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    34 Things That'll Help You Be A More Adventurous Person

    Time to get out of your comfort zone and go carpe the f*ck outta this diem!

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    1. An encouraging book that'll help boost your confidence and encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and live an awesome life!

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    Promising Review: "I love this book! The author gives you great things to think about and helpful insight as to how you can start changing your life. If you want to be more positive and start doing things you have been holding back on, read this!" —Derek Vanderlaan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+.

    2. A LifeProof phone case so you never have to worry about your phone getting damaged or broken while you're living your most adventurous life.

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    This case is designed to withstand two-meter drops, and can be submerged in two meters of water for up to an hour. It shields your phone from water, dirt, snow, and debris.

    Get it from LifeProof for $89.99 (available in six colors for iPhones 7 and 8).

    Or, a waterproof pouch is an inexpensive way to keep your phone safe too!

    3. A bike as a scenic alternative to driving or taking public transportation that'll help you see new places you would never find in a car.

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    Promising review: "It's a fun way to get out and about town. I bought this bike a few months ago. It arrived promptly and was packaged very well. No marks or bends on any part of the bike. The color is a beautiful cream color. I find the seat to be just fine. I've ridden easily 50 miles (over time!) on this bike and I feel fine afterwards. Sweaty, but fine. I wanted an affordable, well-made bike for cruising around town and also for riding the local city made trails. It has been perfect for that. I like the fact that I can use it for exercise, or to bike to just run errands or go out to dinner. You can look really cute on this bike, It's fun, and you can also have great posture which I appreciate as other bikes often cause me to bend over more toward the handle bars and it makes my back ache. I recommend this bike." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in 18 colors, and seven speeds).

    4. An "adventure fund" bank because trying to save money could be an adventure in itself.

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    Get it from DextersGifts on Etsy for $40+ (customizable for $2).

    5. A 30-day challenge notepad to give you that daily nudge to push yourself.

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    Choose from six different topics: cooking, Instaphotos, relationships, happiness, fitness, and slowing your life down. A new card each day will prompt you to do something that'll help you work toward the goal/theme you chose! For example, give a hug, try a new recipe, do 20 squats, or take a nice deep breath. See if you can complete a 30-day challenge!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in six colors/topics). Or check out The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges from Urban Outfitters for $16.95.

    6. A two-person tent that'll shelter you and a buddy from unwelcome visitors during your outdoor adventures. Bugs and bats and bears, oh my!

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    A durable nylon material and rain cover ensure that your tent stays nice and dry. The interior dimensions are 3.5'-high x 6.25'-wide x 4.8'-deep. It's easy to assemble and disassemble and comes with a portable storage bag.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.12+ (available in three colors).

    7. A lightweight hammock where you can lounge and take in Mother Nature's beauty, from wherever you've ventured.

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    Promising review: "I have ordered three single hammocks and one double hammock and they are fantastic! We went camping recently and slept so well in our hammocks! They are great for sitting/lounging during the day in and are so comfortable to sleep in at night. The storage pouch for the hammock stays attached so you can place a water bottle, phone, flashlight, etc., in it for easy access as you lounge. They are lightweight for backpacking but the material is strong and durable. The customer service is absolutely amazing too; everyone has been so helpful and fast to respond with any questions or concerns we've had." —Jcedge

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95+ (available in 10 colors and in two sizes).

    8. An inflatable waterproof solar-powered lantern for all the light you could need without the added weight while off the beaten path.

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    Promising review: "A must-have for any camper/hiker! I fully charged once before my eight day trip on Kilimanjaro. Granted, I didn't sit by the lamp reading every night but rather used when getting into bed for a short time, but it lasted until our last day on the original charge. Plus, it's compact and light. I would recommend." —Lori S. Kuhn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    9. A ukulele starter kit to explore your musical side without the price tag and commitment of a larger instrument!

    amazon.com

    Kit includes a high-quality mahogany soprano ukulele, Aquila strings, open gear turners, tote bag, and a 16-page guide.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    10. A sushi making kit because making sushi seems intimidating but this kit can help you conquer the challenge.

    amazon.com

    Kit includes a detachable sushi mat, training frame, non-stick rice paddle, and roll cutter. Make sure you're using the recommended sticky rice!

    Promising review: "I became quite a great sushi maker by my third shot. This kit definitely makes the process very easy. I even found a YouTube video that shows step by step. The thought of making sushi was daunting initially. I even had a standard bamboo kit that I never used and tossed out. I stumbled across this when I came to Amazon. I was excited because I like my rolls primarily with the rice on the outside, and this allowed you to do it unlike some of the others. I've been enjoying playing around with different recipes. I can't wait to try with my nieces and experiment with other ingredients! This was an excellent purchase and huge money saver!" —TXgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95. Or, try this sushi bazooka kit that pushes out the sushi instead of rolling it.

