Dock Stories: Bianca and Ryan Mcmanuc

Bianca and Ryan McManus know how to vacation. They are so good at it, in fact, that they created their brand, Xplorationer, around it. We’re inspired by their love for trying new things, whether it’s a trip around the world or a good ole’ staycation in Ocean City, Maryland. Read about Xplorationer below in the words of Bianca and Ryan!
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Xplorationer came about from our love to travel,
to try new things and meet more people, as well as share our adventures with our current friends.
We found ourselves saying “Do All the Things!” every time we went somewhere and searched out every little thing we could find to do. Even in our home town of Ocean City, we are constantly looking to do things that the everyday tourist might not realize is available.

Originally, we started saying we were ‘explorationing’ when we were on one of our trips with some of our regular traveling companions. We’ve done group and solo trips to Key West, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Amsterdam, NFL games in England, multi-city European tours (England, Paris, Brugge, Amsterdam), Iceland, Playa Del Carmen Mexico, Kauai, and of course Maryland.
We’ve done all the things we possibly could in each of those places.

We love to travel, we love to plan travel, and we love to DO ALL THE THINGS!!!! Hiking, biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing, tubing, ATV tours, zip lining, luaus, jet skiing, concerts, wine festivals, Renaissance festivals, street fairs, sporting events (especially Ravens and Orioles games!), helicopter tours, boat tours, overnight catamaran excursions, dinghy island tours, and booze cruises – if we can fit it in, we will do it! And the best part – we’ve made some great new friends along the way.

We want to show people what’s out there, but we also want to be able to take people along and experience it all with us. Unfortunately, this year has not allowed us to travel as much as we would like to.

That’s why when we started Xplorationer, we decided to start closer to home, in Ocean City, 

doing beach bonfires, spending days playing in our backyards, taking boat rides, visiting local wineries – where we can still be with friends in safe, outdoor environments.

We have recently built our website on We’re starting out with some fun tees and accessories – to show our love of adventure and xplorationing – soon to be followed by meet-ups, backyard parties, group trips, and whatever else we can come up with. This is also where we have our blog and will be where we’ll start to have announcements for future trips and excursions. We are also on Instagram and have both a Facebook page and group.

Hopefully in the coming months and years, things will get closer to ‘normal’ and we will be able to plan bigger and better outings, meet up with new Xplorationers, and really start to get the movement growing!


Bianca and Ryan McManus

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