My name is Mar Briones Carrillo and I’m a world traveler, adventurer, reader, and philanthropist aspiring to inspire. I hold a BBA in International Business and an MBA in Design Innovation Management. I am passionate about travel, culture, art, design, music, books, education, and social justice. I’m also the founder of The Adventure Projects—a foundation dedicated to empowering students through transformative travel experiences. Welcome to my site!
As a child, one of my favorite books was Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Most of us will recall the distinctive character with fondness as the boy who never grew up, but rather traded adulthood for a life of adventure. One tale in particular has remained with me years later. During an especially dangerous voyage in the mermaid’s lagoon, Peter brushes against death. Rather than succumbing to fear, he challenges it defiantly with the proclamation: To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Fear of death is relatable, but what about fear of living? Fear of chasing our dreams, of finding true happiness? My motto, then, has become this: To live will be an awfully big adventure.
This site is dedicated to living. My goal is to travel the world in the continuous pursuit of happiness, adventure, and purpose—and to inspire you to do the same.
I’ll leave you now with a final quote from our friend Peter Pan:
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
Keep on flying,
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