I LOVE a good adventure. I love adventures of all kinds and I try to make every day a new adventure. Because there’s nothing worse than monotony, as far as I’m concerned. Adventures come in all shapes and sizes…some days I’m riding a camel in the desert, others I’m hiking through the mountains, others I’m overdosing on gelato in Italy. But no matter what each new day brings, one thing is for sure, I love a good adventure. If you love adventure and travel too, you may have dreamed about taking on some long term travels. I definitely encourage you to travel as much as you can. And no matter how far your travels take you, you can use these tips to make your life a bit more adventurous! Here are the 10 Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life!
10 Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life
1 | Get a Passport
This is the first step to traveling outside your home country and a big step towards getting some big adventures started! It’s a pretty exciting place to start, and even if you don’t have any international trips planned yet it’s a great idea to get your passport so that you’re ready.
2 | Travel Off the Beaten Path
Once you’re ready to start traveling, try to go off the beaten path as much as you can. Whether you travel to entire countries and regions that are less popular, or you just manage to go beyond the tourist attractions in a given city, you’ll have a richer experience!
3 | Travel Alone
It can be scary the first time, but trust me it’s worth it to travel alone. You’re more aware of your surroundings, more apt to engage with locals, and more open to learn all that the world has to teach you. Traveling alone is a liberating experience and definitely an adventure!
4 | Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Whenever you have a chance, you should step outside your comfort zone. Sometimes that can be as big as traveling alone or hiking up a tall mountain, or it can be as small as striking up a conversation with someone new or trying a new international cuisine. Try something new, and you never know, you may just love it!
5 | Talk to Strangers
Though not advised for kids, as an adult it can be a great adventure to talk to strangers! After all, your friends were all strangers to you before you knew them. Everyone you meet in your travels can provide a unique perspective and something interesting to your adventure.
6 | Say Yes More
Having more adventures means trying new things, and to do that you have to say yes more! It’s so easy to say no, to only do what’s comfortable and familiar. But your comfort zone is not where adventures happen. Try saying YES today!
7 | Take Risks
Great adventures and great success always require taking risks. Be smart about the risks you take and use common sense, but don’t be afraid to take a leap. Traveling alone was a risk for me and leaving my job to become a travel blogger was a risk for me, but I’ve benefitted from those decisions in so many ways. And now I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken those risks!
8 | Seize Opportunities
Take every opportunity you can to pursue adventure! The great thing about adventures is that they pop up all the time, and you just have to be ready to take advantage of the opportunity. If your friend is going on a trip and offers for you to join, go! If people at the hostel are going whitewater rafting, join them! Take opportunities as they come, it’s the only way to embrace adventure.
9 | Watch Less Television
If you think there isn’t enough time in the day or in your life for the adventures that you want to have, then you’re not prioritizing those adventures. Cut out the extraneous, and you’ll have time in your life for what you really care about. Watch less television and you’ll have more time for real-life adventures!
10 | Get Outside
I think it’s safe to say most adventures happen when you get outside, since there’s only a limited amount you can do at home. So get outside and go explore, whether it’s your city, a nearby national park, or another country altogether. Get out and have some adventures!
In choosing to live a more adventurous life, I became a professional travel blogger and full-time traveler, a change which has brought so much happiness and adventure into my life! Read more about it in my ebook, available here.
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