Reba Baskett

Nashville Creative

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Trip Projects Lesson 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Assignment 5

Why do I travel? What does it make me feel?

I was born in a small Texas town. My parents still live in the same house I grew up in. Everything was very regulated. My first trip was to the West Coat. We went from Seattle to Disneyland. When I was in Junior High we went to Mexico and ate fresh shrimp on the beach. When I graduated my mom and I went to Germany and surrounding countries. When I graduated from college it was a cruise to Jamaica and the Caribbean. I was introduced to the world of travel. 

When I attended college in Nashville, TN I started working for musicians. I went on tour and saw most of America. I could not sit still. I moved to California because I needed to be close to mountains and oceans. My blood continued to run for travel. 

Even now as I am back in Nashville and own a house. I feel the need for experiencing life. Weekend trips, exploring back roads, saving for bigger trips overseas….I travel because I must. My soul would die because travel is what keeps me vibrant.

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Assignment 4

  1. Throwback Thursday - a photo and story from my travels
  2. Inspiration and travel quotes over my photos
  3. Feature another Photographers Trips
  4. Secret Nashville - Hidden gems and places to visit off the tourist path
  5. Playlists - music playlist to inspire the week

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Assignment 3

Photography Gear I Love for Trips

I am a photographer which means I have a tendency to overpack photo gear on trips. So I have come up with a list of my minimum photo gear for light travel.

  • Olympus EM5mkII Body
  • Olympus 12-40mm 2.8 PRO lens
  • Olympus 17mm 1.8 (only if going to cities for street photography)
  • Olympus 60mm 2.8
  • 4 Extra camera batteries and charger
  • 10 memory cards in Think Tank memory card Holder
  • Table Top Tripod
  • Full size tripod (only if traveling by car)
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • iPad, stylus, and charging cables
  • Memory Card adapter for iPad
  • Macbook Pro and charger (only if trip is longer than a week)
  • G-Tech 1TB Portable Hard drive (only if trip is longer than a week)
  • A camera bag to carry everything
  • Think Tank My Second Brain laptop bag  (only if laptop comes)

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Assignment 2 

Queenstown, NZ

Queenstown is now one of my favorite places in all of the world. The sheer beauty of this town surrounded by Majestic Mountains. I arrived in Queenstown at night from a drive from Christchurch so I was not exactly sure what to expect in the morning. 

The hotel I was staying at was on the water . As the sun rose up the mountains and the shimmering blue lake Wakatipu came into view. It was breathtaking to say the least. Really there are no words to describe the view. 

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The View From The Hotel

The first day in Queenstown I did a tour of the Dart river (http://www.dartriver.co.nz). I was picked up at the hotel and driven to the scenic town of Glenorchy, just about 30 minutes away. We took a speed boat down the river and then kayaked back. We paddled through crystal clear blue water, strolled through caverns, and had a quiet picnic lunch on a small island.  It was one of my favorite experiences in the Queenstown area. 

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Taking A Lunch Break 

That night I strolled through the streets of Queenstown. Going through knick knack shops for souvenirs but a large majority of the shops were outdoor shops (this is the outdoor capital of the world). Finally landing at Hell pizza for sinner…i mean dinner. I asked for a pepperoni instead of their creations from the 12 deadly sins. It was a unique place to wrap up and call a day.

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Queenstown to Glenorchy 

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Assigment 1.

This is a quick brainstorm of places. Collecting dates would take much longer.

All the trips I have ever taken…

International:

Germany

Austria

Switzerland

Lichtenstein

England

Ireland

Scotland

Wales

France

New Zealand

Mexico 

Jamaica

Grand Cayman

United States

Disneyland multiple times

Pacific Northwest as a kid

Dallas shopping trips

Nashville 1992

Memphis

Knoxville

Smoky Mountains

California

 - Yosemite

  • San Francisco
  • LA
  • Sacramento
  • Tahoe
  • Santa Cruz
  • Marin
  • San Bernardino

Portland

Highway 1

Chicago

New York City

Atlanta

Las Vegas

Savannah 

1st Tour:

California

Arizona 

Nevada

New Mexico

Texas

Louisiana 

Mississippi 

Alabama 

Georgia

Florida

Tennessee

Kentucky

Indiana

Illinois

Kansas

Colorado

Utah

2nd tour:

California

Arizona 

Nevada

New Mexico

Texas

Louisiana 

Mississippi 

Alabama 

Georgia

Florida

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