At DNK Presents we lead guided adventure retreats for groups and businesses for team building, health and wellness, and client and employee reward programs. We have taken groups hiking, backpacking, trail running, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing and canoeing.
We started DNK Presents because of our love of the great outdoors and adventure. We accredit our professional success and strong relationship to our connection to nature and our healthy work life balance. But what does adventure really mean to us? We’re so glad you asked!
What is Adventure?
- -Challenging yourself mentally and physically
- – Trying something for the first time
- -Overcoming a fear or obstacle
- -Pushing yourself beyond what you think you cannot accomplish
- -Taking risks
- -Living off the grid
- -Being outside (anytime of year!)
- -Not having an itinerary
- -Living in the present
Adventure – according to dictionary.com is 1. (noun) an unusual, exciting, typically hazardous experience or activity. 1. (verb) engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially in the exploration of unknown territory.
Knowing our definition and the dictionary’s definition of adventure, it’s sort of an oxymoron that we “plan” adventures for groups and businesses because adventure is the unexpected. As in life you plan as much as you can to a certain point, hopefully everything falls into place, but sometimes things do not always turn out the way we had planned. How do we handle set backs, and the unexpected situations? Successful people are those who figure out how to move forward from an unexpected situation or set back.
We believe experiencing new adventures in your life prepares you for the unexpected occurrences that life throws us at times. Filling your life with new adventures and experiences is a way to live a fulfilled and well-balanced life. Studies have proven that outdoor activities increase problem solving skills, productivity, creativity, and develop a positive mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
We have been blessed to have experienced many adventures with DNK Presents and on our own. We have been caving in lava tubes in Mt. St. Helens, skied un-groomed terrain in Mount Rainier National Forest, white water rafted and rappelled waterfalls in the jungles of Costa Rica, competed in mountain bike adventure races and many more exciting and challenging activities. We have found that living our lives filled with adventure and excitement gives us the courage to take on new challenges, be prepared to face whatever life brings to us, and to be grateful for the many gifts we are blessed with.
Like Amelia Earthart said, “ Adventure in itself is worthwhile.”
We are blessed to share our passion for the great outdoors while helping individuals, groups and businesses find and explore their next big adventure.
What does adventure meant to you? What was your last great adventure? Let us know in the comments below!