The true spirit of adventure travel can be summed up in the words of Herman Melville; “I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts… ”
More often than not, life bombards you with a ton of every day situations and distractions that at some point push you towards the desire for an escape – and a desire for a change, and some contrast to your daily routines. In your endeavor to keep pace with the demands of life, society, and ‘happiness’, it’s too easy to unconsciously move away from fun things that you like to do and engage yourself instead in things that may be monotonous, but are necessary for survival.
In the mad race of life, it’s easy to lose sight of life’s meaning, and the desire to find true happiness and peace still seems to quietly call you. When you find yourself standing at a cross road, looking for a break away from life’s “traffic”, there is no better way to heal your tired physique and/or bruised soul than to break free from day-to-day monotony and shake out the cobwebs, with an adventure travel getaway!
The rejuvenating benefits of adventure travel go beyond the cliché ‘feel-good’ factor of enjoying a little fresh air outdoors. It’s true; we tend to get obsessed with the material world and without realizing it, become dependent on the distractions of our surroundings and belongings for our happiness. The truth is that true happiness and peace isn’t always easy to find in material luxuries bound by the closed walls of apartments or suburban comfort, and that a little time away from it all on an outdoor adventure in and around nature that gives wings to your spirit and soul!
A trip in to a new place, with fresh air, stunning vistas, strange and new wildlife, and a taste of the free spirit of nature, gives you a totally fresh view and broader perspective of life. An adventure in another country with an immersion in another culture is always good medicine for your soul!
Adventure travels are not just about enjoying spectacular scenery and challenging your physical abilities but also about valuable realizations that bubble up along the way, realizations you make through your experiences, and the solace that you find in doing so.
Adventure travels also give you the confidence to approach situations and deal with them in fresh, inspired ways. It’s about living your dreams and feeling the rush of energy you’ll return with and how you’ll use it when you get back.
Each time you embark on a new journey, you can find yourself changing and growing as a human being. In the process, often without knowing it’s happening, you learn lessons about yourself, maybe through watching a Sherpa child play with a simple stick, for example teaches you to be more patient.
Through the contrasts of other cultures, you can really appreciate so many joys of life that we really do take for granted. Traveling teaches you to forget and forgive trivial matters.
Traveling is addictive for so many reasons, and once you get the taste of one journey, you’ll be hungering for more. When adventure traveling, your rewards start with losing yourself amidst the wilderness and beauty of Nature! The rest flood in when you come back home and you can feel your soul resonating with peace and tranquility.
You don’t need to be a Bear Grylls or even sleep in a tent to enjoy these experiences, for example hiking through places like New Zealand’s spectacular Milford track. You can adventure in comfort where you can contemplate life on top of a magnificent mountain plateau, maybe holding a glass of merlot!
If your soul needs a pick me up, some solace or you are longing to reconnect with the meaning of happiness and peace, then try adventure travel.
There are many special places around the world, like New Zealand’s beautiful South Island that offer experiences that will change your life forever. Drop yourself into the most beautiful natural places in the world, and watch your reconnection with yourself and with the essence of you and your life happen.
Challenge your body and mind, conquer your fears, explore your curiosity in new surroundings, and take pride in your physical and mental achievements when you get back home. Discover yourself anew with adventure travel!So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey to a new world – a world that is not planned but destined to provide what you have been searching for all your life. After all, as the sayings go:
“Life’s most beautiful and inspiring moments happen… when you are looking for nothing… ” – CrimethInc., and “To Travel is to Awaken” – Lily Tsay