Urban Exploring is the same thing as Urban Exploration.
by shay42 August 19, 2005
The act of exploring locations that are abandoned. An urban explorer will be one who goes to locations to take pictures, video or just to look.

Someone who goes to an abandoned location to commit vandalism or other kinds of illegal activity (besides trespassing) should not be confused with an urban explorer.

Urban exploring is not just limited to "urban" areas.

Urban explorers usually follow the rule of:

Take nothing but pictures...
Leave nothing but footprints...
Break nothing but silence...

Although this rule is commonly broken in a way that people will sometimes take items for a personal souvenier. This is something that does not bother most unless things are taken in mass quantities for a profit.
Hey, what do you want to do today?
-How about we go to that abandoned hospital to take some cool pictures!
Okay, sounds cool... I love urban exploring!
by Abandoned Forever July 02, 2006
The act of exploring a location that has been forgotten or abandoned. This normally refers to abandoned buildings, tunnels or any other structure that society has generally left to decay. Urban Exploring is a friendlier term for "trespassing" because most locations are on private property and often requires breaking and entering.

There is a difference between urban explorers and vandals. Urban Explorers are there to observe and photograph their location. Vandals are there to tag or deface them.
I found a cool abandoned building outside of town. Are you up for some urban exploring?
by Steve802 March 20, 2010

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