It is always great to be able to spend some time with your friends, especially if both of you having the same passion for an adventure. There are a lot of exciting activities that you can do with your friends without always having to spend a lot of money.
Since you are going together with your friend, the first thing you do is to discuss with them where to go and what to do because if one of you doesn’t agree, it will only lead to an uncomfortable situation.
You can start by browsing some ideas on the internet. Once you have found them, discuss with your friends then do it.
If you still need some ideas, here are some adventure ideas with friend that you can try.
The adventure ideas:
This activity is not only fun and exciting but also good for your health. Hiking makes you happier. It helps you strengthen your mental health. It is also an all-in-one exercise for improving your overall health. Through hiking, you can lose weight, get more sunshine, and improve your sleep by reducing stress. What even more beneficial is hiking can reduce the risk of heart disease. Since you do hiking together with your friends, it helps to strengthen your relationship with your friends.
Generally, hiking does not require a lot of money, especially if you live near some mounts or hills. You just start walking with your friends. To save money, you can bring along some food or drinks from home, so you don’t need to spend some money on food. However, you need to make sure you wear the right attire and comfortable footwear since you are going to do a lot of walks. Don’t forget to follow the instruction for your safety.
Pro: Cheap and simple
Con: Depends on season. During the rainy season, it is difficult to be hike unless you are ready to walk on the slippery path under the pouring rain.
Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, especially in tropical countries. The main attraction is the chance to witness underwater life in a natural environment without the heavy equipment and training needed for diving. The activity can be done by people of various ages. It requires a little effort and doesn’t require breathing apparatus worn when scuba diving. Snorkeling is incredibly fun for everyone. However, only people who know how to swim who can do this, unless that person is a risk-taking one.
Snorkeling is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from joint pain or limited mobility and have difficulty developing other forms of exercise. Any movement you make during snorkeling forces your muscles to push against the natural resistance of the water so it can strengthen your muscles.
It is also good for the heart (cardiovascular training). The heart rates increase as you swim. Exercise, including snorkeling, can release anxiety and stress.
Pro: It is good for health and a great opportunity to see the underwater world.
Con: Rather expensive since you need to go to some islands that have a spot for snorkeling and you also need to rent some breathing apparatus if you don’t ones.
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3. Camping under the stars
Upon hearing the word camping, most people will straightly think of forest fires and get attacked by wild animals. Well, it is not always the case. The incident rarely happens. Those who have been camping always want to do more.
Having the chance to see beautiful sky full of stars at night is one of the reasons why people go camping. Don’t forget to bring the telescope or the binoculars to your camping trip. Also, be sure you and your friends bring the required equipment’s for camping.
Apart from being fun, camping is also good for your physical and mental health as camping allows you to breathe clean air, learns to socialize with others, and also improves mood. Spending time outdoors in the sunshine may be consistent with the levels of melatonin in your brain. Melatonin is a chemical that makes you tired and can cause depression. So you can have a better mood while camping during and after your trip.
Pro: Good for health and bonding with your friends.
Con: Depends on seasons. During rainy seasons, it is inconvenient. Although it is not too expensive, you need to spend extra money for the camping equipment and food.
Rafting is an adventurous and physical way to explore nature as you plunge into the great depths of the river water. Adrenaline is something you will never forget in this adventure, but you want to experience an exciting and entertaining experience with a team.
It provides an adrenaline rush. Rafting guarantees a release of adrenaline. Adrenaline allows them to focus on the physical activity of rafting.
Rafting is good work out for cardio. It is an arduous activity that requires stamina. The stamina and endurance you need to do at the highest level to ensure that you can successfully master the challenge. Also, rafting is good for developing teamwork.
When you do physical activity with a team, the positive emotions of a team member can cause oxytocin’s domino effect, causing other team members to feel the same emotion or emotion. Share similar positive tracks for better teamwork and performance.
Pro: Building teamwork and boost stamina.
Con: Depends on the weather and condition of the river. If it is current is too strong, it can be dangerous.
5. Park Tour
If you live in a city that has more than just one city park, it is a great idea to have a park tour, visiting all the parks at the same time. Do some exciting things in each park, for example taking pictures with the same theme at each park.
This activity is not only fun to do, but will also increase the bonding between you and your friends and your creativity. Plus, it is good for your physical health since you will be walking a lot or even running.
Pro: Good for building relationship and creativity.
Con: It will require extra money and time if the location of each park is rather far.
6. Join cycling tour
Do a cycling tour with your friends. If you don’t wish to spend extra money, you can do the tour in your own city, for instance, having a city tour on your bike together with your friends.
Choose an exciting route, for example visiting historical places and made a stop to take a picture in each site. Later on, you can create a photo story.
If you wish, you and your friends can join cycling tours with professionals in other countries, such as in Japan or Thailand. You can experience cycling tour in other countries and meet new people as well as build a new connection.
Pro: Simple and cheap (if it is done in your own city).
Con: Depends on the weather. Rainy or stormy weather is inconvenient for cycling.
7. Food and culinary tour
No one can resist the idea of eating delicious food. If you and your friends are avid eaters, having a culinary tour will definitely excite you. The idea is enjoying various foods as much as you can in different places.
You can do it spontaneously or browse first. Search where you can find popular local dishes but don’t read the comments. It can be very challenging to taste something that you have never tried before.
Pro: Having the chance to each many as many foods as you like.
Con: Definitely requires extra money to spend but it is worth it.
8. Tea Walk
To walk along the tea plantation while enjoying the amazing view is worth trying. The green view and cool temperatures make the atmosphere feel so peaceful.
There are several benefits of tea walk, for instance, it is good for:
- Blood circulation
- Healthy heart
- Overcoming stress
- Improving physical fitness
- Refreshing your mind
- Increasing productivity
Pro: Good for mental and physical health
Con: Depends on the weather. Rainy season is not suitable for a tea walk.
9. Sunrise and Sunset Photography
Do you and your friends love photography? If you do, why don’t you go for sunrise and sunset hunting? The view of sunrise and sunset will never fail to mesmerize you. It can also help our brain and bodies since it can boost your physical and mental well-being.
Capturing amber or crimson sky with your camera is a fun thing to do. In fact, you can also earn some money from your photos.
You don’t need to go further for this, just go to your rooftop or open space like a city park to wait for sunrise and sunset. So, it can be totally cheap or even free.
Pro: It doesn’t require extra expense (it can be totally free).
Con: If the weather is cloudy, you won’t be able to see sunrise and sunset.