As Frodo Baggins said at the beginning of the Hobbit, “I’m going on an adventure!” He didn’t know exactly what he was getting himself into or where he could end up, but he did know that his heart and head called to know what else was out there. This idea of the unknown is what we continue to seek.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines adventure as “an unusual and exciting experience or activity.” Unusual and exciting experiences have been our motto!
We grabbed our gear and ventured into the wilderness of the wide, wide world, one destination at a time. What’s out there? We don’t know. What will happen? We can’t be sure. But we do know that we grow, have fun, and continue to learn more with each step of the way. It is a great adventure, and we are amassing unforgettable life lessons and tales to tell in the future through it.
We all have goals around what we want to experience in each destination. From education to community service and from confidence-building activities to good ole’ fashion fun, our adventures are diverse. Here are a few things we’ve already experienced — but we will add more as we get further into our travels.
10 bucket list items We Have completed!:
- Cuddle an iguana – with fear…LOL — in Mexico
- Learn a few words in a new language
- Try escargot in France
- Snorkel for the first time in a Cenote in Mexico
- Make a new friend in every country
- See the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve in New York City
- Discover the ancient ruins and structures of Mexico, Egypt, and Ireland
- Swing over the rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia
- Meditate in the king’s tomb at the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
- Kids playing in the snow for the very first time in Canada
For the past 15 years, we’ve noticed that we have more fun and gain more joy when we are out experiencing new things that make us feel exhilarated yet uncertain in the moment.
It is moments like these that truly open our eyes to what the world has to offer and how much we can learn as a family and individuals. We have merged the certainty we hold in our personalities with the uncertainty that our adventurous spirits provide, forming an entirely new perspective and path to living to the fullest.
From hanging out with elephants in India to snorkeling in the Caribbean and learning new languages in different parts of Africa, we have embraced a sense of adventure in everything we do.
on a Tree
we grow in different directions yet
our roots remain as one.