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Best Career Advice for High Schoolers EVER?

I'm teaching a career explorations class for high schoolers at my therapeutic high school, age ranges 14 to 21. All my students have diagnosed emotional or behavioral disabilities and my course is 12 weeks long. My big question: As an adult, what career advice do you wish you had been given? Advice that would have opened your eyes and given you a great feeling about the world of work? What did the adults in your life not say about work, but you wish they had? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Dec 6, 2014 - 51 answers

Looking for abandoned places in Western New York region.

I'm generally an explorer but I recently got into photography. As I was thinking about what I'd really like to take pictures of, I got extremely excited at the idea of locations humans no longer occupy. Abandoned towns, long dead-ended roads, tunnels, railroad stations, hospitals, prisons or anything else you can think of. I'm not afraid of a long drive for a good location to explore.
posted by mrflibble on Dec 2, 2014 - 8 answers

FPS games for weak constitutions

I'm looking for recommendations for fun, entertaining, beautiful and immersive FPS games for the PC. Age is mostly immaterial, as long as they're graphically rich, but the one big caveat is that I really don't like horror or bloody violence. [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Oct 31, 2014 - 17 answers

Suburban Exploration--The Most Dangerous Adventure

I moved out to the 'burbs recently. I've never lived in the suburbs before, and stately Haddock Manor (Marlinspike) is in a suburb I visited only once before touring my home and making an offer. How does someone go about exploring the suburbs? I'm only used to cities. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 21, 2014 - 24 answers

Weird, unusual, and hidden parts of Washington, DC?

I've been reading Scouting NY ever since Slap*Happy's post about Willets Point and loving it the descriptions of bizarre landmarks, unusual neighborhoods, and hidden bits of history and culture in NYC. What are the equivalent places in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on May 5, 2014 - 29 answers

Near(ish) future space exploration fiction

I have a huge love for space/planetary exploration fiction. Think 2001, the sadly mistreated Defying Gravity TV show and Kim Stanley Robinson's mars series. Do you have recommendations for me? Books primarliy, but TV/Films too though I guess i have seen most of those in this genre already. [more inside]
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory on Apr 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for abandoned places for neat photography shoots!

Do you live or know of neat places in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana that my explorer/photographer friend could visit? Let me know! [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jan 8, 2014 - 9 answers

I need a new immersive game to play

I want to find an adventure game that's easy to become obsessed with and has tons to discover and explore. [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Oct 9, 2013 - 23 answers

Seeking pretty, engaging games with no violence.

Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 16, 2013 - 48 answers

I'm looking for videos that induce frisson and make you want to explore.

I'm making a list of videos that create a very particular kind of frisson: the feeling that the world is a big place filled with experiences to have and explorations to take part in. Have some good examples inside - would love more. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jul 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Where to next, Voyager 1?

Voyager 1 just left the solar system. I know we're unable to control trajectory at this point, but I'm curious what the next body it will encounter will be, and when, on its present course.
posted by radiosilents on Mar 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Please help me name food/travel blog

I need a name for my travel/cooking blog -please Mefites give me your suggestions! More details inside. [more inside]
posted by hitchcockblonde on Nov 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Got any futuristic exploration or research concept websites?

I'm looking for "what-if" websites that combine words, imagery, and other media to project cool science or exploration concepts onto the web. Two examples I have are here and here although I'm open to more than just Mars exploration stuff. [more inside]
posted by circular on Aug 26, 2012 - 2 answers

hopefully there won't be any spiders

Curiosity is making me curious. What would it feel like to stand on the surface of Mars? Let's say, first of all, it's without a space suit -- what would kill me first? The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? The temperature? Then, if we found some way to breathe and function normally, what would it be like to be there? Would it be hot? Cold? Too windy to stand up? Paint a picture for me, if you can.
posted by fight or flight on Aug 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Which important human milestones 3 - 10 years out have a known date of occurance? I'd like to add them to my calendar.

