SnapChat Fun: That Day I Became Possessed by a Werewolf

I admit it. I’m more than a little obsessed with SnapChat.


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From a viewer’s perspective, I love watching others’ videos of adventures around the world. SnapChat offers that behind the scenes glimpse into a place that a polished blog post doesn’t. Through SnapChat, I was able to go backstage at the Olympics in Rio with Expat Edna, get an inside glimpse of an American living in Paris with Leah Travels, and live vicariously through Backpacker Brock’s amazing adventures.

From a poster’s perspective, I love the creativity and ease of use that SnapChat offers. I’ve been able to share my own journey as a traveler and writer with followers in a very real way. I also like that the videos go away within 24-hours. There’s no evidence of the time I drunkenly belted out Purple Rain in front of First Avenue (the club where Prince filmed the video for the song) in downtown Minneapolis. It also means that I tend to share more of Deacon than I do elsewhere (I try to be a little protective of him).


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Another New Column on the Wandering Gourmand – Fun with SnapChat!

Each month, I plan to highlight a favorite “story” from the past month right here on the blog through a new column entitled Fun with SnapChat. For those of you who are new to SnapChat, a story is all the snaps (photos or videos) a user posts in the past 24-hours. Each night, I download my daily story for use elsewhere or just to keep as they are great memories.

I know, I know. There’s a lot of controversy right now about whether or not SnapChat will remain relevant with both Instagram and Facebook pretty much copying the medium. It sounds kind of crazy to do a whole column based on SnapChat. But, I remain bullish that SnapChat is here to stay. Just look at the frenzy SnapChat Spectacles have caused. Oh, and if a reader wants to send me a pair… Also, it’s refreshing to use a social media service not owned by Facebook (they own Instagram for those not in the know).


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That Time a Werewolf Possessed my Body

At the beginning of November, I had a whirlwind 24 hours traveling up to Vermont for a job interview. My flight to Boston left at 9pm where I spend the night at a hotel near the airport. Early the next morning, I drove from Boston to White River Junction, Vermont, which was about a two-and-a-half hour drive. After the interview, I then drove back to Boston for a 5pm flight home to Charlotte.

All that travel time left me with plenty of opportunity to get creative with SnapChat. And it just so happens that there was a werewolf filter that day… The results are below.



No, I didn’t end up getting the job. Or at least I don’t think I did. I never heard back from the company. Frankly, I’m not sure it was the job for me, or if I even want to go back to corporate America. I enjoy being a freelancer and spending time with Deacon. It’s true that I might not be raking in the cash right now, but I’m very optimistic that good things they are a coming.

That’s would made the symbolism of the suit and the werewolf so much more than just a laugh. Although, the video was pretty darn funny if I do say so myself.


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Like What You Saw? Then Follow Me on SnapChat!

Using SnapCodes is not as hard as you think. Use these easy to follow steps to follow me on SnapChat via my SnapCode.

  1. Open SnapChat on your phone.
  2. Hold your phone up to the computer screen like you’re planning to take a picture of my SnapCode.
  3. Now press and hold your finger on my SnapCode like you’re trying to activate face filters.
  4. SnapChat will then bring up my profile.
  5. Click “Add friend”


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Or, just click on this link to follow me on SnapChat.