Men's Journal has posted an article that provides us with 43 big adventures for the summer, offering up some amazing suggestions on where to go, what to do, and how to get there.
MJ's list is long and varied, with options for readers who want to stay close to home in the U.S. or the more adventurous type who is looking to escape to another country. There are suggestions on where to go climbing, hiking, biking, paddling, and more, with plenty of tried and true classic adventures to go along with some interesting new alternatives too.
Half the fun of a list like this is discovering what is on it for yourself. But, a few of the options that caught my attention included fly-in mountain biking in British Columbia, going for a hike in the Tri-Peaks region of Arkansas, and exploring the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, a place that has on my "must-see" list for a very long time.
Some of the other adventures involve setting some new traditions for yourself, like entering a trail run race, going on a long road trip, or taking a camping outing. Others come from suggestions from people like basketball great Kobe Bryant and John Burke, the president of Trek bikes. You'll find trips that are meant to inspire and motivate, and others that are all about relaxation. In short, no matter what you're looking for out of your summer, you'll probably find something that can scratch your adventurous itch on this list.
In the end though, it doesn't really matter where you get your inspiration for an adventure, but rather that you embrace the opportunity and set off on one. A good adventure is great for the body, mind, and soul, and chances are you'll come home refreshed and eager for more.
Read the entire MJ list here and start planning your escape.