Wherever you roam… wherever you wander…
I perused through various travel blogs on a mission to find a good read to spark some inspiration, or at the very least, some insight of travel escapades.
The word conjures up an image of a nomadic lifestyle from land to land — through desert and jungle, oceans and islands.
According to Merriam-Webster, roam is:
To go from place to place without purpose or direction : wander.
Roaming itself is a state of freedom without burden, commitments, or compromise…
Freedom of mind, we gain some truth by succumbing to the present moment among temporal beauty…
But beauty nonetheless
To roam freely is to live and experience this beauty.
Merriam-Webster may state that to roam is without course, but in this adventure, we discover that wherever we roam and wander, we’ll find purpose somewhere down the road.
Here we roam:
A Peek into Roam Magazine:
After roaming through some travel blogs and magazines, I had the privilege to interview yet another fellow traveler — Ms. Annapurna Mellor — creator of Roam Magazine.
The questions included:
- Tag it Up: What’s your tagline?
- Hustle: How do you survive and stay on the grind?
- Inspiration: What/who has been the greatest inspiration in creating a blog for your travels?
- Proverb for Thought: What has been the best advice that has ever been given to you?
- All Over the Place: What impact do you want your work to have on the world?
- Living La Vida: Where are you now and what is your vision for Roam Magazine?
- Keepin’ it Real: What’s your advice on staying humble while growing in fame and fortune. 😉
Here is what Ms. Annapurna Mellor had to say:
Annapurna’s Advice to my Students
I would say look at study abroad programmes especially when you are in college, it can be a great way to travel and experience a new culture at a young age. Taking a gap year or spending your summer travelling is also an amazing experience and it will teach you so much about the world and the place you want to occupy in it. Think about careers which enable you to travel, such as teaching English abroad.
Why You Should Roam
- Through personal accounts and photo essays, hear the stories from people around the world through a ROAMnesque lens.
- A picture is worth a thousand words. Every story encapsulates an adventure through a creative painting of words and images.
- Roaming delves deeper into culture intricacies — not just what is seen from a culture’s surface.
What You’ll Find
- Minimalism that brings out the cultural mixture of stories around the world.
- Travel stories rich with awe-inspiring images and photo essays.
- Different perspectives and off-beaten track voyages
- Cultural guides that capture the spirit of what it means to truly ROAM.
- Spotlights on other fellow roamers and travel blogs.
ROAM features cultural guides to places such as Chile, Nepal, and Sudan, complete with breathtaking photos, inspiring travel narratives, and interviews which further creates a mélange towards cultural enlightenment.
Where to Roam:
Visit the City of Spirits — Kathmandu. Check out Annapurna’s comprehensive guide to Kathmandu, Nepal — a tourist spot filled with hidden gems. (FYI: If you have watched Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the protagonist ventures through the streets of an ancient city — which is in fact — Kathmandu itself).
Explore a city built on seven hills — Amman, Jordan . Whether wandering coffee shop-laden alleyways or ancient ruins, there is bound to be a jewel for every traveler.
3. Havana, Cuba
Is half your heart in Havana, ooh-na-na?
Let some of Havana, Cuba’s magic rub off on you. Check it out.
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My name is Laura Gulbranson, but my kids call me Miss G.
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