It can be interesting to realize that your best memories are largely formed outside. As humans we are adventurous spirits. We are not descended from fearful or unadventurous men and women. Stretching back over the course of our personal history, people of adventure, trials, interest, willingness to explore and a general sense of belonging with the world around them have culminated down the line to produce you.
Waiting inside all day to binge the latest Netflix show or enjoy every single new video game release is certainly a way to live, but is it the best? If you feel that your life is simply lacking in free time, and it isn’t sustaining you in the best way it could, then you might need to find any excuse to get outside for the best feelings possible.
Luckily for you, it’s not as if there are a lack of outdoor activities to get stuck into. Businesses, personal experiences and heading off the beaten path will all conspire to give you the adventure you need. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor space such as the nature reserves at the Highland Titles or a local playground to take the children to, there’s an option for everyone.
Businesses are wonderful for a curated experience. The final two give you authority and autonomy over finding something new. Here’s how.
On Your Bike!
When it comes to exploring a city, the outskirts of a town, or enjoying a nice slant of off-roading, the best way to travel (as far as fun is concerned,) is on bike. Most people know the fun of running down a dirt course in a forest on a bike, and if they don’t they certainly should. If this doesn’t quite take your fancy, there are many very interesting cycling holidays that can bee set up to gift you the best visual experience of a certain location. If you’re heading to a new city or country, try and find one of these experiences. Many people head to a new city and don’t fully introduce themselves to it. They might check out a few landmarks, eat at a couple restaurants in the town centre, and shop on the high street.
But does this really give you a wide-spanning view of the streets and alleyways? Not particularly. To see a city you truly have to see it, and sometimes a helicopter trip is neither ideal, interesting, available or affordable. For the best experience (with a great dose of community,) get on your bike, and you’ll see what we mean!
Camping outside is something that can truly connect you to nature. What better way to come face-to-face with Mother Earth than to sleep there? This can also be a great way to enjoy the reserve of a natural park that supports it, and craft fun memories with your family. After all, why drive each day fishing when you could spend a week on a camping fishing trip? Camping isn’t just camping. It’s not as if you sit in your tent all day and look at trees.
Camping can serve as the basis for a very interesting time. You can schedule hiking activities, make use of the local amenities and even head to the beach with little delay. You can grill foods (some that you might even have hunted,) play party games that you might not otherwise, and generally enjoy a more relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life. If you’re looking for something a little out of the norm and something that reminds you of your childhood, heading on a camping trip could be the best thing you do this year.
How often do you see farm animals? Well, the question will be answered by how close to rural life you live. If you live in the middle of a bustling city, then it’s unlikely you see them at all, and vice versa. This is very important to do though, especially if you have children. It’s one thing to show them what a sheep, cow, pig and chicken is in a picture book or on television, but seeing one up close is important for them to understand the life before their diet.
Head to any local farm that offers days out, and you’ll likely see similar city kids who are stunned by this natural environment, which is a shame. Sure, heading out and enjoying city life is wonderful, but it can be artificial to a degree. If you have the possibility, bringing you and your family on this adventure can be wonderful for you all.
These three excuses are the best to potentially try as spring breaks, but be sure to add your own if you get inspired.