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Wanderlust Wednesday: Maldives

July 2, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Today we’re dreaming of white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and a lot of Vitamin D. The Maldive islands are a series of hot spots that make up twenty-six atolls in the middle of the Indian ocean. There’s also an island with a beach that illuminates at night called Vaadhoo Island. A great little escape for friends to enjoy water sports and couples to enjoy their honeymoon.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Barcelona

June 25, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Ahh beautiful Barcelona! The capital of Catalonia will fill your senses, with its rich mix of modern and ancient architecture, enticing artisan markets and cafes, and sun-soaked mediterranean beaches. Stroll down the lively La Ramba and through the waterfront Barceloneta.

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Wanderlust Wednesday : Melbourne

June 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Dreaming of this vibrant city and all the excitement it holds. Located in the south-east corner of Australia, this thriving city is filled with quaint coffee shops, unique restaurants, chic fashion, and of course beautiful beaches. While it’s still a fairly young city, there’s loads of potential for exciting new neighborhoods and eclectic nightlife and oh boy, is it growing!

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Grandiose Bookstores

June 11, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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While they might be going extinct, there are a few bookstores that are just too beautiful to be forgotten. They’re spectacular in design, rich in history, and marvelous in all that is to be discovered! The convenience of Amazon and nooks are nice but these bookstores are worth leaving the country for. Take a gander at the worlds most grandiose bookstores and all the wonderful labyrinths they hold.

1. El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

2. Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland

3. Barts Books in Ojai, California, USA

4. Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal

5. Barter Books in Alnwick, United Kingdom

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Festivals of the World

June 4, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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A festival is more than just live music and a good time; it’s a celebration of life. Almost every country has their signature celebration and when that time of year comes around, they go big. We were ecstatic to kick off festival season with Coachella but little did we know there’s so many more! Kicking off the new year in China and ending with a Santa Run in Wales. There’s a few that are a bit odd and others that I’m adding to my bucket list right now. Side note: the dates are when the festivals begin in 2015, so start planning now!

January

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, China (January 5th)

February

Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (February 13th)

March

Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan (March 5th)

April

Songkran Water Festival, Thailand (April 13th)

May

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival, England (May 26th)

June

White Nights Festival / Scarlet Sales, Russia (June 23rd)

July

San Fermin Festiva, Spain (July 6th)

August

Burning Man, Nevada, USA (August 29th)

September

Oktoberfest, Germany (September 19th)

October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico, USA (October 2nd)

November

Dia de los Muertos, Mexico (November 2nd)

December

Santa Run, Wales (December 7th)

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Life In Color

May 28, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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This weeks Wanderlust Wednesday is inspired by our Life In Color Original, not so much the concert but the cities that are brought to life by the color they manifest. There’s so much beauty in color, besides the different hues, but that it brings anything it touches to life and it’s universal. Let’s agree that we always need a little more color in our life, the more color the better! Hopefully these colorful neighborhoods will inspire you to bring more color into your home.

1. Cinque Terre, Italy

2. Caminito, Buenos Aires

3. Wroclaw, Poland

4. Santa Maria, Rio De Janeiro

5. San Francisco, California