Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller


I work with students and often do presentations to student groups discussing their future careers.  One of the things I try to impress upon them is the benefits of adventure and travel.  Without a doubt the travel I’ve done in my life has had an incredible impact upon the way I think and live.  Travel and in particular adventure travel changes you.  There are experiences you can’t get staying close to home, and as research into happiness shows us we can use money to buy happiness by buying experiences instead of things.

In many ways I’ve been blessed, and that  may be true but a lot of the blessings I have received were received because I worked for them and was smart enough to make good choices.  Traveling has been one of those choices that has paid many dividends.  I’ve traveled by boat in the Amazon, trekked in the high peaks of the Himalayas and next am planning to walk the length of the Appalachian Trail.  I’m in the financial position to do those things at this point in my life.  However that wasn’t always the case, when I was younger I found adventure closer to home and mostly by car.  I think you would all be surprised at the amazing places and opportunities that exist within a couple of hours drive of your home.  All you have to do is search for them, jump in the car, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Happiness is Adventure & Travel

  1. leannegfs says:

    Agreed! We have moved a lot as a military family and have tried to make the best use of short car trips when we had no money to explore our new homes. Like you, we can now afford to travel more and we are exploring the west coast.

  2. Pingback: Happiness is Finding New Experiences | The Ministry of Happiness

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