    11. Or a Blue Apron subscription box which will send you new recipes to experiment with each week and help you stop eating the same basic grilled cheese you fall back on every night.

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    Get your delivery when it's convenient for you. Select a two-person or family plan. Tell Blue Apron your dietary preferences and get personalized menus. All the ingredients are carefully portioned and packaged in a refrigerated box and delivered to your door with cooking instructions.

    Get a subscription from Blue Apron for $9.99 a serving.

    Check out more meal kits we love here!

    12. A hot sauce roulette set! Warning: you may want to have a glass of milk at the ready if you're even daring enough to play!

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    Set includes a game board and 12 hot sauces ranging from mild to extremely hot. You can play with one or more players. Take turns spinning the roulette arrow and tasting whichever hot sauce it lands on. Don't drink the whole bottle! It's better to just taste a bit of the hot sauce on a chip.

    Get it from Walmart for $24.95.

    13. An edible cricket sampler pack because if you claim that you'll try anything then why don't you put your crickets where your mouth is?

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    Or try cooking with cricket flour to add some protein to your diet! Learn more about edible insects here!

    14. An adventurous book that's sure to inspire you to embark on a similar journey!

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.66+.

    Check out more books that'll give you serious wanderlust here!

    15. A unique Game of Thrones or globe puzzle will be way more exciting than the basic puzzles you're used to.

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    Being adventurous doesn't only mean sky diving or hiking Kilimanjaro! You can get adventurous with some of your more tame hobbies too!

    Get them from Amazon: Game of Thrones puzzle for $34.10 or globe puzzle for $53.78

    16. Lonely Planet's Best in 2018 travel guide which can give you the inside scoop on the best places to visit this year and how to make the most of your travels.

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    Get it from Amazon for $12.23.

    And if you're looking for something to make your travels more comfortable (hey, you're only human!), check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. A pair of super comfy slip-on sneakers with a cushioned footbed and padded collar for keeping your feet happy and blister-free throughout all your adventures.

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    Get them from Nordstrom for $79.95 (available in four colors, sizes 5–12).

    18. An anti-theft backpack to safe-guard your stuff against sneaky pickpockets while you travel.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this secure backpack. I used it on a recent trip overseas. I can't believe how much you can fit in this durable bag. The bag is sturdy yet lightweight. It's the perfect size for carry-on! I never worried about pickpockets, as the zippers are facing your back, not out! I highly recommend this for those who plan on traveling, but also good for daily use!" —Lori Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    19. A travel wallet that'll keep all your important items organized and easily accessible because nothing ruins an adventure like a lost passport.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 28 colors).

    20. A Groupon getaway package either local or abroad so you can explore new places on the cheap.

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    Choose from a variety of getaways within the US and abroad! Some include airfare and others are within driving distance of your location.

    Get them from Groupon for $15+.

    21. A scratch-off world map for that super satisfying feeling of scratching destinations off your bucket list (or map in this case) that'll encourage you to adventure even more!

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24+ or UncommonGoods for $26+ (available in two sizes). Or a 100 Places to Visit scratch-off poster from Uncommon Goods for $15.

    Check out our full review of this awesome map here!

    22. A jar of Manic Panic semi-permanent hair color because nothing will scream "daring" like rainbow hair!

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    Promising review: "This bright blue dye was even bolder than I expected. I have used Manic Panic dyes for almost 20 years, so I am no stranger to the quality or richness of their colors, and was not disappointed by this one at all. My hair was lightened to prepare for this color and to help it take as much as possible. The results were a gorgeous, bright, shiny blue that I adored! The color applied easily with a dye brush and gave me a full coverage, attention grabbing, almost glittering in the sun, gorgeous blue color. It lasted for around six weeks before it started to fade and needed adjusting. That was about the expected time for my hair and it is easy enough to update by adding more of the same color, or a different color over it, like red for instance, giving you a whole new look again. Love it!" —Hollowsins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.14 (available in 52 colors).

    23. Or a faux bang clip-on to experiment with bangs without the commitment of actually chopping your precious locks.

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    Promising review: "I was a little hesitant to buy these bangs at first. The price was very low and I assumed that they would be really low quality. I was extremely wrong!! The packaging was very secure so that the bangs were shipped safely. The bangs arrived and they were super soft and really nice quality. They feel like real hair and don't look fake at all. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy this product." —David Dooling

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 17 colors).

    Check out more ways to switch up your hairstyle without the commitment here!

    24. A Birchbox subscription that can help you discover new brands and products each month that you wouldn't normally go for.

    bit.ly

    Complete a beauty profile and get five samples of best-seller products delivered in a super-cute box every month. If you love the sample, you can go to Birchbox to buy the full product!

