Behind the blog: There are plenty of reasons why I love this blog, written by Jade, Bob and Rob. Let’s start with their love affair with Mexican food, which I share. And then there’s the great coverage of their trip to Australia. Last but not least, they’re super nice and I finally got to meet them this past week in LA!
What’s in a name?: “In all actuality, Vagabond3 wasn’t the first name we choose. Originally we were going to go with Mile24, but after further discussion, we decided it didn’t say enough about who we are. See, we wanted to give the perspective of three people, who, even though we were all friends, have very different ideas of what is fun, adventure, luxury and budget travel. So we went looking for a title that could encompass all type of travel from several perspectives. The first find was ‘Vagabond” from the Latin adjective vagabundus, “inclined to wander” (which: vagabundus is awesome). It does not denote a member of a nomadic people, but rather an individual who follows a wandering lifestyle within a sedentary society. We thought this described us perfectly. Adding the three told more about the varied perspectives and we got Vagabond3. It seemed like a good name.”-JB
Why should you read?: “If you want to read how-to do it, where in the world to eat the best Mexican food or funny travel stories, then you should read our blog! 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, almost all activities are family friendly, and we 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).”-JB
Favorite posts: Here are their faves, followed by mine.
- Best Trip Ever!: Kind of like our bucket list of our top 5 places we want to explore!
- Don’t Panic: How to get to the Great Wall of China by bus: Taking a tour to the Great Wall can cost upwards of $70 USD per person… taking a city bus cost less than $60 USD for all three of us!
- 10 Signs you are about to be Kung-Fu’ed: Kind of self-explanatory :)
- Mexican Food Tour: Sydney: Our first in our Global Taco Hunt Series… yum.
- Mexican Food Tour: Hollywood: I finally got to meet them over some much-needed tacos and margaritas before the crew drove me to see Griffith Observatory on my last night in LA! Good times.
- In all honesty, I love all of their posts, so it’s hard to choose! I say read them all, especially Mexican Food Tour ones.
What are your favorite blogs to read?: “Ah- I feel like I’m reading blogs non-stop every single day… and for completely different reasons. Some blogs do such a great job at social media and connecting to people, others are just so well written and others are mainly a great picture show… But one that really sticks out is Heather’s blog, There’s No Place Like Oz, because a.) I love Australia. b.) We met in real life in Melbourne during our RTW trip, so I feel a special connection. c.) Love how she talks about what she is doing as if she is writing me a personal letter. d.) I love Australia. :) For other favorite blogs, check out our blog roll.”-JB
**Sorry if this post is late, but my time zones are all out of whack! I barely know what day it is and am on a borrowed computer, hence no screenshot. I will do better next time!**