An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other. –Norma Shearer
There are two ways to travel: be incredibly prepared or don’t. I am rather infamous for being perfectly content to wander around for hours on my own in new and unfamiliar places. This makes me an easy out-of-town visitor, as my friends can keep up with their work schedule and I can keep myself happily entertained.
Earlier this year, I spent two weeks in Bologna, Italy with a friend of mine who was there on business. Each day, I ate breakfast (twice) and would then begin my carefree meandering around the city while he went off to work for ten hours. I had my fill of the city after the first week and began gravitating further and further out into the countryside.
I read somewhere about a cathedral on the top of a hill outside Bologna called Madonna di San Luca. Being one who, as mentioned, is generally more interested in seeing where the roads take me, I hastily drew myself a squiggly line in my notebook as a “map” and started out for the day.
Let this video set an example of what happens when you don’t follow up on all the details of a pending adventure.
If this sort of adventuring doesn’t appeal to you, have no fear! You can have just as much fun (arguably more fun) joining us for the Umbria & Tuscany Hike & Bike, and we’ll sort out all the details for you. All you have to do is bring your sense of adventure and an appetite for incredible Italian cuisine.
Oh, and one more thing: Pack better shoes than I did.
By Elle Potter, Zephyr Adventures conference admin and community manager