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Featured Explorers

A collection of our favorite Ohio Explporers on Instagram.

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Jeffrey Stroup // @jeffreyrstroup

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Jeffrey Stroup


Exploring and adventuring are more of a necessity than a hobby for Jeffrey Stroup. Since childhood he has had an insatiable need to see the nooks and crannies of the city, the paths less traveled, the forgotten and neglected. When he was sixteen he found a 35mm point and shoot camera on the side of the road. That lucky find eventually led to art shows and a photography business. Currently living in Cleveland, he spends most of his time exploring the miles of train tracks, abandoned buildings, the bridges, and even the tunnels beneath the streets. Traveling whenever and wherever, he always loves coming back home to Ohio where even after thirty-three years he is still finding new incredible places to photograph.

Raquel Martin // @wavesofgalveston

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Raquel Martin


Growing up, Raquel Martin always had a deep passion to learn from and capture the beauty of her surroundings everywhere she went. She grew up in Berea and has since moved around to multiple cities here in Ohio and even a different state or two. However, she found herself back here, in her hometown. Appreciating the time and beauty surrounding her once again. Now, as a 21 year old painter and student.

She still keeps her young, carefree and curious passion alive with each adventure she takes and each photo she captures along the way. Raquel enjoys taking photos of the people she loves and of her adventures through Ohio's beautiful and one of a kind forests & parks. She says she loves those sweet moments and heartfelt sunrises & sunsets. She is always ready to seek a new journey and she appreciates the beauty we have around us right now, here in Ohio, in this very moment. She says Ohio will always be her home, no matter where life might lead her next.

Follow Raquel's Ohio adventures on Instagram @wavesofgalveston!

Alex Steckman // @steckman_8

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Alex Steckman


Alex Steckman is a 21-year-old from New Albany. He is currently majoring in Psychology at The Ohio State University. He enjoys exploring all Ohio has to offer, and believes there is no limit on adventure. He takes day trips on the weekends when he is free, and enjoys hiking and camping. Alex enjoys being outdoors more than anything, and feels that a picture says a thousand words. He makes it his goal to collect "mementos" from all the places he has traveled, so he can reflect on his adventures. His motto is "Never stop exploring".