“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain
We are Scott and Julie Lunt and we are driven to see new places, meet new people and live new experiences. Here you’ll find stories, photos and tips based on our travel experiences.
We have always loved independent travel. We love pointing to a map, or seeing a photo and saying “let’s go there.” It’s rather fun to piece together the basics of a journey: how to get there, how to get around, how to get home and how to pay for it. But the real fun is immersing ourselves in the destination and being flexible enough to enjoy surprises and explore new discoveries once we arrive. And that’s something you can’t get in the predictable and detached world of package tours, all-inclusive resorts and cruises.
We believe that you don’t have to travel to some exotic location in order to enrich your life. Just visiting a small town in your area, checking out the back roads and spending some time chatting with the locals can open your mind to an entirely different world. All you need to do is get out of your house, get out of your car and be willing to leave your comfort zone.
In November of 2014 we sold our home in Arizona and set out as full-time nomads.
The name Travelinas came from a traveling art project idea that we had for a Burning Man regional festival. The Travelinas — life-sized javelinas sculpted with plaster of Paris — would be left at someone’s camp with instructions to pass them along from camp to camp. The goal was to help people interact with each other.
Although the project is still a work in progress, we adopted the name for ourselves because the idea behind it symbolizes our philosophy of traveling through life and around the world: Seek out new experiences, interact with our fellow humans, and wander as much as we can around this fantastic planet.
But we’re not greedy. You too can adopt that name, and we think it would be cool to see a worldwide community of Travelinas seeking, interacting and wandering.
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Travel can be dangerous. In fact just getting off the couch, walking to the refrigerator and grabbing a beer can be fatal. You could trip and hit your head. You could cut your lip on the beer can, get a blood infection and die. Or you could have a heart attack from the exertion because you’ve spent your life sitting on the couch drinking beer.
Cars crash. Planes crash. Assaults happen. Diseases happen. Schedules change. Entire environments, cities and countries change. Information gets outdated or can sometimes just be wrong.
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