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I Would Drive 500 Miles (And I Would Drive 500 More)

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Of all the car games, activities, and musicals so common on road trips, what is the single one most effective at avoiding boredom and getting to the destination faster.


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Find Peace in Arriving, Not Arrival

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“I Already See It” | Kye Kye

Nikki and I had the fortune of discovering this phenomenal electropop band when they opened for another of our favorite artists at a concert in Birmingham, Alabama U.S.


You’ve heard the cliché a million times: “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Removed from all overuse, it’s a good quote. It sticks to your hippocampus like bubble gum in your hair, and with the fast-acting potency of a prescription encapsulates everything you need to know about appreciating life in the now. Yet, despite no syllable wasted, seven words necessarily sells short the complexity of life. The nuanced complications of this human experience run as deep and as wide as the ocean.

The ocean. It is the place I miss most about my old life in Alabama, U.S. I’ve lived in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. for 441 days – don’t worry, I used math rather than counting each day — and I must say I’m impressed. Between the epic hiking trails – one going horizontally across the entire state — and myriad of parks, you’re never too far of a drive from becoming one with nature for a while. But what I wouldn’t give for one of those skinny trails overgrown with underbrush to lead to a portal to the ocean. I’d love to push away some stubborn scrub and suddenly feel the soft hot sand below my feet. Immediately being spirited away to somewhere amazing is the dream of a kid, but I guess I was never very good at abandoning my child-like fantasies. You get what you’re given in reality, however, and portals give ways to the combustion of the car engine. Continue reading “Find Peace in Arriving, Not Arrival”

Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds!

HYRULE
SEE THE SIGHTS!
HEAR THE SOUNDS!

A Collaboration
From the Great Land of Hyrule
And Beyond 

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The Legend of Zelda would be nothing without its amazing sound design, and this mix of Breath of the Wild environmental ambiance has been carefully chosen to accompany this post. Please be sure to hit the play button!

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We respect the creators’ intentions that some of these places aren’t canonically part of the Land of Hyrule, but we believe they all still encapsulate the spirit of exploration of the great land.

Each post contains links to the blogs of the incredible authors of their respective pieces. Please support their work by following/bookmarking them. 

We recommend you start from the beginning, but you can click each link to jump to that location if you prefer.

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Starring:

Outset Island | Matt from Normal Happenings
Koholint Island | Emma from Geeky Tourist
The Fishing Pond | Kim from Later Levels
Great Bay | Jan from The Life of Jan
Zora’s Domain | Teri Mae from Sheikah Plate
Behind the Waterfall | GG from Hungrygoriya
Forest Temple | Ellen from LividLightning
Hyrule Field | KT from Wintendo64
Lon Lon Ranch | Jan from The Life of Jan
Lumpy Pumpkin | Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie
Eastern Palace | Megan from A Geeky Gal
Clock Town | Ian from Adventure Rules
The Dark World | Jan from The Life of Jan
Ikana Canyon | Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie
Gerudo Valley | Teri Mae from Sheikah Plate
Shrine of Resurrection | Nikki from Normal Happenings


Outset Island

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Wind Waker
Matt | Normal Happenings

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Dear Grandma,

I woke up this morning missing you. I’ve been away for a while, and I realize I’ve been far too wrapped up in my adventures to make my way back to the Island, back to Outset. Of that, I want to say I’m sorry. Courage may come in many different forms, but it almost always takes you away from the family and friends you love.

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