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Chronic Wanderlust is accepting submissions for travel stories, photographs, articles or lists… if you have something that’s worthy of posting up here, email me at @ justinblau@gmail.com.

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Justin Blau – Washington, DC


I created this blog in December 2009, and have been chronicling my journeys ever since.

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James Pritchard – Midland, TX

Photographer – Offroad Enthusiast – Adrenaline Junkie

When you think Texas, you think Big James Pritchard. Born and raised in west Texas, Big James has been driving across oil-country his entire life. His roadtrips have brought him through every small town in the southwest. When he’s not speeding through the American west, snapping pictures out the window, you’ll probably find big James racing motorcycles in Midland, hunting in the foothills or offroading in Utah.

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Travis Bryan – Alpine, TX

Photographer Extraordinaire – Wilderness Master

Award winning photographer and nature enthusiast, Travis Bryan has taken some of the best pictures to ever leave Big Bend National Park. He has an artistic eye that brings out the beauty of rugged southwest Texas. You can find him on the side of a cliff, hiking through the desert or catching livestock with a helicopter (yes, he’s a helicopter cowboy).

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Amy Lacrosse – Washington, DC

World Traveler – Photographer

Amy racked up her first passport stamp at the ripe old age of 1 month, and hasn’t stopped since. 23 years later, she’s stormed through 6 continents and filled up 2 passports on her numerous quests across the globe. Her recent trips include Egypt, Jordan and China.

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Ian Blau – Burke, VA

Web Designer – Photographer

Web designer Ian Blau is a student in northern Virginia, where he has lived for over 15 years. When he’s not creating fresh designs or playing with photoshop, he’s probably playing basketball or jamming out with his band in DC. His latest trips included volunteering at a Romanian orphanage in Transylvania and welcoming the new year in Amsterdam.

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George Kedenburg III – Orlando, FL

Web Designer – Photographer – Creative Genius

George Kedenburg has been rocking the sunshine state for years. When it comes to web design, photography and photoshop, George is the Jedi master. George has the ability to make something as mundane as a bottle and fence into a work of art. He’s designed everything from t-shirts to websites. Check out more of his work on his website.

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Emmanuel Shwan – New York, NY

Writer – Photographer – Artist – Historian

Emmanuel Shwan speaks 3 languages and has been traveling since he was a child. Coming from a Dominican Family, but growing up in NYC, he has spent a huge amount of time in Latin America. Recently, Emmanuel went on a year long solo trip around the world and is now back in NYC, sharing his love of art and travel.

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Jacob Pelham – Midland, TX

Biologist – Photographer – Outdoorsman

If it has feathers, hair, 4 legs, scales or wings, Jacob can probably tell you all you could ever need to know about it. A recent grad from Sol Ross University, Jacob’s biological know-how spans from giant bulls to tiny snakes. Preservation isn’t Jacob’s only interest – he’s also quite good at hunting too! If he’s not shooting wild game, he’s shooting spectacular photos from around the most wild parts of Texas.


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  1. Yeah!!! I’m number two!!!

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