Author: Lulu Brud

Parker Clay | Buy a Bag, Change a Life

In one of the most recent statistical analysis by the Christian Alliance for Orphans, there are approximately 150 million children attempting to survive on their own — and that number doesn’t even include youth that are living in negligent and abusive families. Astounded by the statistics, Ian and Brittany Bentley thought about their two young boys, Parker and Clayton, not having parents. It was then the Bentleys’ hearts burst open, and thus began the long journey of adopting their five-month-old Ethiopian baby girl named Selah. In 2011, they journeyed to Africa to meet and bring home their young daughter and...

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Why We Travel | Wild World

On my vision board for 2017 – one of my biggest invocations – was more travel, to continue pushing my horizons beyond that of my known regions. When an opportunity to travel to Brazil presented itself, my knee-jerk response was “I can’t afford to be away right now.” To be honest, that’s my knee-jerk response to a lot of circumstances. Turning that automatic response of LACK into one of accepting abundance is part of my daily practice. I’m  working on it! I’m working on it! What message would I be sending the universe after having just asked for more...

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Previous Guest Editor | Stephen Smith

Culture + Community Stephen is an agrarian, adventure travel and lifestyle photographer. Growing up in North Carolina in an active family he spent most of his developmental days outside exploring his grandmother’s farm, the woods, streams and lakes of this bio-diversified Southern landscape. Stephen received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Colorado while finding time to explore the Rocky Mountains. Five months on a solo motorcycle adventure through South America piqued his interest in farming, grape growing and winemaking leading him to Napa, Ca where he got his hands dirty working for boutique wineries and vineyards. In...

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The Art of Cob Building With Our Friends Dreamweavers Collective

Cob homes are incredibly magical looking structures – like ones you may stumble upon deep in a forest in the middle of nowhere with a warm and welcoming fire waiting for you (and maybe a hobbit or two). Beyond the whimsy of their beautiful lines and their exposed wooden beams, their environmental footprint is one of the most inviting things about them. In a world with quickly depleting resources and a major carbon footprint problem, the technology that’s utilized in building them may be ancient, but it’s never been more important to call upon. Bryce and Kelly, the duo...

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Wandering in the Moonlight | A Conversation with Nature Photographer Brendan Pattengale

Brendan Pattengale has honed one hell of a distinct sense of photography – beautiful, replete with electric colors and sensations. It results from his patience, sense of adventure, and not constricting his craft. I had a wonderful conversation with him about inspiration, advice for novice and budding photographers and more, all below for you Wolfies here. Your work is so striking. When I initially met you, I feel like you were photographing people more. When did you make the jump into nature photography? When we first met, around 2007/2008, my focus was people, for sure. I have always taken pictures...

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