People often say that adventure in the modern world is difficult to find. It’s not as if we’re going to discover a new land mass, or fight to save the human race, or to find Narnia in a wardrobe. For that reason, people often escape into fantasy novels, videogames, or movies to get that fix. However, there’s no need for all of these distractions to feel the adventurous stimulation in your own life. It might be just a simple plane ticket away.
After all, the world is large enough to accommodate everyone’s desires, and that’s true when it comes to experiencing a large and awesome adventure. As someone keen on traveling, the following tips can help you experience that which you believe you are currently missing, and help you realize you were wrong about the lack of adventure all along.
Here are some of the best places to feel it:
The 3 Peak challenge, all available within the borders of the United Kingdom, offers a trekking duration of up to 15 hours over 15 miles. It offers a challenge to those who love hiking up the most beautiful landscapes found in Europe. There’s simply no better way to get a taste for rural Britain than to climb the three biggest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. These include Ben Nevis, Snowdon, and Scafell Pike. If you’re looking for a right of passage which can give you a profound sense of satisfaction and achievement no matter your age, this is the place to go. If you’re in the UK already, this can serve as one of the most convenient adventure holidays at your disposal.
Route 66 is by far one of the most iconic highways in the world. While it is no longer relevant as the main highway travelled if traversing the country, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a trip. Over the course of your trip from Chicago to Santa Monica, this famous road will give you a plethora of beautiful cuisine experiences, and some of the most amazing landmarks you could ever find. We would recommend renting a car purpose-built to take you across this journey, or, if you’re truly hoping for the best experience, renting a bike or motorcycle to make your way across without worry.
Camino De Santiago
The Camino De Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James,’ is a famous route originally intended for pilgrims to visit Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Northwest Spain, more specifically the town of Galicia. This is a meditative and beautiful expedition, which can last over 500 miles, putting you through 15 different regions of Spain on the way.
Not only is this a journey of great importance, but it can help you feel completely in the shoes of those pilgrims of old. The distance is the perfect for trekking and reflecting on your life, your hopes and dreams and ambitions. You’ll be a better person finishing the walk than the person you were when you began. There’s only one way to experience this, and this is by yourself or with a close friend or partner.
With these tips, spanning both Europe & the US, you’re sure to find an adventure which can help stimulate your wandering soul.