There are a couple of people who I really look up to and perhaps are a little jealous. Yes jealous because they seem to have found a way to do all the things I want to do. The things they have in common are travel and meeting new and interesting people and cultures. Diverse exploration is a good term for it. Much like Alex Chacon who documents his Modern Motorcycle Diaries with video (primarily). He has travelled to some of the most out of the way corners of the globe and using a GoPro and a self stick he captures some of the coolest photos and video you can imagine. http://www.modernmotodiaries.com/pressmedia-kit-for-alex-chacon Most recently he has introduced a drone to get some of those high shots as well. Although the two wheeled photos and video would be fantastic, (his primary mode of transportation is a motorcycle) the most interesting part is the places he goes and the people he gets to interact with. I know this was far from an overnight success but you genuinely get the impression that he is enjoying everything he does.
A friend of mine just spent 6 weeks in Guatemala, 3 weeks going from there to Costa Rica through Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, 11 weeks in Costa Rica, and 7 weeks in Panama. Looking at her updates she was truly enjoying herself and taking in all the local vibes, staying is quirky seaside bunk houses and mingling with the locals and a hand full of expats. She never intended to stay as long as she did but once there, cancelled her return ticket to extend her stay.
These two people are different on the surface but still share the same experiences through travel. Rambling world citizens in search for new ideas and cultures, and maybe a cold beer at the end of the day.
I think that the first question that anyone would ask is how do you afford to be away and taking these adventures and support yourself?
The second would be, How do you plan an epic trip? Do you plan how long to stay in one place or just "wing it"?
How do you prepare?
What is the most important item in your backpack?