Adventure in a shrinking World – Modern Day Exploring

Is it possible to still make discoveries in the modern World, to feel some exhilaration from exploring and finding something new? The opportunities to explore unchartered regions are diminishing but there are still some available for those sufficiently driven to do so. Most of the ocean floor remains unexplored but even on dry land there are still exciting destinations to …

Snap – Don’t ‘star’ in the next adventure travel video

Imagine the scenario; having just taken that first leap of faith, hurling yourself into thin air from a platform only attached to a thick piece of rubber band. The sensation of falling is terrifying but exhilarating, then just as the band begins to slow your descent and the anticipated stopping point is reached there is a horrendous ‘crack’. Instead of …

Adventures in Budget Travel – Calculating the Risk Factor

“Finding adventures; My comfort zone is being outside of the comfort zone” The activities of hitch-hiking, Couchsurfing, tripping, staying in hostels, camping or sleeping in a hammock do not suit all. There are safety and hygiene risks attached to some and those more comfortable with a luxury spa than a bowline may still prefer to book adventures with Thomas Cook. …

Exploring Lost & Found; Where the streets have strange names

The reasons people travel are almost as numerous as for getting up in the morning. Exploring exotic locations, following the sun, chasing the Northern lights, immersion in different cultures, visiting family or friends, city shopping or climbing expeditions the list is almost endless. “getting totally lost even for a little” One of my favourite reasons however is to explore, to …

Home-grown Exploration – Adventures around the Corner

“Some wish for adventure, some actively seek it, but the true adventurer is usually in the midst of them” This site is about travel and finding adventure and now I am going to make an exception and advise against travelling, well at least not too far, not beyond your own neighbourhood. Thinking about adventure often has our minds wandering too …

Laos – The Best Treehouse In The World

Andy Parkinson Website: www.thetravelmaverick.com Bio: Andy Parkinson is thetravelmaverick. Andy is a writer, photographer and travel specialist, originally from the UK but now based in Sydney, Australia. Andy has travelled widely and independently throughout Europe, and in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Java and Australia. I love taking photographs and this is my current favourite image. TravelMind: 1.       How did …

Wanderlust, Perpetual Travel & ‘Chasing the Horizon’

What is Wanderlust “Chasing the horizon” for me defines the love of travel, describing perfectly the irresistible urge to make a journey or the continual hunger for experiencing new cultures. It encompasses an ‘attitude for adventure’ and a ‘free spirit’ and suggests that like man’s best friend it lasts for life. “The time to stop travelling is when the horizon …

An Attitude for Adventure

 “Life’s an adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller  Spirit of Adventure We have all heard of the phrase “Spirit of Adventure” it is often tossed about like confetti to describe anybody or anything that displays a little free spirit. If we actually think about it, it probably still conjures up images of fresh faced, young, athletic, all American …

Adrenaline and Adventure Travel in the Midi-Pyrénées

Mountains are my paradise The mountain environment has always been my favourite, there are few views more awe-inspiring than a beautiful conical summit. The Aveyron is an ideal adventure travel destination, with plenty of adrenalin fuelled activities on offer. Mountain scenery is extremely varied however, from an endless vista of high altitude snow topped peaks, huge steep-sided gorges or lush …