My adventure story – Jordan 🇯🇴

My motto: work hard play hard.

I got the extreme adventure travel bug 10 yrs ago with the hike to Macchu Piccu with my younger brother and love to challenge myself mentally and physically. I don’t do anything half a$$ and traveling is no exception…..I’m all in. As an introvert naturally, travel has given me the courage and confidence to be able to conquer anything. My heart comes alive in remote places. My imagination soars. I yearn to see and immerse myself in different cultures.

My treks up Kili & Everest were the pinnacle – inspire others to get out of their comfort zone too.

Iceland, Iguazu falls, Patagonia, Swiss Alps and numerous more. I research, talk to others and always have the next few trips planned.

Jordan was never high on my list but something pulled me here. 4×4 thru the desert watching the wild camels run by, riding my own camel enjoying another sunrise, climbing on historic ruins, unparalleled sunset over the dunes, a magnificent diner cooked underground, sleeping in a tented camp under the stars, floating in the Dead Sea with black mud smashed all over my body…..memories will take me back often.

Petra was mesmerizing. Massive in scope and completely fascinating to learn the history. I got lost in my own thoughts. Not impressed easily, I was truly blown away. The anticipation on the long hike thru the Sig just added to the excitement & pure joy upon first sight of the iconic view I always just knew from an Indiana Jones movie. Around every bend was another crevice begging for someone to jump inside and learn about it’s incredible narrative. From the floor of the canyon to the top of the towering cliffs, you could just feel a story that was begging to be told. Having the discipline to climb countless steps to even better views the deeper you got into this historic site. 48,000 steps in one day and I wanted to explore more, but end of daylight dictated the close of another magical day.

Little Petra I couldn’t help but have a huge smile on my face. Pinch me. Is this for real? Hidden by a small alcove except for those who accept the challenge to dive in deeper. This place of wonder was once the epicenter of daily life. I climbed the steps at the back of this courtyard into the unknown but the promise by a local Bedouin guy it would reach “the best view in the world”. It did indeed lead to a little coffee shop perched into the top of the cliff & a priceless moment.

In this instant, I realized I can create my own destiny. On this journey & in life, I can choose left or right. Neither way is right or wrong. Both leading to different paths. Completely my choice.

“Happiness looks good on you”.

Find your passion and what sets your souls on fire. #berelentless #grit

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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