For some, holidays are all about relaxation and rejuvenation. However, the two don’t always have to go hand in hand. Sometimes the best way to feel revitalised and invigorated is to get up from beside the pool and add some adventure to your holiday.
Adventure looks different for everyone, it’s ageless and personal. It may be trying a new cuisine, or it may be trekking to the highest peak you can find. No matter what it looks like to you, there are plenty of reasons to take an adventure holiday.
Adventure travel takes you outside of your comfort zone and challenges you. It pushes you to discover what you are capable of and gives you a sense of accomplishment and pride. It nurtures self awareness and growth. Trips that challenge you physically also require preparation, so they not only reward you while you’re away, but also give you a goal to focus on and motivate you in the lead up to your journey.
Experience a destination differently
Adventure holidays often take you off the tourist trail and showcase destinations from a different perspective. You may take it all in from handlebar height on a cycling holiday, from atop a camel in the Sahara, or from a traditional Ger camp in Mongolia. There is a certain authenticity to the experiences that an adventure tour can open up – you can really get off the beaten path and under the skin of a destination.
Get in touch with nature
You can feel a sense of adventure anywhere, but for the most part, you’ll feel it in nature. You’ll feel it hiking in the mountains, preparing to kayak by a lake, white water rafting the river rapids, or on a riverboat deep in the jungle. Getting outside and in touch with nature helps reduce stress and sees everyday worries dissipate. Taking an adventure that replaces your email alert with the sounds of wildlife, the cascading of a waterfall and the gentle creak of the trees swaying in unison in a forest will work magic on your soul.
Have fun getting active
Lounging around during an indulgent holiday can make for a great getaway but leave you feeling a little sluggish at the end of it. You want to go home inspired from your trip! Adding some physical activity into your itinerary will do wonders for your body and mind. Instead of (unsuccessfully) coaxing yourself to the resort gym, choose an adventure trip with the right balance for your fitness level to incorporate some active pursuits in a fun and enjoyable way – so much so that you may not even realise you’re working out! Plus, every hike, bike ride or kayaking trip will reward you with great scenery and memories to last a lifetime.
Build and strengthen bonds
Setting off on an adventure is a great way to strengthen existing relationships and build new bonds with your travel companions. You can really get to know a person by sharing a tent on the plains of Africa, clumsily learning to flamenco dance in Spain, or trying some interesting new food in the market stalls of Vietnam. Taking on a challenge together, supporting each other, celebrating together, and sharing unique and life-changing experiences fosters a connection unlike any other.
About Global Journeys
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