Traveler Tuesday – Esther of Local Adventurer
I met Esther of a couple of months ago in a blogger support group and from the very first visit to her blog Local Adventurer I was smitten. It is gorgeous, inspiring, insightful and fun. Esther is a total delight to, she oozes positivity and a real desire to find all of the best things to do in her local area.
Esther and Jacob (her husband) have been exploring Las Vegas for the past year, with monthly trips to Los Angeles to film her hubby's YouTube series, and I swear they have explored almost every inch of that town! They are planning their next home base to explore from and I for one cannot wait!
Let’s meet Esther (and Jacob)!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
Money was a big issue in my family growing up, so I rarely traveled except for spending summers in Korea funded by my extended family and doing the quintessential all American family road trips. It wasn't until I started my photography business in 2005, that I was able to travel all over the world for conferences, workshops, and weddings. I've been hooked since!
 What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
Travel is seeing with new eyes over seeking new lands. [totally stole that from a Marcel Proust quote, but it sums up how I feel!]
 What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I love flying. Though I don't consider being trapped in a small seat with stuffy air the most fun, nothing beats the sunsets on a plane. Also, nothing gives me greater perspective than being on the other side of the clouds and seeing how tiny everything is and visually seeing how every storm comes to pass.
 What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
We reserve plane time for watching as many movies as possible or reading. If they don't offer movies for free, we usually make sure we put enough books and movies on our kindles and iPad.
 What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
My favorite travel memory involving food is finally getting into French Laundry last year. Jacob had tried to get reservations for months but could never get us in. Somehow a girlfriend of mine managed to book a table for four, so we last minute rearranged our plans and drove up to Napa from Vegas. Everything was cooked to perfection, and it has been my favorite dining experience so far.
 What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
Planning ahead has been so important for me on weeks that I just feel uninspired. Starting a series also helped me stay on a blog schedule. I used to find it really difficult to come up with content to post up once a week, but once I started my Travel Tuesdays and Local Adventures series, it seems like all my days are filled up. I've now drafted posts with content 4-5 times a week for the rest of 2015.
 Where to next?
We've been meaning to set foot on every single continent, and when we went to Fiji and New Zealand, I had mistakenly thought every country was part of one of the 7 continents. Guess I learned it all wrong back in grade school! We don't have any plans yet, but we're hoping to visit Australia next year.
You can keep up with Esther on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, BlogLovin and Pinterest. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!
How about you? What would you like to know about Esther?
Their site is one of my favorites! Hoping to check off quite a bit that they share in Vegas!
@Kristine, there is so much on their list, I think you have to move there too!
thank you Kristine!! 🙂 hope you come visit vegas soon!
I love this story! And she’s so cute! Thanks!
@Melanie, she really is!
aww thanks @melanie! 😀
Great interview! I just checked out Jacob’s Youtube channel & it’s cute…I’ve never heard of it before! Thanks 🙂
@Jess, if you liked it, please help support it by sharing it on social media, they are trying to raise funds to do more!
thanks for checking it out! 🙂 it’s pretty much brand new.. we started shooting it september of this year.. and finished shooting 16 episodes last month!
I always love learning about new, great blogs and traveling happens to be a fetish of mine (ha) so thank you so much for introducing me to this new blog to follow! Traveling feeds the soul!
@Krysta, I couldn’t agree more and I absolutely love Esther’s blog!
Thanks for the feature Andi and for all the kind words!! XOXOXO
@Esther, my pleasure, loved spotlighting you!
I am so super jealous of her. Oh to just rearrange plans and pack up and go somewhere again. But no, 2 year olds don’t change their plans so I’ll just enjoy your travels 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
@Christine, maybe 3-year-olds will? One can always hope!
it can be done! it just might take some fighting. hehe i know it’s definitely much easier to be mobile without kids, but our hope is the traveling won’t have to stop. some good friends of ours took their toddler on a roadtrip across america for a few months in their RV. we hope we can make it happen.. but don’t want to speak too soon!
Love learning more about Esther! Her blog is awesome, and I hope she gets her wish to go to Australia soon!
@Lois, me too, I think she would have a fabulous time there!
i hope so too! thank you so much Lois!
Sounds like so much fun! What a great adventure…traveling around with your spouse! She sounds like a delight!
@Jamie, she is darling!
I love how Esther and her husband have “meshed” their travel work – my husband and I have done the same!
@MD, they are totally adorable!
Thanks for turning me onto this blog. Very fun and I love travel myself. It opens your eyes.
@Angela, my pleasure, Local Adventurer is one of my favorites!
These two are so cute! I love her thoughts on traveling are perfect.
@Lauryn, I know they are totally adorable!
What a fun couple! I’m totally into the spontaneous long drive for some great tasting food!
@Michelle, they are SO fun and who doesn’t love a road trip!
a road trip sounds like fun never been on one
@Krystel, where would you like to do one?
How fun as a couple to travel, and to hopefully go to all 7 continents together would be so fun. I love the last picture of them together, they look like they have a ton of fun together. Great interview.
@Alana, they always seem to have fun which makes their blog so great to read!
wow! sounds like so much fun!
I can’t believe they got into French Laundry!!!! JEALOUS foodie over here!!!
@Stephanie, me too! I am jealous, would love to go as well!
we have some tips on the blog on how to get in!! 🙂 hopefully they work for you and you get to go. it was such a great dining experience.
I wish I could travel more – I hope to soon enough. Just hard to find the time.. and money!
@Debi, I hear you! That’s why Esther and Jacob spend a lot of time exploring where they live!
Sounds like you have great fun traveling and discovering.
Fun interview! I would love to get to travel more. Maybe one day…
@Tori, do as Esther and Jacob do, explore your own backyard!
I wish I had the means to jump on a plane right now and travel!
@Heather, when you can’t become an adventurer in your own backyard!
I love Esther’s blog so much!! She gives me major travel-lust! I really want to do some more traveling. money is always the biggest factor for me but I try and set money aside here and there to plan big trips when we can
@Briat, Esther is darling! When you don’t have enough for big trips you can explore your local backyard which is exactly what Esther and Jacob do!
Step on every single continent. A doable goal! Looking to following more about Esther’s adventures.
@Becky, a lofty goal, I guess I too am halfway there – just need Africa, Australia and Antarctica!
What a fun post. And the pictures of them just totally make me smile! Awesome!
@Debi, they are hard not to love, they are completely adorable!
Great photos, they looks like they’re having a great time
@Ronda, they always seem to be having fun!
I loved reading about these 2 travels – and I LOVE the pictures – especially the last one 🙂
@Jacklyn, Esther and Jacob are a great couple and very inspiring!
I love Local Adventurer! Very interesting blog!
@Karen, yay! So glad to hear!
What a cute couple!
I really enjoy Esther’s blog as well, I live close to Vegas and she shows that the city is way more than gambling and debauchery lol
@Winter, Esther is amazing and I believe she can make any city visit-worthy through her unique discoveries!
Great post, I wish I was more of a traveler I have never really anywhere except to visit family out of state twice but I loved it when I did. Thanks for sharing
@Christine, I hope you get to do more, but in the meantime there is always the world right outside your front door!
I think it’s great they can travel together and see the world. Great interview…they look like a fun couple to hang out with.