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American Adventures Month – August 2022

America celebrates American Adventures Month throughout August. As we spend more and more time indoors, we tend to forget how good being outside feels. Being cooped up in our homes and offices means we spend less time in nature or participating in outdoor activities. American Adventures Month encourages Americans to do something daring and adventurous, which they otherwise would not. Along with being adventurous, the month also encourages traveling to understand different ways of living and to appreciate the deep bond that humans share with nature. The ultimate aim of American Adventures Month is to promote a holistic lifestyle.

History of American Adventures Month

American Adventures Month was founded by its spokesperson, an American adventurer by the name of Peter Kulkkula. He founded the month as a way of promoting vacationing in the Americas. Kulkkula hoped that the month would encourage explorers to visit the vast landscapes of not just the United States, but also North, South, and Central America. We often take for granted the great number of activities and adventures that can be pursued in the wonderful country, and American Adventures Month hopes to rectify that.

Since we remain busy with work and family for most of the year, everyone needs a vacation once in a while to relieve themselves from the daily stress of life. Adventure and travel encourage creativity, endurance, fun, and play within yourself and your travel companion. August is the perfect month to plan your next vacation adventure. Take some time off, enjoy the outdoors, and see for yourself what America has to offer.

Travel isn’t only just a way of having fun — it broadens your perspectives, challenges you to try something new, and also makes you appreciate your own culture and people. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money or travel to a new country to explore new territory. If you cannot get away to see a different part of America, you can still do something fun and adventurous in your own town. August marks the last chance to get away before the end of the summer, thus making it the perfect time to seek excitement, a quiet space, or to simply learn something new.

American Adventures Month timeline

1950s
Extreme Sports

Extreme sports are recognized as a different category of sports.

1979
Bungee Jumping

The Dangerous Sports Club at Oxford University organizes the first bungee jumping sessions.

1995
The First X Games

The first Extreme Games are held in Newport, Providence, Mount Snow, and Vermont in the United States.

2001
Fear Factor

“Fear Factor” debuts on American TV, featuring participants facing their worst fears and embarking on strenuous challenges.

American Adventures Month FAQs

When is American Adventures Month observed?

American Adventures Month is observed every year during August. 

Who observed the first American Adventures Month?

The first American Adventures Month was observed by the adventurer, Peter Kulkkula. 

What are some of the activities that I can do for American Adventures Month?

You can participate in water sports, explore America’s national parks and forests, or go on a road trip with your friends. All you have to do is undertake an adventure that you usually wouldn’t.

How To Celebrate American Adventures Month

  1. Explore the waters

    If you live near an ocean, river, or lake, you could try some sort of water sport during American Adventures Month. You could go kayaking, surfing, boating, canoeing, or even fishing.

  2. Visit a national park

    America is home to over 400 national parks and forests. Chances are that you have one nearby, too. So why not celebrate American Adventures Month by going hiking, camping, and exploring a national park near you.

  3. Go on a road trip

    If adventures aren’t really your thing, you could go on a road trip with your friends and family. Drive around, spend quality time with your loved ones, and explore areas you haven’t seen before.

5 Facts About America That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. The country has no official language

    English is the dominant but not the official language in the U.S.

  2. Americans love pizza

    About 100 acres of pizza are eaten every day in America.

  3. Americans use a lot of electricity

    The U.S. uses 17% of the world’s energy.

  4. The flag was designed by a student

    The flag was designed by Robert G. Heft in 1958 while he was a junior in high school.

  5. A part of America belonged to Russia once

    Alaska was once a part of Russia — it was later sold off to the Americans.

Why We Love American Adventures Month

  1. It’s a time to explore the country

    American Adventures Month is a great time to explore the Americas and all the adventures that it has to offer. All you have to do is find out about all the interesting things that you can do nearby.

  2. It's time to relax

    American Adventures Month is not just about undertaking new adventures but also about taking time off your busy schedules to relax and spend time with yourself.

  3. It makes us empathetic

    Traveling helps us meet new people and introduces us to different kinds of ways of living. This teaches us to be empathetic, considerate, and appreciative of people and cultures that are different from our own.

American Adventures Month dates

YearDateDay
2021August 1Sunday
2022August 1Monday
2023August 1Tuesday
2024August 1Thursday
2025August 1Friday

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