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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
- Helen Keller
Adventure Defined: The Definition of Adventure is when a person weighs the risk, and premeditatedly travels into situations whereby the person could die. The mission of this Adventure category is to explain why and how to travel as an adventurer. Defining the physical, mental, emotional, money, and intelligence needed to travel to extremely dangerous locations on the planet.
Andy Graham Adventure Traveler:
This Adventure Portal will explain Adventure Travel through real examples, with a focus on teaching situational awareness and problem solving.
"The the bottom line is this, an Adventure is when the possibility you will die exist."
- By Andy Lee Graham
Characteristics of a "Real Adventure Traveler?"
Variables that influence an Adventure Traveler
Adventure Trips by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
I am Andy Lee Graham, I have traveled the world perpetually for over 14 years and visited 90 countries. I like adventure, and enjoy the challenge of the most dangerous animal on the planet. "Humans."
About Andy on National Geographic Adventurer
Present Adventure for Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Next adventure planned for 2012, I wiil fly to Lago, Nigeria and travel by land to South Africa.
Other Projected Adventure Plans: Travel by land to Liberia -- Sierra Leone -- Guinea -- Guinea Bissau -- Cape Verde - The Gambia -- Senegal -- Mauritania --- Morocco
Wanted: Camera crew to conduct survey of uncontacted tribes near Breu, Peru and record a documentary.
Prior Adventures of Andy Lee Graham
Chasing Rhinos from the Top of Elephant in Royal Chitwan National Park
Evala Right of Passage in Togo West Africa - I was filming this, the group rushed me, and fortunately a girls walked between me and them and kept standing passively. The was drinking the local brew.
Mass Grave North of Hila, or Babylon, Iraq
Iraq War 2003, two months after the heavy fighting in Iraq slowed, I went into Iraq from Silopi, Turkey, then to Dohuk, then Arbil, Sulamani, and to Baghdad, then to Basra, back to Baghdad and out, with 30 Days in country. Mass Graves
Breu, Peru close to Un-Contacted Tribes on the Amazon River near Pulcalpa, Peru
East Tumor Military Coup Military
Vigilantes Grabbed a Thief
Cite Soleil, Haiti - I spent two month in Haiti, then left five days prior to the Earthquake. I went to Cite Soleil, which is claimed to be one of the worst slums on the planet. Truly they are mistaken, but nonetheless I faced the turmoil of emotional decisions going there as any dangerous place. Although, with my present knowledge of the city, it is not longer an adventure destination for me.
Map of Trip I made on the Rio Napo river from Coca Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru many type of boats. Rio Napo
Truck Ride From Moyale to Isiolo Kenya There was an armed guard on the truck, this is the same area where Paul Theroux was stopped in the book Dark Star Safari. The danger here was truly more in making the right choices, I refused to get on a cattle truck full of steers with long horns. I would have needed to sit on top, two truly stupid Japanese boys did so because the person who arranged the rides coerced him, more or less one of them "Go f--k yourself" inner strength times in life.
Top Ten Adventures Planned by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Adventurers are not Stupid
Adventure Test - Are you up ready for Adventure?
This is a test I have devises to see if you are ready for extreme adventure., An adventure is an activity that is perceived to involve risk, dangerous or exciting experiences.
Here are things I have needed to do by Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
1. Drink water from lake or river. (Amazon River)
2. Walk into middle of road and stop a car. (Cote d'Ivoire)
3. Lie down for 10 seconds in a busy restaurant. (Borrowed from the 4-hour work week book.)
4. Sleep under tree along side the road without a tent.
5. Tell a person to F- Off, and for sure you need to be able to tell your Mother or Father, boss, etc.
6. Allow your friends or people scoop up rice from yoru plate, with their fingers and then you continue eating. (Iran, Nepal, Africa)
7. Hitchhike 500 Miles (Guatemala)
8. Enter into a taxi and turn the radio or music down, whether the taxi driver likes it or not. (I do this is many countries.)
9. Share the same cup for water with 10 people at a bus stop. (Arbil Iraq. Construction in the USA.)
Please add to this list or comment: Adventure Test
"Adventure Travelers are" people who are in charge of their emotions, fear, and attitude can face the world as awakened person.
1. The whole groups does something dangerous, and you say no.
2. Alpha Male confrontations, where they test to see if you go wimp, direct challenges. In West Africa the often drive their motorcycles or cars right at me, or walk directly at me to try to make me give the right of way.
Adventure Defined on Wikipedia:
An adventure is an activity that is perceived to involve risk, dangerous or exciting experiences.
The term is often used to refer to activities with some potential for physical danger, such as skydiving, mountain climbing, breaking and entering, committing misdemeanors, and participating in extreme sports. However, the term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially fraught with physical, financial or psychological risk, such as a business venture, a love affair, or other major life undertakings.
Adventurous experiences create psychological and physiological arousal, which can be interpreted as negative (e.g. fear) or positive (e.g. flow), and which can be detrimental as stated by the Yerkes-Dodson law. For some people, adventure becomes a major pursuit in and of itself. According to adventurer André Malraux, in his La Condition Humaine (1933), "If a man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?". Similarly, Helen Keller famously stated that "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
Outdoor adventurous activities are typically undertaken for the purposes of recreation or excitement: examples are adventure racing and adventure tourism. Adventurous activities can also lead to gains in knowledge, such as those undertaken by explorers and pioneers. Adventure education intentionally uses challenging experiences for learning.
Adventure Travel Destinations I have Been
BUT... I Do not Call Adventure
Kenya Africa - Masai Mara
Kathamand, Nepal - I have not gone to Everest Base Camp
Uganda near Gorillas and Pigmies
Peru - Machu Picchu
Colombia - I have not gone through the Darien Gap which would be.
List of Countries Visited by Andy Graham
"Borg Area" Adventure Subjects to Discussed- This is an Extreme Adventure Portal, generally dealing with Adventure that involve weeks of travel and dealing with many cultures, languages and lifestyles, this page is not for day Adventure trips that everyone signs up for, that is truly not an adventure, if everyone does it, then that is entertainment, there needs to be the words,
"I would never do that."
4 Wheel Drive Adventures
Adventure Skills Courses
Adventure Travel Around The World
Africa Shark Dive Safaris
Anger and Panic
Big Wall Climbing
Cost of Adventure Travel
Experience Zero G
Extreme Adventure Safaris
Extreme Sport Travel Insurance
Fly A Russian Mig 29
Paddle Jungle Streams
Physical Abilities needed for Adventure (Body)
Shark Cage Diving
Shark Diving with Great White Sharks
Time Needed for Adventure Travel
Train For Space
White Water Rafting
Do you know a true adventure traveler? I want to add these people to this Adventure Portal, please add comment below with a link to information.
The risk of dying, the true awareness and acceptance that we are going to die is what allows a person to be grateful for living. Life is good, life is an Adventure everybody dies, but very few live.