I recently read a controversial expose on him and found it really interesting and it’s sort of shifted my perception of him. Anyway, thanks for the lovely quotes and inspiration!

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Do you know the name of the expose? I would love to read it. I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes! Cheers!

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    Laura @ Grassroots Nomad
    August 3, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    This is such a great round up – what a great idea!!! I will definitely be trying some of these things out and coming back next month for more inspiration 😀

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Thanks Laura! You’ll have to let me know if you like any of them! Cheers!

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    Candy Waltrip
    August 3, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Rock the Park sounds like my kind of show!! I haven’t heard of it and I have Netflix, so I’m pretty excited to see this. I’ve been exploring more National Parks the older I get, so this is right up my alley 🙂

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Then this would be perfect for you! I don’t know how mainstream of a show this is – it comes on Saturday mornings in real time – but my dad found it and we have a shared love of the National Parks and he got me hooked! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Pinay Flying High
    August 4, 2016 at 2:31 am

    That book does sound interesting. Recently, I’ve had an inclination to read compilation of stories in a book instead of one full-length story. I don’t know why, probably because it’s easier to take a break that way. Lol.

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

      I totally understand that. I’ve not read many books this year, which is unlike me, but I think it’s because I haven’t had nearly as much spare time. The Essays were a great change of pace! Cheers!

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    August 4, 2016 at 3:38 am

    What a great collection! I am going to Iceland next summer so I’ll definitely keep those waterfalls in mind. I love travel writing from the first half of the 20th century so I like Cornelia Otis Skinner and Richard Halliburton for travel quotes.

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Nice! I’m going in February, but hoping that I’ll still be able to enjoy some of that amazing natural beauty! And thanks for the tip on some people for quotes for next time – I can’t wait to check them out! Cheers!

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    August 4, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Really calming photos with lovely quotes. Fabulous collection of items for perusing. Thank you!

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    August 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I saw the Dali Lama in Boulder about a month ago….and I say ‘saw’ because I couldnt actually hear a word that came out of his mouth because he talked too quietly! Kinda a big bummer but hey, I can always read the book lol!

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Haha! That is a bummer! I found out that he was at a university event the day after. I was so bummed and I’m still not sure how I missed it considering I studied Eastern Religion + Anthropology! How did I miss that info?! Haha

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    August 6, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Ooh love the idea of this revamped monthly series! Less stress for you is great 🙂 There’s definitely lots of wanderlust inspiring things in this post! I love nature so I may have to read some John Muir’s essays! 😀

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! I was just putting too much pressure on myself, but this was so much fun to do again! I hope you like the essays! You’ll have to let me know!

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    August 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Great round up! I love that you included Rock the Park! I’ve been wanting to watch that show so thanks for this!

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      Paige Wunder
      August 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      It’s really great. I like it because they’re just two regular-acting guys. They’re not overly macho and they both have fears and are realistic about the things they’re doing and their struggles. I think you’ll like it!

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    The Flyaway Girl
    August 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Aw thank you so much for mentioning my post! That means a lot. I love the idea of this post too, great concept!

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      Paige Wunder
      August 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Well, thank you for writing such a great post! I really enjoyed it!

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