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Welcome


Be wildly curious.

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Welcome


Be wildly curious.

 
 

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @SpenserWempe

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

 

ARE YOU READY FOR ADVENTURE?

 

Photography

Exploring and looking for the most beautiful places among us. Searching for those places  and people that take your breath away.

Life

Working my way through my thoughts and what it is to be a young woman in today’s world. 

Travel

Globe trotting with my camera and curiosity. Just trying to learn, love, and appreciate the world and the people in it.

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Spenser Wempe


"Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it." -Eudora Welty

Spenser Wempe


"Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it." -Eudora Welty

Spenser is a 26-year-old native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Spenser studied Political Science and International Studies at West Virginia University. Previously she managed a winery in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington D.C, traveled full-time as a photographer, freelancer, and regular vagabond, and worked in communications for a federal defense contractor. Now she is the Director of Communications for the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) in Washington D.C.

She first fell in love with the world when she nervously embarked on a study abroad trip along the Mediterranean through Spain, France, Monaco, and Italy in 2006. Since then Spenser has braved overcrowded trains from city to to city in China, has become a expert cyclist in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and experienced the luxury of the United Arab Emirates. She has argued about the World Cup over pints in the Czech Republic and Germany, hiked through rain forests in the Caribbean, and made backpacking buddies across Italy and Austria; she's spent Thanksgiving holiday in Korea and Japan with

strangers, become an expat in a small town in France, and even slept in the desert with Bedouins in Jordan. Spenser managed to rack up twenty-one countries and all fifty American states before her twenty-second birthday. 

In her academic and professional life, Spenser has focused on cross cultural communication and women and gender issues around the world. She is working in ensuring safe drinking water for small communities around the United States and promoting community and economic development for rural America.Spenser is politically active, having worked on several political campaigns and state working groups.

As Spenser travels she likes to hike and take photos, read Bill Bryson's books, and eat spicy food. She normally grabs a beer at happy hour with friends or kicks back with a glass of wine while she annoys her friends by delving into deep existential discussions about life.  Oh, and she was Miss West Virginia in 2011, too by the way.

Follow Spenser on Twitter and Instagram @SpenserWempe.


Let me just say this. I am not a writer or an expert by any means. This is simply a collection of my thoughts and experiences. I hope you enjoy them and/or learn something from them. However, please don't expect perfection and please be kind. Stay curious.