A Community for Independent Travelers
"Gadabout" is an old English word that roughly translates to "one who travels for pleasure." Gadabout Goods was begun by an inveterate gadabout as a platform for sharing travel treasures, but more importantly to nurture a supportive and welcoming community of independent travelers.
Travel can be challenging, especially solo travel, travel to more far-flung locals, and traveling as a woman or minority. Check out our "Travel Stories, Tips, and Musings" section as it grows, for articles and photos on all things travel. Gadabout Goods was founded with the belief that people are inherently the same everywhere and learning to communicate around the world with an open heart and open mind might be the most rewarding thing you can learn in this life.
Gadabout Goods Founder
Bibi has lived and traveled around the world since she was a child. After years working in other jobs, saving up money and time for international adventures, she decided to take her life back into her own hands. Friends, family, and strangers always clambered for the pieces she hunted out abroad, especially those supporting under-represented communities. Opening Gadabout Goods allows her to create a community of gadabouts, share travel treasures with everyone, and support diverse artists; offering you unique pieces that bring the mystery, beauty, and traditions from around the world into your daily life.
The Life of a Gadabout
Along with our online community and shop, you can find us with the goods inside Sheila, our vintage Chevy Grumman step van. Retrofitted to welcome visitors with reclaimed wood, plants, and bohemian comfort, we'd love to see you for shopping, stories, or just a good gab!
Unless gadding about, you can find us at the corner of East 11th and Lydia streets in East Austin.