You may be a seasoned traveller in need of some fresh inspiration or someone who dreams of heading out on their very first global adventure. The explmore community share a sense of curiosity about the world and a desire to grow a greater understanding for each other and for the planet.
While you create your own roadmap, we encourage you to draw inspiration, be emboldened and learn from adventure-seekers past and present.
Learning about other cultures is really important for us. As architects we always have a look at traditional construction which is a perfect combination of an economic, ecological, well-made house.
While travelling we have a wonderful chance to experience all these differences which make our world so interesting. It gives me the opportunity to understand my own culture better.
One thing you realize very quickly when traveling land-based, is how small our planet really is. Everything is connected somehow and the challenges we face can only be coped with as a community. This may sound romantic, but it turns out very true when you have seen many different perspectives. Embracing global cultures by overlanding is extremely helpful to that.
We want to end our days full of experiences, feelings, stories and knowledge of ourselves! And the best way to make us a better person is facing the world and all the challenges that come with it.
Traveling and living on the road for 4 years changes you profoundly. It’s hard to see life with the same lens as we did prior to our trip. It brought up the best of us and made us feel hopeful about the things that we worry about. Yet it made it clear that we have a major responsibility regarding conservation and empathy as individuals and as a society. It made us become aware of what really is priority in our lives and what isn’t.
We know a lot of people who never left the European culture circle. That's very sad, I think. If you don't learn about other cultures on your own, you miss a lot. Your life experience broadens and you will develop different sights of many things.
In Italian there is a saying that basically means life is beautiful because of its diversity. There is no better way to live this idea than to travel and see the diversity of life in person.
I've been stabbed, bitten by a very poisonous snake. Held at gunpoint on a number of occasions. Beaten up by Venezuelan police who thought I was someone else. Held in a cage blindfolded... I dropped an axe through my foot whilst in primary jungle. The list goes on...
It's so important to fully immerse yourself within the culture of the place you are travelling, you get the most out of your experience that way.
You start to look at the world differently and appreciate other things that previously seemed less important.