The definition of adventure travel depends a lot on whom you ask. It’s just one of those things that can be perceived, imagined, and realized differently by different people. To some people it’s exploring the Amazon, while others find excitement in biking across a scenic landscape.
Naturally, there are a lot of myths surrounding this interesting spirit of travelling, and we’re going to make things clear right here, right now.
You Have To Do Dangerous Stuff
Sure, you can do risky activities but you don’t absolutely have to.
Hiking, biking, exploring, and many other less-physically dangerous activities are also an option.
As much as 90% of all adventure travel is considered as “soft adventure.”
You can also take on sea kayaking, horseback riding, and of course, experiencing local culture.
Most travelers desire a trip that has a mix of culture, activity, and nature, and those kinds of trips are not less “adventure-like” than those which involve swimming with sharks and jumping out of a plane.
There’s Nothing Left To Discover
The idea that there’s nothing left to discover on our wonderful planet may seem as true, but that’s not the case. Sure, it’s been a while since we thought that the Earth was flat, and thanks to the immense improvement of mechanics and technology every destination is just around the corner, but there are a lot of places that have not yet been popularized.
Popular and world-known locations like Paris, New York, Barcelona, and many others are wonderful, but the world has a lot more to offer. That’s where adventure travel comes in! Why wouldn’t you hike in Tibet, breathe in Bhutan, or stuff your face on the Balkan Peninsula?