Escaping the Crowds; A Passion to Explore

There is an increasing trend in travel, people seeking to explore, hoping to find more authentic experiences. They prioritise getting away from the crowds, and attempting to step off the beaten path. This new wave of traveller isn’t content sipping mai tais on all-inclusive resort beaches. Though a deserted one, that few ever reach probably holds greater appeal. They are …

Comfort Zones Aren’t What They Used To Be

Coming to the realisation that this particular adventurer doesn’t live up to the all action, swashbuckling, devil may care lifestyle that is portrayed came as a rude awakening. Though not exactly Hemmingway I’ve been overly proud of my willingness to travel to isolated ‘at risk’ destinations or participate in activities perceived as foolhardy and downright dangerous. Rather smugly claiming “my …

Confessions of a rehabilitating Adventure Snob

Earlier today in a social media conversation I caught myself posting in a way which is slightly disappointing. The discussion was about skydiving; a pursuit which terrifies and excites many people in equal measure. During my military service I jumped out of planes on a regular basis amassing a great number of jumps from a variety of altitudes including static …

Mount Everest – The Tragedy of Commercialism

Tragedy has once again been carved out of triumph in the Himalaya.  At least four people lost their lives descending an overcrowded Mount Everest in unsuitable conditions. I have read a few of the eye-witness reports, and some comments on various forums, many stating “the mountain is conquered”. Himalaya giants such as the world’s highest mountain are never conquered, they …

Adventure in a shrinking World – Modern Day Exploring

Is it possible to still make discoveries in the modern World, to feel some exhilaration from exploring and finding something new? The opportunities to explore unchartered regions are diminishing but there are still some available for those sufficiently driven to do so. Most of the ocean floor remains unexplored but even on dry land there are still exciting destinations to …

Snap – Don’t ‘star’ in the next adventure travel video

Imagine the scenario; having just taken that first leap of faith, hurling yourself into thin air from a platform only attached to a thick piece of rubber band. The sensation of falling is terrifying but exhilarating, then just as the band begins to slow your descent and the anticipated stopping point is reached there is a horrendous ‘crack’. Instead of …

Home-grown Exploration – Adventures around the Corner

“Some wish for adventure, some actively seek it, but the true adventurer is usually in the midst of them” This site is about travel and finding adventure and now I am going to make an exception and advise against travelling, well at least not too far, not beyond your own neighbourhood. Thinking about adventure often has our minds wandering too …

An Attitude for Adventure

 “Life’s an adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller  Spirit of Adventure We have all heard of the phrase “Spirit of Adventure” it is often tossed about like confetti to describe anybody or anything that displays a little free spirit. If we actually think about it, it probably still conjures up images of fresh faced, young, athletic, all American …

Travel Art

“An adventure is possible in your own backyard if you have an adventurous spirit” Taking part in a great social media chat regarding adventure travel gave rise to a number of issues. To some this type of travel seems to be synonymous with high risk and adrenalin sports. The truth is it is a phrase coined to group a number …