The Essence of Adventure – A Conversation Between a Horse & Its Rider
Not so long ago I was backpacking the world for sixteen months. After a few years of standard life, traveling was an adventure I sorely needed. Traveling for a long period of time comes with so many merits. Most travelers talk very openly about all the good this temporary lifestyle brought them, and they are sure to recommend it to anyone.
“The idea of adventure that we had, what was abnormal once is now quite normal for the two of us. Adventure has become our lifestyle to the point where it is synonymous.”
What fewer people experience and fewer people talk about is the choice of ending the adventure. Few travelers manage to travel long enough to reach a point where traveling becomes meaningless. Most finish their travels abruptly because money runs out, or time does not permit when one has certain ambitions such as enrolling to university or the like. And so, their travels come to an end with a sweet taste of more to come. Those that are able to travel for even longer than most eventually come to face the conundrum that might end their travels in a most satisfying way, out of choice, and not out of circumstance. …