When my daily routine clouds my head, staying at home won’t help. I have to move but going to the gym isn’t what’s needed. The simplest way to fix cabin fever, and find adventure at the same time, is to go for a walk or a bike ride.
By leaving your environment and daily routine, a whole new world can be opened up. You’ll start to notice the little things everywhere that you likely didn’t pay much attention to before. I like to take a camera because this is a time of discovery and inspiration. It’s best to take water, a snack, and some cash because you don’t always know where you’ll end up.
One summer day I walked from my old house in West Salt Lake City, east through the city and ended up 9 miles from home. I was tired and glad that I had brought some cash, that I used for a bus ride home. On the walk, just wonder, with no destination. You will find where you were going, you will notice the little things, and find adventure.
One Fourth of July I drove to the town of Richfield, in central Utah, to sell fireworks. It was supposed to be only a 2-day trip. Before heading home I decided to extend my trip and explore the mountains of the area. I had no maps or knowledge of the area, I would see a mountain and drive in the direction of it. When I was close enough I would hike it, even if there wasn’t a trail. Extra 300 miles and 2 added days into a 2-day trip, I headed home. It was an incredible adventure and certainly worth it.
There is a reason generations of thinkers and photographers have been drawn to the outdoors. Solitude with nature can truly work wonders for many. If hiking and backcountry camping isn’t your thing, you can drive to many amazing places deep into a natural wilderness, and still enjoy the view.
If you’re thinking of planning a trip to go on an adventure, with a little bit of money saved there are many things you can do. In the meantime go on a walk or ride your bike and let your adventure find you.
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