Happy 10th anniversary, Glasgow Gallivanter!
I love food, drink, music & walking both in my home country, Scotland, and abroad. This is my travel blog where I intend to write about all these things. It’s under construction, but please call back later. As a taster, here I am at the Grand Canyon in 2009.
The image and text above announced to the world my arrival as a travel blogger on July 5th, 2011. Well, when I say the world, I mean my Mum and Dad. We were about to embark on one of our North American road-trips, and blogging daily while we were away seemed like a good way to keep them informed of what we were up to. I continued to blog on-the-go for about three years – certainly, the posts are short and with few images, but I couldn’t find the energy to do that now.
During those three years I never seemed to look up and realise that there were other bloggers out there talking to each other, so those early posts are eerily quiet. That first documented trip was to Georgia and the Carolinas, and a little bit of Tennessee. In honour of my tenth anniversary I have chosen one image from each post, so at last someone will see them! Clicking on the captions will take you to the full post if interested.
So there you have it: the blog’s first travels in a nutshell. This has been a fantastic hobby for 10 years, and I hope to keep it going for at least another 10 (preferably, post-pandemic, with some actual travel). I love being able to preserve my memories in this way and so appreciate the contacts it has helped me make. Dear reader, I mean you! Thank you everyone for reading and reacting.