Hi, I'm Greg, also known as Le Cartographiste.
Nice to meet you!
I have been an avid traveller and world adventurer all my life, developing a passion for maps as I discovered new places. So after more than 15 years of experience as an illustrator and designer working for big corporations, it was natural for me to use my graphic background, creativity and passion for map-making into the cartography world.
Maps By Le Cartographiste
This has to be the longest trip I've ever done! Going from Nicaragua to Australia is quite a long way. My flight plan was initially to go from Managua to Dallas for a 1 night stop-over before heading to Australia. But 12 hours before departure I was notified that the flight was cancelled and that I had to find another way to get to Dallas... That can be challenging when you're in Nicaragua! I managed to get the airline to find me another flight as I had already booked another plane ticket from Dallas to Sydney the next day and they finally booked me on a flight to Miami and then from there to Dallas! The entire trip took me from Managua, to Miami, to Dallas, to Los Angeles and to Sydney and lasted 3 days! You can't imagine how happy I was to finally land and enjoy the sound of the cockatoos and to stroll along the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.
This is a road trip across France over 3 days I did last year. I drove from Evian in the French Alps to Castets almost on the West Coast of France to house-sit for 2.5 months in a typical house lost in the middle of a pine forest.I love road trips! I never get bored on the road, I can just stare all day at the landscapes changing along the way. On this occasion I left the mountains, drove by ancient volcanoes, through agricultural lands and wineries to end in the Landes forest near the Atlantic ocean and its long and wild beaches. It was great to experience the different landscapes of my own country and it makes me want to visit more of it and get lost in the small roads in the countryside.
This place is special to me because it's one of the most magical place in the world and it has changed my life! I have met people there that have been so inspiring and I've experienced so many great things that it literally influenced the way I live today. I've been living a nomadic life for 6 years now travelling across 4 continents and nowhere else in the world have I seen so many pristine beaches and native wildlife in such a small area. Can you believe there are more than 100 beaches in less than 160km (100miles) of coast?! And how about meeting kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, dolphins, whales and many more birds and animals almost on a daily basis?! You thought that would be it but you can also see powerful blowholes, impressive waterfalls, visit significant cultural places, eat at great vegetarian cafes, hike in the bush, surf... A friend of mine living in Huskisson one day described it as "living in Paradise"... well I totally agree on that!