Off the Beaten Track Hikes
Welcome to my article about off the beaten track hikes. Off the beaten track hikes are. Wait, let’s back track (no pun intended). What does the expression “off the beaten track” mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, and those people are super smart, “off the beaten track” is defined as:
“Not known or popular with many people”
So why would people choose hikes that are off the beaten track as opposed to hikes that everyone does? This is essentially a philosophical question. The answer is because we want to be different. Being unique and feeling unique and being appreciated and respected as unique is our oxygen. It’s why we dress differently, talk differently, think differently, because we want to stand out.
When it comes to travel, or touring, we want to go to that place no one has gone to. We want to take selfies in that exotic country in a place where nobody has been to. We want to go and we want to brag about it. We want to experience the fact that we came to a place that has not yet been beaten and we beat it!
Another reason why “off the beaten track” is so popular is because it takes people out of their routine. We like adventure. We like uncertainty. This may not be how we think day to day but this is definitely how we think when we travel. We wonder, “let me go this way and let’s see where it takes me.” There is nothing more exciting than making your own personal impression in this world and saying, “I conquered this challenge.”
Off the beaten track also means going off your own personal beaten track. Everything you are comfortable doing is your beaten track. This gets boring and boring is death. We want to go off the beaten track and try new things. We want to skydive, we want to ride a motorcycle, we want to bungee jump, we want to make that public speech, we want to do it, and we must do it.
So returning to the original subject of “Off the Beaten track hikes,” we have now defined why people do them. So where can we find these kind of hikes? Israel Extreme! Israel Extreme specializes in off the beaten track hikes and tours. You can skydive, rappel, go into awesome and challenging caves, you can hike, you can paraglide, you can do extreme rafting, dead sea boating, and do so many other things that will make you both question and exclaim, “I did that?!”
If you want to live, going off the beaten track, is the way to do it. The term dead-alive refers to someone who is living but is as if dead. Being adventurous, being a risk taker, achieving things that you didn’t think achievable, in other words beating the unbeaten path, this is what will bring you back to life.
The wise men said, that in order to live you must die. One should not understand this literally. But what they meant is that to live, you must get out of your comfort zone, you must take risks, you must do things that scare the heck out of you. In other words, you must take the road less traveled and this is only achieved “off the beaten path.”