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Travel Nostalgia: Looking Back On A Life-Changing World Trip

These past few weeks, the travel bug has hit me hard. I am dying to go somewhere. Anywhere! I think I might know why I’m longing for a trip so badly right now: It’s been exactly one year since I returned from the most amazing trip of my life. I was so incredibly lucky to win a trip from STA Travel last year. They sent me and this awesome dude Dutch Simpson around the world for an entire summer. In exchange for the trip, we were asked to document our experience with photos, videos and blog posts – really difficult for two kids who are permanently attached to their cameras, ha!

Prior to this, I had never even left the COUNTRY, so you can probably imagine how big of a change this was for me. For 107 days straight, we traveled from city to city throughout a total of 17 countries. We were never in the same city for more than 5 days. It was absolutely insane. We met so many people, ate so much food, took so many photos, and learned so many new things. We even ate tarantulas. It was the best; such an inspiring journey. I want to share a little video I made to remember the trip, along with some of my favorite photos. I hope these will spark some memories in you guys of a past trip that you hold dear to your heart. What’s the most inspiring place you’ve ever visited? I’d love to hear!

Brazil Beach


Boats Laos

Australia Beach

China Black and White

Slovenia Lake and Mountains

Horizontal Waterfall New Zealand

Cool Door China

Fresh Produce France

Slovenia Waterfall

Great Wall of China

French Riviera

Water Buffalo

Favela Brazil


Australia Beach

Southeast Asia


Temple Southeast Asia

Men China

Iguassu Falls

Photos and video by FP Brigette.

Music by Could Control.




Lydia -September 3, 2012, 12:05PM

Hmmmm… Wanderlust is really hitting me hard right now… Maybe I’ll study a semester abroad or something :) looks like your trip was fantastic though. I’m so jealous…

Frankie -September 3, 2012, 12:44PM

This really reminded me to take time to find joy in life. When I was 18 I went to Africa by myself for a month to fulfill a lifelong dream of my own. Thank you for sharing your trip!

sarah london -September 3, 2012, 4:35PM

breathtaking images, beautiful travel photography…

megan -September 3, 2012, 5:44PM

Very awesome video….loved watching it, felt as if I was in another place for 3 minutes :)

Jessica -September 3, 2012, 9:25PM

Loved the video and beautiful images – looks like you had an amazing time!
I’d love to just pack my bags and go somewhere right now.

Sunniva Leilani -September 4, 2012, 1:35PM

Loved the video and the pictures, very inspiring! I was just wandering what kind of camera and lense you use?

Meghan -September 4, 2012, 3:15PM

I would also love to know what kind of camera was used!

Cynthia -September 4, 2012, 5:29PM

wow! such an amazing experience! lucky you! I havan´t traveled to many places yet (i hope one day). I´m from Argentina. I visited NYC and a little of California (LA, Santa Ana). I´m so in love with New York! I wish i could come back soon.

fp brigette -September 4, 2012, 5:59PM

Meghan and Sunniva – I used a Nikon D5100 with its stock lens!

anna -September 5, 2012, 3:42PM

This is awesome! what software did you use to edit and make the video?

Crista -September 6, 2012, 9:07PM

beautiful photos! thank you for sharing.

fp brigette -September 7, 2012, 11:14AM

Thanks, Anna! I used Adobe Premiere Pro :)

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