About OOAworld

Ever wished you could quit that day job, leave it all behind and hit the road?

Ever wondered what it would be like to live, work and travel while discovering a country, a continent and its people?

Welcome to OOAworld, featuring multimedia content from Ooa Revo’s USA Road Trip, Journey through Asia and other long-form travels including photos, film, videos, writing, art and more.

The main background project is a film / documentary featuring interviews of the very different people met along the way, asking them one common question: “What’s your philosophy of life?” (Watch the unofficial ooAmerica trailer below).

The aims are, on paper, relatively simple: promote open exchange of ideas between people of all tides, as well as tolerance and peaceful thinking.

Other projects include written novels and photo-books from the travels, short films and other artwork, as well as a series of large photo-montages.

I hope to eventually post more about the photographic approach, and, more generally speaking, the approach to these journeys.

OOAworld.com initially debuted as the ooamerica blog  and was relaunched in 2015. Thanks to all those who have followed ever since the early days! Screenshot:

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Readers and friends are welcome to contribute in any way and by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, through Google+, subscribing on YouTube and Twitter. Bloggers and media can help share and spread the word.

Want to learn OOAworld? Check out the FAQ page and About Us and stay in touch by subscribing to our updates, or learn about our other activities in virtual reality and 360 video production.

Thanks for your support!

Start with ooAmerica, a 25,000 mile USA Road Trip across the United States. Launch into ooAsia, a year-long journey across all of Asia. Or browse stories by types of media and travel destinations.

878 Responses

  1. redcactus says:

    WOW! That’s a great project!

  2. Cris says:

    Sounds like a blast to have done. Assuming everything went okay. But we know how that goes, don’t we? I hope everything DID go okay, however. I guess it went okay enough to make a movie about your adventures, anyway. Best of luck and wishes.

    I listened to the trailer but wasn’t able to hear anything anyone said because the music or surrounding noise was too loud. But then, it could just be me, as I’m getting old.

    • ooa revo says:

      Thank you for following. It was indeed a blast, although not everything went okay. But that’s also part of the trip. I’m sorry if the music’s a bit loud, I may have gotten carried away by the spirit of the song.

  3. headbrass says:

    This must have been amazing to have done. The trailer captures a realness about the people you met along the way. Looking forward to catching up on the posts!

  4. I really like your project! Good luck and have fun!

  5. Great idea. You chose to live, congratulations! I want to see this entire trip. Count on me.
    Mis respetos y aprecio! Armando

  6. This looks really interesting and fun. Will be back!

  7. DoingDewey says:

    Wow, what a cool project! Thanks for following by blog. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures here 🙂

  8. To have the courage….well done!

  9. To have the guts to do what you’re doing is phenomenal. I alway wish I had dropped everything when I was younger and unattached and taken off. Can’t wait to see how the project develops. The trailer is great . . . and “Eye of the Tiger” still rocks.

    Cheers,

    S.

    • ooa revo says:

      Thanks. It’s not an easy decision and has to be weighed carefully. But it’s been a great ride so far! Will be posting more soon… some songs will always rock.

  10. Terrie says:

    Love your site and the whole idea of traveling around the country. Awesome photos and drawings! Good luck with your project!

  11. seekraz says:

    Hey there – I saw that you stopped-by my blog this morning…thank you for visiting and letting me know you were there!

    You have quite a site here…so bright…interesting…beautiful. Good job!

  12. gp says:

    thanks for visiting and following my blog. love your trailer…great great great….have fun, be careful….stay tuned…i will as well greg

  13. lgiletti says:

    Sounds like a great trip!

  14. You make me want to travel again. It’s been a while but I’ve spent a good deal of my life pursuing whatever is around the next bend. Thanks for checking out my site and signing up!

  15. thanks for following! what a great project you have going on. take care and aloha. 🙂

  16. ssaluja2 says:

    great project! Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for visiting thenewvernacular

  17. all i can say is, let me shake your hand *shake hands* and congratulate you for doing this. i’d love to help anyway i can, if ya want to email, i’ve got experience with film, music, writing, photography, etc. i feel like your path is one that i admire. mine is slightly different, though artistic nonetheless, well done my friend.

  18. Wow! I’m sorry Colorado is not on your route!

  19. How amazingly cool. “Easy Rider” hits the 21st century.

  20. Sounds like an amazing journey, and it’s been fun looking around here.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

    Cheers!

  21. Thank you for following, and what a cool idea. Looking forward to exploring your blog!

  22. azleader says:

    I do… I did… and I have hit the road to visit the most remote places in the Continental USA.

    By your map above, you came close to but never visited any of those locations.

    If you ever want to find the truly extraordinary spots in the the most remote places there are in the lower 48 states then just ask… I know where they are.

    • ooa revo says:

      Hi, thanks for your comment. Would love to hear if you have any ideas for places to visit / things to do, or any other info to share. I’m planning a second leg to the trip, down the East Coast to Florida, and then going northwest to Washington state. Thanks!

  23. isabellart says:

    thanks for visiting my blog. Your project is quite amazing. Looking forward to following you and your adventures.

