At the first moment I stumbled upon "exploration and expression of new experiences" - it looks like since my English is quite poor, I did not catch the meaning at once.
If I understand correctly, you are proposing a kind of blog-platform, but with some changes to ideology: user should relate his stories not as one endless post, but rather as a set of "journeys" - each story is a journey.
I think it is a good idea (If I understand correctly, again), however, perhaps you will find it important to "socialize" the platform in several ways:
- adding votes (likes?);
- adding comments (questions?);
- adding user linking (friends).
(BTW, with votes or likes you will be able to perform a kind of PR for your website in future, proposing some journey contest with some money as a prize)
Design looks great, to me. I think I never could create something like this. However, there are few minor issues, like the following:
- main menu has black letters on the dark-blue background - not great contrast;
- http://acressity.com/experiences/1/ - text contrast here over text in background picture is not really nice too - though I think it is accidentally.
Do you think it would be possible to split long articles in chapters, so that journey starts with contents of this journey?