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20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

“It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it.”   As a hopeless love ...

Magificant Matroosberg

Tucked away between its rocky surroundings, we visited the quaint Ski Hut at the foot of the Matroosberg Mountains. ...

Stars in motion.

Some 600 photos thrown together to create this star trail. Had 28 vocational explorers join me on expedition to Moza ...

IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE…

Companies motivate and manage employees who never set foot in their corporate office. Opportunities abound for small ...

Namibië: ‘Grense’

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the riv ...

Stellenbosch Gemeente kamp!

A couple of week ago we took 2o young explorers from Stellenbosch Congregation to the BTK mountain cabin. It was a w ...

#Microadventure Month

Planning for expeditions requires not only careful consideration of the challenges ahead, but also a willingness to ...

TEDxStellenbosch

Excited to announce that I will be speaking at the TEDxStellenbosch on the 5th of April 2015. Huge shout out to the ...

The Important Places

On the surface, this short film is about a father and son who reconnect on a 28-day trip down the Grand Canyon. But ...

The career advice I wish I had at 25.

The career advice I wish I had at 25 (Shane Rodgers) In the future, when we turn 50, we will each be given a ticket ...

The Watchtower of Turkey

Enjoyed this so much. Made me want to pick up a camera. Some profound editing skills.

Venture Out

          Welcome to Venture Out! Together with 50+ young vocational explorers we will be s ...

Hemingway Bar: Prague

During the December holiday Adri and I traveled through breathtaking scenery, and got to know eastern Europe. We sta ...

Ryan Abernathy

Ryan’s photos are often the source of many thoughts and plans for trips and adventures. I would like to share ...

Sodwana Bay, keen?

The skipper handed me the fizz-pop as to say “welcome to the club”. It was calm and quite on the sea and ...

Agency Survival Kit

We are living in stressful times. We need some sort of kit that can help us through. Loving the simple design and co ...

Coffee with Riaan Manser.

I was sitting outside waiting for Riaan Manser to join me for a coffee and thought about some of the adventures he h ...

Kid president!

Kid president asks: What are you teaching the world?!

Mozambique 2014

During the recent holiday I once again had the chance to visit Francois and Alta Rauch with a group of 20 vocational ...

The Bike Design Project.

Get Ready for Some Rivalry! Five teams in five cities – each one incredibly talented and highly competitive. All o ...

The Sea Chair.

A couple of fishermen making a very good point: Short film about collecting plastic to make a chair on a fishing boa ...

The BRCK.

I would like to share an awesome product that can handle Africa! The guys from BRCK has this to say: THE STORY We ...

Education Revolution!!

Thank you A Blind Spot Productions for once again making a huge impact on students all over the world!! Something’ ...

Inspiring pics

KickstART Explorers

I had a great end of the week doing workshops with 90 young learners from the surrounding schools. Thank you Deloitt ...

Emerging Maties.

Last night I had the privilege to stand in front of 35 young first years from Stellenbosch University. I thought bac ...

#100cups Connection Evening.

One whisper, added to a thousand others, becomes a roar of discontent. A massive thanks to all who made their way to ...

#100cups interview: Kwêla.

This week I had a wonderful opportunity to talk about my 100 Cups of Coffee initiative during a Kwêla interview at ...

A Passionate Week

8 months ago I emailed Dr. Ernesto Sirolli after I have seen his TED talk on how to “Shut up and Listen.” ...

‘Semper aliquid novi Africa adferre.’

‘Semper aliquid novi Africa adferre.’ Social Innovation through Vocational Freedom. Introduction “Where your t ...

The Art of Exploration: Nikki du Plessis; Bride Sidekick

I have known Nikki for some time now. She was actually one of the first people that took a big trip into Northern Mo ...

The Art of Exploration: Freedom Of Movement.

Last week I had a chance to talk to Roal Boezaart from Freedom of Movement. During the conversation it was easy to p ...

The Art of Exploration: Professor Carel Jansen

A very good soccer player and even better friend spoke to me about his love for languages and why it is so important ...

