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To those who believe that adventures are dangerous, I say: 'Try routine; that kills you far more quickly.'

-Paulo Coelho


What We Do

Explorer X's Muddy Shoe Adventures (MSA) are handcrafted, life-changing, small-group adventures in the world's most incredible destinations. Built around Joseph Campbell's concept of 'The Hero's Journey,' every Muddy Shoe Adventure is an opportunity to explore the world in a fun yet meaningful way with other amazing people. As you travel, you will:

  • Challenge yourself with exciting adventure activities
  • Immerse yourself in and learn about different cultures
  • Indulge in healthy, delicious, and local food and drink
  • Sleep in locally-owned and operated hotels and lodges
  • Connect with new people, places, perspectives, & ideas
  • Engage in informal yet inspirational group conversations
  • Take much-needed time to reconnect with yourself

Whether you are an experienced adventurer or new to traveling, if you are ready to travel the world and transform your life, a Muddy Shoe Adventure is for you! We invite you to explore our website, and hope that doing so will inspire you to want to go on your own Hero's Journey. If you have any questions about our different programs and services, simply reach out to us! 



Our Adventures

To support you on your Hero's Journey, Explorer X offers both Guided and Custom Adventures. 



Guided Adventures are super-powerful, small-group experiences led by an expert Program Leader. You'll explore the world with new friends as you embark on your own Hero's Journey of personal exploration and discovery!



We love the challenge of creating a Customized Adventure for you and your group. If you have a specific destination, activity, or theme in mind, we can work with you to turn it into your very own life-changing adventure!




Why Travel with Explorer X?

Because we've been there: We've felt lost and confused about who we are and what we want to be when we grow up. We've wrestled with trying to create some sort of work-life balance. We've dealt with relationship challenges. We've struggled to find meaningful work that inspires us. And we've done the whole existential crisis / freakout / WTF-am-I-doing-with-my-life? thing.

(Trust us, it wasn't pretty.)

We also took time to do our own self work. We knew that there was something bigger, better, more powerful, and more inspiring out there for us. We traveled the world looking for answers to many of life's most confusing yet critical questions, only to find that the answers we sought were inside us the whole time. We pushed our comfort zones, took risks, and challenged ourselves to move beyond our fears and limiting beliefs to see what was really possible for us. As a result, we got clear on who we are, what we wanted to be and do, and how we were going to make it happen. We found our passions and followed our bliss. We chose the path less traveled and faced our fears with courage. We grew to understand that imperfect action trumps perfect inaction every time. We stepped into our power to make our dreams a reality. We had fun. We came out the other side happy, fulfilled, and inspired. And we can help you do the same.