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10 Ways to Capture the Spirit of Adventure in Your Own Backyard

Do you follow the same old boring routine and would like to shake things up a little? If the answer is yes, then you need an adventure. You may think that finding a new adventure means you have to spend a ton of money and time on an exotic vacation or doing some extreme sport, but it can be as simple and affordable as doing something new in your backyard. There are many benefits to staying home; no fighting traffic, saving money on gas, less time traveling and more time having fun.

Sometimes the best place to go to have a good time is your own backyard. When you’re looking for an adventure try to think of something that is out of your comfort zone; something you’ve never done before. The top 10 adventures listed below are easy to do, fun and affordable.

10 Adventures in Your Backyard

1. Go Camping

Whether you’re an experienced or novice camper, the best trips can be in your own back yard. If you camp at home instead of in a campground, you won’t have to worry about the hassles that come with camping. You’ll be near your own bathroom. Pitch a tent, roast some marshmallows over a fire pit and enjoy a vacation in your own backyard.

2. Throw a party

Part of a vacation includes going out to a restaurant, bar or club type atmosphere. You can have this same adventure in your backyard by throwing a party. Put up some tiki torches and hang twinkling lights. Invite your friends and family. Tell them to bring friends and you’ll have the adventure of meeting new people. Have some good food, drinks and music. You’re all set!

3. Create an island oasis

It’s nice to go on vacation, but it’s always good to come home again. You can create a vacation like environment in your backyard and have a new adventure every weekend! With a beautiful swimming pool, comfortable patio furniture and an entertainment area including a bar and grill, you’ll create the adventure of a vacation anytime you wish without having to leave home.

4. Climb a tree

Having an adventure means doing something that gets your adrenaline pumping and gives you a thrill. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try rock climbing or hand gliding but just haven’t had the means or the confidence to do it. You can experience a thrill in your own backyard by climbing a tree. It’s not just for kids. Before you begin your climb, make sure you have a healthy stable tree and a friend to help you. Climb on up your tree and enjoy the view.

5. Build a fort

Since you’re climbing trees now, why not build a fort? Tree forts are a great backyard adventure for everyone. You can build a very simple fort, or go all out and build a more complex fort with multiple rooms and a porch.

6. Cook something new

You always have an exciting adventure when you try new food. Backyard barbecues are always a good time. Instead of the standard hamburgers and chicken, expand your cooking skills; make something you’ve always wanted to try. Get out of your comfort zone and cook a different cut of meat or roast some vegetables that you normally don’t eat. Invite friends and family over for dinner and new adventures in dining.

7. Backyard Birdwatching

Birdwatching may not seem like much of an adventure, but it can really be an exciting thing to do. You probably have more unusual birds hanging out in your backyard than you think. You can easily attract birds to your yard by hanging a couple of bird feeders and leaving fresh water in a birdbath. Wait patiently with binoculars and be amazed by birds you’ve never noticed before.

8. Play sports

Playing different sports you’ve never tried before can be an exciting adventure. Put up a volleyball net, or soccer goals and invite people over for a great game. You’ll make new friends, get exercise and experience a blood-pumping adventure.

9. Ride ATV’s

If you love speed and the roar of machines, then you should try riding an all terrain vehicle. You’ll need to have a lot of space on your property. Once you get going on your new toy with the wind blowing in your hair, you’ll love having your adrenaline flowing.

10. Stargazing

At the end of the day and all of your adventures, lay back in a comfortable chair in your yard and watch the stars. Look for constellations you’ve never bothered to notice before and dream of more adventures to come.

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