About / by Amy Thibodeau

A Tramp Abroad is dedicated to publishing quirky travel stories and wanderlust inspiring essays. Our main focus is to inspire people to explore—even if it's just within their own neighborhood. We're also planning a number of small workshops and activities from our home in the south of France, and on a limited basis, we can help you plan trips or excursions to our beautiful part of the world. 

The title of our site, A Tramp Abroad, was inspired by a book of the same name written by Mark Twain about a journey across Europe. Like all travelers, Twain thinks he understood everything but finds out (too late) that he understand nothing at all.

The word "tramp" has evolved significantly since Twain wrote his book in 1880, but its linguistic origin means "to press hard upon", which is another way of saying "walk with confidence". We hope this website will inspire you to take the first step.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on, I’ll be mad.

-Rumi

A Tramp Abroad is managed and edited by Amy Thibodeau and Dan Zambonini