Wanderlust

My whole life I’ve had an insatiable case of wanderlust.

With a trip to Kenya already in the works and one other international trip before the end of the year that I’m not yet allowed to talk about, I’m going to finally add some more stamps to my passport and I’m excited.

This morning, a series of new videos from Rick Mereki hit my radar.

Simply title Eat, Learn and Move, they follow the journey of three men around the globe. As it says in the description: “3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..”

They certainly did and they turned my wanderlust up to 11.

My favorite of the three is Learn which you can watch below.

It may not be as visually stimulating as the other two, but it highlights my favorite thing to do when traveling and that is to learn something new and take part in an experience that I will always remember. It doesn’t matter if it is drinking in a German beer garden, paddling through the Boundary Waters or drinking a home brewed beer in San Francisco, every experience becomes a special memory for me.

I firmly believe that a good life is one of constant learning and the only way to truly learn is to take part in and do what you want to learn. Of course once you learn anything, you should share it with everyone you can. Life is nothing but one big circle.

So, as I pack up the bags to head to New Hampshire this weekend I’m eager for a little adventure and soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield Steve Garfield

    I loved Move and showed it on #SGTV yesterday. I’d love to get Rick on the show. Can’t wait to try his technique on my next trip.

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      Hope he comes on. I’d love to hear him talk more about the project. Especially since it was a sponsored trip.

  • Anonymous

    This is cool. I watched Move this morning and Learn is much better.

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      They are all so damn cool.

      • Anonymous

        I could see you doing something similar with movies and pictures intertwined with one another along your travels.

  • http://chrisjohnstonphotography.com Christopher Johnston

    I knew there was a reason I  liked you so much. Sometimes we make connections with people through weird circumstances and then we find out deeper things about them that makes us like them even more. I’ve listened to your managing the gray podcast, Cast of Dads, heard you on Six Pixels of Separation, watched you speak at Full Sail, and then I finally discover that you share that same passion that I have for the outdoors. As you mention these videos taking your wanderlust to 11 this post takes my love for you to an 11. I hope that sometime in the very near future we get a chance to meet and share a couple of beers.

  • Candace Alcorn

    I connected with your love of learning something new.  That is one of my favorite things in life and I loved the video!

  • Charlie’s Dad

    Charlie (CC) comes by his “wanderlust” naturally. My feet are just a little too well planted in the USA, to take to the wandering he does. I wish him safe journeys and will worry about him…

    • http://www.cc-chapman.com/ C.C. Chapman

      Thanks Dad.

      I actually think about you often when I travel since I recall you once saying something along the lines of “there are far too many places here in America that I have yet to see before I need to worry about the rest of the world.” Always loved that.

      And someday we WILL find our way up to Alaska!!!

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