I used to think Adventure was about booking a plane ticket to the other side of the world and Doing crazy things of epic proportions. But after cycling up mountains in thailand, sky diving in New Zealand, swimming in Australia, and exploring America, I’ve come to understand that Adventure is not actually about the experience itself, but rather the lens through which we see and create the experience, and that means that Adventure can look and feel different for everyone. I find adventure in trying a new restaurant, making a new friend, finding obscure vegan cereals, and hearing a song for the first time. I find it in trying new hobbies, exploring grocery stores, and hunting down the best chai lattes in town. But mostly I find adventure in the great outdoors. In the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the wind on my cheeks, the sun caressing my back, the smell of pine forests, and the magic of the mountains.
So maybe adventure isn't about buying a plane ticket to the other side of the world. Maybe it's just about seeing our lives as the exciting thrilling daring adventures that they are. Maybe all we need to do to find adventure is embody a new perspective. All I know is I’ve lived here in Vancouver all my life, and it’s taken me until now to discover the wonder and the magic that exists right here at home in Beautiful British columbia.