May 22, 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, trends or ideas.   I've travelled and explored most of my life, starting with my first overseas trip when I was about 7.

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

I'm now sharing this passion with my two young sons, who were lucky enough to be 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 parent 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.

My second somewhat realistic intention is to read more than 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 really like to read at least six, but at the beginning of the year didn't think that was realistic.  So far I'm just smashing this one - have just finished my fourth book and started a fifth.  If I can keep the momentum going, I could surpass the lofty heights of six novels this year!

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.

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Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy following my explorations and they inspire you to explore further.