As I get ready to head out of the country once again tomorrow, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that next Friday – October 14, 2016 – had been declared a National Day of Adventure by Men’s Journal and Victorinox, the company behind the iconic Swiss Army Knife.
While not an official holiday, of course, the entire point of the NDOA is to encourage people to get outside, engage in their favorite outdoor activities, or perhaps even try something new. To that end, the two sponsors of the Day of Adventure have helped organize more than 30 events across the U.S. to give us all a starting point for getting our adventures off to a good start.
While I’ll actually be in Spain on that day, I’ll certainly take some time to hit a trail and do some hiking, or possibly even some snorkeling in the Mediterranean Sea. And since it is a Friday, hopefully, some of you will take part in the celebration by heading out to enjoy your own adventures too.
Why not skip out of work early, grab your mountain bike, and take a ride on your favorite trail? Or, gather up some friends and take a scenic hike somewhere before grabbing dinner and drinks afterward.
The whole point is to add a little excitement and adventure back into your life, something that hopefully we do on a more regular basis than one day a year, but it is a good place to get started never the less.
So, whether you like to ride, hike, run, paddle, fly, climb, or some other crazy outdoor activity, don’t forget to set a little time aside to pursue that passion next Friday. After all, you’ll never regret the days that you do the things you love, and you might just discover other passions along the way.
Get out there and enjoy!
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