Adventure is one of the oldest quests, second only to the Truth. The adventurer longs for novel experiences set in exotic locations, something that seemingly may not ever happen if 'stuck' in one physical location. These experiences rearrange cultural and geographic frames of reference and tantalize to tease-open the psyche, thus inspiring and encouraging self-discovery.
While travel is easy nowadays, predictable life patterns and line-of-sight, quip-to-ear media may keep us from hitting the road and being the overtly apparent hero or heroine in our own story of life. Someone said,
"Being your own hero (heroine) in life is cheaper than a movie ticket and infinitely more difficult than leaving it to someone else."
Adventurers take up the gauntlet overtly. Some make progress and many make laughable fools of themselves--running away! See Travelogue and Peace Corps. Others, comfy in the armchair, taking a well-merited breather from busy lives and honored priorities, choose to stand and deliver on the home front. Reading expands insights and psyches enriching life activities, fostering family, community and ultimately the world. See Book Reviews.
May our own creativity and modes of expression, be they form or formless, drink 'til joy-filled and smile worthy of the wiles. May all our efforts bind our hearts and sacred ties together. See Stories and Heroes and Heroines.