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Are you an explorer by heart?

Asked by mazingerz88 (23795points) May 24th, 2011

Even if you haven’t actually done it, travel in a far flung place to trek and explore all that exotic place has to offer, do you think about it and derive pleasure from that? In your mind the undying dream of someday being able to go will never diminish for you are an explorer by heart?

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MilkyWay's avatar

Yes, I definitley am. My first wish in life that I am set to obtain is to travel and see the world.
Life’s too short to spend it all at home. I hope I can get my dream one day… just gotta save a lot of money over the next few years…

creative1's avatar

Oh yeah, I love exploring new place, cities or tropical places! Give me some place new and I will happily explore it, even by myself like I did Paris and London. I have no problem just make a plan in the morning before I leave and head out for the day to all the places I want to see.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Every trip I ever take, I am exploring. If I had the money, I would spend the rest of my life exploring the world.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I am one by accident.;)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Or is it lousy sense of direction?

Blackberry's avatar

I think so in general, but you need money to explore.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I always like finding new places or sites. You won’t know what’s out there if you don’t look.

mazingerz88's avatar

@queenie @Russell_D_SpacePoet @creative1 @Adirondackwannabe @Blackberry Ok now I know who to invite for world treks after I win the lottery! I’ll pay! Oh that would be fun! Lol.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@mazingerz88 I always have a bag packed.

MilkyWay's avatar

@mazingerz88 Lol! You go! I’ll be waitin with the bacon…

mazingerz88's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet And I got the lottery tickets and has bookmarked this page for quick access whenever lady luck smiles. So would you mind going to Kathmandu first? I had an Indian friend in New Jersey who offered to accompany me from his home in India to Kathmandu years ago but we lost contact. : )

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@mazingerz88 Kathmandu would be very interesting.

marinelife's avatar

I am an explorer. I prefer loop trails to going on a trail and returning on the same trail.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet No doubt. We have exactly the same intention based on your post. I would explore 10 months in a year if I have the money and would prefer to stay in one place for 3 months at least before I move to the next one. Same with you?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

There are many careers in the hotel and travel industries that pay their employees to travel. I was a hotel inspector for five years, and it was wonderful to get paid to go explore new areas all over North America.

@queenie The company has hotels world-wide, and having an inspector based in the UK would be an ideal location.

ucme's avatar

I am, shame i’ve got no sense of direction then. I basically walk the earth like him out of Kung Fu! More or less like a blinfolded one legged donkey. Hey, it’s a hobby!

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MissAnthrope's avatar

Yessssss.. Exploration is my calling; I should have been born about 150 years ago, when there were still frontiers and wilderness to chart and explore. I love adventure and I love new stuff, which basically means I am hard-wired to go out and try it all out first-hand.

You need money to travel far, this is true.. but you do NOT need money to explore. You’d be surprised what’s around you, that you may never have noticed or thought of before.

flutherother's avatar

Oh yes, I am off at the drop of a hat. I love exploring cities, countries and other ways of life. It is fascinating.

Cruiser's avatar

I am an explorer of the heart and have crashed and burned many an expedition.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Oh, sure. I was able to do a little of that in Australia and the Caribbean, but not much. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to my next travel adventure.

Thus far, I think for me, the last frontier of where I am now is the Bronx. I’ve only been to the Botanical Gardens there.

answerjill's avatar

Yes. I like to imagine that I am a tourist in my own city and that I am a local in strange (new) places.

YARNLADY's avatar

Not explorer so much as visitor. I like to visit places that are new to me, but not places where no one has ever been.

Strauss's avatar

I have always been intrigued by curiosity about what’s around the corner, or over the next ridge. Some of my most memorable moments have involved travel. There is so much more that I want to see.

Sunny2's avatar

Yes! First real exploration with no planned itinerary was 3 months on a motor scooter in Europe. Camped all the way except for when I slept on the floor of a dentist’s office in Athens.

creative1's avatar

@mazingerz88 Not only do I like to explore the world but I love to explore the male body…….

mazingerz88's avatar

@creative1 Doing that kind of exploration while exploring around the world is perfect.

creative1's avatar

@mazingerz88 Now I love that type of exploring….. Exploring while exploring…. in far away places mmmmmm

mazingerz88's avatar

@creative1 Yes, mmmmmm….lol.

stardust's avatar

Absolutely. I want to see as much as I possibly can while I’m here.

everephebe's avatar

<—- Explorer by heart.

Berserker's avatar

I’d get a kick out of exploring abandoned towns or villages. I used to love checking out abandoned and boarded up houses, buildings or factories when I was younger. Imagine a whole town for me to explore, that would rock.

Blueroses's avatar

@Symbeline check it out! I find that stuff endlessly fascinating. I’m much more involved when exploring what was left behind by people than natural settings (though that’s good too). Maybe I’m more of an an archeologist than an explorer.

MilkyWay's avatar

@Blueroses That’s a great website :)

Berserker's avatar

@Blueroses Yeah, same here, man made things seem a lot more interesting to me than natural places. There’s always some weird feeling when you’re checking out an old place, like you can feel the history or some corny shit like that.
I love the rule on the site; take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. Interesting site. This could be worth joining…

MissAnthrope's avatar

I explored Mt. Wanda today!

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@mazingerz88 2 or 3 months per place would be pretty good. Gives you enough time to actually get a feel for the vibe of a place.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet That’s it exactly. That short story by Somerset Maugham entitled The Lotus Eater somewhat cemented my desire to do it this way. Imagine living in the Amazon rainforest for that long or Florence in Italy.

Aethelwine's avatar

The explorer in me made me dislike my job as a travel agent ( believe it or not). Everyone wanted to visit Cancun, Vegas or go on a cruise. I wanted to suggest a road trip to sites seldom seen.

I hate touristy locations. I’d much rather travel to isolated locations in the United States and hike for hours. I love being where there are few people and feel as if I’ve been the first to step foot in that location.

sigh

markylit's avatar

Yes, I am and an incurable one at that. :)

SedonaHiking's avatar

Yup yup! I’ve done local exploring since I’m into urban and trail hiking. But I’d love to explore exotic places when my kids are bit older and I can be away for longer periods.

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