An adventure is an exciting experience or undertaking that is typically bold, sometimes risky. Adventures may be activities with danger such as traveling, exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting, or other extreme sports. Adventures are often undertaken to create psychological arousal or in order to achieve a greater goal, such as the pursuit of knowledge that can only be obtained by such activities.
Adventurous experiences create psychological arousal, which can be interpreted as negative (e.g. fear) or positive (e.g. flow). For some people, adventure becomes a major pursuit in and of itself. According to adventurer André Malraux, in his Man's Fate (1933), "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?".
Adventure books may have the theme of the hero or main character going to face the wilderness or Mother Nature. Examples include books such as Hatchet or My Side of the Mountain. These books are less about "questing", such as in mythology or other adventure novels, but more about surviving on their own, living off the land, gaining new experiences, and becoming closer to the natural world.
Many adventures are based on the idea of a quest: the hero goes off in pursuit of a reward, whether it be a skill, prize, treasure, or perhaps the safety of a person. On the way, the hero must overcome various obstacles to obtain their reward.
In video game culture, an adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle solving. The genre's focus on story allows it to draw heavily from other narrative-based media, literature and film, encompassing a wide variety of literary genres. Many adventure games (text and graphic) are designed for a single player, since this emphasis on story and character makes multi-player design difficult.
From ancient times, travelers and explorers have written about their adventures. Journals which became best-sellers in their day were written, such as Marco Polo's journal The Travels of Marco Polo or Mark Twain's Roughing It. Others were personal journals, only later published, such as the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark or Captain James Cook's journals. There are also books written by those not directly a part of the adventure in question, such as The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe or books written by those participating in the adventure but in a format other than that of a journal, such as Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray. Documentaries often use the theme of adventure as well.
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People like adventure in their lives, with the chance to break away from the normal rhythms of daily life helping to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. With play important in adult life just as it is during childhood, these are the best countries for fulfilling your wanderlust.
Part of the overall Best Countries rankings from U.S. News, the Adventure subranking is based on an equally weighted average of scores from six attributes that relate to adventure found within a country: friendly, fun, good for tourism, pleasant climate, scenic and sexy. For more information on how we rank, read the Best Countries methodology.
The Adventure Park provides family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and secure for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park.
Daily bite sized adventures in paddling, biking, rock climbing, or hiking. Day camps help kids gain confidence, make new friends, and improve their skills in our core outdoor sport activities in an approachable way that is great for beginners.
Wildwater, Ltd, our sister company, is a pioneer of Guided Rafting and Canopy Tour Adventures. We will add fun and magic to your mountain adventure. You deserve the best guides, training, equipment, and facilities. Put our 50+ years and three generations of experience to work for YOU!
As a part of the ATTA's overarching mission to serve as the hub and facilitator for responsible, profitable adventure travel businesses, destinations and media, AdventureConnect events offer our vibrant communities a chance to connect, network and grow. These events are hosted locally in destinations or conferences where the adventure travel community naturally gathers. AdventureConnects range from casual networking to group outings to structured peer-to-peer or educational roundtables.
We are providing experiences that are more than just thrilling, but an immersive interaction with nature as it is meant to be experienced. We strive to break all the rules about what people expect to find in Florida. Plunging cliffs that set the view of large lakes sparkling at the bottom of a canyon and the dazzling memories created when visiting such a place, are some of the reasons why we are a nationally recognized and award-winning adventure park.
Have been several times with my children on school field trips. All my children as well as my husband and I enjoyed the adventure. The show at the beginning was very exciting with the guide showing certain animals and letting the children interact in the show. Walking thru the animal exhibits was great as well. Will go again!!!
Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure Park is the premier zipline adventure facility in North Carolina, and one of the best zip-line parks in America according to USA Today. On our property is a massive waterfall that allows incredible views from our zip-lines and treetop adventure park. We also have great facilities and play areas, and our facilities are perfect for large groups like church outings and corporate events. Whether you are planning a 150 person corporate retreat or are looking for something fun to do around Fayetteville, NC with your family Zipquest has something for all ages.
So, what are you waiting for? For the best ziplining in Virginia, come and experience The Adventure Park in Virginia Beach today! Our tree climbing and ziplining adventure is just what you need to pack your day full of thrills and excitement. We look forward to seeing you in the trees!
I loved every second of my adventure at the park, and it truly combines fun and exercise in one bundle of adventure. The park offers multiple courses with difficulties ranging for easy/beginner to their extremely challenging double diamond courses. So there is something for everyone!
We requested a guide for our first adventure, since my son and I had zero experience with climbing. I should also through in here that my son is diagnosed with Autism (high functioning). Our guide Grace was amazing. She did a great job explaining everything and before I knew, my child was zipping and climbing away!
We absolutely loved the Lava Zipline! Fun for everyone from ages 11-46. Challenging enough for our teenage athletes and mild enough for the careful Mom. The staff were very friendly and helped everyone feel confident. Tarzan gave me confidence to step off of a 60 foot high platform. No small feat for either of us!! We highly recommend this adventure!
My husband and I went today and had a blast. From the moment the big army truck pulls up to transport you to the moment it drops you off when you're done, you feel like family and friends with everyone else. I felt safe throughout the entire adventure, even when I had to step out of my comfort zone.
We took a group of mostly 16 year old girls with varying degrees of physical fitness. Every one of them zipped and tried the ropes course. The giant geodome, the drop from 65 feet...empowered them and we all had a blast! The staff adds so much to the experience! Especially Milan the owner. I highly recommend this adventure!
Our summer adventure camps are all about making memories, having fun, cultivating lifelong friendships, growing love and appreciation for nature, and creating more confident, independent, and capable young adults. 041b061a72