"Unexpected frontier of the travel blogosphere"
An Independent Travelogue
Since 1999, Notes from the Road has provided a unique and experimental voice on travel, inviting readers to join in the journey and see the world through a new lens.EXPLORE
Doors And Windows Of The World
Discover the World's Most Beautiful Doors and Windows, showcasing breathtaking photographs of the most vibrant and unique doors and windows from around the world.EXPLORE
"The Best Looking Blog We've Seen"
"Beautiful, Edge To Edge."
- Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, at the 2017 Apple Keynote Address.
Apple featured Notes from the Road to introduce the Apple iPhone X, another example of how we have been innovating the look and feel of the future of the web here at our little travel blog.
I don't give travel advice but sharing our experiences can help us learn from each other. Here are some of my latest travel stories on organization.EXPLORE
"Detailed hand drawings and sumptuous photographic images"
About Erik Gauger
Learn about me in the 'About' section, where I talk about the history of Notes from the Road as an experimental travelogue. Check out my list of great road trip music by Grateful Dead and Phish. I also keep a bird life list, as well as lifelists for butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians.EXPLORE
"Stands out for Hard Journalism"
Lowell Thomas Awards in 2012
Cacti of the United States
Explore my comprehensive guide to the cactuses of the United States. Hand-drawn sketches of every species found with U.S. borders, including those of the islands and territories.EXPLORE
"Best of the Travel Blogs"
National Geographic Traveller
Travel Sketches & Maps
I illustrate my travel blog with sketches using markers, watercolors, pens, and pencils. Sketches and journals can capture a place's essence better than photos, offering a personal, subjective illustration through the traveler's mood and perspective.EXPLORE
"Drop dead gorgeous, thanks to Gauger's prowess with his old school 4×5"
Rolf Potts, Vagablogging.net
Ancient Improvisation in Paros
On the Greek Island of Paros, I explore whether a musical improvisation master could have built up a following in the ancient Mediterranean.EXPLORE
"Do you like gorgeous photography and unconventional travel writing?"
Tikehau in the Tuamotus
On the small French Polynesian atoll of Tikehau, I discover a ringworld of life.EXPLORE