"CERTAINLY, TRAVEL IS MORE THAN SEEING THE SIGHTS, IT IS A CHANGE THAT GOES ON, DEEP AND PERMANENT, IN THE IDEAS OF LIVING"
- Mary Ritter Beard
The Wholesome Tourist brings together practical advice and a bit of wanderlust for all of you minimalist, environmentally-conscious and free-spirited travelers.
Those who value experiences over commodities, who travel to understand and practice other ways of living, and who intend to leave the world a better place than they found it.
IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU, WELCOME TO THE WHOLESOME TOURIST
NICE TO MEET YOU!
I'm Kim, the blogger behind The Wholesome Tourist and that's Ryan, my musician boyfriend. So yes, we are that art couple. We've been together for three years and while we've had our fair share of adventures, we're taking our free spirits on the adventure of a lifetime by downsizing our possessions into a Volkswagen Jetta affectionately named "Blue Baby" and hitting the road across the USA!
CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO PREPPING FOR LIFE ON THE ROAD?
Our trip is beginning soon, but we've spent the past few months making plans and preparing for this new lifestyle! If you need guidance on how to downsize and what to pack for a life of traveling, check out these guides!
BUILD A MEDICAL EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR CAR
THE ULTIMATE CAR EMERGENCY KIT FOR LIFE ON THE ROAD
HOW ABOUT A TRIP ABROAD?
While we'll be focused on uncovering the United States for a little while, I've traveled to more than twenty countries over the course of 12 years and am constantly adding new blog posts about my international experiences!
Filled with natural wonders, endless beauty and no shortage of outdoor thrills.
Bustling markets and busy streets coupled with remote and breathtaking countrysides
NEED HELP PLANNING YOUR TRIP?
While I must admit I love planning all things travel related, whether it comes to finding cheap flights or creating a detailed itinerary, I know how stressful it can be! To hopefully alleviate some of this stress and give you a solid starting point, I've put together a page of travel resources. There you'll find websites and tools that I use to book, plan, and document my travels!