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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50

Adventure Travel:
Fitness and Skill

Man walking on Negril beach

It is important when planning your adventure to choose something that, while it may challenge you, does not put you at real physical risk. While you may work up to a certain level, be realistic in your goals. This is not to say that you should sell yourself short, but you will enjoy your travel more if you are getting something more out of it than injury.

Most trips will declare the degree of difficulty. If you are planning a cycling trip, for example, look to see how many miles per day average you will ride, and more importantly look at the terrain. One of the wonderful things about biking as a form of transportation is that you can enjoy your surroundings. If you find yourself in over your head, you will instead be wishing it to be over, and a sense of defeat.

Remember that being age advantaged has its advantages. Don't be afraid to plan a day off. It is important to spend an extra day, or two, to give your body and mind the power to regroup.

Adventure travel should push you physically, mentally and emotionally, but first and foremost it should be done for enjoyment.

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