Forging your own maverick adventure might be something you really need. Too often, out of a sense of convenience, we can find ourselves sticking to the services of a select travel firm. These packages are often quite competitive from a pricing standpoint, so it’s not hard to see why. However, there are many other potential adventures we can craft. Most of the time, doing this, completely off our own backs, can bring us the experiences we have craved for a lifetime.
After all, adventure is not found in a package deal, with three square meals a day and a resort pool to relax next to. It’s found in exploring, finding new things, and appreciating the present moment. To forge your own adventure worthy of the most independent explorer, consider the following:
Get Off The Beaten Path
Getting off the beaten path not only helps you find areas you might never have seen, but it can help you get away from the ‘tourist’ mindset. Not only that, but it can help you evade tourists to begin with. This is worthwhile. Obviously everywhere on Earth seems to have been commodified and capitalized on. Even tradesmen sell intense volumes of overpriced wares at the biggest world wonders. It’s essential to know that this will never end, and why that shouldn’t prevent you from seeing the landmarks you want, sometimes finding your own special corner of the world can be beneficial.
This means getting off the beaten path to the point that it’s safe, and you have the competence to explore in this manner. We’d recommend packing BMX bikes, hiking boots, or anything you consider important when heading out into nature. Also consider bringing a survival kit, and never actually cutting yourself off from contact or wisdom. Heading up the side of a mountain might seem cool when undertaken in your own way, but that safety path and rail will exist for a reason. With the right insight, you can balance this need for novelty, while also staying safe.
Don’t Stay Chained To Hotels
Don’t stay chained to a hotel. It might be the most comfortable option, or at least it might seem like it. However, it robs your traveling freedom, as you always have to plan around it. Instead, consider looking for travel trailers for sale, or finding a camping suite that you and a friend can easily set up and use. Then, the world is your resting place, and finding a safe place to set up camp is as easy as exploring the nearby environment. There’s a big difference between sleeping in a hotel with a skylight and actually sleeping under the stars. You’ll know the difference when you and a lover undertake this effort.
There is also a very different mindset when you sleep on the road versus when you sleep in custom buildings for that purpose. It helps you associate with the outside more, instead of feeling like you’re heading outdoors for an adventure each day. The entire trip becomes the adventure with this mindset, and that is something easier to feel than explain. You’ll know when it hits you.
These two tips are often enough to forge your own maverick adventure, but like always, why not see for yourself?