About the Explorer

Hello, and welcome to Exploring Alexander! This travel blog is about me, Alexander Garber, and my decision to put down my favorite fantasy novels and explore the world we live in!
On August 28, 2017 I left my home of 30 years, and my job of 11 years, to travel and explore the world with no planned return date! After 4 amazing months traveling through Italy and Egypt, I was violently attacked, and flew home to the US.
8 Months Later I headed back into the world with the same mission, only this time I’m not going alone! My girlfriend, Aubre, who creates videos of our travels around the world for her Youtube Channel, Neko No Land, is traveling by my side! We are focused on the art of traveling slowly, giving proper time to soak in the cultures of the countries we travel through, and experience what it’s like to really live in each one.
The rough plan is to spend 1 to 3 months in each country, and each month in a different part of that country. While travelling I focus on learning as much of language and history of each culture as I can, in an attempt to understand a little better what it means to be a human on this planet Earth.

17 Comments on “About the Explorer

  1. I hope you enjoy your travels and I pray for your safety. We’ve never met but I am your great-aunt and I plan to travel along with you through your post.

  2. Bon voyage! It’s a lovely thing to allow other people to live your experiences vicariously. Thank you — Sonja

    • Thank you Sonja! It does me good to know such wonderful people are by my side as I make this journey exploring the world!

  3. I always wanted to see the world now through your eyes I can. Have fun cuz

      • It is Alex thanks, your post are wonderful. I love the photos and hearing about the history you have found, the food and the people you meet. Patiently waiting for your next update.

  4. I’m going to be catching up on your journey today.
    Here in Shakopee it’s is a beautiful Fall day with the temperature reaching high 60’s today. A perfect day for patio sitting and sipping a cuppa while reading your blog this far!
    Proud of you Alex!
    Travel safe!πŸ˜ƒ

    • Sounds delightful! I’m flattered you’d spend such a beautiful day reading my blog!

  5. Wow…exciting. I am glad that I found this blog πŸ™‚ . Maybe I missed it….where are you from originally?

    • Thanks and welcome Taylor! I’m delighted you’ve enjoyed reading my blog! I’m originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Whereabouts are you from? And if I may ask, what do you enjoy most about my blog?

      • I am originally from New York . But recently relocated to Denver. I live alone and love to read travel blogs. It sort of romantic to travel the world. I love the pictures. I feel as though I am living through you. Anyways keep it up…hope to learn more about you and your travels πŸ˜‰ my name is Taylor but most people call me Tay or Tay Tay…

        • Thanks so much for sharing, Tay!
          One of the most important things I hope to accomplish through my blog is to inspire others to incorporate more travel in their life! Americans in particular have a tendency to believe they can’t afford to travel the world, but that’s largely because we’ve been conditioned to equate travel with expensive hotels, cruise ships, tourist traps, and extravagant restaurant/bar bills. I hope to show that there are much more affordable, enjoyable, and authentic ways to travel! Anyway, I’m delighted to have you as a reader, and I’ll try to live as incredibly as possible for your vicarious reading pleasure! If you ever have any questions on how we do what we do, or want my personal input on how you could start incorporating more travel into your life, I implore you to contact me at exploringalexander@gmail.com

          Also, If you haven’t discovered them yet, my girlfriend creates videos of our travels at http://www.nekonoland.com
          Check them out when you have time!

          Enjoy!
          Alexander

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