    Get it from Birchbox for $10 per month

    25. A Trunk Club subscription box for stylist-selected outfits you wouldn't normally consider wearing delivered to your door! Plus, you'll rack up Nordstrom rewards points while you're at it!

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    Get it from Trunk Club for a $25 styling fee per box. That $25 goes toward anything you decide to keep from the box.

    Check out more clothing subscription boxes that'll help you experiment with your style here!

    26. A super realistic temporary tattoo that may inspire you to take a chance and go for the real deal!

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    Get it from SeventhSkin on Etsy for $19+ (choose from over 100 designs. Prices vary depending on the size and complexity of the design).

    27. A versatile multi-tool — it'll help you tackle any issues that may come your way while experimenting with new stuff around the house or on the road.

    amazon.com

    Includes spring loaded needle-nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutter/stripper, fine edge blade, serrated blade, Phillips screwdriver, large and medium flathead screwdriver, cross driver, saw, can opener, scissors, bottle opener, can opener, saw, awl, tool lock, and lanyard hole. It comes with a carrying case.

    Promising Review: "Wow! I'm really impressed. It's hard to find a multi-tool with locking tools at this price point. The build quality on this is excellent. It's perfect to stuff in an emergency pack or in your car. The pliers are great. However, like most (if not all) multi-tools the other fold-out tools can be a bit awkward to use but I wasn't expecting them to feel like my real shop tools or knives. This is mainly intended for emergency/survival/ MacGyver situations." —Nate M.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.50.

    28. A LiveNation ticket to see your favorite artist in concert! It'll be way more exciting than listening through headphones on your way to work.

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    Prices vary depending on artist, venue, and seat location.

    29. A bracelet flask so you can dance the night away at that music festival without spending half of it waiting on line for a drink. Sip sip hooray!

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A pet travel bag because what would an adventure be without your favorite travel buddy!

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    Set includes two food containers, a placemat, two collapsible bowls, and the bag.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99 (available in three colors).

    31. A set of four sex dice with 24 positions and 60 foreplay options guaranteed to spice things up in the bedroom.

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    Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

    Check out more toys that can spice up your sex life (with a partner or solo) here, here, and here.

    32. A Diva Cup so you can worry less about your period and live life more freely while horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, or doing whatever other activities you love.

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    A menstrual cup that is worn internally to collect rather than absorb your menstrual flow. It can be worn for up to 12 hours with out worrying about leaking.

    Promising reviews: "LIFE CHANGING! This little wonder has changed my outlook on that magical time of the month! You don't know it's there! You don't have to worry about random leaks, no more running to the restroom every two to three hours 'just to make sure.' In case you think I haven't put this thing to the test, let me clear that up. I rock climb, lift weights, jog, hike and ride horses. My job also requires me to be on my feet most of the day. This thing will change your life! You will not be sorry you bought it. One word of advice: inserting it takes a little trial and error. Practice it when you don't need it so you can find what works for you." —Jess

    "YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS THING. Okay, so nearly everyone with a period will tell you NO UNDERWEAR IS SAFE. No matter what you use, no matter what color the underwear is, the blood will find a way to destroy it... UNTIL TODAY. I wore PRISTINE WHITE AS LILIES PANTIES the other day and as I was getting ready in the morning I was like, "Wait, I'm going to get my period soon. Better cup up to be safe." I went through my day living my life with no hint or indication that I was bleeding from below, that is until I emptied my cup. THAT MOTHER WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM. Apparently I had not only gotten my period but the entirety of a Quentin Tarantino film had taken place under my skirt. I'm talking elevator-of-blood-from-horror-masterpiece-The Shining levels here. And my snow white panties? NOT A DROP ON THEM. You would have never known my vagina was the battle ground for Freddy Vs. Jason. Needless to say this is the BEST THING for people with periods to avoid holding another mourning session for their favorite pair of undergarments. I'm never using pads or tampons again. THANKS DIVACUP!" —Ninapedia

    Get it from Amazon for $27.54.

    33. A big book of adventures in case you're ever running low on ideas for your next escapade!

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    Get it from Amazon for $31.50, Urban Outfitters for $35, or from a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    34. And a GoPro to easily document and share all your adventures with family and friends!

    amazon.com

    It's a simple and easy to use one-button camera that takes high-quality footage. It's sturdy and waterproof making it the ideal adventure camera. To upload your photos and videos connect the GoPro to a computer using the micro-USB cable provided.

    Promising review: "Once you have an idea of the angles this is a really nice camera. I took it on a backpacking trip and it was perfect. Lightweight, compact, and long battery life. It takes great pictures and videos. I love how you can adjust the camera from a wide angle lens to a standard photo. Overall I think if you have been wanting a go pro but don't want to spend 400+ dollars this is a great option. I'm not disappointed a bit!" —Hayden Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $148.95+.

    Off you go!

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