What was the inspiration behind MyAdventures.com? Simple! People want to share those outdoor experiences they've had that are most memorable to them. And that's adventure... however you define it. It's in our DNA.
But often more important than simply blowing one's own horn is the powerful desire to share, not only trips from the past, but those still in planning for the future. And if none of your immediate friends share your enthusiasm for a particular experience, find some new ones. This is the site that will help you do that.
Whether you're a globe-trotter or an armchair traveler, are seeking the adrenaline rush of extreme sports or drawn to the challenge of visiting historical sites, you have come to the right place to meet kindred spirits.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions -Oliver Wendell Holmes
First research the kind of outdoor adventures that have gotten your fancy. Then read about all those who have done it already, or at least something similar. Then start exchanging messages until a level of trust and familiarity has developed. Then go for it! You've made a new friend!
Gather gear and cost and travel information from all the others in your adventure category. Then finalize your own plans based on a your new friend's input. Your odds of having a great experience have dramatically improved through this inexpensive, pleasurable process.
Wilderness... is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium -Sigurd Olson
About Keith Bates
The inspiration for this site comes from over three quarters of a century of roaming the seven continents that make up this awesome planet. My father was born and raised as a farmer in Ohio and his love of nature was built into my DNA. My mother loved to read and was most fond of outdoor adventures starting with Jack London's Call of the Wild. I can still hear the call.
As a result I am an avid reader of outdoor stories. I have shared this love of the wilderness with my four daughters and many wonderful friends over the years gained from participation in activities from the many great organizations I have joined.
These include The Adventurers Club of Chicago, The Explorers Club of New York, The Adventurers Club of Los Angeles, The Royal Geographic Society of London, Safari Club International of which I was one of the founders, and lastly Shikar Safari Club International. My passion is the outdoors and I want to spend as much time there as I can and introduce as many people as I can to the wonders of nature. If you love the outdoors please join us, make new friends, and share your adventures with everyone.
A closing thought from John Lionberger's Renewal in the Wilderness:
Every time we accept the challenge of the wilderness, we remember what flows in our veins: a spirit of adventure that even the practical requirements and necessary barnacles of daily living cannot completely bury.