Ordinary Traveler is an award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, written by Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore. In 2009, we created Ordinary Traveler to chronicle our travels and share our love of photography. Over the past 10 years, Ordinary Traveler has grown tremendously and it’s now one of the top travel blogs, offering useful travel advice and tips on balancing a home life with extreme wanderlust.
Why did we name our site Ordinary Traveler?
When we started our blog in 2009, many of the popular travel blogs were written by permanent, or soon-to-be permanent, nomads. They got a lot of press, which gave the impression that this was the preferred way to travel.
Not everyone wants to quit their job and sell all their possessions to travel. People who want a family, a home, and an adventurous life are the “ordinary” people we strive to connect with and inspire. That’s the idea behind the name Ordinary Traveler.
Christy is now a full-time travel photographer and professional blogger and Scott works for a small software company in San Diego — but he doesn’t let that stop him from traveling whenever possible.
How can this site help you?
On the internet, every day, we are flooded with the truly extraordinary. We are conditioned to believe that “exceptional” is the new normal, which can leave people feeling pretty insecure.
The truth is, you don’t need to be born with extreme talent to do what you love. Don’t let the fear that you are not talented enough stop you from fulfilling your dreams. The trick to living the life of your dreams is dedication and hard work.
We love immersing ourselves in nature, so most of our trips are highly active — including hiking, kayaking, surfing, and any other adventurous activity we can find. We’re not fearless, but we like to live by the motto: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Rather than letting our fears hold us back, we try to force ourselves to do the things that scare us the most — like skydiving, scuba diving, and living an unconventional life.
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-Christy & Scott