EXSPLORE

Adventure Travel Blog

For Those Who Love Nature and the Outdoors

Based in Los Angeles, California

Est. 2016

 Angel's Landing Hike in  Zion National Park

Angel's Landing Hike in Zion National Park

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Welcome. Make yourself feel at home...mi website es su website

My name is Meelad and together my gf Cassie and I created Exsplore in late 2016. We'd just gotten back from a camping trip to Catalina Island and were talking about how it'd be cool to share our camping and hiking experiences online somewhere, which is how the idea for our blog was inspired.

That same day, we started outlining our ideas and before you know it, this site was born and our first travel guide was up! We've been writing non-stop since and are on a mission to provide nature lovers with the most entertaining content possible.

Quick Facts About Us

1. Cassie is originally from LA, Meelad is from the SF Bay Area

2. Cassie attended Mount St. Mary's for nursing, she is currently progressing her career in psych nursing

3. Meelad attended UC Santa Cruz for molecular biology but currently works in tech

4. Cassie and Meelad met in LA through mutual friends after Meelad moved there for work

5. Catch us on trails during the weekends with our partner in crime, Bam Bam the Yorkie

 Selfie at Skull Rock in  Joshua Tree National Park

Selfie at Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park

What's Exsplore?

The name of this blog, "EXSPLORE", is a combination of two words:

1. Explore: to travel over new territory for adventure or discovery

2. Splore: a Scottish word meaning frolic, revel, or escapade

It's also important to note that exSplore.com was an available domain while explore.com was not!

Our Mission

We want to inspire people to lead active and healthy lifestyles, to have an interest in nature, and to promote exploration of the great outdoors.

 Meelad and Cassie at  The Getty  Museum in Los Angeles

Meelad and Cassie at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles

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Winfields - Top Outdoor Blogger

 

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TheSmartLad - Top Outdoor Blogger

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