Our family mission statement is Love. Explore. Study. Share. We don’t allow the media to influence our views of people we’ve never met. We believe people all over the world are very much like us. Each person has infinite value, deserving love and respect. We want our son to know this first-hand and be able to push back against incorrect stereotypes and cultural biases. No one will be able to tell him what a country is like; he will have friends all over the world and be able to advocate for them.
Every challenge you overcome makes you stronger. Living on the road is wonderful and complicated at the same time and every experience makes one smarter and stronger, so it’s important to try to embrace even the negative experience.
We think anyone who travels for a long time will naturally embrace global cultures. If we felt that embracing different cultures were difficult, our trip would have become more challenging and lonely. We find that the more you know about a culture, the more enjoyable the stay becomes.
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.
For us, travelling is the biggest luxury of life. It gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful nature of this planet, eat different kinds of food and meet people from different cultures. We had so many experiences on our travels that we would never have gotten if we stayed at home.
Just GO! Don't be afraid to quit your job or life. Live that adventure at 100% as it can change you forever! And it's necessary that you will learn much more in a few weeks/months of travelling than in years staying in your comfort zone. So leave that and EXPLMORE the world!
Yes, we usually try to embrace the similarity of humans around the globe by remembering that we are the same and all human. But from our perspective we are not " positively " the world is big and all humans are different as we come from different cultures, backgrounds, environments etc so instead of hiding all these qualities under the rug and say we are the same, we should embrace our differences as qualities, by exchanging them, learning from each other and inspire each other.
When you travel with children, they learn to experience themselves on the trip and grow beyond themselves because they are confronted with non-ordinary things and take on more responsibility. This increases their self-esteem and self-confidence. They learn about living geography, new cultures and different people, and increase their social skills. Maths can also be integrated in a fun way by converting the new currencies and languages come alive by speaking them. Travel is the school of life and the most valuable gift you can give your children.
Go outside your comfort zone and be open to doing new things. A life-changing adventure doesn't necessarily mean that you have to quit your job and go to the other side of the globe. It can be life-changing to travel for a weekend; it all depends on how open you are to new experiences and if you let them change your life.
We walk at least 10km everyday, that way, we not only stay fit, but also get to explore the area we are staying at. We aim to become better individuals, to learn new skills, new languages, and most importantly, to share our knowledge and experiences with others.
The media do many countries and cultures a disservice by using scare tactics to stop people travelling. In all the countries we have visited, especially outside Europe and where the media were less than encouraging to visit - we have met nothing but friendship and respect, with many local people thanking us for taking the time to visit their country. And after making the effort to visit these countries, it is only right that we try to appreciate their culture with respect and understanding.
I love the idea of seeing new places. I believe that there is so much in the world to experience, and I want to see as much as I can before my time is up. Each place, no matter how menial, has its own set of unique experiences, and one does not necessarily have to go far to see this.
The explmore mantra reflects the way we strive to live our lives. We want to see as much of the world as possible, but we also know that exploring without experiencing new cultures and making connections along the way, or without sharing the experiences with others, our travels would be a lot less fulfilling.
Every region and culture differs (even in the same country). I always stand back and do things slowly to see the process and understand boundaries without being invasive. There is no right or wrong culture (within reason of course). What we do at home differs to people with different opportunities and that doesn't mean it's bad. Western culture generally depicts right and wrong - I completely disagree with that.
Moments of silence combined with nature are a unique fuel for the human soul. With a few unusual factors it becomes a lifetime experience. And also being able to admire the beauty of human nature, its cultural differences, colors and shapes, the world is inspiring in every way.
We realised that we don’t need much to be happy and live our lives. You find wealth in different forms, and this is why you #explmore ;)
We were rock climbers before we were overlanders. Our passion for exploration stems from our love for climbing. Climbing takes you to the most remote and beautiful places in the world. Now we access those areas overland, taking our home with us.