Exploration Filter
  1. Blogging in the Time of Coronavirus: A Reading List

    Writing and art in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Art
    "Social distancing, Florida-style." Sarasota-based artist and photographer Neil Murray publishes sketches from his "Virus Diaries" series.
  2. We Can’t Travel, But the World Is Still Ours to Explore

    With the coronavirus pandemic bringing global tourism to an abrupt halt, travel writer Shivya Nath shares her ideas for safe, responsible exploration.

    Current Events
  3. Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Kate on Conservation

    On World Wildlife Day, we look at how Kate Stephenson’s award-winning conservation blog led to her meeting her heroes.

    Animals
    Shamwari elephants. Courtesy of Kate on Conservation
  4. Pretty Little London

    Pretty Little London is a visual guide to London, showcasing high-end things to do in the city, luxury hotels and restaurants, and Instagrammable spots. It is a site companion to the popular Instagram account @prettylittlelondon.

    Exploration
  5. Culinary Backstreets

    Culinary Backstreets positions itself as “the global guide to local eats,” offering city guides, food tours, and stories on off-the-beaten-path eating destinations from Tokyo to Tbilisi.

    Business
  6. 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
  7. Around the World with WordPress: Jamaica

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

    Exploration
    Adventures with Elle
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. _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
  15. 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