For an adventurer, it’s never a bad time to discover something new. Most of us only have free time on the weekends, which causes us to plan adventures around the next Saturdays we have off. We resolve to live that weekend up to its fullest, taking pictures and making memories we will cherish as we age.
Do you need ideas for your next adventure? It doesn’t have to be a huge adrenaline rush; anything unfamiliar, exciting, and a little scary can count as an adventure. Some creativity will help you settle on what to do next. In the meanwhile, here are five ideas.
1- Go Swimming
If you know how to swim, finding the place for your next dive can be exciting. You can visit a pond or a lake you’ve never been to and acquaint yourself with the water and sand. Meet new kinds of fish and take lots of pictures, because the best places to go swimming tend to be in unknown areas.
Bring friends, but remind them not to litter, and once you’ve finished your adventure, take your waste away with you; you came to adventure, not to harm the environment!
2- Thrift Shopping
Shopping is fun enough for the average person who doesn’t look at it as an adventure. Some of us old souls live for a productive visit to the local thrift shop. Someone’s old silverware can become our new treasure; a necklace that was tossed away by its old owner would look perfect around your neck.
The best part is that thrift shops are inexpensive, so you might be buying a unique fashion statement that’ll last the rest of your life for a handful of coins. Keep an eye out at those thrift shops; finding your next treasure is an adventure.
We aren’t talking about working out until you hate every muscle in your body. Instead, pick a new form of exercise and see if you like it. Have you ever tried rock and rope courses? Gymnastics? Have you considered beating your record as a runner, simply to prove that you can?
Pushing your body to its limits is an adventure, and you might be surprised at what your body can do when challenged on an adventure. We were not given such energy and muscle to be sedentary. A bit of training, and these bodies can do great things!
4- Go Hiking
If you prefer gentle exercise, or if for health reasons you can’t push your body quite that far, then consider a gentle hike in the woods near your house. Take a camera and learn a bit about photography.
Chronicle your adventure; gather cool leaves and pebbles you might find along the way. There is so much to see outdoors that your mind will not know where to begin.
5- Photo Editing
Editing your photos later is another part of your hiking adventure. Picking up the skill of photography is fun and can help you in our current, digital world. You might discover you have a knack for photography, after all.
Not only that, but editing the photos you took on your hike might reveal to you some beautiful things that you had missed before.
Most people live their lives doing the same things, over and over, as if there were nothing else to life than the televisions in their houses. It’s not too late to become an adventurer; we hope that these ideas provide you with a starting point.