“We are travelers at the edge, we are always at the edge of our perceptions”

(quote by photographer Scott Mutter)


Hi. I’m a 30-something living in Arlington, Virginia with my husband and our spoiled cat. Like many, I love to travel. I also love to write. Since I don’t travel write for a living, I have this blog instead. Sometimes I get to travel a lot (for work or otherwise), sometimes not so much. Sometimes I travel overseas, sometimes domestically, sometimes just around my own local area looking for interesting things. When I do plan trips, I usually assume I may never see it again. Therefore I try to look for all the little things that I’m not likely to find anywhere else that I would regret never visiting up close. There are times you might be surprised by what those are. Hey, I never said I was predictable.

Along with reporting on my local, international, and USA travels, I’ll use this blog to give you the latest travel news I find interesting, and review related books and products. You can contact me at maplesstraveler AT gmail DOT com with any tips.

Why Mapless?

Do I really travel without a map? Nah. Well, not most of the time. With my penchant for getting lost, that certainly wouldn’t be wise. But it’s definitely true that, like many, I do not have all the details of my life planned out just yet. I don’t know exactly where I am headed or how I’m going to get there. I only know that I want to see as much of the world as I can. Regardless of where I am, every day is a new adventure. You see plaques on walls with sayings like this all the time, but it’s true. I am not going anywhere in particular — even when I’m on a plane across the ocean — but I am always traveling, even without a map telling me what’s ahead.


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