100 Conversations for Social Innovation.

100 Cups of coffee. (100 Conversations for Social Innovation.) 100 Cups of coffee is an initiative where creative i ...

Empathy: The underdog of Aid.

I recently presented a talk at a training event hosted by the SRC for Community Interaction. I spoke to the students ...

Meet the team!

Francois Malherbe started his career studying Industrial Psychology as well as Sociology at the University of Stelle ...

Coaching / Career (vocational) choices!

Welcome to the first step of finding your vocation! Vocation is defined as a strong impulse or inclination to follow ...

Welcome (back) to Stellenbosch!

Written by co-explorer, Amanda. (details below)   Welcome (back) to Stellenbosch!   As I was driving into ...

The Art of Exploration: Ubuntu and the DRC.

Fellow explorer, Jaco Botha, talks to An Unravelling Exploration about his adventures in the Congo. Jaco and I  hav ...

Dark side of the Lens.

A great story that shows how one person’s passion can let you in on a secret: If you truly love what you do, a ...

Find your Flow.

We can all feel the end of the year creeping in. Some of us feel that we should have done more to squeeze the life o ...

Unravelling Rwanda 2014

Written by my good friend and fellow explorer, Jaco Botha. (The video above is just to give you an idea how beautif ...

The Art of Exploration: Nicola Pretorius, The Pretty Blog.

It was June 2010. Our yacht pulled into St. Tropez just as the sun was setting, around 21:30 if I remember correctly ...

a ‘Choice’ Love Story

At the bottom of these words, I have attached a link that you will like. Click on it. Read through the following fir ...

Africa: learn to listen.

As you would by now know, I love Africa. I have been taking groups on vocational exploration expeditions since 2006 ...

Floating Dreams.

A chance meeting with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made my week one for the books. Most of you will know that I would lov ...

The Art of Exploration: Antoinette Louw

I recently had a glass of wine with Antoinette Louw, and talked about acting, an ocean view and a little boy startin ...

(Un)familiar

Amanda, my colleague and side-kick explorer, recently sent me her first blog post. Thank you, Amanda! “Franco ...

The Art of Exploration: MJ Dippenaar

An Unravelling Exploration recently spoke to MJ Dippenaar, the newly elected SRC chair for 2014 at the University o ...

An Unravelling Exploration: Uncovered.

Join us at Hazz Coffee roastery in Stellenbosch next week Thursday any time between 10am and 4pm. We would love to s ...

Young Explorers

We sat close to each other like they do and smelling the smoke we could only hear the fire. I am back in Africa. Man ...

The Art of Exploration: Fritz Schoon, (Schoon de Companje)

An Unravelling Exploration recently spoke to Fritz from De Oude Bank Bakkerij about why he feels passionate about hi ...

Find your gift.

I often wonder where happiness comes from. Real happiness. When you experience a deep sense of joy and wonder for so ...

Take me to the Ocean

“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the ...

Career: Good vs Great?

It will be worth your time to take a look at this video to understand you career path within a new context. Last nig ...

Pushing Limits.

We walked together. It was a bright starlit night and none of us could really  see what was in front of us except f ...

The hill in Portofino.

We had just arrived in Portofino and the scenery was as magnificent as I imagined it to be. There were small yachts ...

Hemingway: Part 2 (Mozambique)

I made my way through the narrow passage way and it was a very warm day and underneath the low roof it was hot and t ...

Hemingway: Part 1

Ernest Hemingway: one of my favourite authors. There are a few reasons, but mostly I like the way he describes cou ...

‘il Primo passo’

Any journey starts with the first step. Let’s say you have an idea, a good one at that. You suddenly had an ep ...

That beautiful storm.

We sailed across the Gulf of Lyon when we made our way to Spain after we had stopped over in France. We left Italy t ...

A good start: café noir

I sat next to a young couple that had made their way across the Atlantic to Europe. I knew because they spoke Spanis ...

Crossroads

“When you take a closer look, there is something mysterious to the cover image on the home page, something unf ...

Change

“Let us start by creating a platform to address change. Change from within. We are faced with many questions a ...