A Year For Adventures

Stefani Vader
2 min readJan 10, 2023
Photo by LOGAN WEAVER | @LGNWVR on Unsplash

Last year I started saving for what I call my “Fun/Adventure” fund. This can be anything from doing something fun with the family, or planning on doing something I haven’t done before.

I want to create lots of memories this year. I tend to get so hyper focused on things that are going on in life, that I forget to enjoy the moments and make time to create those memories.

A couple of weeks ago I was scrolling through Facebook when an advertisement caught me eye and I couldn’t help but click on it. What I found really intrigued me.

The website is called Pack Up + Go.

What excites me about this is I’m normally a planner. I like to know exactly what I’m going to do, when I’m going to do it etc. This would force me to let go of that and go with the flow.

You can put in your budget, state whether you want to go on a road trip, travel in a plane, how long you want to go for etc. They plan your trip for you and you don’t find out where you are going until the day you leave.

I don’t think I would want to do this on my own, but if I had a friend with me, or one of my family members, I think it would be interesting.

I’ve never used this website so I don’t know about their fees or exactly how it works, but it is definitely something that I am going to be checking out.

I’m also planning a trip in the fall to Tennessee with my husband. We are going to go to Fall Creek Falls.

What excites me the most about this trip is that there is a challenge course. There’s nine ziplines in the course and I haven’t ever been on one if you don’t count the one we constructed as kids in our backyard.

On our way back to Florida, we are planning on making a stop in Alabama. There’s one called Majestic Caverns (DeSoto Caverns) that looks really interesting.

Adventures don’t always have to be grand though. There are so many different ways you can go on an adventure without traveling far. I used to take my kids Geocaching and we had a blast. I might start that back up as well. You could always pack a picnic and head to the park or the beach. Anything to create some special memories.



Stefani Vader

Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.