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One Year of Wanderful Wednesday

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Happy Birthday
Is anyone else at all freaked out that it’s been a whole year since Marcella, Isabel, Van and I started Wanderful Wednesday …..
Sure, it’s super exciting that our linkup has made it this long, but it’s also crazy to think that over a year ago Marcella and I met for the very first time [in real life] in a Santiago café to put this little project of ours in motion!
During this past year of life down here in Santiago, Chile, I’ve so looked forward to tuning in every week and feeding my never-ending wanderlust. To letting my mind wander. To traveling all over the world without lifting a finger or spending a cent. Getting to know you guys in this amazing little space of the internet that we call the blog-o-sphere, making connections and friends from all over the world, has been one hell of an adventure!
I celebrated Easter in Prague and got to travel home for Christmas in New York City.   I was able to visit exhibits that I unfortunately missed while they were in my town. I tasted sweet treats in Vienna, explored street food markets in London and got cultural with cuisine in Bejing. I relived my perfect night in the Sahara Desert and rewalked the quaint cobblestone streets of Lisbon. I also finally got to make that sought after stopover in Iceland.
And not only did I travel, but I was inspired and I learned. I picked up some new handy Instagram tips and was introduced to the concept of Creative Place Making. I was reminded about the weirdness of Reverse Culture Shock and the Sweetness of Sharing.
You all and this wanderful link up have become such a big part of my life. I think about you often and consider many of you friends. And so, we’re taking today to celebrate all of us in this community!
We asked you to take a photo of yourself, where you live or where you are traveling, holding a sign wishing Wanderful Wednesday a happy birthday! We love to see where you’re linking up from every week and are so lucky to have such a supportive group of bloggers representing cultures and cities from literally around the globe!

From us, your wanderful hosts:


And now from you all:

Christine, from “The Journey of Christine,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from Houston, Texas!
Melanie, from “Life’s Sweet Words,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from Torreya State Park in North Florida!
Ali, from “Wandering Feline,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from Beeston Castle, England!
Katherine from “Bright Lights of America,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from San Francisco, California!
Anna, from Slightly Astray, representing Wanderful Wednesday from the Skybridge in Langkawi, Malaysia!
Jaimie from “Ink and Adventure,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from the Oregon Coast!
Cynthia from “Adventurings,” representing Wanderful Wednesdays from the Czech Republic!
Ava from My Meena Life, representing Wanderful Wednesday from Charlotte, North Carolina in the USA!
Urska from “Slovenian Girl Abroad,” representing Wanderful Wednesday from Luzern, Switzerland!
For all of you that sent pictures, and well for the rest of you linking up today, from wherever in the world you may be, I’d just like to end by saying THANK YOU!
Thank you for tuning in. Thank you for linking up. Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for your comments, your love and your support. Blogging this past year wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Here’s to another year of very Wanderful Wednesdays!

Welcome to a very special Wanderful Wednesdays!
Consider yourself a wanderer?! Well then, this Blog Hop is for you!
Meet your hosts: ME, Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World.
Here on Wanderful Wednesday we hope to promote an open and supportive community for like-minded bloggers- expats, travelers and all kinds of wanderers!
The linkup will take place every Wednesday at 8AM GMT.
Wanderful Wednesday Guidelines:

  1. Link up a wanderful travel related post below! One per blogger per week please!
  2. Spread the LOVE! Blog Hops are all about hopping around & getting to know others within the community! At the very least please try to comment on one other post before you go!
  3. Let’s get Social! Really liked a post you read? Don’t be shy! Share your favorites on Social Media! You can use the hashtag: #wanderfulwednesday
  4. Don’t forget to grab the button and link back to your wanderful hosts! Help us spread the word and let’s get others involved!Button-WW

You can also pin your post to our new Pinterest Board! Let me know if you’d like the invite.
Happy Hopping Friends!! 😀

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