Jacob Laukaitis is an Explorior and adventurer throughout the world to see, enjoy and carry out activities that are interesting, unique, strange and even dangerous, both from the beauty of nature, customs, culture, social and even dare to come to conflict areas. With his camera he captured many extraordinary events. Here are some of the stories he wrote and presented on his website, YouTube , Instagram , Boredpanda . He began traveling at the age of 19, right after graduating high school who spent the last 5 years traveling around the world.
Jacob said, "at first it was just a fun thing to do, but eventually it became a big part of my life and changed me in ways I couldn't have imagined. Traveling taught me to always stay humble and respectful, because I generally do not know better. It also taught me that there’s no “good” or “bad” in the world, no “right“ or “wrong”. Not only that, I learned to treat every obstacle as an opportunity to learn and improve, because whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, even if you get hit by a drunk driver in Thailand and end up having a 4 hour-long plastic surgery"!
"My mission in life is to inspire as many people as I can to stay curious. There are two main ways I'm achieving this mission by Inspiring Travel Content and Founder of Explorio. For the first 2 years of my travels I didn't take any videos, because I thought: "I wouldn't be in the moment". That turned out to be a massive mistake, because I didn't inspire anyone, nor did I educate anyone. Heck, I couldn't even remember where I went! Then I bought a cheap GoPro camera and started documenting my travels simply so that I could look back on them when I was 124 years-old".
"It took me well over a year to figure out what that idea was, but I found it.
It was Explorio - the world's first decentralized travel reviews platform that rewards its users for contributing high quality reviews. Our long-term vision was to have thousands of people who travel the world full-time and the only thing they do for "work" is write great quality reviews on our platform".
"Despite this unfortunate turn of events, my mission in life stayed the same and I kept searching for other ways to achieve it. Eventually I decided to create the " Explorior Travel Fund ", where I'm giving away $700 free flight tickets to my YouTube followers every single month".
This is one of his experiences in visiting conflict areas in Syria. Chek out the incredible of Yacob's explorior below!
We’ve all heard about the mind-boggling events happening in Syria over the last 10 years
"We’ve all heard about the mind-boggling events happening in Syria over the last 10 years.
The rebels and the army advancing on each other’s positions. The terrorist attacks. The airstrikes. The millions of refugees escaping the country whatever way they can. The destroyed cities and much more.
Watching the situation unfold I always wondered what the life of the local people was like. What they thought about the situation. How they coped with everything that happened around them. What they thought of the future.
For years that was all, it was – thoughts. However, recently I finally got the chance to get inside of Syria and see it all first hand".
The rebels and the army advancing on each other’s positions, the terrorist attacks, and the air strikes
The millions of refugees escaping the country, destroyed cities
Watching the situation unfold I always wondered what the life of the local people was like
How they coped with everything that happened around them and what they thought of the future
"I saw literally thousands of destroyed and abandoned buildings, I had my driver taken away from me in the middle of the highway, I saw a terrorist attack happening just a few kilometers away and despite all of that, the local people seemed to have so much positivity, perseverance, and faith that it just blew me away".
For years that was all they were – thoughts
I finally got the chance to get inside of Syria and see it all first hand
Even though that was the most heart-breaking travel experience of my life, the local people completely astonished me
Despite everything happening around them, they seemed to have so much positivity, perseverance, and faith
People greeted me, posed for me, shared meals with me and laughed with me as if I was a long lost cousin of theirs
"Even though that was the most heart-breaking travel experience of my life, the local people completely astonished me with their strength, hospitality, and kindness. People greeted me, posed for me, showed me their work, shared meals with me and laughed with me as if I was a long lost cousin of theirs".
Thank you to the wonderful Syrian people
For their strength in these dire circumstances
"Thank you to the wonderful people of Syria for their strength in these dire circumstances. I wish I could be half as strong as they are and I pray that life will come back to normal as soon as possible".
I wish I could be half as strong as they are and I pray that life will come back to normal as soon as possible