It’s Never Too Late To Become An Explorer

Dad and I in the parque central. Antigua, Guatemala -- Karina Noriega

Dad and I in the parque central. Antigua, Guatemala — Karina Noriega

Adventures with my Dad were always kept pretty close to home when I was little. He would often help me collect gardener snakes to wrap around my neck as I played about in the woods nearby our house. He sat me on his lap when I was 9 years old and taught me how to drive our family van. When he was doing small repairs on the roof of our house, if my mother wasn’t looking, he would allow me to join him. To this day I will never forget the rush brought on by the impending sense of danger, as I hung my legs over the eaves trough and stared down at my friends on the ground below.

From the beginning he always understood the adrenaline junky in me.

Now the tables have turned and I am the one introducing adventure into HIS life. For just over a week my Dad joined Karina and I on a wild excursion in the tropical jungle of Livingston and the Rio Dulce, followed by our exploration of Guatemalan traditions in Antigua. We had the time of our lives together and in order to showcase our little expedition I created a 3 minute video summary of my Dad’s very FIRST backpacking trip.

He is living proof that it’s never too late to become an explorer.

~ An Extraordinary Story by April Beresford ~

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5 thoughts on “It’s Never Too Late To Become An Explorer

    • I was surprised when he agreed to come. In retrospect though, he has the perfect personality for an explorer. He is so easy going and he has a thirst for adventure. I hope your Dad will agree to come. Show him the video of my Dad. It might be the kick in the butt he needs =)



  1. Oh April, what a wonderful experience to have your Dad come along for an adventure. “Making Memories”. I haven’t seen your Dad in years. Hasn’t changed a bit. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


    • We are headed to Hong Kong at the end of the month. I am hoping to drag him to somewhere in Asia (wherever we happen to be a year from now). Stay tuned for next years video ‘Rick explores Thailand’ lol. Glad you enjoyed the show.


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