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.
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.
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.
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...
We would love to hear how your life has changed, because of adventure.
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.