The Explorer Blog

The Health Benefits of Coffee
People drink coffee for a variety of reasons—to boost their energy, fuel their brains, socialize with friends and colleagues, or simply for the taste. For most, coffee represents a combination of all these things and more. But what about health?...
Explorer of the Week: Hugh Glass
Hugh Glass (1783-1833) was an American frontiersman and hunter who traveled along the Mississippi River under General William Henry Ashley on a fur trading venture. Soon after leaving St. Louis in March of 1822, the group began trading peacefully with...
Explorer of the Week: Jane Goodall
Who Is Jane Goodall? Jane Goodall set out to Tanzania in 1960 to study wild chimpanzees. She immersed herself in their lives, bypassing more rigid procedures to make discoveries about primate behavior that have continued to shape scientific discourse. A...
Explorer Cold Brew Smoothie Recipe:
2 oz Explorer Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate 2 Bananas 1 Tbsp peanut butter 2 cups of ice 8 oz. milk Optional additions: Protein powder, flaxseed     Prep:   1. Add contents into blender 2. Blend until desired consistency-- add more...
Explorer of the Week: Benedict Allen
Benedict Allen is a British explorer, author, and television personality who is known for his immersion among indigenous tribes in the Amazon, New Guinea and Sumatra. Inspired by his father, Colin Allen, a British pilot, Benedict had a passion for...
Explorer of the Week: Mae Jemison
Who Is Mae C. Jemison? Mae C. Jemison is an American astronaut and physician who, on June 4, 1987, became the first African American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew...
Explorer of the Week: Ranulph Fiennes
Fiennes was born in Windsor, Berkshire on 7 March 1944, four months after the death of his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. While serving in Italy during World War II, his father stepped on a German mine, critically wounding him....
Explorer of the Week: Robyn Davidson
In 1977, 27-year-old Robyn Davidson, along with her dog and four camels, embarked on a trek across 1,700 miles of the Western Australian desert. She was setting out into one of harshest environments on Earth in a time before satellite...