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How often have you come back from your vacation exhausted, only to be waking up early the next morning to go back to work? Do you ever feel like it would be great to have a few days to relax and unpack before getting back to the grind? Or better yet, would you like to return home recharged and inspired with new mental awareness, more energy, and relaxed.

If you’ re nodding in agreement. Here’s a suggestion when you’re ready to plan your next vacation.  It’s a plan for an adventure vacation.

What are the benefits of an adventure vacation?

1. It Offers Life-Changing Experiences


Adventure travel pushes you outside of your comfort zone. It puts you in unfamiliar situations and challenges you to test your mettle.

2. It Offers Personal Growth and Challenges

You find out what you are made of. And you learn that you can do more than you ever thought you could.

3. It Gives You a Sense of Accomplishment

Adventure travel is not for wimps. Days can be physically challenging. You often deal with rain, cold or wind, which can mean mud and chills. But you meet the obstacles and feel and elated that overcame them.

4.  It Helps You to Feel Gratitude and Improve Mindfulness

Active travel adventures often slow travel. You have time to really see and study your surroundings. You find time to quiet down. Adventure travel can be a form of active meditation throughout much of the day. Your heart can burst with the joy of just being alive.

5. It Improves Your Brain

We get distracted and multi-task all day. Which gives us all a bit of attention deficit disorder. When on an adventure trip, you naturally stay in the moment. This allows your brain to rest, and I believe, heal.  One study found that nature helps restore the higher cognitive functions we require in today’s device-driven days. This study found a 50% increase in creativity and problem-solving skills after only three days of hiking.

6.  It Improves Your Mental Health and Reduces Stress

Nature also improves our mental health and reduces depression and anxiety.

Get ready for your adventure with this great adventure book.

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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