Leave the Map as a name is all about leaving your comfort zone or stepping off the beaten path (when allowed.) We love car sightseeing just as must as the next person but the adventure begins when you step outside of the boundaries or spend time hiking, biking, walking, or just sitting in nature.

OUR TRUE NORTH IS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO THINK AND TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE.  

The purpose;  to understand different cultures, become educated about sustainability, and gain a vast knowledge and respect for the planet we live on.

We believe that the best adventures happen when you least expect it. We’re all about saying YES. Yes to the unknown, yes to new opportunities, and yes to adventure whenever possible. Exploring new places, experiencing other cultures, and working with new people opens one’s eyes and minds to the endless possibilities that the world has to offer.

We spend too much of our lives behind desks or following a routine that was placed as the “norm” and the world is just too big to stay in one place. Throughout our blog you’ll find tips for traveling on a budget, how to document your travels, and reminders to “leave the map”

 
 

Our first conversion started with a map.

Hanging on the wall in James’ Redondo Beach Apartment was a huge map of United States with red pins covering the locations that the roommates had all traveled to. We quickly realized we both loved a life of travel and as we continued talking, discovered that we are both photographers, both grew up traveling, and both can’t seem to sit still.

After our first road trip to San Fransisco and surviving a 3-day music festival, sleeping in a friends apartment, followed by the worlds smallest hotel room, we realized that we were ready to take on a life of travel together.

Now four years later, countless places visited; spur of the moment adventures; and one wedding to tie it all together, we’re more inspired than ever to travel as husband and wife and share our story along the way.

Follow our travels on Instagram

NOW IT’S TIME TO CREATE YOUR OWN STORY.

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You might find us in Los Angeles or somewhere on the road exploring this beautiful world we live in.

Your best bet though is to use the form below or send an email to leavethemap@gmail.com or connect with us on Instagram

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