I may well be a little biased when it comes to adventure but I have recently been studying the Six Core Needs of Humans and I quickly realised that Adventure is able to fulfill many of them.
The Six Core Needs of Human
1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure
2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuli
3. Significance: feeling unique, important, special or needed
4. Connection/Love: a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something
5. Growth: an expansion of capacity, capability or understanding
6. Contribution: a sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others
Certainty: Here at Adventure Professionals we look after the entire behind the scenes for you. There is minimal admin for you to worry about and the parts of the process we can cover, we do cover. So we help you avoid the pain so you can focus on the pleasure.
Uncertainty/Variety: The very nature of adventure means that once we get out on the trails there is a large portion of ‘the unknown’. We never can tell what the weather will do to us; how people will handle the terrain or the altitude; if someone feels a little unwell (even a cough or cold) it can really change the experience.
Significance: Our focus at Adventure Professionals is making sure you feel unique, important, special and significant. The focus on our adventures is to integrate you into the local culture of the countries we travel to. You will soon realise that you and every other person who travels with us, brings a unique strength and skill to the adventure. This in turn is beneficial to the local population that we deal with on a day to day basis. You really can change the World, even one person at a time.
Connection/Love: Whilst our trips are not ‘Spring Break – Ibetha style’ there is naturally a lot of connection with those you travel with, even if they were complete strangers when you started the trip. But there is also connection with the locals and other travellers you meet along the way. Love – well you will fall in love with the places, the people the adventure and they will fall in love with you. Be prepared to have a passion ignited inside you.
Growth: This is a guarantee on adventure. Growth is best achieved when we stretch ourselves beyond our usual comfort zone. Most people never experience this or certainly in small and rare doses. Adventure takes away your sense of control, things happen when and how they wish to happen sometimes and you will have little control over it. You will return from an adventurous type holiday and have stories and photos that will amaze your family and friends. You will have grown and that is a guarantee.