I have been so blessed to be able to travel to many places around the world. I have an extremely special opportunity to do something I’ve always dreamed. I am going on a road trip across the United States of America for the next two months.
During this time, I plan to explore cities, hike national parks, stop at the oddest roadside attractions, drink coffee in small towns, and meet incredible people along the way. I am also using this trip to explore more of my creativity, which I’ve not had much time to do while working in front of a laptop for the last 10 years.
I will use this blog to write all my feelings and experiences about this journey. Sometimes, I will just write a description of what I did for the day. Other times, I will publish poems, photos, and paintings inspired by the journey. So, I hope you will take a moment to follow me and experience the US through my eyes!
Traveling across the country is not the cheapest activity, but I am planning on keeping it simple. I will be sleeping in my car and camping to save on expenses. Also, my dad was too jealous of this crazy journey so now he’s decided to crash it. Luckily for me, he’s a mechanic so all car issues should be well handled. And he’s a golden geezer, so all camping in national forests is half off. So I glad he’s coming along as my support team.
But I am also raising money for my journey by running a Kickstarter campaign. For donating at certain levels, you can also get some of my art. I will be making calendars, greeting cards, and paints from the journey. Explore my Kickstarter campaign and see how you can best support me on this journey. For those of you, who’ve wanted to buy one of my paintings, this is an easy way to do it.
Interested in supporting me, but completely clueless about my art? Well, scroll down on my blog! You’ll find some of my poems, paintings, and photography already published just to wet your whistle. Also, my photos at crellim.smugmug.com showcase my urban, streetart, and nature photography.
Finally, you can also follow my journey on instagram and twitter besides just this blog. I will post where I’m heading next so add a comment and come join me for a coffee in your town! I’m so excited to share this journey with you and I hope you enjoy the ride!