An adventurous life means something different for everyone. For me, it means traveling down as many roads as possible, flowing with the breeze and bending with the wind, in search of that which I have not yet experienced.
You may think, “Oh, I can’t travel, I don’t have the time, or the money, or the energy.” But, let’s look at the definition of travel: To go from one place to another. The meaning is broad enough so that ANYONE with an inquisitive mind and a longing to experience something bigger than their day to day world can enjoy.
And let’s not interpret “To go from one place to another” to mean across the world, or the country, unless of course that is our preference, but simply from where we are now to another place.
Although some of my travels through the years have included a summer exploring England, a tour of Kenya, cruising to Alaska, and a 5-week solo road trip through the West, just as enjoyable have been the years of day tripping and picnicking across the State of Connecticut and overnights to favorite nearby destinations. Today, it often means driving to the beach for a new sunset.
What creates an adventure is our attitude, enthusiasm, and expectations. And choosing a place that we care about, one that satisfies a curiosity or a passion.
Whether the distance is far and wide or in our own backyard, traveling expands our outer world and our inner being. And allows us to gather experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
As Danny Kaye said, “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”