modern day magellans

get out the compass!

while you know that most of the world has been discovered already, you still crave getting out there were the people aren't (and more importantly, the selfie sticks aren't...).  you can still get 'off-the-beaten-path' in several of our favorite places.  all you need is an explorer's spirit, a good attitude, some patience and a really good 4X4!

 
explorers
Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.
— Sir Richard Burton