The potential for adventure is all around us: across the world, across the country, and even in your own backyard. Near or far, adventures are an opportunity for you to interact with your surroundings in a curious, exciting way. On the surface, adventuring often leads to awesome Instagram pictures that will give you the travel bug, but adventures also offer so much more. Here are some reasons why we believe adventures are good for you, which will change the way you think about your past and upcoming travels!
Keep You From Getting Stuck in a Rut
In a world that is super chaotic and full of responsibilities, it can be difficult to find time to explore your adventurous side. Incorporating some exciting activities into your schedule is key to achieving an ideal work-life balance. Taking time out of your life to go on adventures mixes up the daily routine that can sometimes be boring or tiring. Even if you are just re-exploring your local area, getting a change of scenery rejuvenates you and is a source of inspiration. Sometimes, exploring is all you need to get out of a rut and find some motivation. If you’re having a bad day or week, planning an adventure may just be the mood booster you’re needing right now. The fun you experience while adventuring is more than just a momentary escape from life’s responsibilities, it gives you a zest for life that sticks with you!
Expand Your Mind
While it may sound cliche, going on an adventure really does expand your mind. Once you decide to let the adventures begin, you become more adaptable and open in new environments. Whether it’s tasting a funky new dish or going zip lining through a jungle, small and large adventurous acts lead to personal growth. You’ll become eager to try new things, without letting fear or doubt hold you back. Adventuring not only expands your mind by building up your bravery, but is also an opportunity to grow and learn. New environments and cultures are packed full of meaningful life lessons that you might not be exposed to in your everyday life. Adventures expand the way we see and interact with the world. Not to mention you gain the added bonus of collecting different perspectives on life like you would souvenirs! Experiencing the world through a new adventure is like getting a new lens for your camera, or if you’re not a camera enthusiast, it’s like getting a brand new pair of glasses. Your perspectives will broaden and shift, which is one of the greatest gifts of adventuring!
Allow You to Connect with Others
When you take the leap and start exploring, you’re bound to encounter fellow adventurers along the way. Being a part of a community that values the joy in adventuring is inspiring and incredibly uplifting. Itching to try out bungee jumping, but feeling a little apprehensive? Wanting to tackle hiking a large peak, but not keen on doing it alone? Having other adventurous friends means you’re never alone, there will always be people motivating you to reach your travel goals. Having companions along for the ride while tackling your bucket list can make your adventures even more meaningful. Friends who are up for adventure are beneficial for fueling a curious mind and keep you inspired to get outside!
Give Your Life Some Color
While bittersweet, one of the best parts about completing an adventure is reminiscing on the rich memories you made during your travels. Memories of your adventures characterize your life and give it some color. Even after the experience is over, it will come back to you through conversations, storytelling, and even inside jokes with your travel partners! You will also have pictures you took adventuring and living your best life, that you will look back on. These pictures will bring back all the good times you had and you’ll be soaking up the nostalgia, which will motivate you to call up your friends and plan another adventure. Having that constant excitement for adventure present in your life means there’s never a dull moment. You’ll always have something around the corner to look forward to!
Adventures come in so many shapes and sizes. Your type of adventure may be trying out a new coffee shop and walking along a local beach, or it may be something as daring as going skydiving! Either way, there’s always something beneficial to glean from exploring and venturing out to try new things. So explore the endless possibilities, near or far, and carpe diem! And if you feel you’re lacking some much-needed adventure in your life, why not check out one of our Have Fun Do Good experiences? You’ll be guaranteed to get in touch with your inner adventurer.