In my recent post River Guides and Chefs, I offered one of my reasons for launching this blog, food! And who doesn’t love food? There is a whole big world out there for roadies and foodies so if I can share even a small sampling, all the better. My decision to launch this blog and the reasons why actually came about in no particular order.
Once I knew the direction in which I decided I wanted to move forward, it all just came together and it’s been great fun building this site. Of course, one of the biggest reasons is that I like to write. I love details. I hate it when someone tells me a story and just gives me the bullet points. Fill in the gaps! Give me details! Inquiring minds want to know! But, don’t bury me either to the point where I can’t keep my eyes open. A good balance is perfect. Don’t you agree?! So, writing this blog allows me to get the words out, hopefully, in a balanced way with just enough detail to keep you tuned in, but not so much that you can’t make it to the end of the post without your head hitting the keyboard. How am I doing so far?
Yes, we have travel adventures to share and stories to tell and chapters that are not yet written, but so do a lot of other people. As I researched the world of blogging I found the world of blogging to be an open and giving place with amazing people doing wondrous things, so to be just a small part of that world makes me smile. To pay it forward, I want this blog to also be a place where others can tell their stories and where we can help support those who are in the travel industry in some fashion. So stay with us as we move forward telling stories, sharing recipes and traveling the world … One Road at a Time.
Thanks Simon! I look forward to the day when our travels bring us together!
How true Patti – getting the balance right in travel writing is key: we’re all so busy but we do all have inquiring minds (maybe that is why we are so busy!). If writing gives people an escape for a few moments, shares a fact, a place or a recipe then it’s achieved its goal of connecting people and making a big world small. All great stuff: bring it on, one road at a time!