Intermediate Future Calendar: After adding the 2015 New Horizons flyby of Pluto to my Google Calendar [14 July 2015; 11:47 GMT], I was filled with a desire to populate the semi-distant future -- say, the next +3 to +10 years -- with important human achievements/milestones that have a known date. What are these important dates? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jun 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Landsat Island

How did we manage to find every island on earth without satellites? [more inside]
posted by zinon on May 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Looking for exploration/immersive puzzle games

I've been a long-time fan of the Myst series, but up until recently with Fez I didn't realize how much I missed atmospheric games based heavily on exploration and worldbuilding-type puzzles. Can anyone recommend more? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Mythical and mysterious places of the Bay Area (and CA)?

San Francisco Bay Area (and CA) - can you think of any mysterious, or interesting or secret places? Legends/myths? Strange rewards for a bit of driving, or walking, or an ExpeditionTM of Discovery, etc? Difficulty: not looking for woo, or establishments of commerce, no-matter how good hole-in-the-wall-food may be :) Examples inside... [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Apr 29, 2012 - 28 answers

Home is where...?

My husband and I will be leaving our current town in about a year and a half, and we’re starting to think about where we might like to go next. We have several requirements (explained inside), and I’ll probably be posting questions about this more than once! We are thinking about taking a couple of weeks to explore some cities in California this spring or summer, and I’m hoping some of you can suggest some California towns that might be a good fit for us so we can start planning the exploratory trip. [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Feb 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Why didn't those crazy kids get together earlier?

If the flat earth theory was unpopular in Europe, why did so few of them try to sail west before 1492? [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Nov 27, 2011 - 40 answers

Wandern

Real world exploration game? [more inside]
posted by aesacus on Mar 25, 2011 - 11 answers

But...where will I get my latte fix now?

How do I rediscover my city before it makes me scream? [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on Feb 6, 2011 - 27 answers

Cause everyone's your friend in Philadelphia / and everything looks beautiful when you're young and silladelphia

PhiladelphiaFilter: Recommend me an awesome place in or near the city to go exploring. Either incredible parks, or incredible buildings, doesn't matter. I'm not looking for shows. (Any location on the Paoli-Thorndale line out of the city's fair play too.) [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 30, 2011 - 11 answers

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Take the bus to Mercury

Putting together a Stockholm based scavenger hunt / amazing race type of activity. What should it include? Do you have non-city-specific ideas, come on in too! [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Oct 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ?

Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ? [more inside]
posted by bussiere on Jun 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Relaxing and learning more about the outer boroughs

Best cafes for reading / internet stuff w/ wifi in the outer boroughs of NYC, and activities that can put people in touch with unique cultural experiences (both foreign and NYC-native) in each outer borough. [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Jan 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Well written, snarky exploration blogs?

I'm reading through DetroitBlog's archives, and at my rate I'll be finished today. Are there any similar blogs? [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Dec 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Virtual Vacation Worlds

Are there any games which let you just explore and enjoy the scenery, like a walk-in painting or virtual vacation? (single-player preferred) [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Dec 15, 2009 - 44 answers

I'm so bored with the USA

Where should my wife and I go traveling in January and February on less than $10,000 CDN? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Nov 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Does this game genre even have a name?

What are some great computer games for people who enjoy non-linear privateering, combat, and risky missions? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Seeking stories of men and women who -- either by way of adventure or by circumstance -- succumbed to the elements after a protracted attempt at survival...

I've read and loved the histories of Sir Robert Falcon Scott, James Kim, George Mallory, S. A. Andrée, et cetera, and now I would like to be pointed towards more stories of men and women who -- either by way of adventure or by circumstance -- succumbed to the elements after a protracted attempt at survival... preferably leaving a rich and well-written-about story. [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Jun 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Looking for nonfiction books about exploration-type stuff

YABRT (Yet Another Book Recommendation Thread): Please recommend some nonfiction camping-trip reading along the lines of True North, Endurance, and In the Heart of the Sea. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on May 26, 2009 - 24 answers

Mythical and mysterious places of the Northwest?

Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill is in PA. The Abyss is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde is in CO, Barringer Crater is in AZ, etc etc. What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on May 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Perforating Mexicans

I'm researching the La Mexicaine De Perforation (aka the Perforating Mexicans), who are connected to the Untergunther and Les UX. Does anyone have any knowledge of or contact to these groups? (Check out the links if you don't know who/what these group are - very interesting.) [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro on Jan 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Hey, the grafitti on the rooftop of 111 S. Anderson, is the most creative in town!

What are some places "off the beaten path", I can explore in urban environments? For photography, and my own amusement. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Dec 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Treasure Hunting in the Bay Area

Please recommend some good places to go treasure hunting in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by cucumberfresh on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 answers

A group of urban explorers needs help

Urban exploration question. Does anyone know of any entrances to the Seattle Underground? [more inside]
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! on Jul 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Victorian era travel journals and exploration books?

I'm looking for historical travel journals and books in the public domain. Specifically I'm interested in anything related to Victorian era exploration of the middle east and central Asia. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 7, 2008 - 13 answers

What Could I Do With My 2009?

This year's my final year of my degree. My psychologist asked me if I had any plans for next year. My original plan fell apart, so now I don't really have anything. Hmm. What could I look into? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Coolest places in New York to visit at night?

What are the coolest, not incredibly expensive places in New York to visit at night? What's unusual and marvelous and memorable? Might include particularly interesting bars, might not. The ability to drink (or bring drinks) would be a plus, but not a necessity. Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Feb 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Ad Astra Per Aspera!

Seeking recommendations for some great space exploration/simulation games. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Dec 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Newbie urban explorer in the Bay Area.

I've always wanted to try urban exploration, but I don't have anyone to do it with. How does a newbie urban explorer get into the hobby? Are there any urban explorer groups or meetups in the Bay Area friendly to beginners? What's the best way to find abandoned buildings or otherwise appropriate structures in a specific area? Thanks!
posted by archagon on May 31, 2007 - 12 answers

Can I go get eaten in Borneo?

So let's say you're a white dude wandering around in the Amazon. Or whatever. Are there actually still indigenous people anywhere in the world that would chase you down and attempt to kill you with bows and arrows, without provocation besides territorial invasion, a la this terrible movie I'm watching? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Mar 28, 2007 - 20 answers

What happened in Sacramento?

My co-workers and I are interested in forming a group that explores the cultural history of Sacramento, but we're not sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Jun 13, 2006 - 17 answers

Songs about traveling!

Hi! I'm looking to compile a list of travel-oriented songs in any genre, specifically ones that hit on the independent, vagabonding, adventure, exploration style of traveling. Let's hear your suggestion!
posted by nitsuj on May 18, 2006 - 56 answers

The Wild East

What was life like in Siberia circa the mid-1820s? Specifically, what was life like for Decemberists who were exiled there? I have heard that it was like the Wild West, only much colder. Are there any good books on this? I've found a couple of websites referenced, but, well, I don't speak Russian. Academic history papers are also appreciated. Any good authors, novels, histories, authorities would be a help. (As a corrolary— was there a concerted exploration and surveying movement in that area at the same time? What would it have been like to be on the frontier? How would it have been different from the American frontier of a similar time [which would have been around Ohio and Michigan]?)
posted by klangklangston on Mar 10, 2006 - 11 answers

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

NASA has released details today of their new "exploration architecture" which they hope will take them to the moon and mars. (really awesome movie). Help me understand a design decision. [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Sep 19, 2005 - 20 answers

Exploratory platformer shortage

Metroid, Castlevania, Cave Story... I want more games in this vein. Console or PC, pro or indie, just so long as it's good.
posted by squidlarkin on Jun 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Travelling a river

Has anyone posted an account of boating the full length of a U.S. river? Or barring that, in any other developed nation? [more inside]
posted by shannymara on May 30, 2005 - 22 answers

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