Welcome to the Magic Carpet Caravan!

My name is Audrey, and I invite you to come with me as I explore, learn and reflec.  After thirty years of crunching numbers for the man, raising two kids, and volunteering most of my spare time for the past two decades, I’ve decided the time is right to make a change.

What is this blog about?   

In short, travel, photography, and writing.  My first “big trip” was in 2017, when I looped around the lower 48 states of the U.S., solo, taking my time to really see and enjoy the places I visit.   I’m currently writing a book about that experience.

Let me know if you have a favorite place to visit! 

Do you have an idea for a place I should see, or someone I should interview along the way?  Please let me know!  You can email me at Audrey@MagicCarpetCaravan.com.

You can follow along with me a few different ways:

  1. Log onto this page and see what’s new,
  2. “Like” my Facebook page called Magic Carpet Caravan (link either below or to the right on this page, depending on if you’re using a desktop or mobile app), and since my  blog will be linked to that, you’ll theoretically see that in your feed.  If you don’t want to have the Facebook algorithms decide which blog posts you see…
  3. Click on the “Follow” button on this page, type in your email, and anytime I post a new blog, you’ll get an email alert!

What’s with the name?

The name Magic Carpet Caravan reflects the nature of this trip, combined with my favorite poem, which was published in the late, great Shel Silverstein’s book of poems and illustrations, “A Light in the Attic”.

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“Magic Carpet” with a bonus poem and awesome illustration.  This is the book I read to my kids over and over when they were young.   I love his work.  Inspiring!

We all have a Magic Carpet of course, because it can be anything. An RV, a car, a horse, a bike, your own two feet, or even just a well explored imagination.  What matters is that you use it, and this poem describes my mindset perfectly as I enter this time in my life.    I like to live my life intentionally, to push out of my comfort zone, and to constantly look for avenues of personal growth.  This blog is about sharing what I find, and I welcome you here!

 

 

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