So a few weeks ago I did not offer a Freebie Friday due to GISHWHES. (See that post with some crazy pix from GISHWHES 2012 here.)  GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!  It is an international scavenger hunt hosted by Misha Collins with participants from over 100 countries.  This year I was on a team (PurpleRainLovesNorthstars) with 15 people including my son, my mom, 2 friends from high school and some people from around the country whom I’d never met, but were very cool, very creative and lots of fun!

We had to take pictures and videos of unusual, crazy things like someone eating green eggs and ham in a boat with a goat.  Now that the hunt is over, I thought you might like to see what crazy, silly things we did.  These are just some of the 178 things we could choose from.

GISHWHES 2016 Robot Baby

I forget exactly what the clue asked for, but it was basically a robot baby. Here our baby takes its first steps from Dad, Matthew, to Mom, Haley.

GISHWHES 2016 Dental String Quartet

Muzak during dental exams is so boring. Get a string quartet to play live music during your dental exam. Special thanks to Lisa, Josh, Lavenia, Jayne, Matthew, Haley & Dr. Drew Eckman (not pictured).

GISHWHES 2016- Rainbow Teeth

Deanne and her daughter, Holly chose the shortest clue in the hunt: Rainbow Teeth.

GISHWHES 2016-Carried off by Creepy Dolls

Using only forced perspective make yourself very small beside something you would not want to be smaller than. How about creepy dolls?

GISHWHES 2016-Mom at 67 & 90

My mom chose one that was to do a close-up of yourself wearing a wreath of flowers and using make-up show yourself in the same spot and clothes with wilted flowers and now you are 90.

GISHWHES 2016- Dessert Fairy

Brittany (a new friend on our team from Texas) chose an item that required her to dress as the Dessert Fairy and deliver ice cream to police, firemen or EMS.

GISHWHES 2016- Lawn Warming Party

Matthew chose one that had you decorate your front lawn with all of your clothes and host a lawn-warming party. (Haley, Josh, Olivia and Matthew.)

GISHWHES 2016- Super Hero doing mundane chores

Holly, dressed as a superhero, does a very mundane chore–it could have been any chore, but she chose folding laundry. Notice the Batman shirt. That cracks me up! The idea of one superhero wearing another superhero T-shirt on their day off!

GISHWHES 2016- 2 Jedi Knights share a root beer float

Two Jedi Knights drinking a root beer float in a 1950’s style diner. Shout out to Miss Oxford Diner in Oxford, PA!

There were many, many more, but this gives you a good idea of the madness we pursued for a week!  If you participated in GISHWHES this year or in the past, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!  If you want to join our team next year, let me know!  And of course, I would be honored if you could take a moment to follow my blog with Bloglovin.

 

24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know I LOVE putting together gallery walls.  I’ve even garnered the nickname “Gallery Girl”.  Helping clients with gallery walls has become a steadily increasing part of my business.  I have actually done walls with a travel theme.  I don’t know that I would make a wall out of just these freebies, but they do look nice together.  My thought was more that you would use your own travel photos as the basis for a gallery wall and then fill in with some of these pieces that I found on-line. All of these are for personal use only.  First 11 of 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.usThis is group 1.  Here is where they can be found:

pennsylvania- state printable

 

Andrea has all 50 states over at The Cottage Market. I chose Pennsylvania because that is where I live and I wanted a horizontal picture. LOL! These have the state names on them, but I chose not to use it here.

set of arrows from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This is one of several free printables in this one post alone from Kyla at House of Hipsters. Poke around on her site. She seems like a lot of fun!

 

 luggage tags printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

I love the idea of printing out all of these luggage tags, but the sad fact is…they probably won’t print very large.  The original link I found to them is defunct.  Becky used them for an American Airlines party she did and there is a link on her site The Burke Family & a Box of Cupcakes -Adventures in Adoption. The file size is pretty small, but they are still cool!

oh-the-places-youll-go printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Christina from MyLoveNotedesigns on Etsy  shared this free printable on Jodie & Jen’s blog Eighteen25. Eighteen25 is the number of the house they grew up in!

Adventure printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Crystal made up this print to share on her blog Exploration America. This is a fun blog where she shares her adventures of traveling the US with her family of five.

Life is a grand adventure printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Full disclosure- you will probably not be able to blow this up as the centerpiece of your gallery wall as I have done here. I just did it so you could read it. This was actually designed by Katie Pertiet as a 3×4 card for scrapbooking on her website Katiepertiet.com.

