Welcome to the Unconventional Explorer!

Welcome! My name's Austin. I was born and raised on the Nevada desert, where my love for ghost towns and exploration began. In 2013 I started Nevada Expeditions, to share a photographic journey through historic towns and places across the Silver State. Over time, I've traveled beyond those borders and spent time exploring places in California, Arizona, and beyond, leading me to launch the Unconventional Explorer in 2018.

The Unconventional Explorer is designed as somewhat of a companion page to Nevada Expeditions. Both pages follow an identical format and will link back and forth freely between related places. I hope you enjoy this journey, and be sure to check back soon to see new places. Let's get started, just click on a state below!

Come on, let's go explore!
Currently 161 Places Listed!