Are you the type who’s always on the go but never for the right reasons? Are you constantly running errands on the weekends or schlepping to work every day but secretly been craving more? Then it’s time to start making life your biggest adventure.

Get up, get yourself in gear and get moving. If you want a more active lifestyle, then it’s on you to satisfy your adventurous spirit and find ways to spice up your life with any and everything that feeds your soul. Here are four ways to find your adventurous side and plan your next trip.

1. Plan Your Getaways

What kind of outdoor activities are you passionate about? Hiking? Skiing? Mountain climbing? Whatever the case may be, start planning your trips in advance so you can map out exactly where you want to go and what you want to do.

Managing your finances can also help you plan your getaways more efficiently, so pay off any looming debts beforehand so you don’t have that hanging over your head the whole time.

Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy your trip better knowing your finances are taken care of and that you have money to splurge on the things you need to make your adventure the best it can be.

2. Stay Warm and Comfortable in Style

If you’re passionate about being outdoors, you know comfort and warmth are two key factors, especially for skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sports. If you’re going to play hard outdoors, staying warm is essential; but, if you don’t want to sacrifice style, you might not even have to.

Having comfortable, functional and stylish apparel is possible with Columbia’s casual jackets, made for everyday life. So stay warm in style no matter what you plan on doing.

3. Be Open to New Possibilities and Opportunities

If you truly want to live life in the fast lane and throw caution to the wind, you’ve got to be open to new possibilities and opportunities that come your way; after all, you never know who you’ll meet or where these opportunities might lead you.

So keep an open mind every day and stay open to things you might not necessarily understand just yet or possibly even like. All it takes is one experience to change your mind about something. You could actually be missing out on one of your newest favorite things but just don’t know it yet. So be open, be free and be accepting.

4. Invest So You Can Travel

If you’ve been on an adventure or two recently, you know they’re not exactly the cheapest expense. But if you really want to make the most of life and find a new adventure as often as you pay your bills, investing so you can travel is a great way to fund your travel expenses.

Whether you choose to commit to a long-term savings account, money market account, certificate of deposit, or a more active form of investing like the stock market, you can find a way to save for your adventures that works for you. Whatever you do, try to commit to putting a percentage of each paycheck into your travel account so that you can keep making life your biggest adventure.

Be Open to New Possibilities

Once you’re ready to embark on your next adventure, you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare. By planning your getaways ahead of time and keeping your finances in order, you can have more than one adventure of a lifetime. Actually, you can have them all the time, especially if you keep your mind open to different people and possibilities. You never know what kinds of escapades you’ll find yourself immersed in. So prepare in advance and keep your eyes (and your mind) open for unexpected adventure.

 

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