The Traveling Smith

“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” -Ibn Battuta

“The Traveling Smith” hosts a compilation of various themed travel posts. With an array of topics such as pre departure preparations, personal experiences, and dream destinations, it strives to present informative and thoughtful material to all those with a case of wanderlust: be it mild or strong.


But what is a Travelsmith?

The name “smith” originates from the early ages of England. Meaning “one who works,” the name served as a popular surname choice among metal workers, and continued to grow in number and variety as time went on. From Blacksmiths to Silversmiths, the addition of this simple word instantly described and linked a person’s occupation to his or her name.

Adapted from the ancestry of the original uses of this commonplace surname, a Travelsmith is a person with a traveling occupation. Whether this definition functions to lend ideas of a literal traveling worker, or rather a person who works to travel: the decision is left to the interpreter.