Who is Explorer Gabor?

January 31, 2016 Explorer Gabor 0 Comments


I'm Gayle, the explorer behind Explorer Gabor.  This blog shares my passion for travel and exploring, be it new places, ideas or issues.   I've travelled and explored most of my life, starting with my first overseas trip when I was about seven.

My passion for travel continued and I've visited many countries, exploring lots of out of the way places, especially in Asia.  My love of travel and all things international led to a career in international business. This enabled me to see places from the business traveller perspective and gave me an opportunity to live and work in India.

I'm now sharing this passion with my two young sons, who have been lucky enough to start collecting passport stamps before starting school.  And I'm sharing with you all the great places I've explored, including the well known and some hidden gems.

My travel destinations vary from popular cities in western countries to less well known places in developing countries.  These days I try to stay in places with a touch of luxury, though I'm always exploring places or experiences that may be off the beaten track, a little adventurous or a bit quirky. With young kids, animal experiences are also on the agenda wherever possible.

Explorer Gabor isn't just a travel blog.  It also looks at exploring new places to visit in and around my home town of Brisbane, Australia, and exploring trends and issues related to pretty much anything that takes my fancy, especially if it appeals to kids or families.

Exploring and being a mum are just part of the story.  I have a full time job as a senior executive and after devoting several years to working hard and raising kids, I've decided 2016 is the year I reclaim part of my life for me.

As someone who is not a fan of new year resolutions, I set a short list of Somewhat Realistic Intentions for 2016.

The first one is to participate in a 365 day photo challenge, taking a photo a day to post on Instagram and Facebook.  I've joined Fat Mum Slim's challenge and loving it.  Some of the photos in my instagram feed are from the challenge and you can follow the challenge through #fms_photoaday

My second somewhat realistic intention is to read at least 4 novels this year.  Doesn't exactly sound ambitious does it?  I was an avid reader BC and 2015 was my best year since with three books finished.  I'd like to read six, but that would just not be realistic at the moment.

The third, and most ambitious, of my intentions is to create an online blog.  As you can see, this has moved from a somewhat realistic intention to a reality.  Woo Hoo.

And finally, I want to have more fun and enjoy myself.  At work, with family and with friends. Definitely somewhat realistic and is already in full swing.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy exploring as much as I do.

I'd love you to continue following my explorations - just drop your email into the 'follow me by email' box and you can receive all new posts straight to your inbox.  No spam, I promise.

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