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Weekly Photo Challenge: An Adventure…

07/09/2014

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” William Feather

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure Abroad

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Adventure Abroad

When was the last time you observed a toddler at play? What did you notice? When they start to crawl, they explore everything in their path. They delight in picking things apart, pulling things down, discovering things in their surroundings and squealing with joy when a toy does something new and different. That joy is what feeds our spirit of adventure. It is what we sometimes call Beginners Mind; our ability to be open to experiences and see things in a new light. Without a bit of curiosity about life, we stagnate. Wake up in the morning, venture outside and explore places you’ve been too busy to visit. Each photo shared here is the result of an adventure; an exciting outing that produced new things to do, see, and enjoy. It doesn’t have to be dangerous or extreme. You choose.

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” Andre Gide

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure In the US  and countryside

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Adventure In the US and global countryside

When was the last time you took a walk or drive to a new place? What stops you from trying? I live in an area that has trails, hiking paths, rivers, lakes, expansive landscapes, and many opportunities to be outside and see art in all sorts of places. By now, if you visit this blog often, you know I’m a fan of art installations. Why? I love the idea of seeing huge, unusual artwork placed in unlikely places. I call them art from the museum of the street. Each time I come across one, it gives my mind a mental boost; I get to think about what’s in front of me and delight in the effort that went into creating it. Pick a path in your city, town, village and explore it to your heart’s content. Don’t judge or create expectations on the path.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure In NYC

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Adventure In NYC

Are you living the life of your dreams? What is your excuse? I can’t stress enough how educational and enlightening travel is as a way to expand our life experiences. You don’t have to leave your country, although I would highly recommend it, you can begin with your state and neighboring states. You don’t have to spend a ton of money either. Even a trip to a local museum can take you on a fantastic journey into the past. A painting can transport you to a fascinating landscape that could trigger a desire to visit the place of origin. We don’t have to win the lottery to live our dreams; start where you are and create new experiences that will help sustain your spirit of adventure. Go do it!

This post was inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge: An Adventure  This week, share a photo that says “adventure.” It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own, or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure. We’re excited to see where you’ll take us!

Positive Motivation Tip: Maintain an open, beginners mind and see the world around you in a new, adventurous light. Embrace it with joy!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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51 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/09/2014 1:25 pm

    I totally agree

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  2. 07/09/2014 1:52 pm

    Wonderful as always, you’ve made me reflect and smile.

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  3. 07/09/2014 3:02 pm

    I am definitely not living the life of my dreams I guess. Would love to travel some day.

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  4. 07/09/2014 3:09 pm

    I think life is an adventure! And the best way to live it is like a small child. Always seeing new things, even in the old ones. Falling in love with what we have around us over and over again.

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  5. Catherine S permalink
    07/09/2014 3:13 pm

    What a great post, it is always great to get out and explore new things. I can’t wait to do this on my upcoming vacation.

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  6. 07/09/2014 3:57 pm

    It’s really the little things in life and taking a moment to stop and just look at life to really appreciate it. Very inspiring!

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  7. Samantha Lee Amberstone permalink
    07/09/2014 4:04 pm

    I love all the pictures you took and i think its a good idea, its a way to get to know your area if you are new.

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  8. Ronda Ogilvie permalink
    07/09/2014 4:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love watching a toddler explore everything around them! So curious ❤

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  9. Jess S. (@loveforlacquer) permalink
    07/09/2014 4:22 pm

    Your photos are stunning!!

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    • Ourfamilyworld (@OurFamilyWorld) permalink
      08/09/2014 5:46 pm

      I love those pictures. I am living the life of my dream and I am so grateful

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  10. Mrs. Mashed Up permalink
    07/09/2014 5:47 pm

    Great Oprah quote. Also, lovely pictures! And I love your art installations pictures too! I didn’t know the name of that kind of art–learned something!

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  11. 07/09/2014 5:56 pm

    GREAT POST ! I love the quotes and photos ! Very inspirational especially the child analogy ! So true….

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  12. 07/09/2014 6:04 pm

    I always think it’s so neat to see a random piece of art where you least expect it!! Your pictures are great! So is your outlook!

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  13. 07/09/2014 8:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I love watching babies explore new things! It’s a miracle at work!

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  14. John Lopez permalink
    07/09/2014 8:33 pm

    I say go for it, live your dreams. Life is too short!

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  15. Katherine Rose Coronel- Rivera permalink
    07/09/2014 10:43 pm

    I had a date with my son last Saturday, he’s a toddler and we had a blast. Awesome photos you got there.

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  16. 07/09/2014 10:57 pm

    Great prose. Amazing pictures.

