Think, Save, Explore! The photo blog is up!

Published June 17, 2015   Posted in Explore

The magical day has finally come – hurrah, hurrah!  Honestly, I had originally planned to release our new adventure and photography blog in early July, but heck, there is no time like the present, right?  And so, without further ado, our new blog has been officially released!


How this will work

Our new travel and exploration blog will be connected to Think Save Retire, but will maintain a completely separate look and feel, not to mention the web address.  We may link back and forth between these web sites from time to time, and we’ll probably always highlight the latest adventure article here.

Naturally, all retirement and motivational articles will remain right here on Think Save Retire, so you won’t have to go anywhere else for our discussions on early retirement and maximizing your happiness (this new adventure blog most definitely maximizes OUR happiness).  Keep reading and we’ll keep posting.

This is one of the things that my wife and I plan to pursue heavily after retirement – a traveling lifestyle while maintaining our adventure blog.  It keeps us busy and engaged, and blogging always comes with the inherent possibility of side income, which is always a nice side perk when retiring super early.

Our new blog’s content

Don’t call this a “travel blog”, because it is much, much more than that.  My wife and I do not particularly enjoy the act of traveling anyway.  What we enjoy is the adventure that we get to experience after we get to our destination.  It’s the destination that we love exploring.  The “travel” part is nothing more than how we get there.

The idea is to give our readers a fun, entertaining and unique perspective on exploring the world around us.  All articles will definitely include a good number of large, unwatermarked photos, and our plan is to film and post an accompanying video as well to provide an additional element of perspective to our adventure.

It could be a city, a hiking trail, an event or, heck, even a restaurant.  Virtually anything outside of our home is completely fair game with this new blog.  As long as we make the content engaging and exciting, then we will have accomplished our goals for this blog.

For example, our Incinerator Trail article represents the closest to what our vision for the web site entails.  It includes a video of our experience on the trail, lots of pictures and some text describing the event.  Expect additional postings to be similarly designed.

What do you think?  Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

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17 responses to “Think, Save, Explore! The photo blog is up!”

  1. Glad your adventure blog is here! Off to check it out.

  2. Stockbeard says:

    Congrats on the new site, that’s a nice idea, and you chose an awesome design for a photo-oriented blog!

    I read the incinerator trail article, I love the flower pictures, especially that catus-like one with orange flowers.

  3. Congrats guys. Really excited that you can explore these great places and I can piggy back off the ones that look interesting to me in the future 🙂

    • Steve says:

      Ha! Piggy back all you want. I want to make the blog as inspiring as possible, after all. If I can do that, then it’ll be a successful venture.

  4. SavvyJames says:

    Congratulations. Taking readers with you, through the blog, as you explore the world is a great idea that should prove quite interesting.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks SavvyJames, I’m hoping it is. Just starting out can seem pretty daunting, but one step at a time and we will get there. Slow and steady wins the race. 🙂

  5. Amber Tree says:

    Congratz with the site. I really is a nice photo-explore blog you have there. I will look into more stories later

  6. Mrs. FI says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to look through your adventures and pictures! Great idea!

  7. WOW! At first I was like, oh this is going to be another blog with gallery of photos…but I am quite impressed! Love the layout and the photos are incredible. As a fellow avid traveler and photographer, I can’t wait to see (and read) more about your adventures. I love Sedona, brought back great memories looking through your photos 🙂 I don’t take too many videos on my trips (just forget to and don’t think about it), but definitely something I am going to try doing more of. I find after having a kid, you tend to take more videos as well!

    • Steve says:

      Thanks so much for the vote of confidence, DJ! Yeah, I bet that kids will make the videographer within you come alive. I have very, very little experience with video, so this is a bit of a learning process for me. I have so many ideas how…it’s tough to prioritize them all. 🙂

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