Written by Diane Manson.

According to Wikipedia, the definition of adventure is “an exciting or unusual experience.” Team up adventure with travel, add a huge splash of perspective (most importantly, YOUR perspective) and there you have it, your perfectly defined travel Adventure.

Adventure travel can be an extension of what ignites you, based on your passions. If you’re a walker, the allure of roaming the gentle hills of Tuscany will speak volumes to you. If hiking B.C.’s Rockies and Purcell’s are your weakness, then trekking the breathtaking mountains of Nepal patiently awaits your arrival.

The idea of learning a new language while living with a local family may seem completely outside-your-comfort-zone, and yet incredibly exciting and enticing all rolled together. Perhaps then, your vision of adventure travel is something you dive into that you’ve never done before.

Adventure travel may be determined by your palate. Foodies and cooks may be drawn to Thailand or Vietnam to scour local markets and take in cooking classes. The same can be said for wine connoisseurs. Every time you savour a glass of rich, spicy red Carmenere, the idea of exploring Chile may pull at your travel strings.

Movies and online content do a great job of introducing us to adventure, whether it’s spelunking in New Zealand, or a solo rail journey through India.

The planet is full of wonderfully, delicious, exciting adventures. The richest experiences, the most magnificent adventures, are the travel Adventures defined by you.