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  17. 08/09/2014 6:55 am

    It’s great to go travelling and see new places!

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  18. Jacqueline permalink
    08/09/2014 9:40 am

    I love the white statue art thing in NYC! Gorgeous photos 🙂

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  19. Robin (Masshole Mommy) permalink
    08/09/2014 3:25 pm

    I love all those pictures. It looks like lots of fun adventures.

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  20. loisaltermark permalink
    08/09/2014 3:34 pm

    I love to travel, and these photos make me want to pack up and go somewhere!

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  21. Debbie Denny permalink
    08/09/2014 3:42 pm

    I live each day new. Those photos are wonderful.

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  22. 08/09/2014 3:50 pm

    Beautiful pics – I love the artwork. I too love unique outside street art.

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  23. 08/09/2014 4:15 pm

    Each one takes the reader to a place of wonder, fun, excitement! Thank you got today’s adventure! Have a wonderful week!

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  24. Close To Home (@StayCloseToHome) permalink
    08/09/2014 5:04 pm

    If I took a photo challenge I would probably be a beter photographer. great pics.

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  25. 08/09/2014 5:31 pm

    I love your pictures! And thanks for reminding me to live life like a child, letting nothing hold me back!!

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  26. 08/09/2014 6:02 pm

    I definitely need more adventure in my life, and I love that my adventures now include my kids! Lovely photos, too.

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  27. 08/09/2014 6:10 pm

    Oh what amazing photos… I am always the one behind the camera capturing the moment around us…

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  28. Amy Desrosiers permalink
    08/09/2014 6:20 pm

    Awesome pictures! They take me back to fun times! I love taking pictures of special memories!

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  29. Nicole Mamatofiveblessings Homeschooling permalink
    08/09/2014 6:41 pm

    LOVE NYC, its one of my favorite places to visit.

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  30. Lindsey Silvestrini permalink
    08/09/2014 7:01 pm

    Inspiring pictures! Made me want to get out there and take some of my own! And go on an adventure of course!

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  31. 08/09/2014 7:08 pm

    I love your photos, wonderful shots! Thank you for sharing the positive motivation tip, its inspiring!

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  32. Tonya C permalink
    08/09/2014 7:08 pm

    LOVE this challenge. I have my camera with me always and enjoy stopping to take in the beauty of everyday things.

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  33. 08/09/2014 7:10 pm

    These are some great photos. I must admit I am a little jealous 🙂

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  34. 08/09/2014 7:49 pm

    I have such wanderlust and can’t wait to plan a new trip!

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  35. Ben Butler permalink
    08/09/2014 8:13 pm

    These are great pictures! You have such an eye.

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  36. blm03 permalink
    08/09/2014 8:17 pm

    You’ve got some amazing photos!

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  37. patranila (@patranila) permalink
    08/09/2014 8:32 pm

    Great photos. My life has been sorely lacking in adventure lately. Too much working I suppose.

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  38. Liz Mays permalink
    08/09/2014 8:42 pm

    I forget to do it on a daily basis, but I definitely try to look at my local area from a tourist’s eyes. It helps me find new beauty and excitement in it.

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  39. Dawn McAlexander Crawford permalink
    08/09/2014 9:25 pm

    These photos are all so beautiful! You are so lucky to have gotten to explore and see all of this!

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  40. 09/09/2014 3:12 am

    Amazing photos. 🙂 Such a joy to see.

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  41. Emma T (@ETusty) permalink
    09/09/2014 5:58 am

    I love finding random artwork. I’m doing a 365 photo challenge and it really makes you notice a lot more what’s around you. I have to admit, there’s not much around us compared to other places I’ve been to explore though

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  42. 09/09/2014 6:04 am

    Love love love! Not only are your photo’s just amazing, your motivation for me to go and travel is also helpful. I love seeing others pictures so that I get inspired to keep going on and seeing new places myself~

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  43. 09/09/2014 10:25 pm

    Your photos are absolutely stunning. Truth be told, I am watching around me all the time for that which catches my eye and catches my breath.

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  44. 10/09/2014 3:06 am

    Gorgeous photos! I haven’t been here in ages 😀 Good to visit you again. Hope you are doing well.

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    • 11/09/2014 4:25 pm

      What a wonderful surprise to see you here. TY for checking in Maureen. How are you doing? I still check in on you on Twitter and the blog. Love to you and your family.

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  45. upliftingfam permalink
    11/09/2014 4:01 pm

    So many great photos, thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  46. 12/10/2014 6:47 am

    I just love your photos! You have such a great eye for capturing the focus of your pictures and making me think about what you are sharing.

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