Exploration Filter
  1. Notes to self

    It’s easy to lose track of time on Ranga Rohini’s site, where visual storytelling takes multiple shapes, from striking monochrome photography to sketches based on her wanderings around Chennai, India.

    Architecture
  2. The Complicated Past and Present of a California Utopia

    “And yet, like all utopian experiments, Esalen’s cracks widened as it grew in popularity and began to attract this wealthier set. Today’s guests hardly care about any sort of counterculture; they care, as Wolfe pointed out, about self-improvement.” Cody Delistraty spends a weekend at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, once a bastion of hippie counterculture.

    Culture
  3. The Agony and Joy of the Great Scottish Outdoors

    Beautiful and unforgiving, Scotland’s countryside offers Alex Cochrane, a travel and history blogger, a chance to savor extreme emotions and masochistic bliss.

    Essay
  4. Huck Magazine

    From surf and skateboard culture to music, art, and activism, Huck Magazine shares stories from the people on the countercultural frontlines.

    Culture
  5. Ruffwear Explored

    “Every dog is an explorer.” Ruffwear produces a line of performance dog gear. The company blog, Ruffwear Explored, publishes stories that inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions.

    Animals
  6. Mark Johanson

    Travel, food, and culture writer Mark Johanson is based in Santiago, Chile, and has written for publications such as Newsweek, GQ, the Guardian, CNN, BBC, and Lonely Planet. He also photographs people, nature, and landscapes from his travels.

    Exploration
  7. Goat Rocks Wilderness: 8 days and 80 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

    “With Elu by my side, I am never lonely or afraid of other people. She really is the best adventure buddy.” On the blog of Ruffwear, writer Tenley Lozano recounts her experience backpacking with her dog, Elu, on the Pacific Crest Trail.

    Animals
    Photo by Tenley Lozano
  8. Architecture
  9. Animals
  10. “Toronto is Where the World Lives”: Meet Photographer Ryan Bolton

    See Toronto — and the world — through the lens of Ryan Bolton.

    Exploration
    A night shot of the historic Gooderham Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Ryan Bolton.
  11. Le Mobile Feast

    “Moments of epiphany, about oneself and others, can come among a group of new friends as well as between people who’ve known each other for decades.” Writer and cook Steve at Le Mobile Feast travels across the country with the goal of cooking a dinner party in every state.

    Cooking
  12. “They are in my life because of a confluence of coincidence, but also fundamentally because I moved from comfort.”

    Exploration
  13. Travels with My Art

    Art, sketches, and images by Ali Dunnell, an artist, photographer, and teacher living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

    Art
  14. At the Edge of the Old World

    “I realised you cannot simply leave the desert behind.” James Dee Clayton documents his transformative time in Senegal in an extensive collection of photographs.

    Exploration
  15. Exploration