Reconnect with Your Inner Child During Quarantine to Create New Adventures

It’s definitely a scary time in the world right now. No one loves quarantine. And one thing is certain: traveling for leisure is pretty much off the table for the next year. I had a big volunteer gig planned in South Africa in May that, of course, could not happen. And my future trip plans have all been stopped dead in their tracks. So, what’s an adventure lover to do? How can you get your excitement kicks at home during this trying time? With no end in sight to this pandemic, it is definitely time to restructure your life and come up with adventures to have at home. By creating excitement in your own living room, you can hopefully scratch that travel itch.

How Can You Create New Adventures at Home?

Reconnecting with your inner child is the best way to find new adventures. Think about it: children are always having fun and finding new ways to see the world. Perhaps changing your perspective and facing this quarantine in a creative way with satiate your need for adventure and give you a new experience from home. So, how can you do that?

Build a Fort

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Think about how much fun you had building pillow forts as a kid. When we had imagination, a fort could be a castle, a club house, or our very own fully furnished home. The possibilities were endless. Well, what’s stopping you from building a fort right here, right now? I did it, and it put a smile on my face. I spent several nights in quarantine in my fort, and it was everything I could have asked for. My husband and I played cards in the fort, played with the cats, and created our own adventures from it. Tonight, I was even playing video games on my computer from my fort. It may seem like a minor excitement, but a fort really could brighten up your home.

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Create Your Own Water Park Adventure in Quarantine

When I was little, jumping through sprinklers was my favorite thing to do on a hot summer day. With temperatures rising so much now, I purchased an inflatable pool and filled it with water. They make adult-sized versions, so why not grab your favorite story and read in the pool; Or you can grab your favorite drink and splash around with your hubby in the water. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you can pull out a slip and slide! My elementary school used to host “water park field day” where we would go outside and participate in water activities such as these. Make your own “water park field day” at home today!

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Put Together a Scavenger Hunt

I’ve been asking for a scavenger hunt for years, so my husband used this time to put one together for me. It’s simple to come up with clues, write them on paper, and place them around the house. My hunt took me on an adventure all around our home, got my brain working, and provided me with some laughs during this hard time. Surprise your roommate or spouse with an exciting treasure hunt. And have them return the favor later on by creating one for you!

Write Your Own Quarantine Adventure

I LOVE using my imagination to live through possible adventures I can’t go on right now. Whether you are writing your own adventure or someone else’s, you can live or re-live a new adventure daily. What do I mean by this? Perhaps, it’s that time to start your journal and record all of your favorite adventures that you have lived through. Re-living them may put a smile on your face. Or maybe you can finally start that book you’ve been talking about? Write your own epic adventure story- we all know you have the time now!

Whatever tickles your fancy, think about new exciting ways to get adventurous in your living room. There are many possibilities to help you get your fill of adventure until the world opens back up. And when it does, be really for some EPIC deals. THEY ARE COMING with the return of the travel industry. Stay tuned, and I’ll be sure to tell you all about them.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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