Holidays are great, aren’t they? Getting away from all the normal stress and frustration of life, chilling out on the beach all day, every day, for a week or two, and spending the evenings drinking cocktails and dancing, what could be better?
The simple fact of the matter is that many people treat holidays exclusively as a way of getting away from the obligations of work and the worries of life, and relaxing as if their lives depended on it.
Relaxing holidays are great, but have you ever thought of what it’d be like to give the long days of sunbathing a miss, and going out chasing adventures instead?
There’s a rapidly growing industry of adventure holiday providers, including Global Adventure Challenges, who allow you to organise the kind of adrenaline-pumping holidays that extreme daredevils could enjoy, while also collecting money for charity. Here are some reasons why an adventure holiday may be right for you.
Relaxing on the beach in Spain, or enjoying the night-life in Prague, may be a bit of a departure from the way you spend the majority of your time at home, but it’s not too likely that these experiences are going to be so radically different from your usual routine that they leave you reeling and feeling like you’ve just stepped into a new world
On the other hand, hiking across the Andes mountains to find the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, or white water rafting in the Grand Canyon are almost certainly going to be a complete break from all of your ordinary routines and experiences.It’s these kinds of extreme experiences that can radically transform how you view the world and your potential within it, at least for a little while.
A great holiday is one thing, but a great holiday that you can brag to your friends and family about, and share a bunch of photos of, is even better, right? An adventure holiday is the kind of thing that not too many people do, which also means that it’s the kind of thing a lot of people are going to be interested in, and impressed by, when you reveal the details of your trip.Everyone likes being interesting rather than boring — and a big part of being interesting is doing interesting and unusual things.
Many people go through life without ever really their limits and seeing what they’re truly capable of. Adventure holidays — activities which take a certain amount of courage and hard work, and which might involve a certain degree of risk, force you to really confront your limit — both psychological and practical — in order to push through. This can, in turn, lead to you growing quite dramatically as a person, and identifying the areas of your life where your strengths or weakness lie, and where you need to do some work.