About Dad Explore

Hello! My name is Derek Heign (You can call me Derek) and welcome to dad explore. I am a full time dad of 2 kids, an explorer, and a seeker for traveling across the country as well as roaming the World abroad!

Welcome to my blog! I am new to traveling and exploring new places. This is where I will share my adventures that I encounter. I will provide you with amusing stories, tips I have learned, and some of my favorite products that I use. I hope to inspire and motivate you to live a life based on experiences and exploration, not just materialistic possessions.

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” -Into The Wild


To travel over (new territory) for adventure or discovery

Just because you have children and a family you shouldn’t feel tied down at home working 60 hours a week. I want to share my journey of traveling and exploring new places with you children, and sometimes solo traveling. I believe that you can be adventurous while raising children, working hard and DAD-EXPLORING!