3 Tips for Making Your Vacation More of an Adventure

There are many different ways to enjoy a vacation, but a few key “templates” tend to dominate. People will generally prefer to go somewhere warm rather than somewhere cold. Tips will typically be somewhere in the region of a week or two. Often, the focus of the trip will be to relax, enjoy some good food, and maybe see some local museums.
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Of course, there’s nothing wrong with any of this. But every once in a while you might want to take a trip with a slightly more adventurous edge. Something different to break the usual routine, and to provide some interesting and worthwhile stories that you can carry with you throughout life.
Here are some tips for making your vacation a bit more of an adventure.
Explore the high seas and waterways
There's something about travelling via water that just completely transforms your entire perspective on life. Suddenly, you’re in a very alien, yet still somehow familiar environment. You feel the rhythm of the water swaying the boat around from side to side. You see the sun sparkling off the water’s surface.
And if you’re on a large river, or on the sea, you’ll experience the weird sensation of space. No buildings cramping you in — just you in the middle of the world.
There are many ways you can take advantage of the high seas and waterways on your vacation. You can charter a yacht in the South of France and journey up along the coast at your leisure, maybe with some friends on board to keep you company. Or you can hire a smaller boat and go island hopping around a scenic region in the Balkans or Scandinavia.
Go for an extended trip in a fully-furnished apartment
Normal vacations and travel excursions tend to be a bit on the short side. You get in, soak up some rays, see some museums, have some local cuisine, and get back home again ticking off the major items on the tourist’s checklist.
If you are in a position where you can take extended trips, or are location-independent in your work, however, you may well want to try going for an extended trip in a fully-furnished apartment.
This trend of longer-term travel has several upsides. For one thing, it means that you have much more of an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, study the language, and expand your sense of what it means to live in that place.
Get involved in adventure activities you normally wouldn’t be able to do at home
There are all sorts of adventure activities commonly available in destinations you might travel to, which may not be available at home. 
Some of these activities include, for example, SCUBA diving or even testing out guns at a firing range, under the supervision of professionals.
What’s more, some of these adventure activities are things you can undergo basic qualification in overseas. You could, for example, get your PADI SCUBA license, and then use it for future trips to locations with a good SCUBA culture.

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