Do you ever catch yourself at your desk daydreaming about a change of scenery? Do you want to get out of a mundane period of your life and do something exciting? Maybe it’s time for you to embark on a journey of a lifetime with adventure travel.
There are Many Reasons Adventure Travel is the Way to Go:
It is Good for your Physical Health
Traveling for adventure pushes you out of your comfort zone, which means that you’re going to get dirty, get up close with nature, and get your muscles working because you have to. This is a great way to exercise and expose yourself to elements that you would otherwise avoid.
Scientists have discovered that getting dirty is one of the best ways to build up your immune system, and exercising while you’re in the middle of a jungle or on a mountain is definitely much better than running on that treadmill at the gym.
It is Great for your Mind
A study conducted among middle-aged adults indicated that those who took 40-minute walks three times a week for a year grew their hippocampus or the part of the brain that gets smaller once you reach your 50s. This means that if you go for adventure travel where you have to do a lot of walking, you’ll be able to keep your mind healthy and your memory sharp for many more years.
It’s Good for your Soul
It’s typical for you to have everything planned on a regular vacation. But when you choose adventure travel, you will have to deal with uncertain situations that you didn’t prepare for. While this can be stressful, it is good stress and will help you build that strength to cope up with the other uncertainties of your life.
But where exactly should you go for a really amazing adventure?
The Truth is, there is no Shortage of Options:
Namibia is synonymous with adventure because it is home to several national parks including Etosha, which boasts of one of the best populations of African wildlife including lions, cheetahs, rhinos and leopards. The journey across Namibia is already an adventure in itself, so your trip will surely be worthwhile.
Perhaps no other destination spells adventure more than Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between Norway and the North Pole. Known as one of the last frozen frontiers of the world, Svalbard is a dream come true if you’re an ice lover. Here, you will see wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else including the famous Arctic fox, Arctic seabirds and of course, the polar bear.
India is a feast for the senses and a playground for adventure seekers. When you are in the country, it means that you get to experience an adventure that will take you to some of the most majestic, historical wonders of the world. Plus, you get you up close and personal with one of nature’s most powerful beasts, the Bengal tiger.
It’s definitely time for adventure travel if you’re into an experience of a lifetime. Life is short, after all, so why wait later when you can get on that adventure now!
Wild Focus Expeditions is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico but we’re happy to go on expeditions with those of you all over the world. Here are some of our more famous expedition destinations: Greenland, Indonesia, Japan, Svalbard, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Pantanal, India, Kenya, Uganda, and the Galapagos