From cubicle to travel: making the most of my vacation days.

Motto: Life is short. So love more, travel more, explore more, and be adventurous.

Hi, my name is Angela Crampton, and I’m addicted to being on the move. Whether it’s traveling or exploring the great outdoors.

Catching the Travel Bug:

It all started when my parents took my siblings and I camping every nice weekend in Pennsylvania and New York. My parents instilled an adventurous/nature appreciation in me. After high school graduation, I lived in a half of dozen places but now currently reside in Washington, the state.

In 2007, I studied in France, which started my travel bug. Now, I can’t get enough of touring National Parks in the U.S. to sleeping in a rental van in New Zealand to hiking through Peruvian rain-forests to enjoying tapas in Spain to walking on glaciers in Iceland. I hope to add more of my past trips as I get time. Enjoy!

angela in veneziaWalking through Venice, Italy. If I mention Andy in any of my posts, it is because he is my travel companion and husband. I would not have been able to do all the planning and research for the trips without him! He likes to stay behind the scenes, but most of my travel includes him.

“The best travel accessory is someone you love.”

Goal for the Blog:

My goal is to share my travel and outdoor experiences (as a couple) while holding a full-time job and residence. My trips usually include hiking, rock climbing, camping, and skiing, along with touring cities. I will share itineraries of my trips with travel planning, along with accounts of my travels. I am hoping to make it to every continent, including Antarctica. Follow me on my journey to receive as many passport stamps as possible.

New here? Navigate using the Destinations tab on my home page for travel inspiration. Check out my local Pacific Northwest experiences when I am not jet-setting.

lomo del pliegue tumbado

Hiking Lomo del Pliegue Tumbado in Patagonia

Expressing myself through Photography:

I have always loved capturing moments via photography. I started on cheap film cameras and had an excellent art teacher in elementary school that taught me how to use a dark room by rolling film and printing my own pictures. My first digital camera was a KODAK DX3700, which was a 3.1 mega pixel camera. I then purchased an SLR camera to take pictures for my high school yearbook. Even though I have not been in a darkroom since, I still appreciate the art of photography by learning tricks from my twin sister who has her own photography business. Recently, I have started capturing moments by creating time lapses. It takes a good 2 or 3 hours sometimes to get about a minute or two of video.

Reflection

Taking a picture of myself on a ferry ride in Chile.

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