Why ‘Bag Most Travelled’?

Prue and Rob - Tasmania's Overland Track, Australia
Prue and Rob? Rob and Prue? You decide. Tasmania’s Overland Track, Australia

Bag Most Travelled. It’s a weird name, right? So, what does it mean?

A few months ago, when we started our blog, we thought we’d better give ourselves a name! A name that represents the travel enthusiast side of our identity. Most of you know, we don’t travel for a living (unfortunately) – we are regular people with regular jobs but might have done a bit of more travelling than a regular person. For years, we’ve been known just as Prue and Rob (both in the physical and online worlds). My name is not common, and can be hard to remember and pronounce. And let’s face it, people want others to remember their name, right?!

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Prue’s backpack

“I get by with a little help from my friends…”

…plus a lot of scribbling and some to and fro-ing (what a wonderful invention, this fang-dangled internet!), we settled on ‘Bag Most Travelled‘. Massive thank you to Mr A & Mr B 🙂  Read separately: ‘Bag’ = Everyone needs a bag to travel with (despite, a lot of bloggers forgetting to list their bag/backpack/suitcase in their travel packing list of essentials!); a physical bag to hold your belongings or even a ‘bag full of tips and tricks’; somewhere to store your new knowledge.

‘Most Travelled’ is an indirect reference to my favourite poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost. I came across it in my high school English Literature class, when I was a young and ‘no one understands me’ 15 year old, it spoke to me. Even back then, I knew I wanted to travel the world. No one I knew was interested in travelling the way I was and by choosing it, I knew I would be taking the road less travelled.

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost on Poetry Foundation
We’ve been fortunate to travel far and wide, and all the things we’ve learnt, we want to share with (and inspire) others. We want to pass our bag onto you, our fellow travel enthusiasts 🙂
And yes, we did even have a discussion about ‘traveled’ and ‘travelled’. We decided on 2 Ls because we’re Australian. That’s how we spell it.
You can read in full about how we started our blog here. As it’s a constant learning experience, there will be more posts about the art of blogging as time goes on.
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The Road Not Taken
Thank you for supporting the adventures of Bag Most Travelled. We’re always keen to chat with new and old followers! So, please say hi!
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Happy travels,
Bag Most Travelled
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