Definition of explorer
1 : one that explores; especially : a person who travels in search of geographical or scientific information
2 capitalized : a member of a coed scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America for young people ages 14 to 20 focusing on career awareness
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IN JANUARY 1488, Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, rounded Africa’s southern cape and put to shore to take on food and water.
The Westside store caters to the recreationalist and the weekend explorer, stocking specific supplies for short-but- sweet trips (waterproof luggage, kitchen wares, try-it- before-you- buy-it rental gear).
The theme was, undeniably, globetrotting, inspired by female explorers and designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s own journey from Rome to Paris.
The Island of California An early Spanish explorer, possibly confused by the Baja Peninsula, reported in the 16th century that California was surrounded by water on all sides.
Seashell collectors, beach goers, and explorers: pack your bags.
Rebecca amassed an impressive social media following, know to her fans as a fitness icon and passionate explorer, documenting her travels across Bali, from Phuket to Zurich.
After a 19-day voyage to the southern reaches of the world, this lifelong wanderer came away with a new reverence for the explorers of centuries past.
Attractions include genre-blending music explorers Killiam Shakespeare and ribald rockers Low Cut Connie.
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