A few months ago my friend asked me what I thought it meant to be an explorer. I wasn’t sure how to answer him because at the time I didn’t consider myself to be an explorer. In my mind, explorers were those people who we learn about in our history books; those people who sailed around the world and mapped it out as we know it today. They would set off on expeditions that lasted months, sometimes even years, to explore unknown territory and then come back to teach us about their newfound knowledge. They were scientists, geologists and historians. So why then would I know what it means to be an explorer?
I have always dreamed about places to visit and faces to meet. If I had enough time and money I would travel to every corner of every country and get lost in their culture and traditions. There is just so much for us to learn and see in this beautiful world. We live on this planet with 7 continents, 195 countries and over 6 billion people speaking 6500 different languages. Can you just imagine how much is out there waiting to be explored?