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Hi, I’m Christina…

[ seeker of slow mornings, small moments and big adventures ]

As a little girl, my mom and I would float in the pool of my great grandmother’s south Florida apartment building, looking up at the stars and dreaming of faraway lands.

Dreams were as far as our adventures could go, but as I got older, I was determined to turn them into realities.

After two post-college years of moving across the country solo to San Francisco, taking road trips every weekend, and using all of the tricks in the book to max out my vacation time, in 2014 I started this blog to document my terrifying journey of leaving an unfulfilling job in corporate sales behind, to chase my dreams of wanderlust and passport stamps full-time.

I had no idea how I’d keep it going, but at 25 with just enough savings for four months of adventures ahead, I set out on my first-ever trip abroad (also solo! eeek), and started using my background in PR + sales to pursue freelancing, volunteering, consulting and any odd/remote job related to travel that I could find.

I stood on top of the world at the Tokyo Sky Tree, scaled mountaintops in Seoul, galloped through crystal white sands in Aruba and practiced Spanish with the locals, dancing the night away in Panama City — and I was hooked.

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For the first time, I experienced something completely transformational, outside of my own world.

And here I’d always thought travel was so faraway…

Sound familiar?

My story is not unique — it’s the story of millions of young Americans, and even more around the world (maybe yours?!), most of whom only lack the resources of how or why to travel.

The why is different for everyone, but how is where currently exploring evolves.

18 months and 14 countries in, I started a project with a tiny little startup called Grabr: a new way to shop the globe from anywhere, and as a traveler, to make money and meet locals on your route.

The concept grew at an amazing pace, and what started as a personal itch for adventure and a freelance gig to keep me on the road, turned into an opportunity to help make travel a reality not only for myself, but for anyone.

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Now, I’m splitting my time back between our HQ in San Francisco and wherever the flight deals land (while I’m saving up for a long-term RTW trip!), and sharing a collection of tips, trends, reviews and resources here as I go.

I have an affinity for boutique stays, up-and-coming neighborhoods and all things local in between.

My goal is to inspire you to take a shot at whatever it is that you think that you can’t, because with a little luck, determination and hard work — especially if you’re reading this on unrestricted internet right now — chances are, you can.

The best part of this adventure has been the people I’ve met along the way, so I’d truly love to hear from you!

Please do say hello, and I hope you’ll explore with me often.

Welcome to currently exploring!

xx christina


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and, your most-asked (very unfiltered) FAQ’s .

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Find out how you can help conserve America’s best idea here.

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“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

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