While hardly an explorer, I have managed to see some pretty incredible places and have a few mini adventures along the way. I've seen much of the world... from Alaska to Florida (I've been to every US State), from Bulgaria to Patagonia, and from Hawaiian beaches to the frozen blizzards in Canada.
Here's a picture of me taking a cool head-bath at the very lip of Winn falls in the Chiricahua Wilderness of southern Arizona.
And... at the peak of Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
And... halfway up the 17,800 foot Popocatépetl in Mexico. While many headed to the beaches for spring break, my best friend and I took the train to Mexico City, explored the pre-Mayan ruins of Teotihuacan, climbed both the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, and took a bus down to Amecameca for the climb of Popocatépetl.
Not bad for two guys who knew about a dozen words of Spanish between them!