Hi! I’m Adam, a wandering writer and photographer. Disillusioned by the dreary cubicles of the default world, I left my office job in 2015 and have been exploring and photographing the United States with an emphasis on National Parks ever since.
Here on RamblingAdam.com I’ll be sharing images of America’s most wonderful places, as well as chronicling in depth the intense, beautiful, and often terrifying inner and outer journeys of life on the road. Care to know more? Here’s a preamble for ya:
As a child, I was blessed to experience the wonders of the National Parks of the American southwest on yearly trips with my family. I’ve always dreamed of returning to those places and sharing their absolutely insane beauty with the people I love who have never experienced the Parks. I wanted to share the euphoric feeling of dangling one’s legs over the edge of the Grand Canyon while drinking in the beauty of a billion years of geologic history. I yearned to bring my friends to the top of Angel’s Landing and Observation Point in Zion, where the magnificent view brings tears and awe to the hardest of hearts. I ached to take people down into the rocky hoodoo temples of Bryce Canyon so we could marvel together at the otherworldly towering pillars and palaces carved by wind, water, and ice.
The joy, the peace, the truth I feel in these places has defined who I am. The idea of traveling and sharing these experiences with others is the only thing that’s ever felt like the right thing for me to do with my life.
So, after a decade of retail and office work, I finally saved up enough scratch to take what I thought would be a one-month whirlwind tent-camping tour of the western National Parks- eager to photograph, write about, and share these places with my friends back home. I wanted at least a taste of my impossible dream before I was inevitably dragged back into the frenetic routine of city life. Maybe a month of heaven would fortify me against another ten years of normalcy?
But by week two, I had already become desperately addicted to life on the road, and I knew in my heart that a month would not be nearly enough. This wasn’t just a vacation anymore. This journey was the crucible in which I would forge meaning from my existence!
From the deepest depths of my heart of hearts, I hope that you’ll come with me as I embark on this journey of self-discovery among the grandest temples Nature has ever built, and be inspired to seek out your own personal path to joy, whatever that may be.
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Also, be sure to browse the incredible photographs I’ve captured from my travels so far. I’m adding new images all the time. If you see one you like, consider bringing the adventure home by purchasing a print! Wall art, mugs, phone cases, and more are available. Your support is greatly appreciated!
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