Travel is to Live quote from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Missie from Lost Bumble Bee made this free printable in 3 different styles each in 3 different sizes.  It is part of a longer quote from Hans Christian Anderson:   To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.

hot air balloon printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This cute little hot air ball0on was drawn by Ellen Kozyra Currier. It can be found on Feed Your Soul: The Free Art Project along with lots of other free art prints.

adventuring print from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

There’s not a lot of info about the maker of this Adventuring print, but you can find it at Couple Jones.

GoldFoil-Countries-UnitedKingdom from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Andrea from The Cottage Market made these gold foil countries, too, but these she shared on Shabby Creek Cottage.  There are LOTS of countries to choose from!

Wander Wonder Print from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Meredith made this print and a couple of others to decorate her sister’s bridal shower.  Isn’t that a fun idea?  You can find this at Unoriginal Mom.

Second 13 of 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.usThis is group 2. Here is where they can be found:

Wonderful World song quote printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Here’s another one from Missie at Lost Bumble Bee. You know I am a sucker for song lyrics!

Ontario Lakelands poster printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

I found this vintage poster from Canadian National Railways on Bloglovin’.  It is from Freevintageposters.com. (I told you you’d be seeing more from this website!)

Not all who wander are lost quote printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This printable is from Katie at This Mountain Life. I shared with you before that Katie & her husband, Eric sold their home and moved into their RV to travel for a year. They are now about 3 weeks into the journey if you want to follow along!

Faux Travel Poster to Arendelle from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

I love this! It is a fake vintage-style travel poster for Arendelle from the movie Frozen.  It fit my color scheme and it is clever!  Alexis has a bunch of links to different Disney vintage style travel posters over at Persia Lou.

Sequoia National Park Poster

 

Here is another poster from Free Vintage Posters. There are soooo many great ones to choose from!

Cunard Line Vintage Poster printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

I mean, really!  See:

United Airlines Japan Travel Poster printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Ok. Last one. For now. But I knew my son would really like this vintage United Airlines poster for Japan.

Aloha Oe Sheet music cover printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This printable is actually a sheet music cover that I found on Little Gold Pixel along with 15 other Hawaiian printables.  This is actually from The New York Library Digital Collection.

Earth Watercolor Print from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Lisa Mabey made this with and without words over at Mabey She Made It. Isn’t it lovely?

Map of the US printable from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This map of the United States is one of four found on Mr. Printables.  They were actually made to do geography lessons, but this one is so colorful! It would look great in a gallery wall!

Traveler not Tourist Quote from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

Ashley Mayes made this printable for a travel gallery wall over at Bigger than the Three of Us.  It’s also available in black and white.

Adventure awaits journal card from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

This card was actually on a sheet of printables made for scrapbooking.  You might be able to print it as a 5 x 7, I doubt you could get it any bigger than that.  I found it at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking.

50 State license plates from 24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

 

You can hang this printable of all 50 state license plates on your wall or use it as a check list to play the license plate game while driving long distances. It was made by Jen at I Heart Organizing.

That’s all of them!  Comment below if you decide to try any of them or let me know if you know of other good travel printables!  I would love if you could take a moment to follow my blog with Bloglovin.

24 Travel Printables for Free Curated by CalmandCollected.us

So….I am having a CRAZY week because I am taking part in GISHWHES!!! This is the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!  It is an international scavenger hunt hosted by Misha Collins with participants from over 100 countries.  I’m on a team with 15 people including my son, my mom and 2 friends from high school and some people from around the country whom I’ve never met, but are very nice and lots of fun!

We have to take pictures and videos of unusual, crazy things like someone eating green eggs and ham in a boat with a goat.  So that’s my project for this week!  I’ll hopefully be able to share some pictures after the hunt.  In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a couple of photos from the last time I did this hunt in 2012.

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Awkward Family photo where everyone holds a cucumber

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Awkward Family photo where everyone holds a cucumber

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Donating coats to a local charity

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Donating coats to a local charity

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. Carve a pumpkin to look like a female version of Misha Collins-the host of G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S.

Carve a pumpkin to look like a female version of Misha Collins-the host of G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S.

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. I don't remember exactly what this one was looking for- something like "A photo of Elmo after a bender" Poor Elmo.

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. I don’t remember exactly what this one was looking for- something like “A photo of Elmo after a bender” Poor Elmo.

I’ll be back next week with Freebie Friday!  Be sure to follow my blog with Bloglovin to see some of the contributions to this year’s G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S.!