Derik Nelson
Missing the islands already. #sailboat

Missing the islands already. #sailboat

This photo does not adequately capture the beauty I experienced this weekend. Not only are the San Juan Islands home to some of the most awe-inspiring horizon lines and landscapes, but they’re also home to Mother Nature’s celebrities— #orca whales. Seeing these magnificent creatures up close in the wild was something I will never forget, and will serve as a constant reminder that we humans have a compulsory responsibility to SHARE this planet and RESPECT all life. Huge shout out to J Pod for showing us what freedom really looks like, and what family really means. #sanjuan #whalewatching #orcas

This photo does not adequately capture the beauty I experienced this weekend. Not only are the San Juan Islands home to some of the most awe-inspiring horizon lines and landscapes, but they’re also home to Mother Nature’s celebrities— #orca whales. Seeing these magnificent creatures up close in the wild was something I will never forget, and will serve as a constant reminder that we humans have a compulsory responsibility to SHARE this planet and RESPECT all life. Huge shout out to J Pod for showing us what freedom really looks like, and what family really means. #sanjuan #whalewatching #orcas

#SOLDOUT!! Right underneath #JasonMraz, #Korn, and #BowlingForSoup is not a bad spot 😜 who’s coming to the show on Friday? #stageit

#SOLDOUT!! Right underneath #JasonMraz, #Korn, and #BowlingForSoup is not a bad spot 😜 who’s coming to the show on Friday? #stageit

Tracking horns on a new tune today #recording

Tracking horns on a new tune today #recording

The most GORGE-ous venue I’ve ever been to… Great to be back here tonight to see #BrunoMars!! (He killed it… Duh)  (at The Gorge Amphitheatre)

The most GORGE-ous venue I’ve ever been to… Great to be back here tonight to see #BrunoMars!! (He killed it… Duh) (at The Gorge Amphitheatre)

Nelson sibs at Jay Z and Queen Bey!!! #OTR #JB #seattle (at Safeco Field)

Nelson sibs at Jay Z and Queen Bey!!! #OTR #JB #seattle (at Safeco Field)

Celebrating with an amazing rehearsal dinner for #xadlovesmarcelle #wedding #selfie w @riananelson

Celebrating with an amazing rehearsal dinner for #xadlovesmarcelle #wedding #selfie w @riananelson

One of my favorite parts of the drive back to Washington… I drove through an incredible rainstorm coming through the mountains near the California/Oregon border, you can see it up ahead in this photo.

One of my favorite parts of the drive back to Washington… I drove through an incredible rainstorm coming through the mountains near the California/Oregon border, you can see it up ahead in this photo.

I’m getting tired of the traffic, so I’m gonna swap rides #blessed #soblessed  (at Weed Safety Rest Area)

I’m getting tired of the traffic, so I’m gonna swap rides #blessed #soblessed (at Weed Safety Rest Area)

I ran across a busy street and up a dirt hill and climbed on a “no trespassing” fence with the wind in my hair to take this… It was very Nicholas Sparks of me (at I-5 Santa Nella, CA)

I ran across a busy street and up a dirt hill and climbed on a “no trespassing” fence with the wind in my hair to take this… It was very Nicholas Sparks of me (at I-5 Santa Nella, CA)