If you’re looking for how-to do it, what it looks like, or Mexican food- then you’ve come to the right place.
We’re Jade and Bob, the founders/writers/editors of this site. Our niche is simply that we are young adults who want to travel and explore in any way possible. Sometimes we backpack, sometimes we flashpack, and sometimes we just rent a room, but we always make our decisions based on what is going to be the most fun and allow us to do the absolute most we can. We travel with a middle class budget and try to make the most out of everyday we are on the road (cause everyday on the road is one day away from out dogs – most of the time).
We’ve started Vagabond3 as a sharing place for our world adventure, lessons learned, and tips for improving the trips of others. Through travel reports, interviews, photos, and videos, we want to bring you along on our globe-trotting journey. Pretty much everything we talk about is doable on a moderate budget and can be family friendly if need be – in fact, you’ll spot our families in several of the posts.
Where did this idea come from?
We decided to launch Vagabond3 with our friend, Rob, after several months of dreaming and “Hey, we could do that!” conversations. Back in August 2009, Rob – a sarcastic, fun loving braggart – entered and won a Twitter contest for a 3-day trip to Sydney, Australia. But there was a catch: he would have to send a tweet once each minute while on the trip – for a total of 4,320 tweets! He would get to bring two friends with him to help accomplish the challenge; enter in the friends: Jade – a sassy, spunky cutie – and Bob – a wide-eyed adventure seeker. Together as a team, we were able to tweet up a storm – no bleeding fingers here! – and successfully complete the tweeting mission. As our reward, we received 3 around-the-world flights compliments of VAustralia and their partner Virgin Airlines.
Navigating the site
Preparing for and embarking on a world trip are daunting tasks, and at the very least we don’t want you getting confused about how best to use this web site. Vagabond3 is organized to allow you to explore in multiple ways, depending on your preference; you can browse by Place (selecting a city/country that we’ve visited to find out what we saw and did there), or Activity (some cities we explore in a “24 hour adventure” format, others in an “A-to-Z” style, and others in local one-on-one interview form).
Additionally, we post a wide variety of Resources that are helpful for local and global travelers alike. The best way to navigate is by using the topic navigation towards the top of this page. By clicking on “Featured,” “Places,” “Activities,” etc., you’ll see a listing of all the postings we’ve made that relate to that topic.
That’s definitely enough introduction. Thanks for paying us a visit, and we hope you enjoy sharing the many cities and cultures of the world with us!
Need to get in touch with us?
Contact us! Go (at) Vagabond3 (dot) com.