THE SHORT STORY: WHY MAPS?

"I love maps. Maps have been in my blood since spending my late teen years travelling throughout South America –when my paper map became as familiar as the back of my hand.

In those days, there were few "extranjeros" (or "gringos" as the locals tagged us) hitching across S.A. so along the way we were forever bumping into each other. Paths converged and camaraderie was reinforced because there was only one train to take us across the Bolivian jungle to Brazil and it ran, on occasion, once a week. Ironically, in that vast, almost unchartered landscape, my map became nearly a nonessential. In the end, we all just followed the easterly flow of fellow adventurists to Rio. 

Today – I continue the adventures and still utilize (and love) a good paper map."

– Robbi Lindeman Owner, Salt Labs