Are you looking for the next exciting adventure in your life?
If so, here are a few things to help you find.
With so many incredible options, it’s good to take a systematic approach that will save you time and help you realize your adventure dream.
How do I find an adventure?
First, we’ll cover a few things to consider when choosing an adventure, then I’ll detail some lists of adventure activities to get you thinking.
Here are three factors to consider when evaluating the adventure travel activities that will suit you best.
– The associated risk
– The skills and physical factors required
– The fun factor
How to find an adventure
How to find an adventure
Keep the following factors in mind when wondering how to find an adventure that suits you.
The risks of adventure
When some people think of adventure travel, they get visions of paragliding in the Swiss Alps or swimming with sharks in the Bahamas. Yes, there is some risk involved in these activities.
However, Adventure doesn’t have to be dangerous for you to have the time of your life. Hiking and cultural trips are very popular and can be found all over the world. Wildlife viewing is an incredible adventure and you can do it from the comfort of a boat (whale watching) or you can do even better and head to the Australian Outback or the Galapagos Islands.
In general, the higher the risk, the more adrenaline you will get. If your middle name is “danger” and you love an adrenaline rush, you must accept the risks involved.
So ask yourself this question: How much risk are you willing to take?
The ability and the physical factors
Fortunately, many adventure activities come with training wheels.
For example, if you want to try skydiving, you don’t have to jump out of a flawless airplane on your own. You can connect (literally) with an expert and let them guide you through the experience while you focus on the fun.
White water rafting runs come at different levels of difficulty, trekking routes vary in length (and terrain), and many other popular adventure trips offer a difficulty level that will suit most people.
If you are in good shape and have the necessary experience, you can head to Paarl Rock in South Africa for Class A climbing. But even if you’re not a sporty type, you can find exhilarating adventures like zipline canopy tours, horseback riding, and flying adventures that will make your heart beat faster.
The point is this: Don’t let a lack of expertise or good physical condition get in the way of adventure. You can try something that interests you in a safe environment and then pursue it for yourself when you find that you are passionate about it.
The fun factor
So what’s your favorite thing to do? Will it be an adventure on land, on (or in) water or do you want to blow up? It’s time to narrow down your options.
Here are some lists of the most popular adventure trips.
Everest Base Camp Trek Tour
Kitesurfing in Tarifa, Spain
Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure Tours Canopy Tour
There are a few more things to consider before making your final decision.
Ask yourself a few basic questions.
– How much time do you have?
– How much money are you willing to spend?
If you’re short on time and / or money, stay close to your home. If you are planning a great adventure, you don’t want to rush it. Overseas adventure travel is great, but for many of us there are also fun and exhilarating excursions that are easy to get to by car. A quick search on Google using the name of the activity and a location should give you quick and easy results for you to review.
What are you most interested in?
Do you enjoy physical adventures? Then think of these: hiking and trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering, rock climbing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, diving, and paragliding.
If you’re looking for something less physically and mentally stimulating, try the following: Walking tours, cultural tours, wildlife viewing and eco tours.
For those looking for exotic exploits See jungle exploration, flying adventures, camel and elephant rides, safaris, dog sledding, and bungee jumping. You can also do a number of things in an exotic location like India, Thailand, Nepal, Brazil, China or the Galapagos Islands.
Luxury adventure travel is extremely popular for those with disposable income, and there are plenty of luxury accommodations for any of the following: Safaris, golf vacations, cruises, resorts and spas (yes, some consider this an adventure), villas in exotic locations, and romantic getaways.
If you have family adventure travel in mind, here’s a quick list for you: Bike tours, camping, fishing, nature trips, white water rafting, eco tours, wildlife viewing and zipline canopy tours.
As Andre Gide once said
“Only in adventure do some people manage to know themselves – to find themselves.”
Now it’s up to you. Discover yourself in the adventures you want to pursue.