A few months ago, my friend Anna contacted me to ask if I would be interested in writing about day trips. Travel? Write? Um, yes please! Anna moved to Houston shortly after I met her, but we are kindred spirits in our unwillingness to live out our days in a dreary cubicle under the thumb of an unappreciative boss when there are so many exciting / unique / confounding / phenomenal / fascinating / bewildering / thrilling / mystifying / provocative / peculiar / breathtaking / astonishing / perplexing / captivating / remarkable / bizarre / extraordinary / miraculous things to explore on this tremendous globe we call home. It generally wouldn’t require any arm-twisting for me to promote curiosity as a way of life, but when the request came from Anna, it was an instant yes. So, she put me in touch with The Curiost site founder Amy Kweskin, and a new venture began.
Amy founded The Curiost to bring together liked-minded Curiosts around a platform for exploring our outer world and our inner selves. While it’s certainly a worthy adventure to travel to the far side of the universe, working your way up steep mountain peaks, along deep river-drawn canyons, through densely tangled jungles, and around every remote bend (seriously, sign me up!) this virtual “world cafe” is a space dedicated to the extraordinary exploration that can happen within just a day’s journey from home.
Amy, Anna, and I have gotten the party started, so to speak, with a collection of posts about our personal adventures. Our goal has been to not just report on a destination, but also explore its significance to us. RF and I grabbed hold of this opportunity to try on a few small towns for size. We’re forever contemplating what life might be like if we were to step away from the city and live at a slower pace, preferably on an island. So, we’ve visited and I’ll be reporting on four spots just a ferry ride away from Seattle that we might consider making permanent. Two are already on The Curiost – quirky Vashon Island and historic Bremerton. I hope you’ll check them out.
The Curiost is rooted in personal journeys by curious travelers and is open to anyone interested in sharing and exchanging ideas about their own travels. So, give a read for more information about how you can share your day tripping adventures too! And, don’t forget to try your hand at this month’s Scavenger Hunt.