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Like a Rolling Stone


Like a rolling stone the Vagabond Journey site has taken off down a long, steep hill. I have the site’s skeleton, its basic structure up now-take a look. I think I like it. Well, for now. Andy is right, websites are very much like traveling: you start moving in one direction just to stop short, look around, and then take off in another. Right now, I like where Vagabond Journey is going.

I have made the basic structure, and have it up and running. At the top of the index page are my coordinates- it says where I am. There is a CIA Factbook map of the country that I am in along with a little note below that says where I am going. Underneath of the travel photos bar there is a sub index of the personal sections of the website. This is where I have pages for my travel articles, Vagabond Fieldnotes travel guide, the Travel Inspiration Well, Countries Traveled, work for magazines and other websites, as well as the section of the site for the Vagabond Journey monthly travel newsletters archive.

Below this index is a map that shows my planned route of travel along with a description of where I am going. This changes often. I really have no idea where I am going.

Below this is the real meat of the site: the travel topics index. This is a photo index of travel related topics that I am interested in. There are sections for travel gear, cheap airfare, archaeology, travel employment, travel photography, travel photographs, travel blogs, tattooing, Old Time Travelers, and many more subjects that may be of interest to the traveler.
I must admit that I need help with this portion of the site. The size and scope of it is far too vast for me to do appropriately alone. At the bottom of all the pages inside of Vagabond Journey.com is a short form for visitors to submit links to their own websites as well as comments on the pages topic. This form is meant to be copied and pasted into the body of an email and sent to me at VagabondSong@gmail.com. Please do not be shy. Help me build this site haha.

Haha, I know that I can not be so presumptuous to think that anybody really cares if I build my silly website or not . . . but it is worth a try. If you have a comment related to a pages topic, please send it in to me. If you have a travel related website, find a page that you would like your link on and send it in with a description of your page. Thanks.

Building websites is hard work. For the past two weeks I have been sitting here with my head down. Now I am just about ready to lift my head up and take a breath of fresh air.

I am dreaming of Africa.

Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Heredia, Costa Rica
February 12, 2008

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Filed under: Central America, Costa Rica, Vagabond Journey Updates, Website Construction

About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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