Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month

It's no secret that a lot of us are glued to our phones... at least we're guilty! Yea we might be checking some emails, but it's mainly because of Instagram. With the staggering amount of uploaded photos per day and now IG stories, we can't help but to be fascinated by the fact that with the click of a button we can now be transported to a place once thought unimaginable. Whether it's the great Pacific Northwest, or the desert landscapes of southern Utah.

So, in an effort to continue to inspire you with mind-blowing photos from some of the most incredible places known to man. Our team here at TMDE has compiled a short list of our favorite Explorers on Instagram to follow this month. Each of these accounts shares amazing photos from around the U.S. and beyond, so if you’re looking to keep your feed interesting — look no further.

Read on to see our picks and to find out how they answered two very important questions — what does exploration mean to you? And why is it important?

Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month
Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month

@mblockk | 44.2k FOLLOWERS

WHAT DOES EXPLORATION MEAN TO YOU?

I love to get out and see things that I've never seen before, either because I was inspired by someone else's experience there, or because I know nothing about the place and want to have a new experience. Exploration means pushing yourself, getting up early, staying up late, long drives, hikes with no cell service, getting lost, finding your way and getting lost again, troubleshooting, wandering aimlessly; experiences that have become increasingly rare in the era of technology. Exploration means getting back to them. When I explore places I gain a sense of understanding of the world.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

I spent a long time in my own bubble of work, school, and home. The desire to explore has allowed me to break this cycle. My life no longer feels mundane or repetitive. The sense of drive provided to me by the excitement of exploration is incredible. I think too many people spend their whole lives in a small radius, and even though they sometimes wonder what it's like beyond, some mental block prevents them from finding out. I think the more people who get out there and share their experiences, the more people will be driven to leave their small radius. Demonstrating that the Earth's beauty isn't out of reach might be an instrumental step forward in humanity's willingness to preserve it.

Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month
Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month

@zackkcore | 35.5k FOLLOWERS

WHAT DOES EXPLORATION MEAN TO YOU?

Exploration to me means finding new places. Exploring a little off the grid and going where I think no one has gone before. Or always going to spots we've all been to and just enjoying it. Meeting new people on the way!

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

It's very important to explore and see new places. Venture out of our day-to-day life to see the beauties of nature. To me it's a necessity! I have to go out and explore.

Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month
Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month

@shawn_f | 6,334 FOLLOWERS

WHAT DOES EXPLORATION MEAN TO YOU?

Everybody in my family has always told me that I am extremely observant to my surroundings and I think that plays a huge role in what exploration means to me. When I am traveling across the country or just in my back yard, I am taking in everything. The feeling of exploration pushes my creative storytelling to levels that I could have only imagined. That feeling of being somewhere that only a few have ever stepped foot on is one of immense joy. Exploration has pushed me to do things and go places that I had only looked at through a screen. Pushed me outside my comfort zone. And most of all made memories with people who I will never forget.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

The feeling on the unknown. The world is so big and yet we are so small. It really is quite a humbling experience. This created my biggest fear which is that I will sit at a desk job daydreaming about the unknown. We were not created to work and live in a cubicle. We were created to build things, see incredible places, experience memories, and explore new places. Memories that you can remember, not just dream about. So go, create, inspire, feel, and explore!

Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month
Our Favorite Explorers to Follow On Instagram This Month

@cole.mgkra | 29.1k FOLLOWERS

WHAT DOES EXPLORATION MEAN TO YOU?

Exploring means new things, new people, new experiences, new locations. It's stepping out of your comfort zone to find a new piece of yourself you may not have known was there. It's bringing a little piece of that new location or experience back with you.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

It's important not to be complacent. Not to be satisfied with another weekend on the sofa. Not to be satisfied with the job that doesn't make you happy. It's the understanding that there is more out there to see, to do and to learn.

To see our previous months Favorite Explorers on Instagram, click here.