"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our
hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little
we can, in our ignorance and knowledge,to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we
travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home,
home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything."
-Pico Iyer & Jonah Lehrer
I was born with a passion for the map's blank spaces. Exploring them is where I feel most alive and am filled with the greatest sense of wonder and intrigue for the world around.As Nabokov once said..."nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” Shall we go forth?
I make the gears go 'round at Untrodden! Think of me as one part Amelia Earhart — while I'm not a pilot,I've got the adventure and travel resume to back up such a claim — and one part customer support extraordinaire (I've been known to make not only Siri, but also Alexa and whatever that Google bot is called, to blush, upon witnessing my customer service talents). It's a pleasure to meet you, and you're in good hands!
Brophy is driven by a passion for active adventure and immersive travel. He has skied through the remote fjords of Svalbard and been trained as a yoga teacher in Bali.He lived in the backcountry of Patagonia for 80 straight days, climbing un-named and sea kayaking through uninhabited island chains. He has trekked through sacred mountains in the Himalayas, skied virgin lines in Alaska, fished remote rivers in New Zealand, and explored the Colombian Amazon. With Untrodden, he dreams of facilitating similar journeys for others.
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