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Wanderlust Wednesday- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


I went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty just after Christmas, and since I was getting ready to embark on my own adventure (that, and my general obsession with travel) I was really inspired by this film.  I just got back earlier this week even more inspired, and decided to watch this again to do a post about and I cried- literally.  The tagline in the photo above says it all- “Stop dreaming, start living“.  I was so inspired by every part of this movie.  Not only are there amazingly beautiful shots of Iceland and the Himalayas, but the story is one that everyone, on some level and for whatever personal reason, wishes they could do.

Walter Mitty has a really vivid imagination, but finds that he’s never realized any of these daydreams.  He had always wanted to travel right after high school, and didn’t get the chance to.  However, due to a work situation Walter decides to drop everything and take off to find a photographer, and ends up finding himself.

Travel is one of those amazing things that just changes your life if you let it.  I have learned this, as I know many of you have and I think that this film is a spectacular example of take that step, doing the things you love, and finding yourself while getting lost!

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    Lauren @ Peaks and Passports
    January 29, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve been wanting to see Walter Mitty and this post sealed the deal – thanks!

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      January 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Lauren, it’s so unbelievable! If you’re like me you will be smiling through the whole thing! Thanks for reading!

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    January 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Loved that movie…I myself suffer from an extreme case of Wanderlust. Go check out my blog? Just made it, Im kind of new to all of this!


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      January 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Isn’t it great? It’s a pretty deadly disease if you don’t get out there! Of course I’ll check it out! Thanks for sending a link, and commenting on my post!

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    January 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Now that you recommend it I will watch that movie. It looks like the same thing as Forrest Gump, but is different.

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      January 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      It’s similar, I suppose, to Forrest Gump, but these are actual dreams that he’s had and you watch him accomplish them. It’s totally worth it! Thanks for reading; I hope you like it!

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    Michaela Wiley
    February 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Loved this movie. Really fueled the flame of my wanderlust! A $10 movie ticket was a cheap price to get that inspiration flowing!

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      February 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

      I completely agree! It is an incredible source of inspiration! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    In Between Pictures
    February 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I just watched this movie and I was so surprised I LOVED IT. I didn’t think much of it but man it really made want to drop everything and take off with my camera! Just pack a light back and go.

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      February 15, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Right?! It’s so wonderful! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    February 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

    it inspired me to actually buy a ticket to Iceland, as I’ve talked about on my blog! Can’t wait…

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      February 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

      That’s so awesome that you were able to do that! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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