Welcome to Exploration Always. My name is Blake, I am currently a college student in the United States. Since I was young I have always had a passion for travel. In fact, I got on my first plane when I was just three months old. Throughout my life I have been lucky enough to experience a multitude of different places around the world. However, it wasn’t until recently that I began traveling in a new way. In March of 2017, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Cuba on a community service mission that my friend and I organized. It was a life changing experience and it set me down the path that I am currently on. While resorts and organized tours are great for many people, it wasn’t quite what I wanted and seeing a country as it really is became my passion.
Before COVID-19, I had planned on a year long gap year program that would take me around the world. While this was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic, I was finally able to find a program that left in January that would spend three months in Thailand. It was the experience of a lifetime and afterwards, I went on my own to Europe for two months to experience more of the world. I am here to share my experiences both as a creative outlet and also to help those looking for a similar experience.