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Hello Explorers! Welcome to Explorilia!

How Did I End Up Here?

Like most people, I started out doing the whole go to school, get a job, work forever and then retire approach to living. But I always felt something was missing. I traveled a lot during my early 20s and even lived in a few different places. “Traveling” I thought, that is going to be the key to a long and healthy life. So I traveled as much as I could, but eventually the routine of visiting new places was starting to lose its wonder.

“What could be missing?” I asked myself.

I also continued to pursue my love of the outdoors. I always felt a spiritual connection with nature. I did a lot of reflecting while going on hiking and camping trips. Once, I was doing a multi day hike through the outback of Western Australia. I must admit, I was very unprepared for this trip.

During the day I would overheat, suffer from major sunburns from not putting on enough sunscreen. On the first day, I came very close to running out of water. At night, I didn’t expect it to get as cold as it did and I struggled to sleep during the cooler nights. It sounds like a complete disaster, but I loved every minute of it!

There was just something about me, going out into the wilderness with everything I needed to survive (or so I thought) on my back. I had the spirit of adventure with me. I didn’t know what to expect, I was out of my comfort zone.

It was during this trip I started to realize what this backpacking trip, and traveling had in common. They both allowed me to explore, to experience something new. To go on an adventure. Having a sense of adventure might be a cliche, but I honestly think it is one of those traits that make humans so interesting. It is the same reason we
wandered all over the globe, the same reason that put man on the moon.

I couldn’t be the only person who felt this way? Could I?

WHAT KIND OF SITE IS THIS?

What exactly should you be expecting from this site? Is it a travel site? An outdoor/ hiking/ camping type of site? What about a self-help site? Maybe, maybe not. I like to think of this site as a site that will encourage people to get out of their comfort zones, experience something new, something adventurous.  What you choose as your adventure is up to you.

My goal of Explorilia is to encourage you to be more adventurous. I want to help people find ways to break up their daily routines, get out of their comfort zones, and live life with a renewed purpose. I also plan on helping EVERYONE, so as much as I can, I will include ideas that will hopefully satisfy everyone’s budget.

I failed and landed on my face. Good times

Me attempting to fly

How to Make the Most of This Site

While exploring Explorilia , you may find inspiration in the stories that are written here. You may find ideas that will make your upcoming weekend more exciting.

Can’t afford a big vacation? Can’t wait for your next big trip? No worries, there are plenty of options for the stay at home adventurer.

If you ever need a hand or have a question, comment below and I will be more than happy to help!

All the best,

CJ