Are you craving adventure but haven’t been able to take those first steps? If so it is time to get inspired. Having an adventure is about letting life take you where it wants to while fully enjoying the ride. The fact that you never know what you will find or where you will go is what makes an adventure so rewarding – you get to utilize your full arsenal of skills and traits every day.
The pursuit of adventure has led to some of the most epic discoveries in our history. People like Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo traversed vast distances to explore the unknown. To some, adventure is a way of life. So how do you make adventure part of your life?
Start by relaxing and letting go of your fears. What do you dream of doing? Where will your adventure take you? As a child you probably knew these things and the hardest part is getting in touch with those feelings again. Once you have rediscovered your dreams and found your adventure the difficult part is over. You should now be full of excitement and it is time to quickly transition your adventure into reality. Start by taking an active measure towards your adventure. A good way to start is buying a non-refundable ticket to your destination of choice; this way, there is no backing out.
Think about it: it only takes five minutes to buy an airplane ticket, and once you have it taken care of your anticipation and adventure is all that remains. Do not plan too much, just let the date of departure come closer and allow yourself to become inspired. Adventure often involves doing something on a whim and this is the time to let your imagination take over. Figure out what essentials you need to survive like money and clothes. Other than that, it’s only a matter of boarding your flight and beginning your adventure-filled journey.
How do you get a hotel once you land? Just ask for “hotel” and someone will help you. Feel like having a good dinner? Ask around for recommendations and you shall find what you seek. Adventure travel requires you to be assertive and ready to interact. You will discover that no matter where you go, most of the people you meet will be happy to help you. It is inspiring to most people to see someone travel where their heart takes them, and by helping you they become a part of your adventure too. Best of all, if you stay enthusiastic and optimistic during you adventure you will make some lifelong friends.
Finally, once you return to your old life (unless you make adventure your way of life) you will notice that a new sense of confidence has built up inside of you. This is because you have tried your wings, lived your adventure and know that you can survive wherever life takes you. The reward is a more content existence where the opportunity is more important than the risk.