Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
One thing that really bothers me about the travel blogs that I see are that they are all about people who have up and left. They quit their jobs and travel the world. And what really bugs me is that we applaud them for it. Now don’t get me wrong. I would love to do the same thing. But that’s not real life. Most people in the world can’t just leave their jobs, their homes, their families, in search of adventure. And you shouldn’t need too! That’s what this blog is all about. It’s about building a community of people who find adventure in their everyday life. It’s proof that you don’t have to runaway to find adventure.
That being said, this challenge is probably my favorite one yet! Be a tourist in your own town. What are the things that people travel to your area to see? Even if you live in the middle of nowhere I bet you, there is something “touristy” that you have never done.
Take me for example. I come from a tiny little town in WI. I am going to be honest, there is not a lot to do there. But we do have one claim to fame. We have one of the BEST fly fishing streams in the country. Guess how many times I have gone fly fishing in my life. ZERO. Now fly fishing isn’t really my thing. There is so much technique to it! But still, I should really try it at some point, just to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe take a class on tying flies or go on an excursion. It could be an amazing adventure!
Now, if we even expand that a little. I am half an hour away from the Mall of America, the biggest mall in the country. An hour away from one of the country’s best theater and arts scenes . Two hours away from the world famous SPAM museum (I know right!). Three hours from Lake Superior. And let’s face it four hours from Canada (yes I do have a Fargo-y accent). And yet there are so many days when I am thinking I just want to go on an adventure.
Well this is our chance to prove there is adventure everywhere. Even the most exotic locations in the world are someone’s backyard. So go explore your own backyard this week and make some adventures!
PS this picture is Lake Superior! I really need to go up there more!