  24. themofman says:

    You’ve won me over in a heartbeat!

    This is too cool!

  25. Elisa says:

    haha, yes! I wish I could quit my day job, leave it all behind and hit the road….but I can’t so I will have to live vicariously through you! Good luck, happy travels and create!!

    elisa

  26. thanks for the ‘like’ & the follow!

    http://eachpeachpear.com

  27. MISS L.F says:

    Thank you for the follow – appreciated. 🙂 Have returned the favour and support. Enjoy your week!

  28. This is a great idea. I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to answer the question “what’s your philosophy in life?” though. I might be a little too existential to even believe that life should have a philosophy.
    Good luck with the project!

    • ooa revo says:

      Hi and thanks for your support! It is a difficult question, perhaps not always the right one (or maybe is it a question of words…)? But I think you are giving an answer of sorts? Thanks again and hope you’ll follow the upcoming trip.

  29. pisstkitty says:

    great project…ah to be young and brave and inspired!

  30. rightbug says:

    I love the trailer — You really captured something special here. Your vision really seems to have come through and I’m looking forward to pouring over the site at leisure.

  31. jordan.callier says:

    Thanks for the follow. Your work looks very interesting! You should make a road trip through Colorado sometime…

  32. Poor Washington State. Totally skipped. We really are more than wheat, or lentils, or Starbucks coffee.

    But one can only travel so far in so much time, so I understand. And I am most grateful to your subscribing to Middle Aged Plague. Happy Traveling!

  33. Loved the trailer, thank you for sharing your journey, the scenery and people are beautiful. I will look forward to seeing more of your journey as you update.

    Also, wanted to say thank you for stopping by our blog and following, we appreciate it.

  34. thomag1 says:

    Thanks for following my blog and presenting yours to me…..i like the sketches.

  35. in may around the middle of the month, my daughter and i are taking this year’s cross-country roadtrip along the southernmost route depicted on your map…maybe we’ll see ya!

  36. Such an ambitious project! I’ve never set out to document people per se, but I did spend several months traveling low-budget around Spain many years ago working on a folk art research project. Actually “working” on something provides so many opportunities to meet people and explore the culture that would not have otherwise presented themselves.

    Good luck to you with the movie, and thanks for subscribing to my blog!

    • ooa revo says:

      I agree, traveling is one way to engage in new experiences (and remain open to them), and I enjoy it when the project develops from serendipitous encounters or other events ‘that would not have otherwise presented themselves’. Thank you!

  37. markbyrd says:

    May GOD Abundantly Bless you!!!

  38. Thank you for your follow! I look forward to reading your entries! Thanks!!!

  39. Tracy says:

    Wow I loved that trailer! Great editing too! I’ve been teaching ESL to adults in NYC recently, and I’m going to refer them to this blog because it’s a really great view of America.

  40. This is very interesting! Thank you for following Life in the Realm of Fantasy. I will be following your progress, with interest!

  41. good luck with your travels and your film!! what an exciting and ambitious undertaking – I’m sure it’ll be freaking amazing. thanks for visiting my blog today. looking forward to seeing how your adventure unfolds.

    best – nell

  42. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow! I married a career Navy man, and got to pull up roots and go across the country a couple of times – and the day job paid for it! Our first trip we were towing a sailboat, which earned us odd looks and comments in South Dakota. Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful adventure and are looking forward to another one! For us, it’s retirement days, and we’re happy to have the home spot stay in one place, although that doesn’t mean we’re not traveling.

  43. This is really cool man! It’s actually something that I’ve kind of wanted to do but it’s the whole $$ issue, and of course the lack of a car, that have prevented me from going out and doing it. Happy to see someone is achieving a dream – have fun! 🙂

    • ooa revo says:

      Hello! There are many financial / responsibility issues to take into consideration, and it’s not an easy decision. But I don’t regret it and hope to share more! 🙂 Hope you make it out, keep me posted. Thanks!

  44. Wow, this is so cool, you are doing something that I always dreamed of doing… The memories you are making and experiences you are having are going to transform your life and your perception of it in so many ways. Good for you for having the courage to actually do what so many of us have dreamed of doing:) Thanks for checking out and following my blog, I’m glad you found it so I could find yours! I’m looking forward to keeping up with your adventures…
    Take care,
    Karen

  45. P.S. It looks like for your 2nd trip you are planning on coming very close to Wilmington, N.C. This is where my husband and I live and I highly recommend checking it out if you weren’t already planning to. We have some beautiful beaches around here as well as some other pretty cool sites. Just a suggestion:)

  46. SarahAlice says:

    This looks incredible! I’m so jealous of your trip, I’m hoping I get to do one someday. (:
    I love the blog, keep travelling!
    (:

  47. Tony says:

    Just dropping by to thank you for following my blog. Looks like you have big dreams and the desire to fulfill them. Hope all goes well for you and you are safe in your travels.

  48. I am so envious of your trip! It is both admirable and incredibly entertaining. Thanks for following Project Create as well. Stay tuned for a different journey: the creation of an art nonprofit. I see that you stopped in New Orleans on your way – would love to hear what you thought!

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