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Adventurous Things Everyone Needs To Try Once

Adventurous doesn't have to mean death-defying or throwing yourself out of a plane: it's about breaking out of your comfort zone. So grab yourself a cold Crabbie's Fruits and plan your next adventure.

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1. Live or work in another country

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Even if it's just for a few weeks, so that you'll see the world through someone else's eyes. Plus you'll realise how weird and great your own country is.

2. Try something that you know you're going to be rubbish at

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Because life inside your comfort zone might be warm and squishy - but it's hardly high-octane. You never know, you might actually be good at it. And if you're not, no one is going to make you do it again.

3. Stay in a hostel

The decor will be weird and there will definitely be a man in the common room playing a guitar at you, but it will be an experience.
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The decor will be weird and there will definitely be a man in the common room playing a guitar at you, but it will be an experience.

4. Dine on insects

Seriously - it's kinda weird that we DON'T eat them. They're a dietary staple for a lot of the world. You never know, you might like it. At the very least, when the apocalypse comes, you're not going to be squeamish about living off the land.
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Seriously - it's kinda weird that we DON'T eat them. They're a dietary staple for a lot of the world. You never know, you might like it. At the very least, when the apocalypse comes, you're not going to be squeamish about living off the land.

5. Writing that novel you dreamt up after a night eating cheese

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Don't let a fear or rejection hold you back: anyone can publish an Amazon Kindle e-book for free, so give that novel you inside you an outlet. You never know, you might make some money.

6. Ask an attractive stranger for their phone number

If they say 'No', you'll only be embarrassed for a few moments. Compare that to the lifetime of hand-holding and field-skipping you could have with this potential soulmate.
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If they say 'No', you'll only be embarrassed for a few moments. Compare that to the lifetime of hand-holding and field-skipping you could have with this potential soulmate.

7. Apply for a job that you have no chance of getting

But which you really want. Hey, Clark Kent had very few qualifications, but they gave him that sweet Daily Planet position alongside an award-winning hack. Sometimes enthusiasm and hard work wins over experience. And you're a Superman to us.
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But which you really want. Hey, Clark Kent had very few qualifications, but they gave him that sweet Daily Planet position alongside an award-winning hack. Sometimes enthusiasm and hard work wins over experience. And you're a Superman to us.

8. Participate in the World's Biggest *Something*

9. Ride something bigger than a horse

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Whether that's an elephant, camel or mechanical bull.

10. Go on a mobile phone detox

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Vow to spend three days without your mobile phone. Think that's no an adventure? Try it! Go for walks and get lost without your maps features. Ask strangers for directions. Buy a good book that you can read when you're (inevitably) waiting for friends to arrive places (without your phone you won't be getting the 'I'm 10 mins late' texts…).

11. Aim to have a conversation with a stranger every day for a month

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Either on public transport, in a shop or someone you don't know very well at work. By the end of the month you'll be confident enough to speak to anyone in any situation. Of course, use your caution and don't approach strangers at night or in isolated places or anyone wearing tin foil hats.

12. Visit a country from each of the seven continents

That's Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica. Send yourself a postcard when you get there for a souvenir with a difference.
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That's Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica. Send yourself a postcard when you get there for a souvenir with a difference.

13. Try to live off £1 a day

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For your food, travel - EVERYTHING. It can be done. Don't cheat by just stealing some guy's sandwich! It's a challenge. See if you can do it.

14. Try some offal

That's liver, kidney, thymus, etc. Go on - be brave! It's delicious in pate, sweetbreads, chitlins or haggis! We dare you…
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That's liver, kidney, thymus, etc. Go on - be brave! It's delicious in pate, sweetbreads, chitlins or haggis! We dare you…

15. Go to a party where you only know the host

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Instead of chickening out and pressing 'maybe' on the Facebook invite.

16. Try a weird hybrid sport

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Like tramp-rock-climbing or chess-boxing.

17. Skinny dip

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Skinny dipping is legal, but you might want to do it somewhere secluded/ on private property to spare your blushes!

Now for your next big adventure: shake up your tastebuds with a Crabbie's Fruits.

Enjoy Crabbie's responsibly.

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