Exploration Filter
  1. Pick a piece of sky

    “Reluctant to give up the exclamatory joy of seeing, I have built a life at the untranslated point of an outstretched finger.” Roxani Krystalli writes about exploring the Scottish landscape and learning to see differently.

    Essay
  2. Around the World with WordPress: Jamaica

    Today, we’re highlighting five sites from the island paradise of Jamaica.

    Exploration
    Adventures with Elle
  3. The Statesider

    “We’re only selling one thing: the idea that our country is immense, diverse, and infinitely interesting.” Co-founded by travel writers Pam Mandel and Andy Murdock, The Statesider newsletter compiles the most interesting stories about U.S. travel, culture, food, landscapes, and more.  

    Culture
  4. Building a Dream Community: Daybreaker and Its Inclusive Global Dance Floor

    Social entrepreneur Radha Agrawal launched a morning dance party, Daybreaker, that celebrates wellness, self-expression, and inclusion.

    Business
    Photograph by Scout Lab
  5. To What Place

    At To What Place, expat Jaughna shares stories about food and travel from destinations less commonly explored. Her blog won the Saveur Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice awards for “Best Culinary Travel Blog” this year.

    Cooking
  6. Quirky Wanderer

    “Travel for me was an escape earlier but now it’s the best source of learning I can ever get. It’s an exchange, between places and me. People and me. Stories and me.” Divsi Gupta shares her adventures around the world at The Quirky Wanderer. Her doors of photographs are especially stunning.

    Exploration
  7. Gap Year

    Gapyear.com is an online community for backpackers and gap year travelers. Search for trip advice, travel inspiration, jobs, tours, and volunteering ideas.

    Exploration
  8. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  9. _southstart

    _southstart 2019, a festival in Adelaide, South Australia, will “gather disruptive ideas, unlock curious minds, and unleash the sharing of real-world experiences from the business and technology frontlines of the future.”

    Business
  10. The Not-So-Slow Leak

    “Some are tired. All are broke. Some are gay or trans and suffer for it. All have professional ambitions beyond what they can achieve on a blockaded island.” At Here is Havana, Conner Gorry reflects on emigration, loss, and Cuba.

    Exploration
    Photo by Bibhash Banerjee
  11. Beer Samples By State

    Love craft beer? There are over 6,300 breweries across the U.S. and more than 150 different styles. On this list at BREWS ‘N’ BBQ, explore craft beers by state. All the beers have been consumed by the writers!

    Exploration
  12. Around the World with WordPress: New Zealand

    Our next trip around the world stops in New Zealand, where we showcase five sites from these beautiful islands.

    Exploration
    Photo by Shade Hannah, True Crime New Zealand
  13. Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience

    “There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.

    Animals
  14. Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown to two weekends, eight stages, and over 130 bands. Explore the lineup, festival map, and so much more on the official website.

    Current Events
    Photo by Greg Noire via ACL Festival
  15. Home Is a Mug of Coffee

    “Just like the countless options on my office’s hot drinks machine, I fell in love with a fresh sense of possibility — that there was more than one way to live my life.” In this illustrated longread, Candace Rose Rardon reflects on coffee, life, and finding herself, no matter where she is in the world.

    Art