What constitues a visit?

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21. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 43 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Now hanging out with some of your best buds in Santorini or Karlsruhe - that's the life! I miss travel and my friends.

By the way I place all my travels into 2 categories:

1. Adventure
2. Experience

Adventure is having your own section of beach in the Maldives or a 5-star hotel in Nepal.

Experience is like prison, burning yourself, car accidents, being beaten by a mob and Kazakhstan (where to Police are the criminals). "It was an experience" is the best you can say about it.

DAO

22. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

That's funny DAO. To me experience is more gentle, like learning how to use weird parking meters or which entrance has the smallest line, which restaurant is consistently good and friendly, where to get the best fruit and vegetables.

An adventure is often something I would just as soon skip, like pouring rain when I'm wearing sandals and don't have an umbrella, getting to a site and it's closed, getting lost on the way to somewhere, the map having two roads with the same number (it's happened).

I think we may be polar opposites . . .

23. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 43 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

Nice to see Virtual Tourist friends.

24. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1628 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

For me, an adventure is something that I sign up for even though it gets me a bit out of my comfort zone. (Not to the extent of going to jail though.) I've not really done much that was really out of my comfort zone because I don't have many great fears - I've gone parasailing for instance with just a mild thrill. But I think going down the ICW for the first time - just Bob and me - might qualify. I didn't think so at the time, but afterward I realized that I was just slightly nauseated each morning of the trip unless we had already decided to stay in port that day.

Experience is anything that is different from the normal routine. Some things can be both an adventure and an experience.

I had the first part of quote from Lord Chesterfield on my VT page -- "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered."

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jun-2020, 23:28 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

25. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 279 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

IMO, experience and adventure are not mutually exclusive For example for me something as mundane than first time alone in a subway in Budapest (I am small town girl ) were both experience and adventure

26. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1264 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

Experience is anything that is different from the normal routine. Some things can be both an adventure and an experience.

I agree with this - pretty much everything about travelling is an experience to me

Adventures can be both good and bad I reckon - ballooning over the Namib Desert, sleeping in a desert camp in Uzbekistan or Oman, wandering away from the crowds in a busy tourist area and finding something just as special but with no one else there, the whole of our trip to the Galapagos and likewise Antarctica, and hundreds more - but also breaking my foot in Marrakesh (not an adventure I'm keen to repeat!), almost being charged by a bull elephant when our jeep came off the road in Tanzania, driving through a dodgy area of Miami at night after we got lost on our way from the airport to our hotel in South Beach, etc.

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28. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1533 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Experience is useful, something you've done. Sometimes good useful and sometimes bad useful, but it lets you know how things may turn out in certain situations. Enough experiences and you are pretty good at telling the future.

Adventure intimates a bit of excitement . . . or a lot of excitement.

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