FROM BLOGGERS TO GUIDES
We are Julie Gibb and Christian Morrison. In May 2014 we set off in a 1990 Volkswagen Westfalia Campervan and began blogging under the name of Folksblogen – Folks Blogging from their Volkswagen.
Since then, we have travelled through most of Canada and the USA and dipped into Mexico by campervan. We’ve camped in innumerable provincial, state, national, municipal and private campgrounds, at Harvest Hosts and boondocked throughout North America. We have shopped for food at farmer’s markets, and roadside stands, mom and pop shops and grocery chains far and wide. We have eaten at restaurants, from food trucks, in cafes. We research it all wherever we go. We map routes, take ferries, ride bikes, rent kayaks and canoes, visit museums, read books about the places we spend time. We cross borders. Travel with a dog named MacDuff. We work from the road, in the van. Seek out Airbnbs and unique hotels. We’ve sought out mechanics in countless states and provinces. We hike trails everywhere we go. We have so much information to share! Good Guides are about sharing the empirical, Greek for experience, meaning using all of the senses. After all, to know something is to see it, hear it, taste it, smell it — exactly how we love to travel and experience the world. Our goal is to share everything good we have experienced.
— Julie Gibb and Christian Morrison, www.folksblogen.com