Chandler's Travels.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"I am the one who will choose the squiggliest line on the map," says artist and travel enthusiast Chandler O'Leary. "I am the one who gets excited about driving 200 miles out of my way to see a giant concrete prairie dog." She continues: "I also have a thing for jackalopes, I brake for any coffee-pot-shaped building, and I have a bright yellow hat shaped like cartoon Swiss cheese." A woman after my own heart.

Chandler chronicles her adventures using watercolors, in Moleskine notebooks and on her website, Drawn the Road Again. Below, a few highlights.



Speaking of travel: with cooler weather approaching, my friends and I are planning on taking one weekend trip per month in hopes of avoiding winter doldrums. Later this month, we're thinking of going to Montreal. Then upstate, to see the leaves change. Then perhaps back to Brattleboro. (I'd also like to visit this "jackpot of rare cave pearls" - but that may have to wait.) East Coasters, do you have any recommendations for easy weekend trips?

See more of Chandler's work at Drawn the Road Again. Happy wanderlusting. 

12 comments:

Amber said...

WOW!

Nicole said...

Not sure if you've ever been to Ashley and Aron's blog, but they used to live in NY and take cute roadtrips from NYC when they lived there. Hopefully you can find some inspiration in their Travel category! http://www.hitherandthither.net/

Moira said...

BALTIMORE! Its the best and only a quick train ride from NYC.

melissa grant said...

charlottesville, va !

it's so charming and has jefferson's monticello!

plus so many vineyards!

dee said...

oh my gosh! chandler's work is ALL sorts of awesome! and I have had the worst case of wanderlust for forever. what a brilliant idea to take short weekend trips as the weather turns colder! hmmm, I don't believe I have any suggestions, unfortunately. I'm more likely to stay tuned for your adventures to grab some ideas for myself!

smallworldthisis said...

This is beautiful! I've always been envious of those who can keep a proper travel journal! I especially love Chandler's take on Boston's T System:) Oh and I've heard Arcadia National Park in Maine is pretty spectacular this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Check out The Palace of Gold in West Virginia or Frank Lloyd Wright's House in PA (Falling Water).

PoshDrosofila said...

If you come to Montreal let me know! I really like ur blog!

PoshDrosofila said...

If you come to Montreal let me know!

Anonymous said...

anywhere in vermont!

Shoko said...

These are all such wonderful suggestions! Thank you all so much!

Kathy said...

Old Town Alexandria in Virginia (so much southern charm) and Takoma Park, MD (even hippier than Berkeley, CA). And should you venture that far south, make a stop in DC :)

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