Travel and adventure has always been a strong connection between us. Discovering and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds, learning how other people live, and all the thrills along the way have kept us yearning for more. While our peers were saving up for a down payment on a house and a 401k, we decided on the responsible thing to do; save up and blow it all on a yearlong travel experience.
Rachael, a dental hygienist in the field for 10 years, was getting to the point where her day to day job became monotonous, lacking variety and stimulation she craves. Her therapy involved art, photography, hiking, mountaineering, and snowboarding/skiing. Combining her love for the outdoors with creating beauty in her photography, you can find her gift in the media drop down as well as on instagram @_thorove_
Dan, a licensed mental health therapist, has always been a bit more on the silly side. As a therapist and having to keep a more serious role in daily life, he found balance in humor as well as adventure in the outdoors such as ski mountaineering, white water rafting, and backpacking. He also enjoys spreading awareness through the guides section as well as dabbling in amateur video production in the media page.
Thorove is a collaboration between two ideas. Rachael always found herself drawn to the word 'Rove'. For her, rove means wandering to places that inspires and satisfying curiosities. Dan finds himself lost in books often. Usually reading 2 books at once, it's not surprising he draws inspiration from literature. Although Henry David Thoreau did not travel a lot himself, he writes about the importance of travel frequently. With quotes like, "There is, however, this consolation to the most way-worn traveler, upon the dustiest road, that the path his feet describe is so perfectly symbolical of human life" inspire people to let go of fear, expect the unexpected, and realize these are characteristics of living a full human life. As we continue to travel, our lives become more intertwined thus our defining characteristics that make us individuals mesh to the unified 'Us'.