In 2015, Founder Paul Martinez left a career in sales for a life of exploring. In just a matter of months he had visited over 11 countries, 45 cities, 35 states, countless national parks, taken thousands of photographs, and did a ton of soul-searching. His search uncovered a deep passion for exploration; which he now believes to be the essence of the human spirit and is what led to the birth of The Modern Day Explorer. It has since evolved into a space where a community of like-minded people can gather and share their stories of exploration with the hopes of making deeper connections, gain knowledge for new experiences and help inspire others to explore the beauty that exists out there.
We are storytellers, writers, photographers, but most of all — we are explorers. With your help we can inspire and inform the current and next generation of explorers to dream and discover.
The Modern Day Explorer is an independent, fast-growing online publication used to inspire and engage a worldwide audience about United States travel. It serves as a resource for explorers by providing our community with the inspiration and right resources needed to make their dreams a reality; sharing guides, stories, and interviews of those in the field. We aim to inspire, engage, and empower our audience.