The basics about me:
As you might have assumed, my name is Ramey. I am a compulsive traveler, both at home and abroad. I am 33 years in chronological age. To earn a living, I take photographs for a wide variety of clients and purposes, and I am also a graphic designer of equal diversity (you can check out my portfolio at www.KeenGraphics.net). I’m a rock climber, backpacker, dog-mom and tennis player. I love being active and exploring the world around me.
About the blog:
It seems these days I live two lives: one settled, domestic, content; the other restless, wandering, ambitious. Most of the time, my port of call is the deserts of the American Southwest. But from time to time I hit the Road for the Pacific Coast, the Rocky Mountains, or the shores of New England. Or sometimes further afield. I suppose I have always had a restless spirit, and it whispers in my ear a little more loudly these days than it used to.
In 2011 I spent 3 months on the road. In 2012, 6 months. In 2013, 4 months. In 2014, 2 months plus a relocation to Colorado. 2015 saw another month on the road and a month abroad. And in 2016… stay tuned!
My partner of 11 years, Ben, and I are planning an overland journey to South America in the coming years. We have a few things to wrap up at home, but we plan to (eventually) liquidate most of our belongings, pack up what we need (including our dogs), and hit the road in a serious way. The Long Road. Our 1988 Toyota Sunrader 4×4 RV will be our chariot, and our destination will be unknown. After all, a trip like that isn’t about the destination.
Until then, we’ll be exploring our new home state of Colorado, taking the RV out and about whenever we can and also embracing the roadless backcountry. We’ll probably make a couple more journeys abroad, too.
So here you can find my musings from both home and away as they pertain to travel, life in motion, and the omnipresent Conundrum (which may or may not be fueling such adventures). And you will be able to follow along, in words and pictures, as we launch each new chapter of our lives.
Ramey on the Road