|"What, exactly, is Adventure Travel ?"
In many ways, coming up with an adequate answer to that question
is like trying to explain the concept of infinity. But I have
reached several conclusions that should lead you down the right
track even though you may find the answer rather elementary.
If we follow the dictionary, the two keywords involved -
adventure and travel - are easily defined. The term travel is a
concept that needs no introduction to anyone, but adventure,
alas, is not as straight forward and hence involves some
cognitive elements of perception.
In other words, the term adventure can mean different things to
different people depending on their very own perceptions and
taste. A trek in the country side might be a form of adventure
travel to some, but to a mountain climber, it is nothing more
than a walk in the country side!
As poet Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, "It is not length of life,
but depth of life (that counts)...". So life is as you make it
and see it really. You can choose to keep is simple, or become
repetitive, boring and common, or you can make life and see it
as a grand adventure in itself.
Applying this same concept to travel, we can keep it simple,
repetitive and common, by following the masses and going to the
usual big cities such as London, Paris or New York - or we can
make something which for us is extra ordinary, and have an
Adventure Travel. The choice, as always, is ours to make.
Are we getting anywhere?
For some, Adventure Travel
equates to grabbing the whitewater kayak and heading down
to the river, or securing a bungee cord to your ankle and
jumping off the bridge. To others, mixing with the local culture
up the amazon river in the tiny villages there.
If you ask a punter at the Rio Carnival why they are there,
chances are they will tell you, for the Adventure of it. Ask a
diver why they choose to dive and you will get a similar answer.
Ask someone following the Inca Trail and again they will most
likely tell you for the Adventure or it. If you asked me when I
was about 10 why I climbed the hill and climbed over the fields,
knowing I shouldn't have, while my mum sunbathed unknowingly at
the beach, I would have told you "for the adventure"
Floating in the clouds in a hot air balloon is an adventure. So
is a cruise to the exotic Galapagos. But even whisking the
family away to a nearby theme park can be an Adventure to some.
To some, a truly grand adventure involves viewing wildlife or
spending time camping under the stars. To others, an escape to
gambling world Las Vegas makes their adrenaline flow, and brings
the Adventure demon inside them to life.
Adventures come in all shapes and sizes. Big and small. Soft or
hard. There is no limit, no rule.
Hopefully by now you are getting it. An adventure, whether
passive or active, is the difference between common and
uncommon; between normal and beyond normal. Try camping out in a
spooky cemetery at night and tell me afterwards that, that was
not an adventure! Or go visit the Pyramids of Giza, and tell me
you havn't been fantasizing about our ancient past.
Simply put, an Adventure
Travel is really discovering what turns you on the most far
within your soal. Adventure Travel is only limited to your very
own imagination and physical constraints. It doesn't matter if
your sense of adventure is walking through an unexplored path
between the fields behind your house, or if you climb Mount
Everest. Adventure travel is what you make it - nothing more and
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