Exploration Filter
  1. Farnam Street

    Farnam Street, a blog created by Shane Parrish, is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It aims to expand your intellectual horizons, connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

    Exploration
  2. Embracing the Absurd

    At Croissants & Conjugations, Jessica Journey refines her French speaking skills: “Sometimes, even now, a notable language mistake or inability to communicate will make me feel like a child. But maybe that’s not so bad. Babies have a big, beautiful world in front of them, full of unknowns, ripe for the exploring.”

    Culture
  3. The Center Everywhere

    “Of all the things that I am sure about, I am sure that my perception does not describe the reality, it is only my reality.” At A Light Circle, M.P. Baecker writes a thoughtful, poignant essay on self-centeredness and awareness.

    Essay
  4. The MFA Years

    Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

    Academia
  5. One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

    At For the Love of Nike, Jennifer takes us on a photographic tour of Hobbiton — the land of the hobbits as filmed in The Lord of the Rings — in Matamata, New Zealand.

    Exploration
    Image by Jennifer at For the Love of Nike
  6. Ellie on the AT

    Baby Ellie is the youngest person to thru-hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail! She made the trip with her mom Bekah and her dad Derrick. Read all about their amazing adventure!

    Exploration
  7. Environment
  8. Little Grey Box

    Phoebe Lee and Matt Turk are the team behind Little Grey Box, a travel and lifestyle blog where they report back from their adventures — and give back to the community with resources and tips for new bloggers.

    Exploration
  9. Animals
  10. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  11. Enjoy The Silence

    Leslie and Nick Ortego, the team behind Enjoy the Silence, share information about hiking and paddling, write gear reviews, and talk about their passion for the great outdoors.

    Environment
  12. Exploration
    Photo via Shoot From the Trip
  13. The Treeographer

    Nick Rowan, a writer based in Spain, tells the true histories of significant or symbolic trees around the world. “I started to see the world through a new lens, with a new-found appreciation for the everyday trees that I previously walked past without a second glance.”

    Environment
  14. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  15. Art
    Illustration by Angela Hennessy