Ready to add more adventure into your everyday life? It’s easy. Here are five ways you and your entire family can live a more adventurous life.
Think Short Term
Sure, the American Dream entails owning a home fit with a white picket fence. That’s nice and all, but instead of being tied down to a mortgage and one static place, think short term and allow yourself to move freely from place to place. Short-term leases can allow you to explore new cities, neighborhoods and places throughout the country. If you decide that you like your current digs, in most cases you can extend your lease. When you’re ready to pack up and move on, it’s simple. For more information about short-term leases and renting apartments, visit ApartmentGuide.com.
Park the Car
Leave the car at home and get outside by bike or on foot to explore the area around you. Chances are there is a lot of sights you’ve missed when you’re whizzing by on four wheels. Consider spending a weekend afternoon exploring local restaurants, parks, shops and special parts of town to discover more about your city with your family. You never know what is out there in your very own backyard until you explore it.
Learn Something New
Many places, from sprawling metropolises to small towns, offer a variety of informative museums and galleries. From the arts to music and more, there’s likely a handful of museums in your neighborhood waiting to be explored. Consider making a day out of it with the entire family. After all, museums provide ample, invaluable learning opportunities for children. According to the experts from The National Endowment for the Arts, museums help children develop critical thinking skills and they also help foster creativity. To locate a museum in your area, visit MuseumsUSA.org.
Take a Hike
Get outside and live a life of adventure out on the trails. Hiking is a wonderful way to get your entire family outdoors and it’s a great way to spend quality time with one another. If you enjoy spending time outside, take this opportunity to teach your child about the wilderness. Spend the day identifying plants, reading maps and talking about all things nature. Whether you hike along a trail in your city or take a trip outside of the city limits, hiking with your family will not only provide memories, it will foster an adventurous spirit in your children.
Make It Work
One of the big reasons we don’t spend as much time with our families, doing the things we love is because work just gets in the way. Think about it: You spend the majority of your days on the job, away from home and your children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many companies offer remote positions. However, if you’re willing to take a big step, consider working from home for a flexible company, be your own boss or even consider full-time freelancing. Remote.co cites a report by Baseline Magazine — people who work from home experience less work-related stress. In addition to less stress, working from home allows you the freedom to move around and people who work remotely have a better work-life balance. Take a step out of the office and into a more adventurous, fulfilling life.