(Closed) What do you do for adventure?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Everytime DH and I go out and there’s a possibility we might get lost, I call it an adventure lol. I picked it up from my dad. We used to go on road trips and I think it was a way for my dad to keep calm and/or to keep me from getting impatient – “We’re not lost, we’re on an adventure!”

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@harleyq:  Me too! Ha.

My definition of adventure is figuring out public transit in a foreign country where I don’t speak the language. I’m always convinced I’m going to get lost (and I have, a few times!), but I always have such a sense of accomplishment when I manage to get where I’m trying to go! This involves taking trains (metros and long-distance) and buses in Europe, and buses in Ecuador. Taking the night bus in Ecuador, alone, from the coast to Quito was one of the most terrifying things I have ever experienced, lol. At least I *sort of* spoke the language.

I love going camping, hiking, traveling. We don’t have the money to travel these days, but if I did, I would LOVE to go to new countries. So far I’ve spent 6 months in Ireland (doing an independent study abroad, so not through an established program), one month in Ecuador, and varying amounts of time traveling around Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Norway, Austria, Switzeralnd, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Tunisia. And possibly others I’m forgetting.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Travel is obviously a big opportunity for adventure, but for keeping the spark of adventure when I’m close to home, I like to challenge myself to learn new skills and try new things. Examples – taking group dance classes and being willing to look like a goober in public, meeting up with native speakers of a language I’m learning to practice speaking, or joining a fitness class that intimidates me and trying to rise to the challenge. There is an element of…not “danger” but discomfort whenever you put yourself out there in an unfamiliar environment or expose yourself to the judgment of others but that’s the only way to grow, change and have new experiences! I’m not an adrenaline junkie (skydiving has no appeal to me) but I have a kind of self-improvement bent (I feel like if I’m not learning or trying something new, I’m stagnating) that provides a sense of adventure to my life.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t have nearly enough adventures lately. Truely my FI and I haven’t had a lot of time together to have adventures and most of my close friends are in other cities.

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But you have inspired me to have some now!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My last adventure was mountain climbing. I think it actually fits your dictionary definition. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My SO and I go out in the woods, hiking(yuck), camping, walking across logs, jumping over creeks, geocaching, etc. I call those my adventures.

I once inner tubed out a creek that ran through my whole town. People waved at us and took pictures. That was super fun.

I’m not sure I get much more adventurous than that.

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