The Vacation Relaxation Myth, Why Adventure Vacations are Better

Of course, the allure of sitting on a beach or next to a pool sipping cocktails with little umbrellas in them is appealing. But really is that what life is about? Is that the story you want to return to the office with from your exotic vacation abroad? How much of that vacation will you remember?

What about returning to work telling stories of horseback rides to secret waterfalls, scuba diving on coral reefs, or catching some waves during a surf lesson? Which of these will engage your co-workers? Which of these vacation stories will you tell your grandkids?  

You clicked on this article probably not to answer a bunch of questions, no worries, they are rhetorical. There is a myth that surrounds the tourism industry that vacationers want a vacation to relax and to be catered to like infants at an adult daycare. They want you to think like this. Spending your hard-earned money packed into an all-inclusive resort vacation package. Doing tours that they approve and have partnerships with. As far as telling guests that leaving the resort is dangerous and highly discouraged. So that you return home not really getting to know the culture, the people, and really doing much of anything except getting your towels down on the lounge chair before sunrise in the best spot by the pool.      

What if you had an alternative? What if there was a vacation that showed you the beauty of country through adventuring through off-the-beaten-path locations? Getting to try local cuisine, meeting the locals and adventuring with them? Remember these are rhetorical questions.       

the relaxation vacation myth
the vacation relaxation myth
the relaxation vacation myth
the relaxation vacation myth

The Vacation Relaxation Myth is real, You Need to Adventure!

If this sounds appealing, then adventure tourism is for you. Adventure tourism is defined by three elements. One, physical activity, two, natural environment, and three cultural immersion. Adventure tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. There are plenty of reasons why. People want more out of their precious time off. They want to be physically active, surrounded by nature, and immersed in a different culture.

This sounds awesome, but don’t know where to start? Well, Adventuresque has the answer. We have put together an action-packed, multi-sport adventure vacation package in the Dominican Republic. The week includes white water rafting, canyoneering, horseback riding, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking/SUP, mountain biking, and more, as well as special weeks for families with younger adventurers.

The Vacation Relaxation Myth is real. You should want more stories that define your life. You need to do more, to be more. Come down to the Dominican Republic and push your limits to see what comes out on the other side. Believe us your heart, brain, body, and soul will thank you!

 

Matt McArthur

Matt McArthur

Founder at Adventuresque

Matt McArthur is the founder and head guide at Adventuresque. An adventure vacation company in the Dominican Republic. Adventuresque offers extreme vacation packages, family adventure packages, and glamping 2-night packages.

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