Making Mountains Out of Sports Drinks. Imitation Travel with Carrie #StayCaytoFarAway

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Chances are you saw this video of Nick cooking handmade pasta with his adorable son in the Destination Cooking portion of our #StayCaytoFarAway challenge, or this video of Stephen packing an entire kitchen into a craft tote for our Travel Themed Life Hack Challenge, (or this video of Richard Branson chiming in to cheer for Greg!)

Despite the tough competition, today I took on our third video challenge: Imitation Travel in which contestants must use whatever’s available to them at home to try and create fake travel footage.

Beer Can Moai This challenge was much harder than I thought. I found myself drawing stoic faces onto beer cans and fashioning a hoodie for a barbie out of a glasses cleaning cloth, only to scratch my head and begin all over again. The barbie just didn’t look enough like me, and the beer cans didn’t look enough like the Moai of Easter Island. (What a surprise.)

 

As I was laying awake one night trying to think of my next idea for this challenge, I stumbled upon an old Instagram photo I’d posted in Porto, Portugal. Using a sticky note, I’d illustrated a tiny little boat for my glass of port.

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A boat in my port in Porto. #punning #porto

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This got my gears turning. Thanks to Drew’s affinity for outdoor sports in the heat of Texas, we always keep a hefty supply of gatorade around – the unnaturally blue kind. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been to a number of lakes around the world that shine with a strange, gatorade-like cyan color.  Lake Louise in the Banff region for instance, or Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon. It’s not such a stretch then for me to turn my glass of gatorade into a mountain lake, right?

Does my gatorade lake remind you of someplace you’ve been?

If you think this art project is even a little bit cool, make sure to like this video in Youtube, and subscribe to catch all the rest of our #StayCaytoFarAway videos!

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