Life on the Creative Side: A South American Travel Adventure
Living life on the creative side takes as many different paths as there are creative people traveling them. At Blue Antler Studio creativity is celebrated in everything from food and gardening to art, crafting and sewing; from woodworking to up-cycling old things: and from gatherings to travel – and now I am excited to share a great new travel blog – from a seat with a view – a South American travel adventure.
Meet Nate, my baby boy…
OK he’s really an independent twenty-two year old man, but to me he will always be my sweet baby bean (born several weeks premature and under 4 lbs, he was no bigger than a bean).
Although still a young man, Nate and his buddy Caleb have inspired me to expand my perspective of life on the creative side and now you can be inspired by them as well.
After graduating from high school these two childhood friends decided to shake things up, to challenge themselves to live outside the common place, to seek out and live more creative, rewarding lives. Travel would be the vehicle; but with limited finances they had to get creative: the solution – a journey across the country, unsupported, on their bicycles. Along the way they made new friends, great memories and the promise to live their best lives.
Sleeping under the stars, an occasional bridge, in hammocks, tents and now and then the home of someone willing to take them in, they spent three months exploring the US and its diverse and generous people; they were hooked. So after graduating from Auburn University, Nate headed off to Alaska where he worked as a naturalist and guide,
while Caleb took a job as a bike courier and parks employee to earn money for the next adventure – biking through South America! Their adventure, and my anxiety (I can’t help it, I’m a mom), begins November 8, 2012 when they fly to Quito Ecuador. Click over to their blog from a seat with a view where you can see some great pics of their first trip and follow them as they embark on their great South American travel adventure.