The project, Wacky Explorer, came into being as I was trying to find something to hold the attention of my 13 year old son, Jacob, on our weekend visits. As a divorced father, keeping that connection with my children was always difficult and I felt that, just maybe, having a weekend project might help.
The idea came about one weekend when Jacob brought along his ‘Flat Stanley’ as part of a school project and asked me to take a picture of him with ‘Flat Stanley’ on a visit to Busch Gardens.
“The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child with other students by getting kids to talk about, track, and write about their flat character’s journey and adventures.”
I liked the ‘Flat Stanley’ idea.
From there, we started visiting strange, odd, weird and otherwise wacky places of interest. Places that were off the beaten path. Then we’d take some pictures and share them with friends.
We had a lot of fun.
Eventually, I wanted to find a way to share this love of wacky things with others. I wanted to create a way that you could share your travels, unique hometown oddities, history and trivia in pictures and stories with others.
I also wanted you to be able to create your own blog and community groups (Currently under construction). Using Wacky Explorers platform, you will be able to create groups for local history or trivia, a group for your ski club, motorcycle club, cycling club, travel club, a local writers club, a local art group, a local photographers group or any other group you wish to create. And, unlike other platforms, we archive your posts so that they are always available to view.
Thus was born WackyExplorers.com. If you want to be part of a dynamic community, we encourage you to “Subscribe” to our Youtube Channel.
If you have a unique story to tell, we welcome your articles, suggestions, and pictures. Please submit your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the following link, Wacky Explorer Contributor Submissions.