Hello! I am a travel philosopher and world travel blog journalist, at least in spirit. In real life, I am a 20 something year old female whose lived in Bemidji, Alexandria and Moorhead, MN as well as Ashland and Somerset, Wisconsin, and Tucson, Chandler, Mesa and Ahwahtukee, Arizona. Chris, my boyfriend of 6 years, is originally from Muskegon, MI, and he has lived a few other places as well.
Our story starts in Ahwatukee, when we decided to convert our Honda Odyssey into the best travel van we could afford.
First, we had to put aside all notions that traveling the country is something reserved for wealthy retirees…although most of the cops we encountered may have felt otherwise. What can I say? I believe in living life in the now-not saving it for “someday.” Aside from fear itself, my biggest fear is regret.
You may be surprised to learn there are travel options for those with $5,000 or less, including some high quality used Toyota Dolphins and other RV’s without too much wear and tear. I truely believe traveling is for anyone, at any age, with the heart and curiosity to see where the road may lead.
I’ve always loved hearing travel stories, but the reason a world travel blog is so great is because it’ll take you out of the ordinary element of your own existence and show you the unexpected. Almost like having multiple lives, it helps you evolve.
Travel blogs, journals, and even sitting around the campfire and listening to stories-it’s all about the same thing-sharing what’s meaningful, memorable, scary, surprising and inspiring. There is much to gain, nothing to lose and everyone can learn something-even if it’s just serving as a warning to others-“don’t be like that girl- what an idiot,” or “young and stupid.” Some of these warnings are valid, and others you just have to brush off and grow thicker skin.
I think everyday is better when you live like you’re on a road trip-finding inspiration in the ordinary..looking at life as though you may not pass this way again. Scribbleworld travel blog is filled with travel writing, pictures and music as well as amusing observations on humanity with lots of other interesting facts, figures and anomalies thrown in for good measure. This world travel blog boldly takes you across the U.S. in a small van with two cats, through the heart of Mexico City in a rented economy car and around rural North Western Australia by camel, an RV, a 4×4 and your own private plane to see Horizontal Falls from above and lots more. The views are spectacular from your armchair and you don’t even have to worry about motion sickness!
If you have any thoughts or questions don’t hesitate to give us a hollar or save your voice and just use the comment box at the bottom of each entry. You can also send us a note at life@ScribbleWorld.com
Chris has been working on displaying our travel g.p.s. coordinates on some of the maps below.
We love to travel. Some of our adventures have been on a shoestring budget costing less than $15/person/day while others have been a bit more posh and spendy. If you’re a traveler looking for interesting ideas, places to visit or ways to save money on your travels, you’ll find some good money saving travel tips worth noting here. Remember, your questions and suggestions are always welcome. May your travels be many, down a road filled with inspiration!
Sandra & Chris
If anyone has any experience using the Google Maps API and getting it to show polylines your help would be greatly appreciated.
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