"I seldom read about what I am going to do before I do it, that
only biased my experience, thwarts my creativity, and diminished
The art of adventure is the creativity needed when living in the
present under unknown circumstances. It is the ability to see
below the surface of the encountered reality and make
appropriate and sometimes creative responses.
There are many types of adventure, from the extreme even
sometimes life threatening, to the little encounters that happen
to you unexpectedly, sometimes even just facing a new day. To
me, Adventure is when I get into something I've never done
before and don't know where it will lead. I learned, I don't
have to plan for all adventures, just to be aware when the
unexpected happens, go with the flow, and respond to events
spontaneously. I am finding that it can be as adventuresome
facing a new perception of myself from others or from new ways
of the art of thinking.
"Experience is the best teacher of life." Albert Einstein
Learn to have trust in yourself
Experience is our basic interface with the world. It is our own
way of understanding our truths. While the same experience is
perceived differently by different individuals because of
physical, emotional and other previously experiences, it is our
own personal perceptions that form the basis of our nature
I was talking to
some other adventures the other day and realized adventurers
share something's in common. One thing is the adventure of
finding a hotel to stay in when arriving late in a town/city.
There are as many stories as there are hotels and travelers. I
managed to avoid most of this adventure by arriving at a place
in the middle of the afternoon. This allowed me time to eat a
good meal, get a room before to many others filled up the good
places, and the explore the local. But there were times when I
didn’t get to where I was going until late and I found my
options were limited. I found, both by experience, that most
good hotels have some bedrooms set aside for emergency for one
night. You need to guarantee that you’ll be out before ten the
next morning and usually pay in advance. If not in that town, it
will surely turn out to be an adventure. They may look at you
strangely if you are a lone. If not they might ask for how many
hours you want it. They may ask if you want a women (not many
women find themselves in this situation, they have better
sense). You almost always find a bed. If not, bite the bullet
and keep traveling sleeping wherever you can safely rest your
head. If you meet fellow travelers and want to have a fun
conversation, just ask if they have always found a room. You’ll
hear some funny and interesting stories.
I found in my travels that I could see a little of a lot of
places or a lot in a few places. I missed many things but my
time was always full of new happenings no matter how long I
Some asked if I was bored traveling alone? My reply is: Why
would I be bored? I had freedom to do what I wanted, the means
to travel or stay where I wanted, no one to tell me what, when,
and where to go, no one to question or argue about my decisions
and best of all, I had a truly intelligent person to share my
adventures with – me. I fond it more and secure ridding with
some one but comfortable and adventuresome going it alone.
Setting up home
I camped, stayed in small hotels, interesting bed and
breakfasts, and sometimes in private homes. No matter where I
traveled and stopped to spend at least one night, I found I had
developed a rhythm to making the place mine. It is said that
“Home is where the heart is” and I always felt at home,
especially on Suzi.
1. an exciting or very unusual experience
2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the
spirit of adventure.
3. a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of
4. to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
There is so much to say about adventure that I am dedicating an
entire section of the web book to it; The Art of Adventure.
A warning: Once exposed to a life-style that includes adventure,
it is very difficult to go back to “the normal” life. Adventure
is always around you once you start to enjoy what it has to
It also helps if you believe in “Asking the Universe” and enjoy
what it brings.