You May Be Tempted To Camp Here…

Maple Camp Bald - Mt. Mitchell, NC

You may be tempted to camp here…

I know I was, and I did. But what really makes a good campsite? Is it the gorgeous once-in-a-lifetime evening light views? Is it the view of the hidden city-lights as they pop-up all over the valley like fireflies in the distance when the sun goes down? Or is it the fact that you’re simply looking for a spot on the mountain, perched up high on the ridgeline so that you can overlook everything below while thinking, “One day, all this will be mine…” in a voice that sounds eerily like Mufasa’s from The Lion King?

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Blogger Shout-Outs!

This morning I’d like to send a few shout-outs to fellow bloggers and internet friends. While I have been away wandering on the road traveling, living like a bum in the wilderness without technology, and basically finding any excuse to remain separated from the constant chaotic motions of the “real” world, these bloggers have been nice enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award; an award created by bloggers for bloggers as a way to share the works of others with more of the blogging community. I highly appreciate every single time someone likes my.travel.map enough to offer a link to me from their site; a place that is certainly very personal and important to them. I thank each and every one of you for accepting my.travel.map as deserving of this nomination and, more importantly, deserving of a recommendation from your own blog.

Lushlili http://lushlili.com/ – A well-written blog about fashion and a good place to go to find tips on savings.

Jeff Sinon Photographyhttp://jeffsinonphotography.wordpress.com/ – An amazing artist whose nature photography inspires me every time I look at his blog. Check this out, it is very much worth it!

Adventure-mumhttp://adventure-mum.com/ – A very well-rounded blog offering stories and photographs from some amazing travel destinations that are well worth reading. Plus, a genuine love for elephants, what more do you need?

The Eco and The Idhttp://ailsapm.wordpress.com/ – A blog about gardening, nature, photography, and wildlife. If you’re into any of these topics, click the link to the left and take some time to read through some fantastic articles and photographs.

Mother, Beader and Coffee Lover…http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/ – An honest blog about just about anything. Living life and loving life from a woman who seems to have done it all.

Of Making Sensehttp://cathyespiritu.wordpress.com/ – A young wanderer like myself, and a great writer. Constant blog updates and a great read.

On The Road Again – http://intherainandsun.wordpress.com/about/ – A travel blog full of stories and experiences from the road.

Becoming Madamehttp://becomingmadame.wordpress.com/about/ – A blog about what it is like to move to a new country and becoming a resident in that country (Paris, France in this case).

To see my post of acceptance of this award, and all of the rules that come along with it (7 random facts about me/ 15 blogger nominations) Click Here

The Motions of Water

I have lots of random errands to run today (family to see, beard-trimmer to buy) so let me leave you with what is probably my favorite photograph of water that I took on my trip to the wilderness of North Carolina. Taken without a tri-pod (but really wishing I had one), I love the colors and lighting in this photograph. Photography lesson learned: always carry a tri-pod; at least a mini one. It is worth the extra weight.

Stories and Photographs for Those Who Live the Life of a Journey.

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